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Trainee - Unaccredited Position

Western Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Remuneration: As per Public Health Medical Officer Award
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM11159

Position: Unaccredited Trainee - Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Please note: This position is for an immediate start untill 6th Feb 2022

Where you'll be working

Western Sydney Local Health District is responsible for the provision of health services to the local government area comprised of Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd, and Parramatta and tertiary care. These services are provided through a number of hospital and community-based facilities located strategically across the District.

Western Sydney 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 Westmead, Cumberland, Auburn, Blacktown and Mount Druitt.

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 facilitates strategically located across the District that provide primary health care services to the community.

The primary goal of Western Sydney Local Health District is: To improve the health of, and ensure comprehensive health care services for, our community.

Its principal purposes are:

  • To provide relief to sick and injured persons through the provision of care and treatment.
  • To promote, protect and maintain the health of the community

What you'll be doing

The primary purpose of the position is to provide quality obstetric and gynaecological care to patients in a complex clinical environment. Unaccredited trainees will work under an appropriate level of supervision according to their level of competence to evaluate, diagnose, treat and provide consultation to female patients presenting in any condition or stage of pregnancy or the puerperium; and female patients presenting with illnesses, injuries and disorders of the gynaecological or genitourinary system.
Unaccredited Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology will work in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including inpatient ward care, birthing unit, theatres and outpatients (e.g. antenatal, postnatal and gynaecology) clinics.

Employee Benefits

Fitness Passport, salary packaging.

For Further Information

Please refer to the Position Description. Your application must include a current resume and responses to the

application questions and criteria in the online application form.

For role related queries or questions contact

  • Dr Galabadage Gayathri Jayasinghe
  • 02 8890-7954
  • WSLHD-Obsreg@health.nsw.gov.au
  • WSLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.

The Training Network

Westmead Hospital and secondment Hospitals, including but not limited to Westmead Private Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital, San Private Hospital, Auburn Hospital, Blacktown Hospital and Westmead Childrens Hospital.

Training Opportunities

The training opportunities available in the position of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unaccredited trainee include:

  • Education via regular structured and unstructured teaching and education
  • Access to support for research, audits and patient safety and quality improvement projects.
  • Development of procedural/operative skills and knowledge in the care of women with obstetric and gynecological conditions.


Hospital Orientation occurs at the beginning of each term for all doctors new to the individual hospital The department of O&G provides an orientation manual to all medical staff working in the department.

For Hospital Orientation most hospital programs include similar features. Included are examples of topics covered in orientation at each hospital. Hospital Orientation covers the following: Hospital Tour, RSU services (pay, timesheets etc), Medico legal issues, Occupational Health and Safety, Pharmacy, Deteriorating patient and medical emergency calling system, Death Certificates and Cremation Certificates, Computer access, Teaching schedule, Infection control, Patient Flow.

Supervision Arrangements

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unaccredited trainee is expected to supervise junior doctors and students. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unaccredited trainee is supervised by the training supervisors and the other consultants as indicated

Selection Criteria

  • MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Must have completed at least three postgraduate years training including a minimum 12 months full time Obstetrics and Gynaecology experience in an Australian Public Hospital or equivalent (not as an Observer) and currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a supervised environment with commitment to self-education and continuous professional development.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team with an understanding of the roles of the doctor and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Ability and willingness to work at the facilities within the Network to deliver patient care and preparedness and ability to participate in 24-hour shift work roster.
  • Ability to recognise the acutely unwell patient and to initiate immediate management and institute Basic Life Support. Completion of ALS training, or willingness to complete in the first 3 months of appointment
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Galabadage Jayasinghe on Galabadage.Jayasinghe@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 17 June 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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