Visiting Medical Officer

Full Time
Sydney Western Suburbs NSW
Posted 11 days ago
Job description

Employment Type Quinquennium Ending - 30 June 2027
Position Classification: Visiting Medical Officer in Vascular Surgery
Hours Per Week: Fee for Service
Requisition ID: REQ330471

How to apply

Your application is to be submitted through E-Credential ONLY. To apply please click this link,

Applications close on 14 August 2022 and must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Please refer to the Application Guide for instructions on how to create a Clinician Profile and a list of mandatory requirements for all Senior Medical & Dental Officer applications. If you are experiencing any difficulties, please first refer to the User Guide attached to this advertisement. Alternatively, you can contact Senior Medical Workforce Unit on 4734 2501. For all enquiries relating to the position and its function, you must contact the designated contact person.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners for the above position (s) in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. The position will be primarily located at Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital within the Department of Surgery.

Successful applicant will be highly motivated and competent Vascular Surgeon.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is committed to achieving continuous quality improvement in client services within a Quality Management framework with a supporting Strategic Plan aimed at the continuous improvement of all facilities. The District has individual facilities located at Penrith, Springwood, Katoomba, Lithgow, and Portland; and third schedule hospitals being Hawkesbury Hospital.

All hospitals provide a range of both in-patient and outpatient services to clients both from within the boundaries of the District and cross border flows.

In addition to this, there are a number of facilities strategically located across the District that provide primary health care services to the community.

Successful applicants will have the breadth of knowledge and skills to take responsibility for safe clinical decisions in their specialty. Able to communicate effectively with patients and Multi-Disciplinary teams including the management of difficult and complex situations with patients and their families, to advise them appropriately and to manage complaints effectively.

The successful applicant will have effective interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts when they arise and to develop and maintain productive working relationships within the team. Also assist the Department Head to implement and develop appropriate clinical outcome measures.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, skilled professional with a commitment to providing excellent clinical care in our Surgical Department of Blue Mountains Hospital

COVID-19 Vaccination Compliancy

The Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 commenced on 26 August 2021. The Order establishes mandatory requirements for health staff and persons working in health settings to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination will now be required for all NSW Health staff.

Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals. We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients.

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!

To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel:

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website:

  • Possess or be eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Possess Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1997 and Public Hospital (Visiting Medical Officers Fee for Service Contracts) Determination, and Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  • Sound clinical knowledge in Vascular Surgery demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality assurance activities relevant to the specialty.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and junior medical staff supervision consistent with contemporary best practice supervision standards.
  • Demonstrates the skills and attitudes appropriate for practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling of a high standard of professional behavior to junior medical staff.
  • Sound clinical knowledge in the subspecialty of Vascular Surgery demonstrated by relevant qualifications and/or appropriate post-Fellowship clinical experience.
  • Familiarity with research concepts and commitment to support basic, applied, or clinical research as required within the Department.

Conditions of appointment are in accordance with the Health Services Act 1997, and Public Hospitals (Visiting Medical Officers Fee For Service Contract) Determination

Employees and Contractors must abide by the NSW Health Code of Conduct.

The position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the office of the Children’s Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of Children’s Guardian website:

Successful applicants will be required to obtain required vaccinations prior to commencing employment. Please click on the link for further information:

To see a full position description, please click here

To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.

We respectfully request no agencies apply

For role related queries or questions contact: Dr Arvind Lee, Head of Vascular Surgery, Nepean Hospital [email protected]

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