Job Listing Details
Reference Number 16255
Position Title Visiting Medical Officer in General Surgery
Employment Status Sessional
Entity Central Coast Local Health District
Geographical Location Gosford, Wyong, Woy Woy, Long Jetty
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Fee-For-Service Contracts - Specialist - SurgeonVisiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts - Specialist - Surgeon
Salary $208.20 - $223.40
Number of FTE 0.00
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 General Surgery and participate in an appropriate on-call roster 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 both at the Departmental and District Level and additionally as directed by the Executive Director of Medical Services and the  Executive Director of Clinical Governance.


This position is primarily located at Wyong Hospital. Clinicians are reminded that all clinicians are employed on an area basis and variation in service may occur subject to process articulated within the Public Hospitals (Visiting Medical Officers' Sessional AND Fee-For-Service Contracts) Determination 2014.


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


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.


Subspecialty expertise in colorectal surgery is essential.


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 Kelvin Kwok, Head of Department of General Surgery, phone (02) 4320 3747 or email


To formally apply for this position you must apply via eCredential ONLY. To apply please click this link and follow the Registration/Login process, Create/Update your Clinician Profile and complete the Application and Selection Criteria questions. If you experience difficulties applying please contact Senior Medical Workforce Unit on 4320 3009.


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.


Applications will not be accepted via agencies.

Selection Criteria • Medical Practitioner registered or able to be registered in Australia, inclusive of an unrestricted or 19AB exempted provider number.

• Recognised specialist qualifications, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and / or other equivalent specialist recognition.

• Appropriate experience to practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner in General Surgery.

• Post-Fellowship sub-specialist training and experience in Colorectal Surgery. Post-graduate degree in Colorectal Surgery is essential.

• Ability to work constructively and effectively in a Multidisciplinary team environment, demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

• Demonstrated willingness and ability to lead and supervise medical and surgical trainees, residents and medical students. Previous experience in teaching the management of the deteriorating patient would be advantageous.

• Demonstrated interest and experience in quality improvement methodologies and surgical research.

• Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align to the NSW Health CORE values and CCLHD Values and Behaviours charter.
Contact Person Dr Kelvin Kwok
Contact Number 4320 3747
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Closing Date 03/07/2017
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