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Career Medical Officer (Cmo) Emergency Medicine

Far West NSW Local Health District - Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Are you up for living and working in the beautiful NSW Outback, devoid of traffic and commuting?

Location:Broken Hill Hospital


  • Supported by a full team of dedicated junior staff
  • Reasonable workload with time to provide exceptional levels of patient centred care
  • Flexible roster arrangements for a better work life balance
  • Competitive remuneration package including relocation costs and other incentives
About the Opportunity

  • Exciting opportunity for a Career Medical Officer to join an enthusiastic team of emergency medicine professionals at The Broken Hill Hospital
  • Provide high quality, emergency healthcare to public and private patients of the facility, using contemporary and evidence-based best practice
  • Collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team to achieve exceptional levels of care to our patients, helping achieve our vision of excellence in rural & remote health
  • If you’re looking for a meaningful career change that comes with all the perks of country living then this is the role for you!
About the Hospital

The Broken Hill Hospital is the largest hospital in the Far West Local Health District. It features 100 beds and services a wide area with a population of 25,000 people. It is a rural teaching hospital, providing emergency, elective and outpatient services, including dialysis and chemotherapy. It has an emergency department, general medical, surgical, obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatric, mental health and sub-acute beds. Work is underway to enhance the level of ICU and CCU. Support services include Pathology, Medical Imaging (CT scan), as well as a wide range of Allied and Primary Health services.

About Broken Hill

Often referred to as the “Capital of the Outback”, Broken Hill is an iconic mining town in far west NSW full of spirit, history, diversity and character. It was Australia’s first city granted National Heritage listing and has many natural and man-made attractions. Far away from the light pollution of the big cities, Broken Hill is an ideal location for star gazing. It also has a number of lookouts that are perfect for indulging in spectacular sunsets over the vast, flat landscape.

Watch this video to see it for yourself!

Selection Criteria

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent and current authority to practice as a Medical Officer with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA). Unconditional general and/or specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
At least 4-5 years postgraduate experience with recent extensive (>12months) experience in emergency medicine, both adult and paediatric, in a public hospital.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary health care team, under direction of a Consultant, and ability to recognise own clinical limitations and consult as required.
Demonstrated time management skills and the ability to use problem solving skills and a multidisciplinary team approach in the planning, delivery and coordination of patient care.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer skills applicable to Australian medical practice.
Demonstrated active participation in and commitment to quality assurance and improvement activities.
Demonstrated commitment to teaching and continuing medical education.
Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment

About the Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

Need more information?

For role related queries or questions contact Karen Chrisakis, Medical Administration Manager on Karen.Chrisakis@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 29/06/2021

Adelaide, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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