Tamworth Ward

Secure your next long term locum with this rewarding opportunity!

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December Available Date

December 11, December 12 and December 13, 2024.

January Available Date

January 1, 2024.

$160.00 - $200.00 /hr













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Exciting new shift vacancies

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Accommodation provided on site and travel reimbursed

ROLE DESCRIPTION PLEASE ENSURE LOCUMS READ AND UNDERSTAND BEFORE PRESENTING: The role of the Night doctor is to provide cover to the wards for acute issues that cannot wait until morning. On-Call registrars (Surgical, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, and Anaesthetics) are rostered and available after hours to provide additional support if required by the night doctor. There is a paediatric SRMO/Registrar and ICU SRMO/Registrar on site 24/7. The Night doctor primary job is to cover the wards. In exceptional circumstances the Night doctor may be asked to assist in ED. The Night doctor is responsible for patients admitted under medical, surgical, orthopaedic, rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry and palliative care teams. This includes surgical, orthopaedic, medical and gynaecological patients on the paediatric ward and inpatients remaining in ED due to non-availability of inpatient beds. Medical patients are covered by their admitting VMO/Physician/Psychiatrist on call and need to be notified if there is a significant change in the patient’s condition. The Night Ward doctor role is to keep the patient safe until the morning.

When there is a local night RMO on shift the locum will be the admitting SRMO overnight for ED and is expected to provide guidance and support to the local night RMO. The night doctor is required to attend clinical reviews, MET calls and cardiac arrests. The ICU team is the lead in MET calls and cardiac arrests. Direction is to be taken by ICU in the management of the patient. It is important they understand; they are not alone.

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