Advanced Trainee

Position Title Advanced Trainee
Position Number 23921
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 15/01/2021
Maximum length of training contract 06/02/2022
Local Health District Western NSW Local Health District
Facility Bathurst Base Hospital
Specialty Rehabilitation 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.

As a part of a multidisciplinary team, the Advanced Trainee will provide a consultative and educational service on all matter associated with rehabilitation. In particular, the Advanced Trainee will provide assessment of the Medical, Physical, Functional, Psychological and social needs with a view to providing appropriate rehabilitation opportunities as well as assessment for resettlement support of patients back into the community.
Position Requirements The candidate must be eligible to be considered as an Advanced Trainee within The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Rehabilitation guidelines:

  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia

  • Completion of two full years postgraduate supervised training in general medical and surgical areas

  • Previous experience in Rehabilitation care is preferable.

    Local Background & Environment Bathurst is a thriving town immediately west of the Blue Mountains approximately 200km from Sydney. The town has the youngest demographic of all the towns in the Western area. There is a thriving cultural and sporting feel to the town with an extensive network of education facilities. There is a café and dining culture also within the town which is influenced by the presence of the university. The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is one of the largest Local Health Districts in New South Wales covering an area similar to the size of Britain and including 23 Local Government Areas. We deliver innovative health services to approximately 260,000 people residing in rural and remote parts of the State. The Local Health District is diverse in the health care it delivers boasting the largest rural mental health service in Australia, three major rural referral hospitals at Orange, Dubbo and Bathurst, 63 community health centres, 38 inpatient facilities including Multi Purpose Services and District Health Services at Mudgee, Cowra and Lachlan Health Service for Parkes and Forbes. The Western NSW Local Health District is a leader in providing accessible health through robust clinician, community and partner engagement.

    Bathurst is a rural city of about 35,000 people. The hospital services the town and the outlying areas.

    Bathurst Hospital is a relatively new 117-bed hospital and has a busy Emergency Department, Medical, Surgical, Rehab, Maternity and Paediatric wards and Intensive Care unit. There is a main Operating Suite and a Day Surgery Unit. Daffodil Cottage is an on site outpatient Oncology Unit and there is also a renal dialysis unit. The ambulatory care unit offers both an outpatient and hospital in the home services. Panorama Clinic is the on site in-patient mental health unit.

    The medical staff consists of JMOs, CMOs, Trainees, Advanced Trainees, Specialist VMOs, General Practice VMOs and Staff Specialists. There is an Advanced Trainee in Medicine, Trainees in Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics and Anaesthetics. There are locums within various departments from time to time as required.

    There is on-site Pathology, Radiology and an excellent Allied Health team - Physiotherapist, Dietician, Social worker, Occupational therapist and Aboriginal Liaison Officer.

    Key Internal and External Relationships Daily interaction with Consultants, Colleagues, Peers, Trainees, JMOs, Ward staff, Emergency staff, Patients, Allied Health and Community services.
    Supervision Arrangements Supervision will be provided by the Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Staff Specialist and VMO Specialist with occasional Locum Specialists.
    Challenges/Problem Solving Sufficient interpersonal skills to cope with families under significant stress while maintaining empathetic leadership.
  • Capacity to liaise with and support the multidisciplinary team as they manage chronic and complex patients

  • Decision Making The Advanced Trainee will be encouraged to develop and enhance independent decision making within the framework of communicating the decisions to supervisors when appropriate.
    Communication The trainee will be expected to play a key role in communication with patients, their families, and carers, as well as residential care facilities as the need arises. Key people with whom the trainee will be dealing on a day to day basis include all of the VMOs, Staff Specialists and general practitioners in Bathurst and surrounding centres who are the primary referral base of the rehabilitation service. He/she will also have regular contact with junior medical staff and medical students within Bathurst Health service. A very close working relationship will be required with the Nursing Unit manager, nursing staff and allied health staff who work in the rehabilitation unit. The trainee will also be involved in supporting the Older Persons Support Team within Bathurst Health Service, which includes the Rehabilitation Physicians, Geriatricians, Aged Care CNC, Delirium CNS, AARCs nurse, and ASET nurses who work collaboratively to improve outcomes for elderly admitted patients
    Performance Monitoring The trainee is responsible for:
  • Participating in ongoing review of their clinical practice as per registration guidelines

  • Participating in continuing medical education and professional development as covered by the supervision arrangements stipulated by the Australian Practitioner Regulation Agency ( APHRA)

  • Maintaining his/her professional competence

  • The Rehabilitation Physician will supply the reports on the trainees performance and what their position is in the hospital.

    Additional Information
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    Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia.

    2: At least four postgraduate years and successful completion of the RACP Divisional Clinical Exam; or At least four postgraduate years and eligible to sit the RACP Divisional Clinical Exam in 2020, but were unable to due to COVID-19.

    3: Demonstrated experience managing patients with cognitive impairments (in assessment and management of cognitive impairment of varying aetiology).

    4: Understanding of community based resources and subacute services which contribute to patient management.

    5: Demonstrated teamwork, time management and problem solving skills as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    6: Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills (including competence in written and spoken English as applicable to facilitate communication and planning in a health environment).

    7: Possess a broad knowledge of Orthopaedic, Medical, Surgical and Psychiatric issues affecting Rehabilitation patients.