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Position Details
Reference Number 429223
Position Title VMO–Gastroenterology/Endoscopy/ERCP
Employment Status Sessional
Entity Northern NSW Local Health District
Geographical Location Murwillumbah, Tweed
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Fee-For-Service Contracts - Visiting Medical Officer
Number of FTE 0.00
Purpose of Position

To provide and support the development of Gastroenterology/Endoscopy/ERCP services to patients of The Tweed Byron Health Service Group in support of the Clinical Services Plan for the Clinical Network. 


To support and facilitate a culture of learning and best practice consistent with the teaching role of The Tweed Hospital.


Visiting Medical Officer - Gastroenterologist

The Tweed, Murwillumbah & Byron Hospitals

Northern NSW Local Health District



Escape the commotion of city-life and experience a true sea change to the beautiful northern rivers and beaches.  We invite you to come and be a part of our community.  The Tweed Coast is renowned for its natural beauty.  From the bush to the beach there is plenty to do – swimming, surfing, diving, golf, restaurants, cafes, bush walks, sporting clubs and activities for the kids, great shopping – all in a friendly and relaxed environment. 


Our location has the best of both worlds as we are just over the border from the exciting Gold Coast.  With access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for business, investment, study, sport, events, tourism and lifestyle.  The Gold Coast is full of attractions and things to do. As Australia’s premier tourist destination, the city offers a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and events along with an abundance of natural attractions.


Northern NSW LHD seeks an experienced Specialist Gastroenterologist to work within its multi-disciplinary team of staff, providing expert medical assessment and management of patients.  The position will require the successful applicant to be based mainly at The Tweed Hospital but may be varied as service demands and as agreed with the Director of Medical Services to provide support for other facilities in the N NSW LHD.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners eligible for registration in NSW for the above position.  Applicants should have Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and/or other specialist recognition as provided for in the NSW Staff Specialist (State Award). 


VMO’s enjoy generous remuneration along with Professional Support Expense allowance once employment period and other criteria are met.


With a rapidly growing population needing a comprehensive range of services, we are excited about the recent announcement of $534 Million awarded to develop a greenfield hospital in the Tweed region. This is currently in planning stage.   At the same time, The Tweed Hospital is being upgraded with additional inpatient beds and additional operating theatres. Clinicians are actively engaged in development of models of care, workforce planning and building design to ensure the new hospital is person centred enabling contemporary health care delivery.   

We encourage you to come and be a part of this exciting period of development and change, amongst a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills and compassionate in caring for our community.


For enquiries about the position please contact: Dr Nilesh Parmar, Deputy Director of Medical Services 07 5506 7620 or


Only applicants who have provided written responses demonstrating ability to meet the selection criteria will be considered.


Applicants must provide evidence of a NSW Working with Children Check.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance please visit

Provision of documented evidence of protection against specified infectious diseases is required.  Verification of qualifications will be undertaken



For more information about the NNSW LHD go to


Northern NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see

Selection Criteria • Medical Practitioner eligible for specialist medical registration in Australia (AHPRA) holding FRACP or other relevant specialist qualification as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award.

• Recognised training and recent demonstrated experience in Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, and ERCP (including certification or equivalent)

• Willingness to participate in the shared on call Gastroenterology roster

• Evidence of commitment to teaching and continuing professional development

• Demonstrated ability to participate, work & communicate effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

• Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality health services, quality improvement, and continuity of care to the local community

• Computer Skills - able to utilize computer skills to comply with requirements in relation to Electronic Medical records, Discharge Summaries and other electronic files as required
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
Contact Person Dr Nilesh Parmar
Contact Number 0755067620
Closing Date 11/07/2018
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view