Senior Medical Practitioner (Multiple Positions)

$194,269 - $251,471 yearly
  • SA Health
  • Modbury Hospital, Smart Road, Modbury SA, Australia
Full time Management

Job Description

  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Modbury Hospital – Modbury
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $194,269 - $251,471 p.a. (pro rata) – MDP4
  • Temporary Full-Time or Part-Time, up until 1 November 2026 (Multiple Positions)

About Us:

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.

With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.

Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.

Benefits of working at NALHN:

From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.

Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.

About You:

Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Senior Medical Practitioner looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.

In this role you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to successfully problem solve, resolve conflicts and negotiate, including the ability to engage in difficult conversations, whilst building and maintaining relationships. An ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities and demonstrated resilience within a stressful and complex environment is essential to this role.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Senior Medical Practitioner within the Critical Care Division.

As a Senior Medical Practitioner (SMP) you will be required to work with limited or no direction or supervision and exercise a high level of professional judgements and clinical competence. In this role you will be:

  • Responsible for managing the care of all patients allocated to them in the Emergency Department in collaboration with the responsible Resident Medical Officers, Registrars, consultants, Nurses and Allied Health professionals.
  • Involved in Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Involved with the Strategic Management Planning for the Emergency Department.
  • Involved in continuing education activities.
  • Able to undertake complex duties and/or programme initiation, development and review and/or policy development.

As per the SA Health Salaried Medical Officers Enterprise Agreement 2022, the total term of employment with SA Health will be 3 years. Rotations following the initial 12 month allocation as Medical Practitioner will be determined in line with your training and SA Health’s requirements. This may include transfer to other SA Health locations to perform work appropriate to classification, skills and capabilities.

To be eligible for this position, you must hold a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent, registrable with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner.

The Total Indicative Remuneration figure is calculated taking into account base salary, leave loading and superannuation as well as managerial allowances, professional development or any other allowances where appropriate.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 856236


NALHN Critical Care Recruitment

Phone: (08) 8282 1379

E-mail: [email protected]

Application Closing Date

1 March 2024 - 11.55PM


856236 - Senior Medical Practitioner (Multiple Positions) - MDP4 - role description.pdf

* Refer to the SA Health Career Website - How to apply for further information.

Applications close: 1 March 2024

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref:

NALHN Critical Care Recruitment
(08) 8282 1379
[email protected]

Purchase Order

856236 SD W21402

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