NSW Government

Visiting Medical Officer (BB-5C1A0)

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Employment Type : Visiting Medical Officer
Position Classification : Sessional Visiting Medical Officer
Hours Per Week : Casual/Relief
Requisition ID : REQ210662 
Closing Date : 19th February 2021

Visiting Medical Officer Psychiatry

At Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) we provide a range of public health services to the Riverina & Murray regions of New South Wales. Our Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol teams provide critical services within acute, sub-acute & community settings. We are known for our innovative models of care designed for the rural & regional population we serve.

Where you'll be working

MLHD Mental Health Services are currently seeking applications for a Visiting Medical Officer – Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Wagga Wagga Mental Health Service. This will be a Casual Position

The role

The Visiting Medical Officer will provide Psychiatric services within the Murrumbidgee LHD as directed by the Clinical Director. The cover may include inpatient Psychiatry, Community Clinics, Consultation Liaison as negotiated on a shift by shift basis. Working collegiately with a multi-disciplinary team is essential in all VMO positions. This care will be provided within the scope of practice granted by the MLHD Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee.

The VMO will provide a high level of clinical care to patients and participate in the on call roster.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District requires Visiting Medical Officers to participate in service and policy development as well as an involvement with education, training and quality projects activities.

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.

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Please refer to the Position Description for more information
Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.

For more information on applying for this position contact Sharlene Brown on Sharlene.Brown@health.nsw.gov.au

  • Evidence of a Medical qualification that is registrable with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Evidence of a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
  • Demonstrated evidence of Membership with RANZCP section of CL psychiatry as well as accredited RANZCP supervisor.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in the field of Psychiatry and evidence of competence in skills relevant to Australian rural hospital practice, including trauma and emergency scenarios.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health service colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing medical education relevant to area of practice and a willingness to commit to an equitable hospital on-call roster.
  • Willingness to teach medical students and other staff of the hospital when reasonably requested with demonstrated understanding of and commitment to clinical quality improvement and peer review, equal employment opportunity and Occupational Health Safety and Rehabilitation.
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