Pre-hospital / Retrieval Registrars - ACEM Research/Training Position

CareFlight is an aeromedical charity. CareFlight provides pre-hospital care to the critically ill or injured and critical care inter-hospital transport both within Australia and internationally. Transport modes include helicopters, jets and road ambulances.

CareFlight is a leader in innovation and training to improve ‘first on scene’ care of patients. With bases in two Australian states, CareFlight has a high clinical profile and a significant international research reputation.

CareFlight has two new Sydney-based positions for six, nine or twelve month terms for 4th or 5th year ACEM trainees.

Positions involve:

  • Pre-hospital exposure as the team doctor delivering pre-hospital trauma care on the rapid response helicopter in the greater Sydney area. This role involves both paediatric (medical and trauma) and adult (trauma) rapid response.
  • Research involvement with a new pre-hospital research program. This is a ‘hands on’ role at the accident scene and during transport.
  • Retrieval and repatriation of critical care patients for CareFlight International Air Ambulance on small jets and commercial airlines also based out of Sydney.

Essential Criteria

  • 4th or 5th year ACEM trainees
  • Extensive experience in the management of critically ill patients including trauma
  • Completion of anaesthetic and ITU rotations
  • Completion of EMST or equivalent
  • APLS desirable

Additional Information

Candidates need to have above average fitness, feel comfortable working at heights and in water and be able to adapt clinical practice to the current environment. Previous transport experience is not required as all necessary training is provided during an intensive induction program.

The successful completion of pre-employment physical assessment is required prior to acceptance for interview.

Salary is competitive with Australian public hospital positions of equivalent grade.

PHANTOM Study Summary

Position Description

ACEM Registrar Research/Training Position Application Form

Please email your application, including a CV and covering letter.

All employees must comply with CareFlight’s Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP) as required by CASA and may be subject to random workplace testing.

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