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Visiting Medical Officer - Specialist Anaesthetist - Cooma - Apply via eCredential

Organisation / Entity: Southern NSW Local Health District
Job category:
  • Medical Officers | Anaesthesia
Job location:
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
Job reference number: REQ325244
Work type: Sessional
Closing date: Ongoing

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Employment Type:                 Full Time / Part Time / Job Share / Regular Rotation
Position Classification:          Visiting Medical Officer
Remuneration:                        VMO Remuneration Click here to view
 
Requisition ID:                         REQ325244
Location:                                   Cooma District Hospital
Applications Close:                 Ongoing

To Apply:  Applications for the position will only be accepted via eCredential. CLICK HERE to apply via eCredential

 

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.

 Click here to view a short video on Southern NSW Health

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 Mountings 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 Specialist 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 Specialist 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.

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.  Click here to see why you should choose Southern NSW LHD

Selection Criteria

  1. Holds registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist in Anaesthetics, and/or overseas trained specialist pathways.
  2. Demonstrated effective clinical communication through the use of information technology and written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  3. Demonstrated significant experience relevant to Anaesthesia practice and evidence of competence in skills relevant to Australian rural hospital practice, including trauma and emergency scenarios.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership of a team
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, research and quality improvement.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to behaviours which align to the NSW Health CORE values and SNSWLHD Values, goals and strategies.


This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017.  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

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of the recruitment and onboarding process. This letter of offer is conditional on you complying with this requirement and providing evidence of your vaccination status. Should you not be able to comply before your commencement date, the offer of employment may be withdrawn.


Applications for the position will only be accepted via eCredential.  CLICK HERE to apply via eCredential

Need more information?

  1. Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact our Director of Medical Services - Dr David Dumbrell on David.Dumbrell@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 0436 932 715