An exciting opportunity is presented for an individual with a genuine interest in Geriatric Medicine who wants to undertake training in this specialty. This advance training position is based in the Aged & Extended Care Service at one of South Australia's leading acute referral, teaching, and research centres, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The service is accredited for two core years of advanced training in geriatric medicine and is home to the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing.
A multi-faceted role where you will gain a diverse range of experience, you will be responsible for managing the care of all patients allocated to current department in consultation with the responsible Registrars, Consultants, Nurses and Allied Health professionals. Able to function effectively within a fast paced environment, you will maintain a high standard of patient care for inpatients and outpatients, and provide an effective and accurate clinical handover of patient care at the change of daily shifts and at the change of a clinical attachment. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to continuous quality improvement activities and education activities, participating in the department's CME, research and teaching program. Rotations involving experience in the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit, Orthogeriatrics service, Consultation and Liaison service, psychogeriatrics, rural and community geriatrics as well as specialty clinics make up the comprehensive training experience.
A team player who can operate effectively as part of a team or individually, you will demonstrate competency in a range of routine and common procedural ward-based skills. You will possess high level skills in negotiation and communication, exhibiting the ability to display genuine empathy for patients and their relatives and family. Able to work under pressure without compromising patient care, you will have proven skills in problem solving and decision making at both the clinical and the individual level.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant Immunisation screening.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
717531 Advance Trainee 2020 - Geriatric Medicine - TQEH.pdf