Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Remuneration:  –
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM12008

Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital is seeking a passionate Unaccredited Trainee to join our Orthopaedic Department in 2022!

No waiting around, you’re in amongst it all!

Uniquely you will find this position will offer you more hands-on supervised clinic and theatre time than your metropolitan colleagues. You will be supporting 3 Orthopaedic Surgeons with another 4FTE Unaccredited Trainees and 2FTE Junior Medical Officers.

Where you’ll be working
You will be working across a broad scope of general orthopaedic practice, the Orthopaedic Service at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital encourages collaboration and collegiate relationships across multi-disciplinary teams ensuring the best service delivery. You will be working across a broad scope of general orthopaedic practice with the opportunity to participate in planned and trauma cases.

We are seeking an Unaccredited Trainee who is eager to develop professional skills to put them on the path of progressing to Accredited Orthopaedic Training.
With 348 treatment spaces, we are the major Rural Referral Hospital to the North West of NSW. We conduct over 9000 surgical procedures per annum over 5 theatre spaces; with the new facility boasting an additional 3 theatre rooms which have been built for future growth.

Tamworth boasts a population of 60,000 meaning you will be living a rural lifestyle, in a very liveable inland city halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, and weekends at the coast are within easy reach. Tamworth is a thriving regional city where you will experience the best of both worlds with 6 daily return flights to the closest major capital cities with the knowledge you are living and raising your family under the most ideal circumstances; big wide open spaces, a welcoming and friendly community, affordable housing, great schools, and endless opportunities for you and your family to pursue past-time passions.

What you’ll be doing

The primary purpose of the role is to provide effective clinical management of orthopaedic patients, under appropriate supervision, whilst developing expertise in medical practice, in a complex clinical environment. The unaccredited trainee is the key person who works closely with all members of a multi-disciplinary team and deals with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature, whilst exercising discretion, sensitivity, and maintaining confidentiality.

Decision-making and supervision will be at the appropriate level according to the unaccredited trainee’s skills, knowledge, and experience. They will be expected to adopt a progressively more independent approach to patient management according to their experience, under the guidance of and at the discretion of the appropriate Attending Medical Officer (AMO). All patients managed within the hospitals of the health service are under the direct care of a specialist medical practitioner. All decisions regarding a patient’s care are to be clearly communicated with the specialist responsible for that care.

  1. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category
  2. Drivers license in order to provide service between hospitals and out of hours.
  3. Minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience at the commencement of post, with minimum 1-year experience in Orthopaedics.
  4. Excellent communication (verbal and written) with patients, their families, medical and non-medical colleagues; Demonstrates ability to provide empathetic and expert clinical care
  5. Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team as shown by diligence, punctuality, organizational/ record keeping, empathy, teamwork, time management, and a professional manner, within a supervised complex clinical environment.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to the Orthopaedic Training Program with evidence of continuing professional development and self-education, and teaching undergraduate and postgraduates

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Nicole Lewis on hnelhd-tamworthmedicalrecruit@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 12th August 2021