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Career Medical Officer - Emergency Department - BlacktownMt Druitt Hospital
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (until 31/01/2021)
Position Classification: Career Medical Officer Grade 1
Remuneration: $127,539.00 - $154,093.00 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ190403
Applications Close: Thursday 29th October 2020
Western Sydney Local Health District
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About Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals
Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) comprises two networked campus at Blacktown and Mount Druitt in Western Sydney. Currently hosting over 500 beds and 85,000 patients presenting to the Emergency Departments each year, the Hospital provides a complex range of healthcare in one of the fastest growing geographic populations in NSW. The completed second stage of the Expansion Project includes expanded capacity for emergency, intensive care, theatres and women’s & children’s health. These state-of-the-art facilities together with the transition to a major teaching hospital, will transition BMDH into one of the largest and digitally enabled public hospital in NSW, and one of the nation’s leading health facilities.
The Blacktown campus provides a 24-hour emergency service, intensive and high dependency care, specialist adult acute medical and surgical services, a comprehensive cancer centre, obstetrics and newborn care and mental health services. Ambulatory care services include satellite renal dialysis, chemotherapy, primary care and community health, drug and alcohol and dental clinic services. The Mount Druitt campus provides a 24-hour emergency service, paediatric medicine, an elective surgical centre of excellence, rehabilitation medicine and palliative care. Ambulatory care services include oral health and an older adult non-acute mental health service.
BMDH is accredited for training for most specialties and is networked with Westmead Hospital for Surgical Skills Training, Basic Physician Training, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Radiology, Anaesthetics and Mental Health. Highly competitive rotations have also been established for Critical Care, General Registration (for International Medical Graduates), and vocational General Practice. BMDH is a major teaching hospital for the Western Sydney University School of Medicine. This partnership provides opportunities to join a thriving teaching community as well as access to an active, clinical research network and a multitude of research opportunities.
We are committed to enriching our workplace culture to deliver high quality, safe and reliable health care, and support every individual in our organisation in our pursuit of world class health care for our patients and their families and carers. We recognise a successful training program balances broad clinical experience with high impact education, personal and professional development and personal health and wellbeing. The BMDH Black Label Program has been established for Doctors in Training as a suite of resources and series of opportunities available to trainees to help launch careers and look after trainee work/life balance and wellbeing. This includes career mapping, protected teaching time, clinical and research skills development, mentorship and coaching, flexible working arrangements, and a variety of collegial opportunities.
What you'll be doing
Ensure optimal clinical care of patients presenting to the Emergency Department. This includes both adult and paediatric patients.
The Career Medical Officer is expected to supervise and educate junior medical staff and students, and to participate in ongoing professional development and system improvement activities.
This position may be offered for a two year fixed term period. At the conclusion of the two year fixed term, a permanent appointment may be offered conditional upon completion of Emergency Medicine Diploma, obtaining a satisfactory performance review, funding and service needs.
Selection Criteria to be Addressed:MBBS or equivalent, current general registration with the Medical Board of AustraliaCompleted at least 4 years of postgraduate experience, with at least 12 months experience in an Australian public hospital Emergency Department (not as an observer).Demonstrated capacity for responsible independent clinical workDemonstrated ability to provide safe effective patient care, with clinical skill competencies including advanced life support with ability to perform ALS procedures (including endotracheal intubation and insertion of central lines, arterial lines and intercostal catheters).Demonstrated proficiency in interpreting patient history, physical examination, pathology, ECG and radiological investigations to diagnose simple and complex Emergency Medicine presentationsDemonstrated ability to supervise junior medical staff and willingness to participate in the education of junior medical officers and studentsDemonstrated commitment to continued professional development, quality improvement, patient safety and risk management. Completion of ALS training is required and must be completed within 3 months of commencing appointment.Ability and willingness to work at the facilities within the Network to deliver patient care and preparedness and ability to participate in a 24 hour shift work roster Need more information? 1) Click here for the Position Description 2) Find out more about applying for this position For role related queries or questions contact Reza Ali via email: Reza.Ali@health.nsw.gov.au href="https://external.publish.viostream.com/videodownload?v=bgrkko7nfg6a7k"
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