The Central Adelaide Local Health Network, comprising the Royal Adelaide and The Queen Elizabeth Hospitals, has positions open across a range of seniority from RMO through to Senior Registrar. The inside word is that there are a number of vacancies in the mid-range registrar level.
I'm no tourism marketer, so I'll leave that to the professionals. Adelaide, a coastal city along kilometres of white sandy beaches, is a great place to live and work, with easy commutes, little traffic, a bustling social scene and world class eating. And wine, did I mention the wine? Three world-leading winery regions—the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills—all within an hour of the city. Add in lots of sporting and outdoor opportunities, and you really can do it all.
Working in South Australia also means your work conditions will be rewarding as well. The pay scale is generous, and in addition you receive a Professional Development allowance of $8000 per year as an ACEM trainee. That's your college fees, textbooks, conference registration, travel, accommodation, and exam fees all paid for.
Training and Education
Our departments offer the complete range of emergency medicine, including working in a Level 1 trauma centre and completing your non-tertiary, regional requirements. You'll also have access to anaesthesia, intensive care, paediatrics and prehospital and retrieval terms. We are proud of our trainee education programmes, and are closely linked with the University of Adelaide Simulation Centre. Our recent ACEM primary and fellowship exam candidates have celebrated a high rate of success, and receive dedicated teaching sessions throughout the year to achieve this.
Working in Adelaide now also means you'll get involved in transitioning to a new hospital, the New RAH, the world's most expensive new hospital. That's something worth getting in on the ground floor of (where the ED is).