Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Remuneration:  –
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM12217
We are an accredited unit with CICM and ACEM
Excellent supervision by a team of Intensive Care Specialists
Excellent array of intensive care medicine with abundant procedural experience
Where you’ll be working
With 348 treatment spaces, we are the major Rural Referral Hospital to the North West of NSW. We conduct over 9000 surgical procedures per annum over 5 theatre spaces; with the new facility boasting an additional 3 theatre rooms which have been built for future growth. ICU is a 12 bed unit including a four-bed HDU and admits approximately 950 patients a year of which 30% are ventilated. Both ED and ICU receive patients from rural sites retrieved by the local Westpac Helicopter Retrieval Service which has a base in Tamworth.
The department is led by a group of dynamic FCICMs who promote an active, stimulating, and supportive work environment.
Applicants will be competent in core ICU resuscitative skills such as Intubation, intercostal catheter placement, and central venous cannulation. Along with the consultant they will provide support to ICU sRMOs.
What you’ll be doing
The primary purpose of the position is to manage patients requiring intensive care, those at risk of clinical deterioration requiring intensive care, plus pre-and post-intensive care evaluation, as directed and overseen by supervising consultants; while developing expertise in medical practice, in a complex clinical environment.
Under the supervision of Intensive care consultants, you will be responsible for the day- to- day management of patients within ICU and be involved with assessing patients referred to ICU from the Emergency Department, Operating Theatre, and the wards.  The successful candidate will be a member of the medical emergency and cardiac arrest teams. Inpatients who require PIC lines are often referred to ICU to have these inserted and you will be responsible for the placement of these lines. You will participate and contribute to the unit education program. There will be opportunities to perform clinical audits and quality improvement initiatives.
  1. Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role.
  2. Adept ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams, including the sharing of appropriate information internally and externally with key persons or services.
  3. Adept ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills, judgment and expertise.
  4. Adept verbal, written and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to vary communication style in line with the understanding of the needs of diverse audiences.
  5. Adept ability to prioritise workloads and display a flexible approach to meet changing situations in a demanding and unpredictable clinical environment.
  6. Commitment to participating in training and development opportunities to further develop skills and knowledge in the area of intensive care medicine.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
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For role related queries or questions contact Nicole Lewis on hnelhd-tamworthmedicalrecruit@health.nsw.gov.auApplications Close: 12th August 2021