Pre-hospital/retrieval with MEDstar

6 or 12 month post
February and August start dates

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MedSTAR Emergency Retrieval Service, based in Adelaide, South Australia, provides a single statewide retrieval service.

A team of doctors, paramedics and nurses provide:

  • consultant level pre-hospital and retrieval care for critically ill and injured adults and children
  • patient-focused care using innovative workforce models and multiple forms of transport including helicopter, turboprop fixed wing, rapid response road ambulance vehicles, jet air ambulance aircraft and commercial airlines.

Team members are given the opportunity in non-clinical time to take a leading role in service development, multidisciplinary teaching and training, audit, research and clinical governance processes as part of their professional development.

Offers nationally competitive salary and award conditions including a generous professional development allowance to ensure personal career enhancement is balanced with an enviable quality of life.

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Contact: Andrew Pearce
Email: andrew.pearce@health.sa.gov.au

Further information: http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/careers+at+sa+health/emergency+services+careers/work+with+medstar

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Trainee feedback

"Experience of pre-hospital care, scene safety and management, crisis resource management, independent practice, working under austere conditions.
I did the job as stand alone 6 months before applying for registrar jobs but it would be suitable at any stage"

Day-to-day work pattern: "Shift work, days and nights, plenty of days off in between blocks of 4 days on. Act as a Pre-Hospital registrar working in a pair with a full time nurse/paramedic. Consultant support via phone at all times."


Would you recommend this fellowship?
"Yes, best job I've ever done"