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Visiting Medical Officer - Emergency Department

  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Casual
  • Closing on: Jan 8 2023

Visiting Medical Officer 

Emergency Department

Calvary Mater Newcastle 

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Be part of a motivated and enthusiastic ED team

About the role

The role is to provide a clinical service to the Calvary Mater Newcastle Emergency Department. Calvary Mater Newcastle is a busy tertiary referral hospital servicing approximately 37000 emergency presentations per annum. It is a referral centre for Psychiatry, Toxicology, and Oncology services. The role will include the supervision of the junior medical workforce, including ACEM trainees within the department. This role will include out of hours service provision and weekend shifts or as determined by the Emergency Department Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be the clinician in-charge of a busy Emergency Department, supervising junior staff, nursing, allied health and interacting with speciality teams.
  • Participate in continuing medical education and professional development as covered by the supervision arrangements stipulated by the medical board
  • Ensure that complex and/or invasive procedures conducted by Emergency Department medical staff are performed by person(s) appropriately trained and skilled in the procedure and with adequate supervision, in accordance with Department Clinical Guidelines and current best practice.
  • 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 handouts where available

What you bring 

  • A Primary Medical Degree registrable by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Fellowship of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine Physicians or other specialist recognition as
    provided for the NSW (Non-Declared) AHO Staff Specialist Agreement or the Health Insurance Act 1973
  • Demonstrated experience in Emergency Medicine
  • Demonstrated capacity for clinical leadership
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical governance to promote quality and safety in health care with
    experience in and commitment to evidence based best practice.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in or knowledge of programs directed at improving the organisation and delivery of care in Emergency Medicine
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

For further information please contact Dr Ingrid Berling, Director of Emergency Medicine, Calvary Mater Newcastle on

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:

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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