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Resident Medical Officer 1-4

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Resident Medical Officer 1-4 (Job Number: 01VF7)


Resident & Senior Resident Medical Officer | Division of Medical Services | Canberra Health Services | Full-time

Classification: RMO 1/SRMO 1 - 3 (Dependent on level of PGY)

Salary: $87559-$117534pa
Position No: P02737 (Several)
Directorate: Canberra Health Services (CHS)

Applications close: 6 May 2021.

Canberra Health Services

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Five Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community-based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.
Overview of the work area and position:
Applications are sought for 2021 Training Program commencing 1 April 2021.

Canberra Health Services recruits RMOs to the ACT Network which includes Calvary Public Hospital, Goulburn Base Hospital and South East Regional Hospital (Bega). All RMOs are allocated rotations within the ACT Network.

Rotations may include:
  • Emergency Medicine at Canberra & Calvary Hospitals
  • Various Medical specialty rotations
  • Palliative Care at Clare Holland House in Canberra
  • Rehabilitation at Canberra & Calvary Hospitals
  • Various rotations at Goulburn and Bega Hospitals
  • Various surgical specialty rotations
1. Provide day-to-day medical care for patients of the Canberra Health Services Directorate at a level commensurate with the level of clinical experience and under the supervision and direction of more senior medical staff.
2. Demonstrate appropriate progression toward more independent medical practice, with concomitant development of clinical knowledge, skills and behaviours required for safe medical practice.

3. Work within and support the multidisciplinary clinical team.

4. Contribute to clinical audit and participate in changes that improve quality and safety of patient care.

5. Participate in the supervision and education of more junior medical staff and contribute to the education of medical students.

6. Maintain adequate medical records with legible entries, and complete discharge summaries on time.

7. Participate in the after-hour’s roster as required and in accordance with current safe working hour’s provisions.

8. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.

Personal Attributes:
To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  • Ability to take direction from more senior medical and nursing staff.
Qualifications and experience:
  • General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current Basic Life Support skills as a minimum, and Advanced Life Support skills where required.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven clinical competence at a level commensurate with the number of years since graduation in medicine.

2. Demonstrated ability to pursue both formal and self-directed learning in clinical practice, and some evidence of developing ability to teach more junior doctors and medical students.

3. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a clinical team and, to participate in the after-hour’s roster.

4. Demonstrated high level of written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.

5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Services’ values of Reliable, Respectful, Progressive & Kind.

Ms Grace Johnson, JMO Manager
Medical Officer Support, Credentialing, Employment & Training Unit
Tel: +61 2 5124 8334
Email: Grace.Johnson@act.gov.au

Job: Junior Medical Officers
Salary Range: 79,682.00 - 106,957.00
Closing Date: 06/May/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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