NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Employment Type: Temporary Various
Remuneration: –
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM20830

Tamworth/Armidale General Medicine Advanced Training Network offers a unique stand-alone rural General Medicine advanced training program.

Where you’ll be working

Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital practices true General Medicine, with all patients admitted under the physician on call for the day. This ensures a breadth and depth of medical problems presenting to the medical service. The hospital has a large drainage area, covering much of Northwestern New South Wales, meaning that many patients can present from geographically distant areas with a multitude of medical issues. All of the physicians in Tamworth participate fully on the General Medical Roster. Our physician group is united by our love for medicine, and our desire to achieve excellence as clinicians and educators. We are dedicated to the development and training of high-quality General Physicians, with or without dual subspecialty training, who will then become confident and capable of managing general medical issues in a regional or metropolitan environment. Tamworth has a strong reputation as being a centre of educational excellence. Our trainees are well supported and appreciated and enjoy the experience of working and living here.

Armidale Rural Referral Hospital is the principal hospital on the Northern Tablelands of NSW with a referral population of approximately 80,000. The Hospital has 99 beds, including a 32 bed General Medical Ward, a 5 bed ICU/CCU, and 6 dialysis chairs. Excluding the dialysis patients, there are approximately 2,500 General Medical admissions per year that are looked after by five Staff Specialists and one VMO, all of whom are General Physicians with a subspecialty interest. Patients admitted to the ICU/CCU are also looked after by these Physicians. Medicine in Armidale Hospital is therefore very much General and Acute Care Medicine. Armidale is home to the University of New England, which in turn is home to the School of Rural Medicine. This medical school is a partner in the Joint Medical Program with the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Much of the teaching within the School of Rural Medicine is delivered by the Physicians within Armidale Hospital, and an Advanced Trainee would be encouraged to contribute to this.

What you’ll be doing

To provide a high standard of clinical care to patients under supervision, while developing expertise in the practice of General and Acute Care Medicine, in the context of fulfilling the requirement of the RACP for Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine.

The position may be required to work within other facilities which are in an approved arrangement with your employer, including rural locations. These facilities may include other NSW public and private hospitals, and facilities in other States.

Where you’ll be living
Where you will be living
Tamworth, located in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia, is a vibrant and culturally rich city known for its deep-rooted connection to country music and agricultural heritage. Here are some key highlights about Tamworth:
  • . Country Music Capital: Tamworth is renowned as the “Country Music Capital of Australia.” The city hosts the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival, attracting artists and music enthusiasts from around the world. The festival celebrates the genre’s heritage and provides a platform for emerging talents.

2. Agricultural Hub: Nestled in the heart of the New England region, Tamworth is an essential agricultural hub. The surrounding countryside features fertile lands, contributing to the region’s significance in farming and livestock industries.

3. Scenic Landscapes: The Tamworth region boasts picturesque landscapes, including rolling hills, pristine rivers, and national parks. Nature enthusiasts can explore the scenic beauty of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and Peel River, offering opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation.

4. Cultural Attractions: Apart from its musical fame, Tamworth offers a range of cultural attractions. The Tamworth Regional Gallery showcases local and national artworks, and historical sites such as the Tamworth Powerstation Museum provide insights into the city’s industrial past.

5. Community Spirit: Tamworth is known for its strong sense of community and friendly atmosphere. The city hosts various events and community gatherings, fostering a welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike.

6. Gateway to the New England Region: Positioned as a gateway to the New England region, Tamworth serves as a central point for exploring the surrounding towns and landscapes, each with its own unique charm and attractions.

To find out more about Tamworth and Hunter New England please visit

Adventures and Accolades | HNE Health (nsw.gov.au)

  • MBBS or equivalent, currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Eligible for Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine, RACP, by successful completion of both written and clinical examinations. or at least four post-graduate years and eligible to sit RACP Divisional Clinical exam.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, time management and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Demonstrated competency in clinical skills including effective assessment, care planning, care provision, case management and management of unstable patients
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment using excellent clinical skills (at the required level of competency) and judgement and expertise.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) with patients, their families, and medical and other health professional staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to General and Acute Care Medicine Advanced Training program including education, research and training.

Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Nicole Lewis on Nicole.Lewis@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: Friday 12th of January 2024.

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