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Position Details
Reference Number 429912
Position Title VMO - Ophthalmology
Employment Status Sessional
Entity Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Geographical Location Deniliquin, Griffith
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Fee-For-Service Contracts - Visiting Medical Officer
Number of FTE 0.00
Purpose of Position

The Visiting Medical Officer will provide clinical management and treatment for patients in a Murrumbidgee facility under their care. This care will be provided within the scope of practice granted by the LHD Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee.


At Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) we provide a range of public health services to the Riverina and Murray regions of New South Wales; across a geographic area of approximately 125,631 square kilometres.  With around 241,000 residents living within our District, we employ approximately 4,000 staff who work within our 31 hospitals and community facilities. 


Murrumbidgee LHD are seeking applications for the position of Visiting Medical Officer Ophthalmologist for the provision of Ophthalmology services at Deniliquin & Griffith Base Hospitals. We require our new Ophthalmologist to be an experienced VMO with a passion for providing quality services in a rural environment.


About Deniliquin District Hospital

Deniliquin District Hospital provides emergency, medical, surgical, and obstetric services.  Of the 45 beds, nine are day surgery, two obstetrics and two bassinets.  Deniliquin hospital is a hub site for surrounding smaller communities and provides a range of community, allied health and mental health/ drug and alcohol outreach services.


About Griffith Base Hospital

Griffith Base Hospital is a 117 bed C1 peer grouped  hospital providing a range of acute specialist services (both resident & visiting) including emergency medicine, general medicine,  surgery, paediatric medicine, oncology, obstetrics, intensive care, respiratory medicine, renal dialysis and rheumatology.  Each year there are approximately 19,500 emergency presentations, 2,500 operations and 540 births.


About Deniliquin 

The picturesque town of Deniliquin is situated in country NSW on a tributary of the Murray River, 285kms north of Melbourne and 750 km south-west of Sydney. With a population of just under 8,000 residents, Deniliquin is at the centre of Riverina sheep-station country and on the fringe of one of the world's largest red gum forests. A network of forest trails offers a variety of bushwalking, camping, biking and birdwatching adventures.


Deniliquin is well serviced by the education sector with 3 public primary schools, 1 catholic primary school, 1 public high school and 1 independent K-10 school.  There is also Riverina Institute of TAFE for further education options. Deniliquin offers a range of sporting opportunities including AFL, rugby union, cricket, netball, golf and tennis.


The median house price in Deniliquin is approximately $230,000, giving you more disposable income to spend on things you enjoy!

To learn more about life in Deniliquin please visit http://www.deniliquin.nsw.gov.au/


About Griffith

With a population of approximately 26,000, Griffith comprises a rich blend of cultures and traditions.  Today more than 70 nationalities add to the cultural tapestry of the region; boasting some of the best produce in Australia.  With many wonderful food and wine offerings, Griffith has grown into a bustling and cosmopolitan culinary centre. Some of the Griffith’s interesting places to visit and explore include Cocoparra National Park, Scenic Hill, Altina Wildlife Park, Banna Avenue and City Park.


Griffith is centrally located 450km north of Melbourne, 570km south west of Sydney and 350km west of Canberra.  Griffith Bus lines operates buses within Griffith and surrounding towns and villages and has daily bus services to the major metropolitan areas. Griffith Airport operates daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne with the Griffith railway station serviced by a weekly NSW TrainLink Xplorer service from Sydney.

To learn more about life in Griffith please visit: http://www.visitgriffith.com.au

Selection Criteria Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists or other recognition in Ophthalmology as provided for under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Sound clinical knowledge and operating experience in Ophthalmology demonstrated through successful clinical practice and evidence of competence in skills relevant to Australian rural hospital practice, including trauma and emergency scenarios.

Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to clinical quality improvement and peer review, patient safety and risk management equal employment opportunity and Occupational Health Safety and Rehabilitation.

Evidence, after full registration, of no less than five years in the practice of medicine in New South Wales Health System or in any other institution deemed by the LHD to be of equivalent standing inclusive of no less than three years in a supervised specialist training and/or experience

Evidence of a Medical qualification that is registerable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
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 Rosemary Garthwaite
Contact Number 0260337555
Contact Email Rosemary.Garthwaite@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 11/05/2018
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view