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SNSWLHD VMO General Practitioner Anaesthetics - Goulburn

Organisation / Entity: Southern NSW Local Health District
Job category:
  • Medical Officers | Anaesthesia
Job location:
  • Regional NSW / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
Job reference number: REQ380473
Work type: Full-Time
Closing date: 31/03/2023 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type:                 Full Time / Part Time / Job Share / Regular Rotation
Position Classification:          Visiting Medical Officer GP Anaesthetics
Remuneration:                        VMO Remuneration
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Requisition ID:                         REQ380473
Location:                                   Goulburn Base Hospital 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 we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives.  Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

Southern NSW Local Health District 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.  It extends from the pristine beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the picturesque Great Dividing Range and the spectacular Snowy Mountains. 

We are home to four large Aboriginal nations – the Gundungurra, Ngunnawal, Ngarigo and Yuin. 

Southern NSWLHD comprises of four Networks - Tablelands 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

The Goulburn Base Hospital has recently been re-born by moving into its state of the art Clinical Services Building in December 2021.  Goulburn now boasts a new state of the art Level 4 Emergency Department, a Level 4 ICU and new Operating Theatres.

Our ED sees approximately 20,000 presentations per year of which 10 - 15% of cases are Paediatrics. There is a 25% admission rate. The ED workforce is staffed with Senior, Permanent and Casual CMOs. The ICU is staffed with Senior, Permanent and Casual CMO's.

Goulburn ED has 2 resuscitation beds, 6 acute beds (including 2 isolation rooms), a fast track area and 4 bedded SSU. Our ED is accredited for ACEM Emergency Medicine or Diploma training (EMC/EMD).

There are new Paediatric, General Medical and Surgical Wards with purpose built negative flow areas and a Rehabilitation Ward. Services provided include 24/7 Emergency Care, General Medicine, General and Orthopaedic Surgery, Paediatrics, Maternity and Rehabilitation Medicine.

Our Director provides great skill and leadership, it is a very exciting time to join our team and be integral in developing the anaesthetic Services at Goulburn Base Hospital.  Your expertise will be greatly appreciated and will have lasting impact on the future of Medicine for SNSWLHD and beyond.

 What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Director of Medical Services, you will play an important role in providing specialist General Practice Anaesthetic services, be involved in the educational activities of the Department to develop a top-class education framework for other medical officers.

Goulburn Base Hospital receives rotating Basic Physician Trainees (BPTs) from the Canberra Hospital, rotating general surgical registrars from Sydney and is accredited to receive registrars from RACP, RACGP, ACEM and ACRRM.

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


Wonderful Local Benefits

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website.

Goulburn is Australia’s first inland city and is the largest city in the region. Embrace a simpler, less stressful way of life, smell the clean air and settle into relaxed country living.

 With affordable housing, picturesque landscapes and two major cities close by (but not too close), as well as quality schooling, infrastructure and healthcare – Goulburn is the perfect place for your tree change.

Live in a City that is rich in heritage and natural beauty, with the conveniences of modern city indulges. There are multitudes of service clubs, sporting, artistic and special interest groups to become involved in, all of which will welcome you warmly in to the community. 

Goulburn combines the best of both worlds – a country lifestyle with city benefits and is an easy 2 hour’s drive down the freeway from Sydney and a short 1 hour to Canberra. There are also regular bus and train services to the major cities.

With a range of quality private and public schools in the area, younger generations are also be well looked after, growing up with fantastic friendly country folk, and a huge range of outdoor activities to keep them occupied with no long commutes.

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.


Need more information?

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For role related queries or questions contact our Director of Medical Services - Dr Pradeep Mishra on Pradeep.Mishra1@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 0436 932 715