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Paediatric Resident Medical Officer 2-4

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Paediatric Resident Medical Officer 2-4 (Job Number: 01W4W)


Directorate Canberra Health Services
Division Women, Youth and Children

Branch Paediatric
Position Number P18621
Position Title Paediatric Medicine Senior Resident Medical Officer
Classification SRMO 1-3
Location CHS Canberra Hospital
Applications close 3 June 2021

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


The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health is looking for a motivated Senior Medical Resident Officer to join the department for the next 6 months to work in the Special Care Nursey and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Canberra Hospital is a regional unit that provides tertiary neonatal care for the ACT and surrounding southern NSW. This catchment has approximately 6500 babies born in the ACT and 5000 babies born in surrounding southern New South Wales each year. The Centre is part of a network of 10 Neonatal intensive care units throughout NSW and ACT. Together we provide intensive care for a region with over 100,000 babies born annually. Here at the Canberra Hospital, staff from a multidisciplinary team, working together to ensure a high standard of neonatal care and excellent clinical outcomes. As you become part of this team we will endeavour to help you develop the skills that you need to make a difference to babies’ lives wherever you finally practice. We hope that you will gain the same pleasure as we do from working in this environment.
The Department is affiliated with the Clinical School, Australian National University and the consultant staff hold academic appointments with the Australian National University.
The Department of Paediatrics is accredited for training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.


Under limited direction of the Clinical Director, you will:
1. Provide day-to-day medical care for patients of the CHS at a level commensurate with the level of clinical experience and under the supervision and direction of more senior medical staff.

2. 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. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.
Behavioural Capabilities
  • 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.
Position Requirements/Qualifications:
  • An Australian MBBS medical degree, or equivalent
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Current Basic Life Support skills as a minimum, and Advanced Life Support skills where required.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Occupational Medicine assessment, screening & vaccination process.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
1. Proven in provision of clinical abilities and commitment in Paediatrics and Neonatology with a health care setting.

2. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals.

3. Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, whilst providing leadership in clinical care, systems management and participating in the mandatory requirements of medical officers within the division.

4. Proven commitment to the maintenance and further development of skills applicable to the area of specialisation, including involvement in further education, professional development and quality assurance activities

5. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health, and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful, and kind.

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and
  • A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” in no more than two pages.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact:
Dr Felicity Williams
Director of Physician Education (DPE)
Tel: +61 2 61747605
Email: felicity.williams@act.gov.au

Canberra, ACT

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