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Position Details
Reference Number 430221
Position Title Visiting Medical Officer - Vascular Surgeon
Employment Status Sessional
Entity Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Geographical Location Wagga Wagga
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Fee-For-Service Contracts - Senior Specialist - Surgeon
Visiting Medical Officers Fee-For-Service Contracts - Specialist - Surgeon
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

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


The Visiting Medical Officer will participate in the consultant on call roster, assist with the education role of the department, provide clinical care to patients, undertake the management of the nominated service and comply with child protection and domestic violence policies and attend mandatory training.


As a member of the senior medical team, the incumbent will participate in and lead appropriate clinical governance activities and service planning and development as required within the medical services unit and across the whole nominated service.


In accepting the position the incumbent will agree to support core NSW public sector values of cultural diversity, equity and ethical practice, and a healthy, safe and fair workplace.


Visiting Medical Officer Vascular Surgeon                      Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital


Supported by state-of-the-art technology, the brand new $280 million WWRRH is one of the busiest referral hospitals in NSW with 250 beds. To date more than $14 million of new medical equipment has been installed.

Our Department of Surgery currently has 16 surgeons and a Fellow, covering General, Vascular, Urology, ENT, and Paediatric Surgery. We service a catchment area of approximately 250,000 people and provide surgical services to a number of smaller sites including Young, Cootamundra, Temora, Tumut, Narrandera, Leeton, and Griffith. We also have two clinical schools – UNSW and Notre Dame.


We are inviting applications for a Visiting Medical Officer Vascular Surgeon.


We require our new Vascular Surgeon to be an experienced VMO with a passion for providing quality surgical services in a rural environment. 


The position will involve elective and emergency theatre lists, on-call work, and the clinical management of admitted and referred surgical patients. The VMO will also have responsibilities for training, supervision, and education of junior doctors.


There is also potential to work at the Calvary Riverina Private Hospital based in Wagga Wagga.  With 166 beds Calvary Riverina Hospital is one of regional NSW’s largest private hospitals. There are also two Day Procedure Centres – Riverina Day Surgery and Calvary Riverina Surgicentre.


Wagga Wagga was recently voted as the most family friendly city in Australia boasting healthy families, high income, excellent schooling, and safe communities. With a population of 63,500 Wagga is the largest inland city in NSW.  Only 1 hr by plane from Sydney and Melbourne and a two hour drive to Canberra. There are numerous private and public school options, Charles Sturt University, and a thriving business sector.


MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.


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Selection Criteria Evidence of a Medical qualification that is registrable with the: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds Specialist registration with AHPRA.

Evidence of a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a Vascular Surgeon and/or proof of recognition as a specialist by the Specialists Recognition Advisory Committee

Demonstrated commitment to continuing medical education relevant to area of practice and a willingness to commit to an equitable hospital on-call roster

Willingness to teach medical students and other staff of the hospital when reasonably requested with demonstrated understanding of and commitment to clinical quality improvement and peer review, equal employment opportunity and Occupational Health Safety and Rehabilitation.

Demonstrated significant experience relevant nominated specialty practice and evidence of competence in skills relevant to Australian rural hospital practice, including trauma and emergency scenarios

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 Local Health District to be of equivalent standing inclusive no less than three years in supervised specialist training and/or experience

Demonstrated commitment to behaviours which align to the NSW Health CORE values and MLHD Values, goals and strategies.
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 Michael Payne
Contact Number (02) 6921 7088
Contact Email drmichaelpayne@bigpond.com
Closing Date 11/05/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view