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Job Listing Details
Reference Number 18441
Position Title Visiting Medical Officer - Urology
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Entity St Vincent's Health Network
Geographical Location Darlinghurst
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts - Visiting Medical Officer
Salary $0.00
Hours per Week 2/3 half sess per mt
Number of FTE 0.00
Purpose of Position

Position Title: Visiting Medical Officer – Urology

Employment Type: Period Contract to end of Quinquennium

Hours per week: 2-3 Half Sessions per month

Position Grade: Visiting Medical Officer (VMO)

Salary : VMO Sessional Contracts Determination

Enterprise Agreement: The  Public Hospitals (Visiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts) Determination

Department Name: Urology

Position Summary

The St Vincent’s Hospital Urology Department provides service for Urological disorders to the community. Urologists at St Vincent’s provide specialist expertise in the management of genito-urinary cases using state of the art laser, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques.

The successful applicant will provide three half day elective operating sessions per month primarily to public patients, noting that the number of allocated sessions available may vary over time depending upon resources available, strategic priorities and clinical demand. The successful applicant must work to ensure the numbers of elective waiting list patients do not exceed the National and State waiting time benchmarks or exceed the capacity of the contractually agreed theatre time availability to undertake the wait list cases, in accordance with NSW Health Policy.

Clinical duties include participation in the General Urology on-call roster and the provision of consultative and elective surgery services to patients who present and / or are admitted to/from the Emergency Department. The approximate rate for on-call is one in five.

Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching in Urology is expected.

The successful applicant will be involved in revamping all aspects of urological care in the Department. St Vincent’s has a consultant led hospital program including cadaveric and living related procedures and the successful applicant is expected to take part in this program.

The Urology Department is looking to revitalise outpatients services as well as streamline and improve operating efficiency. You will be expected to play a significant role in achieving this goal to enhance inpatient and outpatient care.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

Conditions of appointment are in accordance with the SVHA Group Model By-Laws and accompanying schedules and the Public Hospitals (Visiting Medical Officer Sessional Contracts) Determination 2014.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2011_005. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

Applications for this role must be made online by Date and Time via our eCredentialing System which is available at the following link: https://st-vincents-cgov-thcr4ka9.patientsafety.com/webframe/modules/mod_meldingen/FormController.php?form_id=31

All applicants are required to upload a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria and list at least three referees in their application. Please address your application to the Contact Person listed


Please note that this position will close on 21 November 2018 at 11.59pm despite an advertised closing date of 22 November 2018.

Selection Criteria Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia

Possess, or be eligible to possess, specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia and obtain a provider number from Medicare to practice

Possess Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) based on Specialist training in Urology, as provided for in the Health Insurance Act 1997.

Experience and expertise in clinical practice in Urology in a teaching hospital environment.

Completion of advanced training in minimally invasive surgery, preferably in a formal post- FRACS training position or similar.

Demonstrated leadership skills that support and foster innovation to create a learning culture, with proven ability to improve the quality of services and patient care outcomes.

Demonstrated ability to provide high quality compassionate medical care as evidenced by recent practice experience in working congenially and collaboratively as both a leader and member of a multidisciplinary team, and as a provider of services that engender high levels of patient satisfaction and experience

Demonstrated ongoing contribution to the development, dissemination, and translation of new knowledge and practices commensurate with work in an academic teaching hospital environment.
Contact Person Dr David Ende
Contact Number 8382 6976
Contact Email David.Ende@svha.org.au
Alternate Contact Person
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date 22/11/2018
Additional Information (URL) https://svha.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/SVHA_Sydney_Public/job/Darlinghurst-Sydney/Visiting-Medical-Officer---Urology_JR104115-1

Supporting Documents
Position Description 2018 - VMO - Urology - URO1- Job Description.docx
Application Guide