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Resident Medical Officer

Department of Health - Darwin, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job description

Agency Department of Health Work unit Medical Services

Job title Resident Medical Officer Designation Resident Medical Officer MO2 - MO3

Job type Full-time Duration Fixed to 05/02/2023

Salary $91,319 - $97,432 Location Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy

Position number 72210102 RTF 205250 Closing 03/03/2021

Contact Hannah Schwartzkopff on 08 8944 8212 or RDHJMOWorkforce.DoH@nt.gov.au

About the agency http://www.health.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=205250

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume-.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will

be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

The role of a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) is to provide patient care under the direction and direct supervision of the treating

specialist clinician responsible for the patient's care. Those services are provided across the Top End Health Service, including

rural hospitals in Katherine and Nhulunbuy. The primary responsibilities of the RMO are to provide, the initial assessment of the

patient upon admission, daily progress assessment of the patient, ensure communication with the senior medical staff and other

members of the team providing care to the patient and deliver co-ordination and facilitation of diagnosis, management and

discharge planning for the patient.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Take increasing responsibilities for day to day clinical management of unit patients and adequate documentation of their care

including updating medical records, discharge summaries.

2. Initiate, implement and monitor management of patients under supervision, incorporating the appropriate testing and

investigation and regularly review patient objectives, interpretative, physical and mental status.

3. Appropriately liaise with all staff involved in the care of the patient, including communication and referrals necessary for

ongoing care post-discharge including primary health care provider.

4. Use technology appropriately, with cost benefit and potential patient benefit and complications considered.

5. Counsel and support patients and their families, including communication with the patient about their condition and

management.

6. Continually update and extend personal medical knowledge and skills, regularly attend clinical and educational meetings and

remain familiar with current medical literature, including participating in teaching more junior staff and medical students

under supervision and participate in Division / Departmental / Unit Quality Improvement activities.

7. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being

undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

Selection criteria

Essential

1. Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority as a Medical Officer or the ability to obtain prior

to commencing the position.

2. Completion of a medical internship with a relevant health institution.

3. Experience in practicing medicine in a rural or remote location, this may include rotations undertaken as a medical student.

4. Experience in practicing medicine with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous people.

Desirable

1. Involvement in medical research and or completion or working towards a further higher educational qualification.

Further information

Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities

or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements,

working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this

position unless it is a relevant criminal history. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced

through the vacancy contact.

Approved: 22 May 2020 Dr Keith Forrest: Director Medical Services

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Job description

Agency Department of Health Work unit Medical Services

Job title Resident Medical Officer Designation Senior Resident Medical Officer MO4 - MO5

Job type Full-time Duration Fixed to 05/02/2023

Salary $103,336 - $108,630 Location Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy

Position number 72210102 RTF 205250 Closing 03/03/2021

Contact Hannah Schwartzkopff on 08 8944 8212 or RDHJMOWorkforce.DoH@nt.gov.au

About the agency http://www.health.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=205250

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume-.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

The role of a Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO) is to provide patient care under the direction and direct supervision of the

treating specialist clinician responsible for the patient's care. Those services are provided across the Top End Health Service,

including rural hospitals in Katherine and Nhulunbuy. The primary responsibilities of the SRMO are to provide, the initial assessment

of the patient upon admission, daily progress assessment of the patient, ensure communication with the senior medical staff and

other members of the team providing care to the patient and deliver co-ordination and facilitation of diagnosis, management and

discharge planning for the patient.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Take higher responsibilities for day to day clinical management of unit patients and adequate documentation of their care

including updating medical records, discharge summaries.

2. Initiate, implement and monitor management of patients under supervision, incorporating the appropriate testing and

investigation and regularly review patient objectives, interpretative, physical and mental status.

3. Appropriately liaise with all staff involved in the care of the patient, including communication and referrals necessary for

ongoing care post-discharge including primary health care provider.

4. Use technology appropriately, with cost benefit and potential patient benefit and complications considered.

5. Counsel and support patients and their families, including communication with the patient about their condition and

management.

6. Continually update and extend personal medical knowledge and skills, regularly attend clinical and educational meetings and

remain familiar with current medical literature, including participating in teaching more junior staff and medical students under

supervision and participate in Division / Departmental / Unit Quality Improvement activities.

7. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being

undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

Selection criteria

Essential

1. Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority as a Medical Officer or the ability to obtain prior to

commencing the position.

2. More than 2 years experience following completion of a medical internship with a relevant health institution.

3. Experience in practicing medicine in a rural or remote location, this may include rotations undertaken as a medical student.

4. Experience in practicing medicine with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous people.

Desirable

1. Involvement in medical research and or completion or working towards a further higher educational qualification.

Further information

Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities

or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements,

working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this

position unless it is a relevant criminal history. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced

through the vacancy contact.