Position Details
Position Title Resident Medical Officer
Position Number 21190
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 22/08/2019
Maximum length of training contract 31/01/2021
Local Health District Sydney Local Health District
Facility Concord Hospital
Specialty General
Sub Specialty None
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical Officer
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $110,406.00
Current Rotations/Networks (which may change from time to time) Network 3 includes Concord, Canterbury and Broken Hill Base Hospitals.
Main Purpose of Position The position to commence from August 2019 either to end of 2019 medical year or 2020 medical year with specific terms to be filled in general rotations, therefore, not all rotations are available for offer.

LHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”. This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.
The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These
CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.
For more information please go to:
http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/pd/2012/PD2012_018.html
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Position Requirements Position holders will be required to participate in the after hours roster, and undertake a nights relief term as part of their rotation. There are 3 remaining terms of 10 or 11 weeks duration. The successful applicant must assume he/she will be seconded to Canterbury or Broken Hill Hospital, which provides excellent training in general medicine as well as good preparation for physician training.
Local Background & Environment Concord hospital maintains strong links to the veteran community.

Concord Repatriation General Hospital is a principal referral facility and a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney. We offer a comprehensive range of specialty and sub-specialty services, many recognised nationally and internationally as centres of excellence. Major services provided include colorectal and laparoscopic surgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics and rehabilitation medicine, bone and joint services, cancer services, haematology, respiratory medicine and sleep studies, molecular biology and genetics, and those provided through the internationally acknowledged Statewide Burns Service, in which Concord plays a major part.
Key Internal and External Relationships • Day-to-day assessment and management of patients and communication with them and their families
• Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the management of complex medical conditions in both in- and out-patient settings
• Co-ordination of investigations in management of complex illness
• Liaison with other medical disciplines whose patients require immune-mediated therapies
• Co-ordination of referrals and consultations across medical and surgical disciplines
• Arranging discharge and liaising with local medical officers and other community based care modalities.
Supervision Arrangements The RMO also has personal responsibility for:
1) Participation in postgraduate education, attending specific training programmes within their department, hospital or area.
2) Education of other staff as required, including medical students and more junior medical staff.
It is expected that all professional staff would respond to unusual and emergency situations by performing any duties that are in the interest of the patient.
Challenges/Problem Solving The RMO is expected to:

1.Attend all ward rounds.
2.Follow up patient investigations.
3.Ensure the discharge summaries, medication charts and fluid orders are completed and documented accurately.
4.Assess patients if their condition deteriorates and/or the caring nurse is concerned.
5.Attend outpatients and assist at operations where required.
6. Supervise junior medical staff.
7. Communicate effectively with senior medical staff, other members of team providing care to the patient (including nursing staffs, allied health and administrative members), patients and their families as well as liaising with the General Practitioner.
8. Participate in the medical emergency team roster.
Decision Making The RMO provides patients with routine and emergency after hours care in roster with colleagues. However, in general, the JMO should not provide routine management after hours to patients not in their care during normal working hours.
The RMO may accompany a patient to a place of treatment or diagnosis within the campus if the patient is too ill to be left in the care of a member of nursing or other staff. A stable patient should not need a medical escort.
Escort duties outside the campus need to be specifically designated by the hospital/employing authority. Adequate arrangements for cover at base should be in place. In general, RMOs, unless they have received appropriate training, should not carry out inter hospital transfers.
Communication The doctor is a key person who works closely with all members of staff and must:
1) Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team.
2) Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature.
3) Must have the ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity and maintain confidentiality.
4) 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 RMOs will undergo performance assessment on a term by term basis in conjunction with their Head of Department according to hospital requirements.
Participating in peer review and audit and research projects.
Developing a personal approach to continuing postgraduate education and review of their own skills.
Additional Information
Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided

College
Organisation Chart ORGCHARTGENERIC Concord.docx
Job Demands Checklist Click Here to View
Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia.

2: Completion of at least one postgraduate year working as a medical officer in a clinical environment by the end of the 2018 medical year.

3: Must have at least 12 months experience working as a remunerated medical officer in the Australian Health Care System or close equivalent by the end of the current medical year, with proven recent clinical ward experience .

4: Demonstrated excellent communication skills (verbal and written), computer skills and experience using an electronic medical record system.

5: Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills (at the required level of competency), judgment, expertise, time management, problem solving and organisational skills.

6: Demonstrated a professional attitude and flexibility in work role with a preparedness and ability to participate in after-hours overtime and on-call rosters. Training and experience in Advanced Life Support is an advantage.

7: Demonstrated interest to work in the Concord Hospital network including familiarity with Concord Hospital Services and willingness to be seconded to Broken Hill.

8: Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
Contact Details Jean Mah-Collins
02 97675311
jean.mahcollins@health.nsw.gov.au