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Position Details
Reference Number 380072
Position Title Career Medical Officer(CMO)
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Sub Specialty None
Additional Training Focus
Training Networks / Training Rotations
Training Network / Training Rotation (which may change from time to time)
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 03/02/2019)
Entity Northern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Hornsby
Advertised Award Name Public Hospital Career Medical Officers (State) Award
Advertised Award/Classification
Career Medical Officer
Number of FTE 2.00
Purpose of Position

The CMO is primarily responsible for assessment and management of patients  presenting to the Emergency Department, with the skill set to be able to work in both ICU and Medicine; communication of assessment / management decisions to other staff involved in the patient's care, communication with the patient and / family regarding the patients condition and management plans, maintenance of accurate and relevant patient documentation, coordination of diagnostic tests and consultations, arrangement of patient discharge process and liaison with GPs and other community care services to ensure the provision of optimal patient care to patients presenting to Hornsby Hospital. This position provides a leadership role in the absence of an ED Consultant.


This position is Temporary Full-Time ending 03/02/2019 and is classified as a Career Medical Officer. Note that employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if the position cannot be filled on a permanent basis. 


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Northern Sydney Local Health District is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Workforce Health and Safety, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority.


Employees must abide by the NSW Health Code of Conduct. Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants and applicants for positions designated as Category A will be required to obtain required vaccinations prior to commencing employment.  Salary packaging, available through Smartsalary is offered to enhance employee benefits.


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Selection Criteria MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

At least 4 years full time equivalent post graduate experience with previous experience in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine and Intensive Care required.

Demonstrated relevant clinical practice at a high standard, commensurate to experience.

Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment.

Recent completion of resuscitation training. Skills in arterial and central venous line placement, demonstrated by being accredited or having recently completed an ICU or HDU rotation. Primarily ED with a skill set to take on a senior role in the ICU or Medical Wards.

Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated understanding of the role of Clinical Governance within the Health System and provide an example of where you have seen it practiced.

Previous experience in training and supervising more junior doctors.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Clare Skinner
Contact Number 94779530
Contact Email clare.skinner@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 04/04/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view