Central Coast Local Health District - Gosford NSW
$104,080 - $133,834 a yearFull-time +2

Employment Type: Temporary Various
Remuneration: $104,080 to $133,834
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM16977 - Anaesthetics Trainee (Independent)

This position is for a 12 month Maternity Leave Relief position. Interviews will be held between 19th and 23rd December 2022

Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) has an opportunity for suitably trained and experienced medical officers interested in working on the Central Coast. We value our staff as our most important resource and strive to provide support and development opportunities throughout your career with us and we invite you to be part of our community.

The Anaesthetic Department has over 70 consultants (Staff Specialists and VMO Anaesthetists), 36 FTE Trainees (including PF’s) and 8 Residents. Our department is highly motivated and committed to teaching and training. Good Part 1 & Part 2 exam pass rates are seen supported by regular Part 1 & 2 teaching & exam preparation courses which is in additional to weekly clinical teaching sessions and practical workshops. Workshops include, in house ALS & CICO for trainees, regional workshops, Neonatal Resuscitation, Retrieval Medicine training, Chest Tube workshop & Trauma Team training. The department also runs in conjunction with CC Simulation Centre, Awake Fibre Optic Intubation Course (currently the only one of its type in Australia) & Difficult Airway Workshops.

The Central Coast Training Network has rotations to Royal Prince Alfred, St Vincent’s, Sydney Children’s & Gosford Private Hospitals, with rural rotations to Dubbo & Coffs Harbour. The Northern Region Training Scheme is split between CCLHD & John Hunter Hospital. This allows the CCTN to offer a unique training experience. Experience in a general hospital in the early years of training exposures trainees to paediatrics & obstetrics throughout their training, whilst the rotations to major tertiary centres allows trainees to complete all ANZCA SSUs. The rotation to Gosford Private Hospital gives trainees an insight into private anaesthetic practice as well as the opportunity to self-allocate to busy paediatric ENT, neuro , orthopaedic and cardiac lists.

We offer Regional Provisional Fellowship program and Retrieval Provisional Fellowship program (run jointly with Hunter Retrieval Service), in addition to general anaesthesia PF programmes, offering good options for a Provisional Fellow wanting to prepare themselves for their first consultant job.

Gosford Hospital is the central point of administration for Coastal Health Care. Together with Wyong, it provides a capacity of around 700 inpatient beds for the bulk of the surgical services on the Coast. This is increasing, with a $380M redevelopment project just completed at Gosford and a sister project at Wyong Hospital due to complete in 2022.

Caseload is around 26,000 per year and rising with specialties including vascular (with an increasing endoluminal workload as well as major open vascular procedures), major urology (including nephrectomies) and a developing chronic pain service, all supported by a brand new 20-bed ICU. Because the local population includes significant numbers of families with young children plus retirees, there is a challenging mix of ages and comorbidities, producing excellent and varied clinical experiences. CCLHD has strong connections with Royal North Shore Hospital (default matrix) and is affiliated with the University of Newcastle.

The NSW Central Coast is positioned between Sydney and Newcastle, with a population that is expected to grow from the current approximate 300,000 to 450,000 before 2030.

Gosford Hospital is the principal referral hospital and a trauma centre for the Central Coast, with approximately 500 inpatient beds and 24-hour access to its Emergency Department and Operating Theatres. Inpatient services include Coronary and Intensive Care, General Medicine, Neurology, Renal, Geriatrics, General Surgery, Obstetrics, Mental Health, Paediatric and Emergency services. Outpatient and community services include Allied Health, Dental, Podiatry, Nursing, Child and Adolescent and Family Health, Drug and Alcohol, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Wyong Hospital is an acute major metropolitan hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency services to residents in the northern part of the NSW Central Coast. Wyong Hospital has approx 300 inpatient beds and provides a range of medical, surgical and critical care services. Specialty services include Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Drug and Alcohol, Gastroenterology, Stroke, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Urology and Cancer services. Wyong Hospital is further developing its role as a district general hospital for a growing population with a $200 million expansion close to completion that will deliver a new Emergency Department, ICU, Paediatric unit, Theatres and inpatient units allowing the further development of clinical services.

Please click on the following link to apply for Position: , Job No: CAM16977

For questions contact our JMO Recruitment Team via [email protected]

For more information about what it is like to work with us please click on the following links:

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  • Demonstrated ability to apply excellent clinical skills, knowledge & judgement.
  • Demonstrated insight and reflective learning.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written & oral, with patients, families, colleagues, and the public.
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the ongoing improvement of patient care.
  • Demonstrated personal integrity, professionalism, ethical practice & humility.

Need more information?

For role related queries or questions contact Dr Phil Owen on [email protected]

Applications Close: Sunday 18th December 2022

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