Emergency medicine trainees can now be employed at Orange Health Service (OHS), with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine granting the hospital’s emergency department accreditation in advanced training in emergency medicine.
OHS Director of Emergency Medicine Dr Greg Button said it’s a significant achievement.
“A tremendous amount of work goes into the accreditation process, so it’s great news for us to have been successful,” Dr Button said.
“We can now employ emergency medicine registrars instead of locums, which has real advantages including the potential to retain highly trained emergency specialists in Orange”.
The accreditation is currently for six months, with an aim is to increase this to 12 months.
“The longer our trainees are with us, the more they are committed to the system working at its best and this has a positive flow-on effect to our patients,” Dr Button said.
OHS General Manager Catherine Nowlan said the accreditation will allow the health service to grow its workforce.
“We congratulate Dr Button and his team for the work they have done in achieving this accreditation and look forward to seeing the emergency medicine registrars join the team and becoming an important part of our service,” she said.
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