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Career Medical Officer - Emergency Department

  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Feb 12 2023

Career Medical Officer (CMO) 

Emergency Department

Calvary Mater Newcastle

  • Onsite Parking
  • Gender Neutral parental leave
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Classification: Career Medical Officer Grade 1 Year 1-5
  • Remuneration: $67.49 – $81.55 per hour
  • Temporary Part Time – 20 hours per week
  • 507216

About the role

Within the framework of the mission, vision, values, philosophy and policies of Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the Career Medical Officer is responsible for the provision and documentation of safe, effective and appropriate patient centred medical care in a team based environment. This position requires the participation on a 7 day a week/24hr roster, with an ability to work in charge of the department on night shift.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all patients discharged from the department who require non-ED follow-up care receive a written discharge letter and advice about their condition, including the use of patient hand outs where available 
  • Ensure that patients are discharged to a safe environment 
  • Ensure that appropriate follow up arrangements are in place for patients being discharged home
  • Demonstrated an understanding of risk management processes and systems 
  • Protects the rights of patients whilst respecting their values, customs and spiritualbeliefs

What you bring 

  • Demonstrated high level of organisational, communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult with patients and their families, multidisciplinary health care team and broader internal and external stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and ability to work independently in a complex environment utilising skills, judgement and expertise to provide a high standard of patient care and broader internal and external stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and staff and non-clinical staff working in the Emergency Medicine/Critical Carearea
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

The Calvary Mater Newcastle is an Affiliated Health Organisation providing services to both public and private patients primarily from the Hunter New England area. Current employees of NSW Health can request to have various leave entitlement balances transferred to Calvary Mater Newcastle on commencement. Leave types may include but not limited to Long Service Leave, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Convenor for further information.

For further information please contact Dr Ingrid Berling - Director of Emergency Medicine on Ingrid.Berling@calvarymater.org.au or 02 40143740

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.
  • As part of this recruitment activity, an eligibility list will be created for future vacancies. In addition, should you wish to be considered for our casual pool, please advise the convenor during your interview process

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