Position Details
Position Title Trainee
Position Number 19233
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 21/12/2018
Maximum length of training contract 31/01/2021
Local Health District Western NSW Local Health District
Facility Dubbo Hospital
Specialty Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sub Specialty None
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical Officer
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $127,539.00
Main Purpose of Position Clinical expertise combining medical expertise and effective communication.
Academic abilities comprising self-learning and research abilities, and the capacity to teach. Professional qualities encapsulating management responsibilities, practice review and development, team work, ethical attitudes and conduct, a commitment to what is best for the patient, and health advocacy.
Position Requirements Obstetric Responsibilities:-
The incumbent responsibilities in Obstetrics would be to take part in Antenatal clinics along with the junior trainees and staff specialists, to cover the labour ward on a 1:4 roster out of hours, to do outreach antenatal care in remote towns, take responsibility for Obstetric audits such as PPH and perineal trauma and organise and present at Morbidity & Mortality meetings, as well as arrange other educational meetings such as Journal Club. The Trainee will also be encouraged to attend conferences and workshops on high risk obstetrics, ultrasound and obstetric emergencies depending on their areas of interest.
Attending Operating lists and working towards being a primary operator, to assist consultants especially in difficult case and to supervise junior trainees in theatre. Attendance at both hospital clinics and the assessment of acute gynaecological conditions on call will be required. The Trainee will be responsible for surgical Audit and presentation of interesting cases at unit meetings.
There are two routine lists per week and contain a variety of surgical procedures including advanced laparoscopic surgery and pelvic floor surgery as well as complex intra-abdominal operations.
Outreach clinics may include visits to Walgett as well as Cobar & Bourke.
Local Background & Environment The Hospital is located 408 km northwest of Sydney (45 minutes by plane) in an attractive and progressive rural city (population 42,000). It is one of three major Health Service’s within the Western NSW Local Health District, and is the district’s major referral centre, serving approximately 160,000 people. It has some 17,985 admissions per year and provides specialist services in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, General Medicine, Cardiology, Renal Medicine, General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Dentistry, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Psychiatry.
Key Internal and External Relationships The position holder is required to communicate at a high level with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. The position holder needs to display sound communication skills to deal effectively with administrative, nursing, allied health and medical staff, as well as members of the public.
Supervision Arrangements Supervision is provided by the Consultant on call and the Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Challenges/Problem Solving Challenges include:
* matching training requirements with service provision, within the limitations of a busy public health service.
* maintaining a professional role and responsibility for a patient care, in close liaison with supervising medical staff.
* working collaboratively with other staff in a multi-disciplinary team.
* maximising the efficient utilisation of the physical resources of the Health Service.
* being flexible with the work required in a range of Health Services and locations.
* responsibility for supervision and teaching of other junior medical staff attached to the team.
Decision Making All patients managed within the hospitals of the health service are under the direct care of a specialist medical practitioner. All decisions regarding their care are to be clearly communicated with the specialist responsible for that care.
Communication The doctor is a key person who works closely with all members of staff and must • Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team. • Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature. • Must have the ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity and maintain confidentiality. • Works co-operatively within a team environment and actively contributes to team activities including pro-actively participates in team meetings and decision making processes.
Performance Monitoring Participate in maintenance of professional standards programme run by the appropriate body. Maintain full registration and comply with NSW Medical Board Registration. Participate in clinical audit of care, including morbidity and mortality reporting.
Additional Information
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College Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Organisation Chart O&G Organisational-Chart 2016.doc
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Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia

2: Minimum four years Post Graduate experience with recent exposure to Obstetrics and Gynaecology

3: Demonstrated ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills (at the required level of competency) and judgment and expertise.

4: A professional attitude and flexibility in work role with a preparedness and ability to participate in after-hours overtime and on-call rosters and the required rotations both between services and geographical location to deliver patient care.

5: Ability to recognise own clinical limitations and consult as required
Contact Details Judy Keller