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Position Details
Reference Number 430630
Position Title VMO in Urology (12 Month Appointment)
Employment Status Sessional
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Randwick
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts - Visiting Medical Officer
Number of FTE 0.00
Purpose of Position

The Urologist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the Murnaghan Urological Centre.


The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional people, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

Our staff strive to provide excellence in healthcare and uphold a high standard of care for all patients, families, carers and visitors to our facilities.

At the core of our organisation is a set of values - Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

SESLHD covers nine Local Government Areas from Sydney's Central Business District to the Royal National Park and has a culturally and linguistically diverse population of over 930,000 people, which includes highly urbanised areas of eastern Sydney, southern Sydney and industrialised areas around Port Botany.

SESLHD covers urban and suburban communities and manages  eight public hospitals and one public nursing home:

  • Calvary Healthcare Sydney (third schedule with Little Company of Mary Health Care)
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • St George Hospital
  • Sutherland Hospital
  • Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital
  • War Memorial Hospital (third schedule with Uniting Care)
  • Gower Wilson Memorial
  • Garrawarra Centre

SESLHD also operates 28 Child and Family Health Centres, 12 Community Health Centres and nine Oral Health Clinics; providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services.

Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Breast screening, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Women's Health, Youth Health, Sexual Health, Imaging and Pathology services are provided at a number of facilities across SESLHD.


The position will be primarily located at Prince of Wales Hospital but may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MDAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.


The Department of Urology at Prince of Wales Hospital seeks an appropriately trained VMO locum Urologist to assist in the management of urological services at the Prince of Wales Hospital campus. The candidate would be responsible for care of urological inpatients and outpatients and provision of acute services and on call duties as designated by the department. The person would be responsible for supervision and training of accredited advanced urological trainees, junior medical staff and medical students where appropriate. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. General urological endoscopic and open urological surgical skills are mandatory and the candidate should have post fellowship training in robotic assisted surgery and laparoscopic skills to enable participation in the departments renal transplant donor surgery programme.


The Murnaghan Urology service is part of the Prince of Wales Hospital campus. The hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of NSW. The unit is presently staffed by 4 VMOs and is an accredited advanced urological training post to 2 trainees on a rotational basis. The department provides full urological services including general urology, voiding disorders, uro-oncology, stone disease and urological reconstructive surgery


The position will be primarily located at Prince of Wales Hospital but may be varied as agreed.


The successful candidate may be eligible for a conjoint appointment to the Prince of Wales Clinical School with the UNSW Faculty of Medicine.  The level of the appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience. 


The application must be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to demonstrate their ability to work as a team member within the facility.


Salary and conditions are in accordance with Public Hospitals Visiting Medical Officer Sessional contract.


South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce.  As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.



This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009. Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence. 

Please complete your application via eRecruit together with a completed Medical Practice History Declaration available at the following link http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Employment/docs/MedicalPracticeHistory.doc and email your applications to Anna.Rowston@health.nsw.gov.au


Selection Criteria 1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973 and demonstrated subspecialty training in Urology

2. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position

3. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality Urology services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty

4. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital

5. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriates as a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical and dental staff

6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites

7. Demonstrated commitment to provision of a high standard of clinical care in the public sector setting

8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.
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 Stuart Ehsman
Contact Number 0296504975
Closing Date 24/07/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view