Job Description

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time / Fee for Service
Position Classification: Staff Specialist / Visiting Medical Officer
Remuneration: $179,078 – $220,986 p.a. / As per VMO Fee for Service Determination

Hours Per Week: Up to 40 hours per week
Location: Bathurst NSW

Applications Close: 18 June 2023 – 11.59pm

Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.

About the opportunity

You will join a skilled and enthusiastic team of Physicians and also form part of the Southern Cardiology Network serving a diverse and rapidly growing rural population.

Your appointment will be instrumental in building inpatient and outpatient Cardiology and related diagnostic services at Bathurst Health Service.

What we can offer you

Relocation and accommodation assistance.
Contemporary, well equipped work environments.
Flexible work/life balance.
Dynamic team environment.
Country living with a meaningful career path
Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
Where you’ll be working

This role is based at Bathurst Health Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. The facility is a Level 4, 120 bed acute hospital that services a rapidly growing catchment population and is about to undergo a $200M redevelopment to bring new and expanded services into the region.

Bathurst Hospital staff, clinicians and the Western NSW Local Health District have provided valuable input to the project team which has helped inform the planning and design and will continue to provide input as the facility is built and refurbished. This is a great opportunity to be involved at the ground level in the redevelopment and service design of this project.

Bathurst provides allied health, ambulatory care, coronary care, emergency medicine (26,000 presentations a year), intensive care, general medicine, mental health drug & alcohol, obstetrics & gynaecology, oncology, paediatrics, pathology, radiology, rehabilitation and surgery services. The service also has active hospital in the home and primary community health services to the surrounding townships.

Bathurst Health Service has a strong partnership with the University of Western Sydney and Charles Sturt University, conducting research and providing training opportunities for medical students. The facility has a strong partnerships with several Universities, providing student clinical placements, education and patient referral opportunities.

A comfortable and scenic 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland colonial settlement and is close enough to feel accessible to the big city, but far enough away to feel relaxed & spacious. With a population of around 45, 000 people, this vibrant city has everything you need if you are looking for a place to call home.

Facilities in Bathurst include a very busy entertainment centre, regional art gallery, conservatorium, 3 museums, a cinema and a multitude of sporting facilities. A large shopping precinct, strong café scene and great local pubs and restaurants are only part of the great community infrastructure that supports the Bathurst community.

Bathurst is home to a range of public and private schools, TAFE and Charles Sturt University – Australia’s largest region university. Bathurst is also multicultural centre with communities from all over the world and an active Neighbourhood Centre that brings these communities together.

There is no shortage of things to see and do, you can explore Bathurst and surrounding villages, participate in one of the many events in the Bathurst Event Calendar, or check out the community directory for special interest clubs, sporting clubs and service organisations.

Please consider practising where your services are truly needed, in Bathurst. In many cases, underserved patients in smaller communities must drive hundreds of kilometres for care. People living in rural areas are deeply affected by the medical professional shortage. Practising in rural locations amplifies the number of people you can impact and make difference to their lives. Working in rural settings becomes an immersive experience. Specialist doctors are especially well-regarded. Community and togetherness helps establish strong continuity of care.

Challenge yourself. Make an impact. Shape the future. Join us in Western NSW Local Health District

To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria

1. Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist, and/or overseas trained specialist via the appropriate International Medical Graduate pathway.

2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership of a team.

3. Proven ability to communicate effectively through the use of information technology and written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

4. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, research and quality improvement.

5. Be available to participate in an on-call roster as required and to respond on site within a reasonable time.

6. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

How do I apply for this role?

Please apply for this position via our eCredential website. NSW Health does not require or accept the ‘fit2work’ badge offered as an option in eCredential.

Note: Applications submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be considered for this position.

Need more information?

Click here for the Position Description.
For role related queries or questions contact Dr Marco Metelo via email [email protected] or 0439 540 920

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8100 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

Working Visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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