Position Details
Position Title Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO)
Position Number 22950
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 16/08/2020
Maximum length of training contract 06/02/2022
Local Health District Sydney Local Health District
Facility Concord Hospital
Specialty Emergency Medicine
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) Willingness to rotate to Canterbury Hospital. Broken Hill Hospital upon request.
Main Purpose of Position Due to COVID-19 and the changes to college requirements during the pandemic, NSW Health may make changes to the recruitment process. Formal interviews may be conducted electronically rather than face to face however, candidates will be notified as soon as practical of any changes.

Concord ED is accredited for advanced training in Emergency Medicine by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). We welcome doctors with an interest in Emergency Medicine as a career or those who wish to further their experience in acute care medicine. For those interested in Emergency Medicine training we have had excellent success rates at both the primary and fellowship examinations of ACEM. The director has completed a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology and has assisted multiple projects towards completion of regulation 4:10. Must be willing to rotate to Canterbury Hospital, a smaller metropolitan hospital in Sydney. Other terms negotiable due to availability and approved by the Head of Department.

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:
Position Requirements Clinical outputs: Middle grade medical officer position in ED with direct patient care roles, skills provision, and supervision responsibilities.
Non-clinical outputs: Supervision and support for non-clinical activities such as:
• Research.
• Quality assurance.
• Information technology: Be at the cutting edge of IT-clinical integration with the opportunity to become involved with established IT, clinical and research leaders in this field.
• Disaster medicine: Two consultants & NUM (ex-NSW counter disaster unit) with considerable experience in both disaster planning and hands-on disaster response experience.
Local Background & Environment 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 • Working in a complex environment where there are competing priorities and strict deadlines.
• Developing strong working relationships with a multidisciplinary workforce.
• Understands and is committed to organisational mission and goals.
• Demonstrating initiative to resolve issues.
• Sharing information and learning experiences with colleagues.
• Developing and exhibiting good communication skills.
Supervision Arrangements Appropriate liaison for advice/help with supervising medical staff. Works co-operatively within a team environment and actively contributes to team activities including pro-actively participates in team meetings and decision making processes.
Challenges/Problem Solving • Diagnostic and therapeutic decision making on complex, high acuity patients.
• Maintaining high quality patient care and service across diverse medical presentations and variable workloads.
Decision Making Middle grade clinical medical officer but with consultant and trainee support at a hospital with ** High patient acuity population and which is ** Busy, but not out of control, almost all of the time Provides ample opportunity for senior clinical decision making in a high technology medical environment incorporating the following on-site services:
• Adult burns hospital for NSW – primary receiving ED for major burns for western Sydney
• Primary PTCA for STEMI 24/7
• Stroke team providing thrombolysis 24/7
• Major mental health facility on-site with its own admission centre
• Comprehensive supportive geriatric service, including orthogeriatrics and ED right to admit
• Dedicated Bier’s block machine in ED for closed fracture reductions
• Fracture clinic follow-up on site within 10 days for all non-admitted patients (no call to ortho trainee necessary if straightforward)
• ED ultrasound
• Functional fully integrated IT systems
Communication Be one of a small pool of training medical officers with the support of:
• 11 emergency physicians (6.5 FTE) providing 0800-2300 on-site cover midweek and 6-8 hours on weekends; approachable and on-call 24/7
• Experienced ED and critical care SRMOs with small numbers of JMOs
• Medical trainee in ED weeknights (1800-2300) and weekends (1100-2300) to review medical patients seen by JMOs. Be part of ED multidisciplinary team with experienced ED nurses as well as:
• Full time mental health CNC in the ED
• Comprehensive ASET service with on-site nursing and physiotherapy, together with an OT for urgent home visits
• Physiotherapist grade 3 (special interest in musculoskeletal). Be part of a hospital with a strong commitment to patient care:
• On-site anaesthetic, ICU, medical and surgical medical officers 24/7
• Full subspecialty services on-site & on-call, with exception of paeds & limited obstetrics. Few interhospital transfers; good clinic access
• On-site radiology medical officer til 10pm 7 days a week and on-call at other times. Both CT and US available after hours. On-site MRI.

Social benefits: Friendly staff. Good coffee and numerous food outlets close to ED Markets, including food stalls, every Thursday close to ED. Cheap parking. Safe local area. Childcare centre on site with reasonable availability (preference given to staff members)
Performance Monitoring Participating in ongoing review of clinical practice as per conditional registration guidelines.
Participating in continuing medical education and professional development as covered by the supervision arrangements stipulated by the Medical Board; and maintaining professional competence.
Additional Information
Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided

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

2: At least 2 years full time equivalent post graduate years.

3: Experience in an Australian Emergency Department or equivalent, preferably at an Senior Resident Medical Officer level.

4: Demonstrated ability to work independently in a supervised environment and work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

5: Preparedness and ability to participate in a 24 hour shift work roster.

6: Effective oral and written communication skills and demonstrated good organisational and time management skills.

7: Evidence of continued professional development and commitment to self-education.

8: Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
Contact Details Dr Nitin Jain
02 9767 7828