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Visiting Medical Officer - Emergency Medicine

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

Visiting Medical Officer 

Emergency Department

Calvary Mater Newcastle 

#509308

  • Progress with purpose at one of Australia’s largest health care providers
  • Be part of a motivated and enthusiastic ED team
  • Remuneration in accordance with NSW Health Rates for Sessional Visiting Medical Officers

About the role

The Visting Medical Officer will 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 Director of Emergency Medicine.

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 relevant specialist recognition 
  • 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 ingrid.berling@calvarymater.org.au

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.
 
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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