Head of Emergency Medicine FACEM

Consultant/Specialist - Victoria, Australia

Ref: 313Wednesday 2 November 2022

FACEMs - transform this regional ED into a consultant led, best in class ED. Enjoy


This large rural hospital is based 300 km from Melbourne and is framed by a major national park. The health service is a leading rural health service providing allied, acute, sub-acute, primary and residential aged care. The hospital is the sub regional, acute referral hospital for the region and provides a wide range of specialist services. 



*Package up to approx. $490k (based on 9yrs FTE specialist experience since completion of training and management allowances).

*76hr fortnight.  

*Great opportunity to develop your own ED. 



This hospital and service is benefiting from a transformational project - the amalgamation of existing healthcare organisations in regional Victoria. Horsham Hospital provides a range of emergency, acute, sub-acute, community based acute, allied health and primary care services to a population of approx. 60k. people. 

The ED currently relies on CMOs and locums but the strategy is to build it up as a consultant-led service with FACEMs so EM trainees can be sent there. This is a really excellent opportunity for a FACEM keen to develop their career, to shape a regional ED into a centre of excellence. Here, your contribution will make a real and lasting difference to the hospital and community. 

Community highlights

*Average house price is $365k compared to $816k in Melbourne. 

*Develop a hobby farm, stables or just enjoy the serenity. 

*Close knit community.

*Enjoy the grandeur of the environment - national parks. 



Emergency medicine here

The ED has an average of 15,000 attendance per annum in a 9 bed unit, including two resuscitation beds. The Hospital has an average of 12,500 admissions and 4,600 operations annually. It has a modern theatre complex, including a day procedure unit, a five-bed intensive care unit, and high-quality emergency department and ward facilities.



Selection criteria 


*A passion for country Australia and regional medicine. 

*Evidence of leadership in a multidisciplinary emergency medicine setting. 

*You must be an innovative practitioner and have excellent collaborative and team building skills. This is a chance to leave a lasting legacy with this community and hospital. 

*Commitment to the provision of the highest clinical standards.

*Experience and commitment  in the application of quality improvement initiatives in emergency medicine. 

*Ability and willingness to participate in internal teaching programs, to teach and guide undergrads, postgrads, doctors, nurses etc.

*Commitment to your own professional development and PD for others. 


The package on offer includes, base salary , private practice allowance, on-call allowance and additional regional city allowances of 15% and 13k, management allowances up to approx. $490k.


If Spinner Medical Recruitment is able to help you find a job we also provide free guidance for you through the ACEM assessment process, AHPRA medical registration and 482 TSS visa application. For more information register your interest here or email alasdair@spinnermedical.com or call +44 7414 531 583.

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