SNSWLHD - Emergency Medicine Specialist FACEM - VMO or Staff Specialist- Queanbeyan

  • NSW Dept of Health
  • Queanbeyan NSW, Australia
Full time

Job Description

Employment Type:           Full Time / Part Time / Casual

Location:                            Queanbeyan District Hospital

Position Classification:    Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer

Remuneration:                    Staff Specialist  Click here to view rates or VMO Click here to view VMO remuneration

Requisition ID:                  REQ380175

Applications Close:          31st March 2023


We are in the process of significant medical staff renewal, and we would like you to be part of our team.

At Southern NSW Local Health District (Southern) we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives.  Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

Southern covers a large area of the state, from Goulburn and Crookwell to the Victorian border, and surrounds the ACT on three sides. A total of 44 537sq kms, extending from the pristine beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the picturesque Monaro and spectacular Snowy Mountains of the Great Dividing Range. 

We are home to five large Aboriginal nations – the Gundungurra, Ngambri, Ngunnawal, Ngarigo and Yuin people. Southern NSWLHD comprises of four Networks - Tablelands is centred around Goulburn, Monaro centred around Queanbeyan and Cooma, the Coastal Network located in the far south-east corner of NSW, and the Integrated Care Network.


Where you will be Working

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and suitably qualified FACEM to join the emergency department team at Queanbeyan District Hospital.

Queanbeyan Hospital and Health Service is part of the Monaro Network. It has 29 inpatient beds and offers emergency medicine; surgery (orthopaedics, gastroenterology, gynaecology, general surgery and obstetrics); inpatient services including close observation, maternity, surgical and medical beds; renal dialysis; pathology collection; pharmacy; and medical imaging (x-ray, CT and ultrasound).


Wonderful Local Benefits

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available for you in country New South Wales and you will be amazed at what there is offer - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our visit our website.

Queanbeyan is a city in the south-eastern region of New South Wales, Australia, located adjacent to the Australian Capital Territory in the Southern Tablelands region. Located on the Queanbeyan River, the city is the council seat of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council.
Queanbeyan has an enviable lifestyle and affordable property, surrounded by an eclectic mix of small towns and villages. With Canberra just a 5 minute drive away, you can enjoy all the attractions of the nation’s capital along with fabulous restaurants. Connect easily and quickly with world through the Canberra International Airport, with the beach and ski fields just 2 hours away.

Working in rural NSW has many personal and professional benefits. The following link contain stories of some of our NSW Health professionals who live and work in rural NSW. They share why they choose to work in rural NSW and what they love about it. 

What you will be doing

Reporting to the Director of Medical Services, you will play an important role in providing specialist Emergency Medical services, be involved in the educational activities of the Department to develop a top-class education framework for other medical officers.

You will use your expert clinical and management skills to provide the highest levels of care to the patients who access your service. You will balance your clinical responsibilities with developing the service and will take a leading role in clinical governance, service design projects, delivery of a top-class education framework for other medical officers.

This role will be undertaken within an approved scope of practice and within the SNSWLHD in conjunction with other existing local Specialists.

Specialists, Fellows and soon to be Fellows are also encouraged to apply. This role would be undertaken within an approved scope of practice and within the SNSWLHD in conjunction with other existing local specialists. 


Selection Criteria 

1.    A primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and Fellow of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine

2.    Evidence of being a medical expert, demonstrated by recent and comprehensive experience in Emergency Medicine.

3.    Evidence of being a scholar, maintaining medical professional development and the ability to assist other staff, including trainees in the acquisition and development of knowledge.

4.    Evidence of being a skilled communicator, including both oral and written skills, communicating with patients, students, other health professionals and the public.

5.    Evidence of being a collaborator, including the ability to network and operate within an interdisciplinary framework and to work with other stakeholders in a variety of settings.

Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa.  For more information, please see www.immi.gov.au.

This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2022_030 All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

OASV requirements also include proof of vaccination against influenza and is compulsory for NSW Staff that enter any Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or who work in NSW Health owned and operated RACFs.

COVID-19 Vaccination Compliancy

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

You will be employed by Southern NSW Local Health District.  The position is primarily located at Queanbeyan Hospital. Secondary appointments within other facilities may occur by mutual agreement.


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For role related queries or questions contact Director of Medical Services Dr David Dumbrell on 
[email protected] or phone 0436 932 715

Applications Close: 31st March 2023


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