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Position Details
Reference Number 430997
Position Title VMO General Surgeon Colorectal
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Hunter New England Local Health District
Geographical Location New Lambton
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts - Senior Specialist - Surgeon
Hours per Week 16
Number of FTE 0.40
Purpose of Position
  1. To provide subspecialty Colorectal surgical services to patients of HNELHD
  2. To provide elective an non-elective general surgical care to patients of JHH and BDH
  3. To provide supervision, training and teaching to JMOs, RMOs, surgical trainees,Fellows and medical students of the University of Newcastle.

4.    Positive contribution to the development of clinical service in General surgery for the Greater Newcastle Sector.

5.    Positive contribution to development of the Surgical and Trauma Services for John Hunter Hospital, and Greater Newcastle Sector, with an emphasis on safety, innovation, teamwork and the development of common evidence-based clinical protocols and guidelines

6.    Participation in continuing surgical education and/or teaching programs with respsect to General Surgery and trauma care.

7.    Active participation in clinical audit.

8.    Commitment to development of training positions in General Surgery. 


430997 Visiting Medical Officer Colorectal General Surgeon
John Hunter Hospital - Newcastle, NSW

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and committed Colorectal General Surgeon to join the team at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, NSW. The person we are looking for will provide state of the art management of lower gastrointestinal tract surgical conditions and help to increase the national profile of our Colorectal Unit through surgical excellence and innovation, research and advanced training.

You will be an advocate for patient safety and public health, particularly in the areas of colorectal cancer and colorectal diseases and provide consultations on the wards, in critical care areas and outpatient clinics.

You will have vision and an optimistic, upbeat personality which inspires positive change in others. You will be energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about what you do. You will lead by example and be able to gain the buy in of medical staff by being inclusive and valuing the contribution of each and every member of the team.

John Hunter is a level 6 teaching hospital and the district’s flagship hospital. We are the region's major tertiary referral centre for adult and paediatric care. JHH runs a primary aeromedical retrieval service and has the busiest emergency department in the state.

Hunter New England Health is a leader and innovator in healthcare. We recognise that working together, focusing on "excellence - every patient, every time" supports us in achieving improved outcomes for our patients.

Newcastle is a great place to live and work. As a centre for manufacturing, retail, health, tourism education and finance, we offer real employment choices for your partner and excellent schooling options for your children.

Applicants must have a primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Enquiries: Dr Jon Gani - Medical Director, Surgical Services, John Hunter Hospital ph: 0409 312 284 e:

Applications and Information: Ms Jessica Glover – Senior Medical Recruitment Consultant ph: (02) 6767 7063 e:

Applications Close: 7 October 2018

Selection Criteria Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and/or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Salaried Senior Medical Practitioners Award or VMO Award.

FRACS in general surgery. Eligibility to register as a specialist with the New South Wales Medical Board with evidence of medical indemnity.

Successful completion of CSSANZ post-fellowship training program or equivalent.

Accreditation by Conjoint Committee for Endoscopy
• Gastroscopy
• Colonoscopy

Demonstrated commitment to and track record in clinical research, quality control, and education and training for undergraduates, JMOs, RMOs, and surgical trainees.

Proven clinical competence in surgical practice in General Surgery. Ability to participate in general surgical and trauma surgery on call roster at tertiary level hospital as well as subspecialty colorectal expertise. Experience in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques in colorectal surgery.

High level written and oral communication skills to deliver high quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Evidence of the possession of interpersonal skills that enable flexible roles within multidisciplinary teams.
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 Jon Gani
Contact Number 0409312284
Contact Email
Closing Date 07/10/2018
Supporting Documents
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