Position Title Unaccredited Trainee
Position Number 23903
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 15/10/2020
Maximum length of training contract 06/02/2022
Training Network/Training Rotation NSW Surgical Skills Training Network - Southern Training Network
Facility St George Hospital
Sub Specialty General surgery
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical Officer
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $127,539.00
Current Rotations/Networks (which may change from time to time) St George/Sutherland/ Shoalhaven
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.
To provide effective medical services to patients under supervision, while developing expertise in medical practice, in a complex clinical environment.
Position Requirements *Minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience * Eligible for Medical Board of Australia Registration * Relevant Clinical Practice at a high standard * Participation in teaching ward rounds and clinical meetings * Supervised assistance in surgery * Regular attendance at Surgical Skills Education * Full role in clinical duties * Ability and commitment to participate in metropolitan and rural rotations of the Southern Surgical Skills Program Network.
Local Background & Environment The position is part of the Southern Surgical Skills program Network which includes St George Hospital, Sutherland Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. It will be a requirement for you to be seconded to at least one of the hospital other than St George for 3 months.
St George is aprincipal referral hospitals providing a wide range of secondary, tertiary and quarternary services. These hospitals have a full range of diagnostic and consultative services. The clinical year is divided into 3 month terms through which you will be rotated. There maybe an opportunity to stay in a term for a 6 month period, depending on performance and popularity of rotation.
Key Internal and External Relationships Being part of the Southern Surgical Skills Network may mean you are required to have dealings outside the hospital with HETI and CSTC. Within the hospital the network is governed by the Network Management Committee, which meets once a term and your participation in this meeting is welcome.
Supervision Arrangements The unaccredited trainee position is part of a team with a fellow and/or consultant being your supervisor. All patients managed within the hospital health service are under the direct care of the specialist medical practitioner. All decisions regarding their care are to be clearly communicated with the specialist responsible for that care.
Challenges/Problem Solving • Balancing training and education requirements with service provision, within the limitations of a busy public health service. • Maintaining a professional role and responsibility for patient care, in close liaison with supervising consultants. • Working collaboratively with other staff in a multi-disciplinary team. • Maximising the efficient utilisation of the physical resources of the Health Service • Being Flexible with the work required in a range of Health Services and Locations • Responsibility for supervision and teaching of junior medical officers attached to the medical team
Decision Making • Close and effective liaison with consultants will allow the doctor to demonstrate their level of ability and understanding of patient care and enable you to expand your areas of responsibility. • All patients managed within the hospitals of the health service are under the direct care of a specialist medical practitioner. All decisions regarding their care are to be clearly communicated with the specialist responsible for that care.
Communication The doctor is a key person who works closely with all members of staff and must • Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team. • Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature. • Must have the ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity and maintain confidentiality. • Works co-operatively within a team environment and actively contributes to team activities including pro-actively participates in team meetings and decision making processes.
Performance Monitoring Your term supervisor will be required to report on your performance at the completion of each rotation. This is forwarded onto the Director of Southern Surgical Skills Network and is discussed at your term meeting.
Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided
Organisation Chart ORGANISATION CHART.pdf
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Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia.
2: Demonstrated commitment to surgical training program
3: A professional attitude and flexibility in work role with a preparedness and ability to participate in after-hours overtime and on-call rosters.
4: Please demonstrate how you are working towards completion of Surgical College examinations
5: Completion of at least three postgraduate years in a public hospital
6: Demonstrates ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills and judgment and expertise.
7: Demonstrates teamwork, time management and problem solving skills as part of a multidisciplinary team.
8: Interest and ability to be involve in departmental teaching/presentation and student mentoring