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Position Details
Reference Number 400389
Position Title Chief Resident Medical Officer
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 03/02/2019)
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location Randwick, Westmead
Advertised Award/Classification Public Hospital (Medical officers) Award / Registrar
Salary
Number of FTE 2.00
Purpose of Position

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Chief Resident Medical Officer (CRMO) is a key advocate for the JMOs within the SCHN Paediatric Network. The CRMO provides organisational support in all matters relating to Junior Medical Staff including representation, education, OH&S, recruitment, term allocations, rosters, working conditions, provision of junior medical staff to secondment hospital network and the general well-being of staff.

 

To provide leadership, advice and direction on patient flow matters within the hospital.

 

To enhance his/her clinical skills by participating in clinical duties. Clinical attachment will be discussed with successful applicant prior to appointment.

 

There are up to two positions across SCHN, located on each campus (Randwick and Westmead). The roles work collaboratively in many areas of JMO management. The positions are available for 1-2 years depending on the applicant’s preference. Appointments are for the 2018 clinical year in the first instance.

 

The position of CRMO is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for core and non-core training. Core components of training are dependent on the clinical component undertaken. Accreditation for the clinical work performed during the year will depend on successful submission to the respective Specialist Advisory Committee of the RACP.

 

The CRMO is able to apply for University conjoint appointment with the expectation of undertaking medical student teaching and examinations.

 

There is opportunity for the CRMO to be paid as a senior registrar for a trainee holding higher medical qualification.

 

LOCAL BACKGROUND AND ENVIRONMENT

 

Established in 2010, The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network brings together The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick - the two tertiary and quaternary children’s hospitals in metropolitan Sydney. Bear Cottage, the children’s hospice at Manly, Newborn and Paediatric Transport Service (NETS) and NSW Pregnancy and Newborn Services Network (PSN) are part of the Network’s remit. 

 

The formation of the Network creates an entity with formidable research and education expertise in child health. It attracts millions of dollars in competitive research funding each year and works collaboratively nationally and internationally to improve paediatric care worldwide.  

 

SCHN is the largest paediatric healthcare entity in Australia, with 44,000 inpatient admissions, 86,000 Emergency Department presentations and almost one million outpatient occasions of service each year. SCHN provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and outreach services which cover a comprehensive range of services for children and young adults. The services include highly specialised quaternary, tertiary services, primary care and population health programs which operate at local, state-wide or national levels.

 

The Chief Resident Medical Officer (CRMO) is a key advocate for the JMOs within the SCHN Paediatric Network. The CRMO provides organisational support in all matters relating to Junior Medical Staff including representation, education, OH&S, recruitment, term allocations, rosters, working conditions, provision of junior medical staff to secondment hospital network and the general well-being of staff. The CRMO provides leadership, advice and direction on patient flow matters within the hospital and will enhance his/her clinical skills by participating in clinical duties. Clinical attachment will be discussed with the successful applicant prior to appointment.

 

There are up to two positions across SCHN, located on each campus (Randwick and Westmead). The roles work collaboratively in many areas of JMO management. The positions are available for 1-2 years depending on the applicant’s preference. Appointments are for the 2018 clinical year in the first instance.

 

The position of CRMO is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for core and non-core training. Core components of training are dependent on the clinical component undertaken. Accreditation for the clinical work performed during the year will depend on successful submission to the respective Specialist Advisory Committee of the RACP. The CRMO is able to apply for University conjoint appointment with the expectation of undertaking medical student teaching and examinations.

 

There is opportunity for the CRMO to be paid as a senior registrar for a trainee holding higher medical qualification. This position is Temporary Full Time from 05/02/2018 up to 03/02/2019 and is classified as a JMO Advanced Trainee.

 

**Interviews for this position will take place on Thursday 29th June**

 

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

 

**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**

 

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

 

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website https://check.kids.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria 1. MBBS or equivalent; registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Registered with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a Surgical or other College as an advanced Trainee or equivalent, or recent completion of advanced training.

3. Demonstrated leadership and organisational skills.

4. Demonstrated success in building effective relationships with medical and non-medical staff. Effective communication, negotiation and pastoral skills.

5. Demonstrated enthusiasm and ability in teaching with a demonstrated commitment to further education and professional development.

6. Demonstrated high standard of patient care

7. Awareness of and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunities principles, with knowledge of NSW Public Hospitals (Medical Officers) Award.

8. Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in healthcare and an understanding of clinical governance.
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 Dr Hala Katf / Dr Rebecca Nogajski Deputy Director of Medical Administration SCH /CHW
Contact Number 93820211
Closing Date 25/06/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view