Position Title Unaccredited Trainee
Position Number 23871
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 17/10/2020
Maximum length of training contract 2 years
Local Health District Southern NSW Local Health District
Facility Queanbeyan District Hospital
Specialty General Medicine
Sub Specialty None
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical Officer
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $127,539.00
Main Purpose of Position Due to COVID-19 and the changes to college requirements during the pandemic, NSW Health may make changes to the recruitment process. Formal interviews may be conducted electronically rather than face to face however, candidates will be notified as soon as practical of any changes.
Provide high -quality, ward based medical care is association with the respective admitting visiting medical officer, to patients admitted to the Inpatient Unit at Queanbeyan Hospital. This includes assessment, investigation, treatment, discharge planning, and/or referral for ongoing care to another clinician or facility; or such other tasks as may be required from time to time in the performance of your duties.
Position Requirements KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. STANDARDS, PHILOSOPHY, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 1.1 Implement policies and procedures established by the Local Health District and the Department of Health. 1.2 Bring to the immediate attention of the Clinical Director or Director of Medical Services any instances where patient care has been compromised by unacceptable work practices or non adherence to patient care standards. 2. CLINICAL PRACTICE 2.1 Participate in the admission, investigation, treatment and disposition of all patients admitted to the inpatient unit in consultation with admitting VMO. 2.2 Participate in patient treatment programs, multidisciplinary patient review meetings and family conferences where required. 2.3 Ensure that the clinical requirements for individual patient management plans are implemented. 2.4 Timely review of patient investigation reports, and the actions following those investigations. 2.5 Keep the admitting VMO informed of all relevant developments in relation their patients in a timely fashion. 2.6 Ensure that the standards of documentation required for clinical care are maintained and specifically that all instances that incidents, accidents, injuries, assaults, complaints, medication and treatment errors are reported and documented in accordance with policy and procedures. 2.7 Participate in regular liaison with referring agencies especially a patient’s General Practitioner to promote and maximise the involvement of these agencies in the patient’s post discharge care. 3. CLINICAL LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ENDEAVOUR 3.1 Provide clinical leadership and a positive role model within the inpatient unit. 3.2 Work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure patient care and progress is optimised. 3.3 Involve the relevant community GPs and family members in decision making as appropriate. 3.4 Promote positive relationships between professional groups and support and maintain the need for a cooperative and harmonious multidisciplinary working environment. 3.5 Maintain close, favorable and formal relationships with all members of the referring network. 3.6 Maintain a high standard of professional and ethical practice. 4. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 4.1 Ensure that all clinical notes are captured in electronic medical record system and that these are accurate, complete and timely. 4.2 Assist with the implementation of emergency procedures and aspects of the internal disaster plan as circumstances demand. 4.3 Ensure the preparation and issuing to appropriate health care authorities of both interim and final discharge summaries in line with discharge planning policies and procedures. 5. ROSTERING/PERSONNEL 5.1 Submit a time sheet or variance form to the Clinical Lead and Roster Administrator within the standard timeframe required by the Health Service. 5.2 Wear the Health Service identification badge at all times whilst on duty. 6. HUMAN RESOURCES 6.1 Participate annually or as circumstances direct in a review of the job description for the position of Resident Medical Officer. 6.2 Undertake a yearly Professional Development Plan review with Clinical Lead or DMS. 7. MATERIAL AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES 7.1 Utilise in an effective, efficient and safe manner all equipment and resources allocated. 7.2 Bring to the attention of the Manager concerned the need for maintenance to existing equipment and the need for new, additional or replacement equipment. 8. EDUCATION AND TRAINING 8.1 Attend and participate in the mandated inservice programs of fire awareness, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, manual handling, coping with client aggression and documentation of health records as well a any other training which may be required from time to time. 8.2. Timely completion of all mandatory training requirements is a condition of employment. 8.3 In support of the Medical Officer's own performance attend those courses/seminars/inservices necessary to maintain and develop the necessary knowledge and skills required of the position. 8.4 Evidence of completed continuous professional development (CPD) activities muse be available for inspection on request. 9. QUALITY ACTIVITIES, ACCREDITATION AND RESEARCH 9.1 Assist with and provide input into the design, development and implementation of Quality Activity Programs within the Medical Service. 9.2 Incorporate the results of the Quality Activity Program toward securing improvements to clinical practice standards. 10. PUBLIC RELATIONS 10.1 Promote a positive image of the Local Health District at all times. 10.2 Contact with the media is to occur as per the Code of Conduct 11. SPECIFIC LEGISLATION AND DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS 11.1 Provide annually to the clinical Lead or DMS evidence of current registration with the APHRA. 11.2 Ensure that within all areas of work the Department of Health standards, policies, procedures and guidelines as published are adhered to.
Local Background & Environment Queanbeyan Hospital provides emergency, obstetric, surgical, acute inpatient and community based services to the local district and its community. The inpatient unit consists of 18 beds and is supplemented by a four-bed close observation unit. Community general practitioners are contracted a visiting medical officers with admitting rights to the inpatient unit. Several visiting specialists provide consulting services to the hospital. Queanbeyan is situated on the NSW side of the boarder with the ACT. The Canberra Hospital provides the closest tertiary referral center and is a mere 15 minutes drive away. The Hospital provides an ideal environment to gain experience across a range of clinical disciplines in keeping with a generalist career ambition.
Key Internal and External Relationships Clinical lead, visiting medical officers, visiting specialists, patients and family, other hospital departments, hospital executive and other clinical staff internal and external. Participate on relevant committees or working groups as required.
Supervision Arrangements All doctors working at Queanbeyan Hospital must be appropriately registered for unsupervised, independent medical practice. Clinical oversight and support are provided by the inpatient unit clinical lead, and the respective visiting medical officers responsible for their individual patients. In an emergency, the met-call system is activated and will draw on senior emergency clinicians to provide immediate clinical care until the patient can be safely handed over to the admitting visiting medical officer.
Challenges/Problem Solving Providing clinical care and delivery of medical services within the inpatient unit to meet relevant performance benchmarks as well as expenditure and revenue targets.
Decision Making Clinical decisions assoicated with the management and treatment of patients in SNSWLHD faciliities under your care.
Communication Clinical lead visiting medical officers, visiting specialists, patients and family, other hospital departments, hospital executive, and other clinical staff internal and external.
Performance Monitoring As per NSW Health requirements. Regular monitoring and feedback will be provided.
Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided
Organisation Chart Organisational Chart Queanbeyan.docx
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Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, current general registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
2: Demonstrated knowledge and application of contemporary principles of assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of the broad range of acute adult health conditions.
3: Demosntrated ability to triage, priortise and effeciently manage competing responsbiliites in the acute clinical setting.
4: Excellent clinical communication and handover skills both written and verbal and the ability to work collaborativley and professional in multi-disciplinary department and culturally diverse teams.
5: Sound knowledge of and commitment to quality management, safety and ethical practices in health care.
6: Must have at least 3 years post-graduate work experience, preferably with at least one year of acute adult inpatient management experience. Previous work in a rural setting and/or a critical care speciality would be highly regarded.