Emergency Medicine Jobs
Emergency Medicine Jobs in Australia and New Zealand
Emergency Medicine is a fascinating specialty offering the full breadth of clinical possibilities with the challenge of a time critical element. The variety and unpredictability, along with guaranteed adrenaline rush, combine to make Emergency Medicine undoubtedly the fastest growing specialty in Australia and New Zealand.
In Australia and New Zealand, the Emergency Department (ED) plays an important role where the doctors in the ED not only resuscitates arrests and treats trauma and injuries, but is also responsible for stabilising all critically ill medical admissions.
The vast size and low population density throughout Australia and New Zealand means that EDs in the cities tend to service a large catchment area encompassing outlying rural and/or regional areas. This means that major trauma occurring in areas outside the city limits often requires a medical escort to 'retrieve' the patient from the scene of the accident.
Protecting the compromised airway and maintaining the haemodynamic status of a trauma patient retrieved from the scene of an accident involves a challenging skill set, and an action filled role for the more adventurous in the Emergency Medicine physician!
In addition to the above, Retrieval services can function as means to transfer a critically injured patient from a small community hospital to a tertiary centre for advanced management.
Emergency Retrieval roles play an unmistakably important function around Australia and New Zealand, with services such as the Royal Flying Doctors supplying a lifeline to communities without easy access to extensive Emergency Department facilities.
Being a high demand specialty, numerous positions are available for Consultant Specialists (Emergency Physicians) as well as Emergency Medicine Registrars and SHOs (Residents).
With preferred supplier status amongst the majority of hospitals in both Australia and New Zealand, you can be assured that IMR will offer you the widest choice of opportunities possible. At IMR, we have a dedicated Emergency Medicine division, meaning that our Medical Recruitment Specialists can offer unmatched knowledge and advice on all aspects of your specialty including:
- Trauma Services
- Mixed Adult and Paediatric Departments
- Emergency Retrieval Services
- Australasian College of Emergency Medicine accredited training programs
With Australasian EDs playing a critical role in the medical system, Emergency Departments are great places for junior doctors to acquire knowledge and skills required in the management of airway emergencies, cardiac arrests, shock, trauma and medical emergencies.
More senior doctors who have already decided on a career in Emergency Medicine have the ability work in a role where they function as team leaders for resuscitation room emergencies, as well as providing a point of referral and second opinion for many of the junior doctors.
To work as an Emergency Medicine Registrar in Australia or New Zealand you will generally be required to have at least 3 years of relevant experience, whilst the more junior (SHO/ Resident) roles can offer you an opportunity to train and develop in a first class emergency medicine system.
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is very accessible to overseas doctors and international medical graduates at all levels. The availability of training positions for Registrar and SHO/ Resident level doctors are quite common, with the option of utilising your training here or taking it back to your home country.
ACEM encourages Specialist assessment of Emergency Medicine Physicians who have completed international training programs and qualifications for their appropriateness to work in Australia or New Zealand at Consultant level. The international qualifications that are often viewed as favourably comparable by ACEM are as follows:
||FCEM (UK) – Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine
||FCEM (Ireland) - Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine
||ABEM – Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine
||FRCPC – Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
||FCEM (SA) – Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa
A representative from our dedicated Emergency Medicine division would be delighted to discuss your individual qualifications with you further.
For those doctors unable to work in Australasia at Consultant level, there are many opportunities at a junior (Registrar or SHO/ Resident) level to allow you to continue your training. For further details or to discuss your individual requirements please contact us.