FACRRM VMO – Emergency Department

  • Company:
    Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:

Employment Type : Visiting Medical Officer
Position Classification : Visiting Medical Off
Remuneration : As per VMO Determination
Hours Per Week : 40
Requisition ID : REQ181914

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is excited to be advertising for a FACRRM to join our dynamic team of clinical leaders working within the department of emergency medicine.

A department that has undergone many changes over the past 2 years, the successful applicant will contribute service provision, department governance, and the development of emergency medicine services within the ISLHD as we strive to provide safe and effective care in accordance with best practice recommendations. Accredited for ACRRM training, the appointee will also play a key role in recruiting and mentoring JMOs appointed to ACRRM training positions within emergency medicine.

With almost 45000 attendances per annum, the emergency department at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is a busy regional ED providing emergency services to both adult and paediatric patients. As a regional hospital with limited services on site, the unit has established links with specialty services at Wollongong Hospital, St George’s Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Our department core values focus on providing the best care for patients and looking after the welfare of our staff. Accredited for ACRRM and ACEM training, the department prides itself on its training program and is gaining recognition for the support we provide our JMOs. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic FACRRM to complement our dedicated senior doctor workforce developing emergency medicine in the Shoalhaven.

Located within 2 hours of Sydney and 2 hours of ACT, the Illawarra is an area of outstanding beauty. Most renowned for its 100 beaches, the area also has a number of national parks offering opportunities for camping and bush walking – making the area a popular holiday destination for people travelling from Sydney, Canberra and Victoria.

The position is being offered as a GP VMO contract renumerated as per the VMO Determination. Both full time and fractional appointments will be considered.

The position is also supported with funding for continuous professional development under the VMO Determination.

  • Specialist registration or eligible for specialist registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM).
  • Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  • Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  • Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites.
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.