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Position Details
Reference Number 431368
Position Title VMO General Practitioner Proceduralist - Tumut
Employment Status Sessional
Entity Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Geographical Location Tumut
Award Classification Visiting Medical Officer RDA - Visiting Medical Officer
Number of FTE 0.00
Purpose of Position

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


A Visiting Medical Officer is required to provide GP Procedural services at Tumut Health Service.

The VMO will provide a high level of clinical care to patients and participate in the on call roster. Ideally you will possess Joint Consultative Committee qualifications in Anaesthetics (JCCA).

Murrumbidgee LHD also encourages applicants with Obstetrics (JCCO - DRANZCOG advanced or equivalent), Surgery and Emergency Medicine. 


 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.Tumut Health Service provides emergency, medical, surgical, and maternity services. Of the 34 beds, four are day surgery and four are bassinets. A full range of community health services are available including community nursing, allied health and mental health services.


Murrumbidgee Local Health District requires Visiting Medical Officers to participate in service and policy development as well as an involvement with education, training and quality projects activities. 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.


Tumut sits on the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is referred to as the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Tumut is approximately 410 kms from south-west of Sydney and 525 kms north-east of Melbourne. With a population of just over 6,000 residents Tumut has lots of exciting spots to explore including a range of tracks and trails, rivers and waterways, Mount Kosciusko and goldfields. There are a range of education and child care options including a primary school, high school, special school and catholic school up to Year 10. Qantaslink and Regional Express operate direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne from Wagga Wagga Airport on a daily basis, which is 110kms from Tumut. Did you know? Prior to European settlement, Tumut and surrounding areas were part of the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri, Ngarigo and Ngunnawal Aboriginal peoples (Wikipedia)


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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 Unconditional General and/or specialist Medical Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and/or Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and/or Vocational Recognition as a General Practitioner

Minimum three (3) years post graduate clinical experience. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Adult Internal Medicine, Paediatrics or Rural Medicine an advantage. There should be no more than an two (2) year break between clinical appointments

Significant experience and/or formal recognition as a Procedural General Practitioner with advanced skills and Joint Concultative Committee qualifications in Anaesthetics (JCCA), and/or Obstetrics (JCCO - DRANZCOG advanced or equivalent) and/or Surgery and/or Emergency Medicine

Knowledge of contemporary clinical management and modern approaches in assessment and management of the broad range of actue and chronic medical conditions. Competence in performing the range of minor urgent procedures commonloy undertaken in a rural emergency department including Advanced Life Support and Trauma management

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.

Ability to participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team with excellent communication and participation in an on-call roster

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
Contact Person Maria Roche
Contact Number 0477379841
Contact Email
Closing Date 12/10/2018
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view