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Position Details
Reference Number 431680
Position Title Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer in Emergency Medicine
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Entity Hunter New England Local Health District
Geographical Location Taree
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Hours per Week
Number of FTE 1.25
Purpose of Position

The Staff Specialist/Visiting Medical Officer will be responsible for the provision of direct patient care and daily clinical supervision and management of Emergency Department (ED) Services.


Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer in Emergency Medicine

Permanent Full or Part Time


Manning Rural Referral Hospital (MRRH)

Taree, New South Wales


We are seeking fully qualified Emergency Physicians to join our team. The department is led by a group of committed FACEMS (4.5FTE) including a full time Clinical Director.


  • New state of the art Emergency Department (ED) that provides direct patient care, clinical supervision of Junior Medical Officers and assistance with the management of ED services
  • Manning Hospital has a busy ED seeing in excess of 33,000 presentations p.a., 30-35% admission rate and 20% Paediatric case load. The ED has 2 resus bays, 14 acute beds (2 paediatric), 5 consult rooms, 1 mental health room and 1 isolation room. There are also plans to establish an ED short stay unit
  • Manning Hospital serves the local communities of Taree, Forster, Tuncurry and surrounding districts
  • The ED is currently unaccredited for Emergency Medicine training but efforts are in place to ensure this in the years to come
  • Manning Hospital has 160 beds including 20 mental health  beds and provides a good range of specialist services including Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Intensive Care Medicine, Anaesthesia, General Surgery, Urology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Renal and Oncology Services


Taree is located on the Lower Mid North Coast of NSW, just 3 hours north of Sydney, 2 hours north of Newcastle and 1 hour south of Port Macquarie. The hospital serves a population of around 100,000 people and encompassing an area of 3,732 km2. The Manning Valley is home to some of the best beaches in Australia. The area is surrounded by magnificent national parks .Click here for more information on Taree and what the region has to offer.



Interested? Please contact:

Dr Mustafa Omar, Clinical Director of Emergency Department

Ph: (02) 65929111


Or Jessica Glover, Senior Medical Recruitment Consultant

Ph: (02) 6767 7063

E: Jessica.Glover@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Selection Criteria Medical degree registrable in NSW and Fellowship of the ACEM or equivalent specialist qualification in Emergency Medicine or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award or Health Insurance Act (1973).

Demonstrated performance in the provision of Emergency Medicine Services.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work well as a team member.

Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and post graduate education.

Demonstrated commitment to a patient focused service, including commitment to safely fulfil the goals of the organisation, including the NEAT.

Commitment to working within a multidisciplinary team.

Experience working in a department with significant paediatric activity.

Computer literacy.
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 Mustafa Omar
Contact Number 0265929111
Closing Date 24/01/2019
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view