Medical Officer



Purpose and Mission River Doc's ED Emergency Department is based within the Riverland General Hospital - Berri South Australia. The modern and contemporary department is supported by specialistsand services within the Riverland General Hospital. General Surgeon, Anaesthetist, Obstetrics, Medical Imaging and Pathology.

River Doc's ED Medical Officer will assess and treat patients within the Emergency Department with a range of conditions, injuries and be involved in the managemnt of trauma and high complexity patients within the Department. Reports To River Doc's ED Clinical Director - FACEM Qualifications Candidates must be currently resident in Australia and hold AHPRA registration. Emergency medicine specialists have earned a bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Medicine) Doctors must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to practise in Australia and with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Responsibilities of an Emergency Medicine /Acute Care Doctor Most often they work in the emergency department at hospitals or at trauma centres in clinics.

They can also work for other emergency service agencies or for aid organisations. They are required to work flexible hours and are rostered for shift work and on-call duties. Emergency medicine specialists do not provide aftercare services to their patients once they’ve left the emergency department.

They refer their patients to follow up with GPs or other medical specialists if any further care is required. All doctors must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to practise in Australia Emergency medicine doctors see and treat their patients in very urgent timeframes, and have a variety of patient-care responsibilities. Their responsibilities include: maintaining enthusiasm and a fast pace having a wide range of clinical knowledge functioning well under pressure leading, manage and collaborate with other medical staff having strong communication skills PRM123.

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14 Dec 2019


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