Western NSW Local Health District

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Classification: JMO Trainee

Remuneration: $90,062 – $127,922 per annum

Hours Per Week: 38 hours per week

Location: Dubbo, NSW

Applications Close: 17 December 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 the advertisement.

Unaccredited Trainee – Obstetrics & Gynaecology

A position is currently available for an Unaccredited Trainee in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Dubbo Health Service. You will provide effective medical services to patients under supervision, while developing expertise in medical practice, in a complex clinical environment. You will have an Obstetrics role, Gynaecology outpatient and surgical role.

The incumbent responsibilities in Obstetrics would be to take part in Antenatal clinics along with trainees and Staff Specialists, to cover the labour ward on a 1:4 roster out of hours.

There are three routine lists per week and contain a variety of surgical procedures, including advance laparoscopic surgery and pelvic floor surgery as well as complex intra-abdominal operations.

Watch our video for the JMO Experience in Western NSW Local Health District.

Dubbo Health Service is a major rural referral Hospital and part of the Western NSW Local Health District. It provides a range of acute inpatient and ambulatory care services including general medical and surgical, maternity, gynaecology, paediatrics, rehabilitation, critical care, mental health, renal dialysis, oncology, palliative care, hospital in the home and diagnostic services.

The Health Service also offers a wide range of primary and community health services including child and family health services, mental health services and antenatal and postnatal services.

Dubbo Health Service is undergoing remarkable transformations under the Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment project. With Stages 1 and 2 ($91.3 million) complete, the final Stages 3 and 4 ($150 million) will include:

  • A new Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit
  • A new Medical Imaging Unit
  • A new Ambulatory Care Unit
  • A new Renal Dialysis Unit (originally part of 1 and 2 works)
  • A new Critical Care Floor comprising of:
  • Coronary Care/Stroke Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiac Catheter Laboratory (and Angiography Laboratory space)
  • A new front of house entry and drop off zone
  • A new Inpatient Unit
  • Expansion to Oncology
  • A new Front of House entry and drop off zone
  • Upgrade of Women’s and Children’s Community Health; and
  • Additional car parking on campus.

All of the latest information about the redevelopment of Dubbo Health Service can be found on our website:


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 Dubbo Health Service, 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.

Essential Requirements:

  • MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category.
  • Completion of at least two (2) postgraduate years of medical practice.
  • Valid NSW Working with Children check.
  • Cleared National Police check.
  • Aged Care Check for Australian Government funded positions.
  • To be employed by NSW Health you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy, this includes any amendments made from time to time.
  • You must take all reasonable care for yourself and others and comply with any reasonable instruction, policies and procedures relating to work health safety and wellbeing.

To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria:

  1. Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role.
  2. Must have Australian experience or be eligible for Competent Authority pathway.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently in a supervised environment and work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  4. Effective oral, written and computer skills and demonstrated good organisational time management skills.
  5. Evidence of continued professional development and commitment to self-education.
  6. Ability and willingness to deliver patient care and preparedness and ability to participate in a shift and on-call roster.

Need more information?
Click here for the Position Description and the Additional Information & Statement of Duties.

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 Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident is identified.