Clinical Director Emergency Medicine

Consultant/Specialist - Northern Territory, Australia

Ref: 462Tuesday 30 January 2024

Up to $600k plus additional benefits.


As Clinical Director Emergency Medicine, you will provide specialist expertise in emergency medicine and of clinical leadership as the unit director for ongoing development of a first-class rural Emergency Department service. This will include clinical and administrative management, supervision of medical staff and delivery of education and training in emergency medicine. 


Opportunity Highlights


  • Up to $600k +
  • Develop interests in management, education, research, remote and rural medicine, Aboriginal Australian health and medicine.
  • Managerial allowance.
  • Accommodation benefits. 
  • $30k professional development allowance. 
  • 38 hr week.
  • Overtime payments.
  • On-call allowances. 
  • Annual leave.
  • Professional development leave. 
  • Long service leave.

Professional highlights include: 


  • Complex medicine - including tropical medicine, snake bites, trauma, acute rheumatic fever, melioidosis as well as your usual strokes, myocardial infarctions and COPD exacerbations.
  • Young population with lots of tourists. 
  • Opportunity for an immersive cultural experience working with Aboriginal patients with preserved language and culture. The hospital prides themselves on their engagement with patients and culturally safe practice.
  • Management - includes cost centre management, budget prep & management of allocated budget and resources Liaison with internal and external stakeholders, inc. all medical and nursing, paramedical and retrieval services at both clinical and administrative levels.
  • Lead and participate in continuing medical education, professional development, peer review, research and teaching,including teaching. 
  • Collaborate as a member of the Top End Emergency Medicine Network and the Katherine Hospital Medical Leadership Group.


Community Information


  • Rural and remote tropical location.
  • Population of 10k.
  • Community is a central hub for the surrounding areas.
  • Vibrant arts and culture scene.
  • Incredible scenery and environment to explore.
  • Access to national parks. 
  • Domestic airport. 


Selection criteria


  • FACEM or equivalent completed in either NZ, Ireland, UK, Canada or USA.
  • Recent relevant experience in emergency medicine. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead a multidisciplinary clinical team and provide medical officer supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively in a cross cultural work environment.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing education, teaching, research and quality assurance activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.



Please contact Alasdair Spinner on +447414531583 or email 


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