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Position Details
Reference Number 79821
Position Title Visiting Medical Officer Ophthalmologist
Employment Status Casual
Entity Central Coast Local Health District
Geographical Location Gosford, Wyong
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Fee-For-Service Contracts - Specialist - Surgeon
Visiting Medical Officers Fee-For-Service Contracts - Senior Specialist - Surgeon
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

This role is to provide firstly a clinical management and consultation service to patients with conditions applicable to the sub-specialty of Ophthalmology and if required by the applicable VMO Contract to provide clinical management of Ophthalmology patients, participate in an appropriate on-call roster or rosters for Central Coast Local Health District, secondly to provide education, supervision and support to junior medical staff, and thirdly to engage in ongoing quality assurance activities as directed by the Director of Medical Services. 


Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners eligible for registration in New South Wales for the above position within the Department of Ophthalmology Gosford and Wyong Hospitals, Central Coast Local Health District.  

Applicants should be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and / or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Visiting Medical Officer Determination. Applicants expecting to be awarded their Fellowship within 6 months may be considered.  If successful, the applicant will not be subsequently eligible to commence their appointment until after the relevant qualifications and requirements are formally completed.

Central Coast is comprised of the twin areas of Gosford and Wyong, positioned between Sydney and Newcastle, which are collectively expected to grow from the current approximate 300,000 to 450,000 population before 2030. The Local Health District has strong connections with both Royal North Shore Hospital and the University of Newcastle. 

Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Visiting Medical Officer Determination. 

For enquiries about the position please contact Dr Philip Hayes phone (02) 4320 3747 or email jldarcy@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au 

Applications are to be submitted electronically.  Also a completed Senior Medical Practitioner application package must be completed and all relevant documentation attached as described in the Package. To obtain the Package go to the website by cutting and pasting the following link into your web browser http://www.nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au/employment/medical.html. Please also email Janelle Darcy jldarcy@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au) to confirm you have completed appropriate documentation, which must be sent to Janelle Darcy, Senior Medical Workforce Coordinator, Medical Administration, Gosford Hospital, PO Box 361, Gosford NSW 2250 at the time of application.

The Health Service is committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity. Successful applicants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct. Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicants. Employment is subject to having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases. Salary Packaging is available to enhance benefits.

Selection Criteria Medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in Australia

Recognised specialist qualifications, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and / or other specialist recognition

Appropriate experience to practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner in Ophthalmology

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstrated ability to lead and work within a multidisciplinary team environment

Demonstrated commitment to teaching and research as relevant to the position

Demonstrated interest in quality improvement methodologies
Contact Person Philip Hayes
Contact Number 43203747
Contact Email jldarcy@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 01/08/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view