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Career Medical Officer Emergency Department

  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Apr 2 2023

#509263 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
  • Permanent Part Time – 20 hours per week

About the role

We are seeking a Career Medical Officer to join our emergency department with a difference. As a Career Medical Officer, you will be responsible for the provision of safe, effective and appropriate patient centred medical care in a team based emergency department. At Calvary Mater Newcastle, the main point of difference for our emergency department is specialised focus on general medicine, oncology and haematology, palliative care, psychiatric and clinical toxicology presentations. 

If you are seeking a position as a Career Medical Officer, working in a team who understands the complexity of balancing work and personal priorities, then this is the position for you. We are open to providing you with flexibility around your working hours, whether it is part time, weekends only, short shifts or school hours. We are also flexible to focus on your professional areas of interest such as seeing main patients and resuscitation level patients or only seeing the ambulatory care/fast track type patient or working primarily in our short stay ward managing short term emergency department admitted patients and discharge planning. There is room to expand on some non-clinical projects for the right candidate.

We encourage you to contact Dr Ingrid Berling, Director of Emergency Medicine on (02) 4014 3740 or to find out more about the type of Career Medical Officer that we are looking for and what we can offer you as a team member.

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 spiritual beliefs

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 Care
  • 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.

Why work for Calvary?
At Calvary, our staff matter. 
Join our team, learn with purpose and drive positive impact in one of Australia’s largest healthcare providers across Public and Private Hospitals, Residential Aged Care and Home Care. 
With over 130 years’ experience and 18,000 staff and volunteers, we offer an inclusive and welcoming culture where you are valued, drawing on your own strengths, identity and background alongside a team of professionals who care for our patients, residents and clients.
Your benefits: 
  • NFP salary packaging benefits, discounted health insurance and gym memberships 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Training, development pathways and career opportunities
  • Flexible hours that make sense for you
Apply now to start your career in an organisation that is making a positive difference in the community.
Please note the following:
  • As part of the application process, you will be required to complete pre-employment checks which may include, but is not limited to reference checks, work rights, criminal history check, WWCC checks, and a health evaluation to ensure 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 including influenza, tuberculosis screening, hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, varicella 

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