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SNSWLHD - Visiting Medical Officer - GP Anaesthetist - Cooma

Organisation / Entity: Southern NSW Local Health District
Job category:
  • Medical Officers | Anaesthesia
Job location:
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
Job reference number: REQ380510
Work type: Sessional
Closing date: 31/03/2023 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type:                 Full Time / Part Time / Job Share / Regular Rotation
Position Classification:          Visiting Medical Officer
Remuneration:                        VMO Remuneration Click here to view 
Requisition ID:                         REQ380510
Location:                                   Cooma District Hospital
Applications Close:                
31st March 2023


Welcome to Southern NSW Local Health District

We are in the process of significant medical staff renewal, and we would like you to be part of our team.


At Southern NSW Local Health District (Southern) we are working to help our communities' lead healthy lives.  Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

Southern covers a large area of the state, from Goulburn and Crookwell to the Victorian border, and surrounds the ACT on three sides. A total of 44 537sq kms, extending from the pristine beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the picturesque Monaro and spectacular Snowy Mountains of the Great Dividing Range. 

We are home to five large Aboriginal nations – the Gundungurra, Ngambri, Ngunnawal, Ngarigo and Yuin people. Southern NSWLHD comprises of four Networks - Tablelands is centred around Goulburn, Monaro centred around Queanbeyan and Cooma, the Coastal Network located in the far south-east corner of NSW, and the Integrated Care Network.

Where you'll be working

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and suitably qualified General Practitioner - Anaesthetist to join the medical team at Cooma District Hospital in the Monaro Shire Council.

Cooma Hospital and Health Service is part of the Monaro Network. It is a 41 bed acute hospital and offers emergency medicine; surgery (orthopaedics, gynaecology, gastroenterology, general surgery and obstetrics); inpatient services; maternity, (24 hours) beds; renal dialysis; outpatient oncology; pathology collection; pharmacy; and medical imaging (x-ray, CT and ultrasound).


What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Director of Medical Services, you will play an important role in providing General Practitioner - Anaesthetic Services to patients presenting to the facility.

You will use your expert clinical and management skills to provide the highest levels of care to the patients who access your service. You will balance your clinical responsibilities with developing the service and will take a leading role in clinical governance, service design projects, delivery of a top-class education framework for other medical officers.

This role will be undertaken within an approved scope of practice and within the SNSWLHD in conjunction with other existing local Specialists.

Specialists, Fellows and soon to be Fellows are also encouraged to apply. This role would be undertaken within an approved scope of practice and within the SNSWLHD in conjunction with other existing local Anaesthetists. 


Wonderful Local Benefits

Cooma is the gateway to the Snowy Mountains, the gold rush town of Cooma is the largest in the region, and a popular stop for snow lovers on their way to the ski fields. You can also fish for trout in crystal clear mountain streams and explore the beautiful alpine countryside.

The drive from Sydney to Cooma is a little over four hours, from Canberra it’s about 80 mins and from the pristine beaches and tourist towns of the Sapphire Coast it’s 70 mins. You can fly into Snowy Mountains Airport and hire a car and explore the High Country. Cooma has a range of accommodation including motels, hotels, farm stays, cottages and caravan parks.

Working in rural NSW has many personal and professional benefits. The following link contain stories of some of our NSW Health professionals who live and work in rural NSW. They share why they choose to work in rural NSW and what they love about it.  Watch our short video here.

Selection Criteria

  1. Eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Evidence of accreditation with the Joint Consultative Committee Anaesthesia (Australia), together with a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, or Fellowship of Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, or specialist qualifications deemed equivalent.
  3. Demonstrated recent clinical experience in GP Anaesthesia.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership of a team.
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and staff; and effective communication through the use of information technology and written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, and research and quality improvement.
  7. Availability to participate in an on-call roster and to respond on site within a reasonable time.


Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa.  For more information, please see www.immi.gov.au

This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2022_030.  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. OASV requirements also include proof of vaccination against influenza and is compulsory for NSW Staff that enter any Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or who work in NSW Health owned and operated RACFs

COVID-19 Vaccination Compliancy

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

You will be employed by Southern NSW Local Health District.  The position is primarily located at South East Regional Hospital. Secondary appointments within other facilities may occur by mutual agreement.


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 Dr Pradeep Mishra, Director of Medical Services, on Pradeep.mishra1@health.nsw.gov.au or telephone 0428 672 372.