Emergency Medicine Trainee Vacancies

Coffs Harbour (LGA), Mid North Coast (AU)
02 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time


Coffs Harbour Health Campus

Emergency Medicine Trainee Vacancies

Emergency Department
Temporary Full-Time

Would you like to work in Australia's finest climate, surrounded by long white beaches with rainforest only 15 km away? 

Coffs Harbour is on the north coast of NSW Australia, midway between Sydney and Brisbane with daily access by air to all Australian capital cities and daily train and bus services to and from Sydney and Brisbane.

Surrounded by National Parks and facing the Solitary Islands Marine Park, the natural environment and uncrowded beaches are complemented by exciting activities and attractions, excellent shopping, fantastic accommodation and award winning cafes and restaurants.  

The Solitary Islands Marine Park, located offshore, incorporates 71000 hectares of protected habitat.  The marine Park has five islands, several significant rocky outcrops, submerged reefs, estuary and beach zones.  The Park supports activities including Dolphin and Whale watching, recreational fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkelling around unique spots such as Anemone Bay (supporting the densest coverage of anemone and anemone fish worldwide.


Visit World Heritage listed rainforest at Dorrigo National Park (an hour from Coffs Harbour) and New England National Park (90 minutes from Coffs Harbour) both boasting magnificent views, waterfalls, fantastic walking trails with various accommodation options including lovely secluded camping spots.


The area supports commercial and recreational fishing, diving, whale and dolphin watching, research, boating, surfing and beach activities.  Secluded beaches and rocky headlands, bushwalking, bike riding and four-wheel driving on the beach or forest tracks are all popular activities.

Coffs Harbour and surrounds hosts many fun international festivals held annually.  Take in the tastes and culture of the Woolgoolga CurryFest.  If you like hot, Sawtell is home to a colourful Chilli Festival where you can taste the cuisine that is chilli packed from beer, chocolate, teas as well as the usual chilli dishes.  The quaint village of Bellingen hosts a Writers Festival, Winter Music Festival, Global Festival, Fine Music Festival and monthly markets.  Dorrigo hosts the world famous Folk & Bluegrass Festival.  Coffs Harbour also hosts the last round of the World Rally Championships and is home to the outdoor Harbourside Market and Twilight Food Market. For further information on events on the Coffs Coast – please see https://www.coffscoast.com.au/events-showcase/

Coffs Harbour Health Campus is the hub of the Coffs Clinical Network which also includes smaller sites of Bellingen Health Campus, Macksville Health Campus and Dorrigo MPS.  It is located within the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD)

The NSW Government has committed $193 million to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus expansion.  This will ensure the demands and needs of a growing population are met. This expansion includes the building of a new, expanded Emergency Department.

Our current, purpose-built ED has an annual caseload exceeding 40,000 (25% paediatric), an admission rate of 35% and services a population of 160,000 We have a 10 bed EMU and a dedicated fast-track area. We are acknowledged as the busiest hospital for major trauma in rural NSW.

Our structured ACEM examination preparation has resulted in a 100% pass rate for the Primary Examination at the first attempt over the last 5 years and success for all our trainees in the new Fellowship Examination.  The ED has 8.2 FTE Staff Specialists providing 16 hours clinical supervision of trainees daily.  We currently have rotations available in anaesthetics, ICU, cardiology, paediatrics, psychiatry and rural special skills.

Positions are available from February 2019 to work in this stimulating environment. An attractive salary package may be negotiated as per the NSW Public Hospital (State) Award.


Dr Alan Tankel, 
Network Director, Emergency Medicine
Coffs Clinical Network
Phone:  (02) 6656 7428 or 0419237894.
E-mail:  alan.tankel@health.nsw.gov.au

Requirements: Eligible for registration with AHPRA. 

Recruitment Website: https://nswjmo.erecruit.com.au
Dates open: 24 September to 19 October 2018