Career Medical Officer (CMO)

Position Title Career Medical Officer (CMO)
Position Number 23933
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 17/10/2020
Maximum length of training contract 06/02/2022
Local Health District Southern NSW Local Health District
Facility Queanbeyan District Hospital
Specialty Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sub Specialty None
Award Public Hospital Career Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Career Medical Officer
Salary Band $127,539.00 to $219,603.00
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.

The Procedural Training Program is funded by NSW Health with the aim of mitigating the workforce issues in most parts of regional and rural NSW by training existing GPs in procedural skills. This position is funded for 12 months and the training program is intended for those who wish to gain a diploma or advanced diploma in RANZCOG. This position is located at the Queanbeyan Hospital which is part of the Southern NSW Local Health District
Position Requirements This training program is applicable to GPs with FRACGP or ACCRM. Training takes place in the GP Obstetrics Unit, but there is also opportunity to gain some higher level care experience at The Centenary Hospital for Women's and Children in Canberra. In accepting this position you agree to support core NSW Public Sector values of cultural diversity, equity and ethical practice and a health, safe and fair workplace and by addressing these core values in training courses and the induction program.


  • Implement policies and procedures established by the Local Health District and

  • the Department of Health.
  • Assist in the development of methods that involve client feedback concerning

  • clinical practice standards.
  • Bring to the immediate attention of the DMS or Department Head any instances

  • where client/patient care has been compromised by unacceptable work practices
    or nonadherence to client/patient care standards.
  • Participate in the admission of patients as the medical officer and the formulation

  • of provisional diagnosis and treatment plan in consultation with admitting
  • Participate in patient treatment programs, multidisciplinary patient review

  • meetings and peer review where required.
  • Ensure that the clinical requirements for individual patient management plans

  • are implemented.
  • Preparation of reports and review of patient investigation reports where required.

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of the Health Services Act to

  • ensure efficient performance of the functions required under the legislation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide clinical leadership and a positive role model within the functions and

  • areas responsible.
  • Provide clinical teaching in support of the maintenance of clinical standards.

  • Actively serve on hospital committees and provide clinical expertise and input

  • necessary to meet committee objectives through the terms of reference.
  • Promote positive relationships between professional groups and support and

  • maintain the need for a cooperative and harmonious multidisciplinary working
  • Maintain close, favourable and formal relationships with Medical Specialists.

  • Maintain a high standard of professional and ethical practice.

  • Ensure the maintenance of information systems both manual and electronic

  • required for the maintenance of clinical information systems.
  • Assist with the implementation of emergency procedures and aspects of the

  • internal disaster plan as circumstances demand.
  • Ensure the preparation and issuing to appropriate health care authorities of both

  • interim and final discharge summaries in line with discharge planning policies and
  • Submit a time sheet or variance form to the Department Head within the

  • standard timeframe required.
  • Wear the Local Health District identification badge at all times whilst on duty.

  • Performance of afterhours duties as Duty Medical Officer as required.

  • Undertake a yearly PDP review with DMS or Department Head

  • Utilise in an effective, efficient and safe manner all equipment and resources

  • allocated.
  • Bring to the attention of the Manager concerned the need for maintenance to

  • existing equipment and the need for new, additional or replacement equipment.
  • Health motor vehicles and mobile phones are only to be used for

  • legitimate business and are to be utilised within the guidelines for their use.
  • Attend and participate in all required mandatory training

  • In support of the GP Procedural Trainee's own performance attend those

  • courses/seminars/in-services necessary to maintain and develop the necessary
    knowledge and skills required of the position.
  • Assist with and provide input into the design, development and implementation

  • of Quality Activity Programs.
  • Incorporate the results of the Quality Activity Program toward securing

  • improvements to clinical practice standards.
  • Promote a positive image of the Local Health Network at all times.

  • Contact with the media is to occur as per the Code of Conduct

  • Provide annually to the DMS or Department Head evidence of current registration

  • with APHRA.
  • Ensure that within the areas and functions delegated that Department of Health

  • standards, policies, procedures and guidelines as circulated are adhered to as

    Education and Training
  • It is the responsibility of each staff member to be aware of the contents of the

  • Policy and Procedures Manual/Database(s) for their Department and to work within
    the principles contained therein.
  • Each staff member is expected to exhibit a commitment to quality service and to

  • participate in activities to enhance continuous quality improvement.
    Other Duties
  • Perform other duties as directed consistent with the Award Classification.

  • It is the responsibility of each staff member to comply with mandatory training

  • requirements as directed by National, State and Local Legislation and Policy
  • It is the responsibility of each staff member to be aware of the contents of the

  • Policy and Procedures Manual/Database(s) for their Department and to work within
    the principles contained therein.
  • Each staff member is expected to exhibit a commitment to quality service and to

  • participate in activities to enhance continuous quality improvement.

    Local Background & Environment Queanbeyan Hospital is located on the NSW Boarder and 5 minute drive in the Australian Capital Territory. Queanbeyan Maternity is a busy unit delivering upwards of 550 babes per year and is a GP/midwifery model of care and has support from local Consultant Obstetricians' and Gynaecologists.
    Key Internal and External Relationships Heads of Department, Patients and Families, Hospital management, other hospital staff
    Supervision Arrangements Supevision will be provided by Senior Staff
    Challenges/Problem Solving Providing clincial care, delivery of medical services to ensure the department meets agreed service delivery and meets relevant peformance benchmarks.
    Decision Making As per NSW Health Policy and in line with position delination.
    Communication High level of communication with all internal and external stakeholders.
    Performance Monitoring As per department head
    Additional Information
    Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided

    College Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    Organisation Chart Organisational Chart Queanbeyan.docx
    Job Demands Checklist Click Here to View
    Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, current general registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

    2: Demonstrated excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

    3: Evidence of Fellowship of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or equivalent.

    4: Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    5: Demonstrated commitment to continuing medical education in General Practice and an interest in undertaking training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

    6: Demonstrated experience in the use of Computers and electronic information systems.