Registrar Emergency Medicine
Caboolture Hospital is accredited for 18 months Advanced Training with Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). ACEM has reciprocal arrangements with training positions in hospitals in the UK. You don’t need to interrupt your ED training, it can continue while you are here. ED training in Australia is very flexible and very transportable. Trainee opportunities exist within the hospital and on secondment for compulsory terms required to complete training in Emergency Medicine (Anaesthetics, ICU and Paediatric Emergency).
Caboolture Hospital also has FY3 positons with a view to stepping up to the next level after relevant experience in the department.
Caboolture Emergency is well supported with 16.5 full time equivalent consultants and from 0715 – 2330 hours 7 days a week, with between 2 and 4 consultants present on the floor depending on the time of day. Outside these hours, consultants are on call and are within 10- minute call back.
Caboolture Emergency has an excellent track record in teaching excellence and examination performance, a feature that sets it apart. There is an active Primary teaching program. In the consultant group, there are 2 examiners who actively participate in the Primary and Fellowship Examination process.
For training and non-training registrars, there are 4 hours of protected teaching per week. 25% of teaching involves paediatrics. Teaching covers the ACEM Curriculum Framework and this is covered within a 12 month period. Teaching is deliberately broad based and general. After 12 months at Caboolture Emergency Department, medical practitioners should be independent in the management of common emergencies and confident in the principles of management of advanced procedures such as RSI and cricothyroidotomy
Caboolture Hospital Emergency Department is in a unique position of being a major Emergency Department attached to a very small hospital. This results in staff learning to manage a whole range of conditions that ordinarily would go to a subspecialty unit. We manage our own Intensive Care Patients with all invasive monitoring and respiratory support predominantly provided by ED. With no orthopaedic service, we manage all our own fractures and reduce all dislocations within the Emergency Department. This also means that there are regular inter hospital transfers once immediate emergency care has been delivered, and this experience serves as a stepping stone into retrieval medicine. The clinical experience and supervision gained at Caboolture ED is second to one.
Most procedures in the Emergency Department are performed by the treating ED registrar, under consultant supervision when required. ED affords the registrar group the opportunity to lead teams of staff, develop their own leadership skills, and learn to manage a department as a whole.
Situated halfway between the glorious Sunshine Coast and Brisbane with its surfing, pristine beaches and perfect weather, Caboolture offers everything you might want for your introduction to Australian Emergency Medicine.
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