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Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Hunter New England Local Health District
Job category: Specialist
Job location: Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
Job reference number: REQ301178
Work type: Sessional
Closing date: Ongoing

Employment Type

: Visiting Medical Officer in General Practice
Position Classification: Visiting Medical Officer – RDA Package
Requisition ID: REQ301178
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Glen Innes District Hospital is seeking applications from General Practitioners to provide Visiting Medical Officer services. Glen Innes District Hospital is a 28-bed acute facility providing a wide range of acute services and community health services including General Medicine, General Surgery, Maternity, Pediatrics, Geriatric, Palliative Care, Rehabilitation. Ideally the the Visiting Medical Officer will be based in the Glen Innes region providing general practice services, and will be granted admitting privileges in General Practice to ensure continuity of care to the Glen Innes community. In additon the Visting Medical Officer will be requested to support after hours and emergency department presentations as part of an on call roster.
Mandatory requirements of this role include:

  • Admitting, consultative, diagnostic, procedural, outpatient, telehealth and on-call services as determined and required by HNELHD
  • Attendance and availability during rostered work hours and whilst on-call including clinical handover, clinical supervision, teaching and for emergency and routine care as determined and required by HNELHD
  • Provision of education and research as determined and required by HNELHD

About Glen Innes

World Heritage wilderness, gem fossicking and a Celtic festival are some of the charms of this captivating rural town in the beautiful New England High Country of NSW. Historic Glen Innes has 30 heritage-listed buildings and a picture-postcard main street. With the countryside reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, European settlers named the area the Glen Innes Highlands. This Celtic connection is honoured at the Australian Standing Stones monument and the annual Australian Celtic Festival in May, a highlight of the events calendar. For stunning journeys into the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, explore walking and hiking tracks in the Washpool National Park and Gibraltar Range National Park. The Washpool walking track departs from a campground and loops through ancient rainforest.

  1. A primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and Fellowship of the [RAGP; ACRRM], and/or overseas trained specialist pathways.
  2. Evidence of being a medical expert, demonstrated by recent and comprehensive experience in General Practice
  3. Evidence of being a scholar, maintains medical professional development and has the ability to assist other staff, including trainees in the acquisition and development of knowledge.
  4. Evidence of being a skilled communicator, including both oral and written skills, communicating with patients, students, other health professionals and the public.
  5. Evidence of being a collaborator, including the ability to network and operate within an interdisciplinary framework and to work with other stakeholders in a variety of settings.
  6. Evidence of being a manager, including ability to be flexible and cope with a changing health system, past leadership and management experience and previous safety and quality improvement activities.
  7. Evidence of being a professional, including continued professional development, peer review and other forms of clinical governance.
  8. Evidence of being an advocate, including contributions to improving individual and societal health.

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For role related queries or questions contact:

Ms Cathryn Jones, Operations Manager, Tablelands Sector, Glen Innes: cathryn.jones@health.nsw.gov.au or Ms Cheryl Hayes, Senior Manager, Medical Administration, Hunter New England Local Health District – cheryl.hayes1@health.nsw.gov.au

All NSW Health workers are required to have received two doses or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

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Job Closing Date 18 Feb, 2024

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