Overview

Employment Type: Sessional
Position Classification: Visiting Medical Officer
Remuneration: Sessional (as per VMO Determination)
Hours Per Week: Up to 20 hours per week
Location: Bathurst NSW

Applications Close:  5 Jul 2021 – 11.59pm

Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.

About the opportunity

An attractive opportunity exists for a psychiatrist interested in working in a Visiting Medical Officer position in Bathurst.  The position is based with the Bathurst Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Service which includes a sub-acute inpatient unit at Panorama Clinic and community mental health services.

The position sits within the Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Services in Bathurst, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District.  Our team delivers specialist treatment and care to the Bathurst region and surrounding communities. Across a largely rural District we are at the forefront of innovative practices to deliver services across a catchment of 400,000 square kms with the regional centres of Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst.

We have a committed workforce for a diverse range of services across our large and interesting region that includes regional towns and more rural and remote settings.  Close working relationships have formed with several non-government organisations to support psychosocial and residential needs of consumers.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager)
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you’ll be working

You will be based at Bathurst Mental Health Drug & Alcohol, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

Consultant Psychiatrists in our Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services provide direct clinical services at one or more of the following: Bloomfield/Orange Hospital; Bathurst or Dubbo Base Hospitals; or associated community services in Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo, Parkes, Cowra, Forbes, Mudgee, Bourke or Lightning Ridge.

Inpatient areas include adult units for high dependency, acute and sub-acute treatment; rehabilitation units that are gender specific, of medium security and for intermediate and longer term intervention; and acute adolescent and older persons units.

Community Services are provided in Orange, Bathurst and Dubbo, and in various community settings in the locations noted above with outreach from some locations reaching a number of even smaller population centres throughout the region.

To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Evidence of being a MEDICAL EXPERT, including: Medical Degree (registerable/registered) with the Medical Board of Australia, Fellowship of the RANZCP, RACP or equivalent, Experience and competence in relevant areas of psychiatry or addictions for the relevant age group(s) and treatment settings (inpatient/outpatient/community).
  2. Evidence of being a good COMMUNICATOR, including having appropriate skills in verbal and written communication and the use of computer and telemedicine technology.
  3. Evidence of being a COLLABORATOR in working with patients, families, multidisciplinary teams, medical colleagues, other health professionals, and relevant government and non-government organisations and agencies.
  4. Evidence of being a MANAGER, which may include as clinical leader, as clinical supervisor of a multidisciplinary team, and in performing any required management and administrative tasks if relevant to the position; for all applicants, ability to work within clinical governance structures and participate in efforts for clinical quality improvement.
  5. Evidence of being an ADVOCATE for patients, families and carers, and of applying the principles of illness prevention and health promotion in your work.
  6. Evidence of being a SCHOLAR, including commitment to continuing medical education and professional development, being a mentor to junior colleagues, and educating other health professionals, students, patients and their families.
  7. Evidence of being a PROFESSIONAL, including adhering to ethical conduct and practice, complying with relevant policies and guidelines, and behaving at all times with integrity, honesty, compassion and respect for others.
  8. Hold a Driver Licence valid in NSW and be prepared to travel as a requirement of the position.

How do I apply for this role?

Please apply for this position via our eCredential website. NSW Health does not require or accept the ‘fit2work’ badge offered as an option in eCredential.

Note:  Applications submitted by Recruitment Agencies will not be considered for this position.

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If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. 

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8100 or email dubbo.recruitment@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

Working Visas
Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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  • Bathurst
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • 05-07-2021
  • Phone: (02) 6369 8714
  • Contact: A/Prof Scott Clark
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