Western NSW Local Health District

The Western NSW Local Health District is one of the largest Local Health Districts in New South Wales covering an area of 246,676 square kilometres, similar to the size of Britain.

We deliver innovative health services to an estimated resident populations of approximately 237,000 people. WNSWLHD is diverse in the health care it delivers boasting the largest rural mental health service in Australia, three major rural referral hospitals at Orange, Dubbo and Bathurst, 50 community health centres which provide access to a wide range of multidisciplinary primary, and community health services, 38 inpatient facilities including 25 Multipurpose Services (MPSs) and District Health Services at Mudgee, Cowra, Parkes and Forbes.

04/03/2020
Employment Type : Sessional Position Classification : Visiting Medical Officer Location:  Parkes and Forbes , NSW Applications Close:   30 Aug 2020 - 11.59pm Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement. About the opportunity The role is based in Lachlan Health Service across Parkes and Forbes and will be clinically responsible for conducting both inpatient and outpatient obstetric services; participating in the on-call obstetrics rosters; and providing medical leadership to the Lachlan Health Service Midwifery Group Practice model of care. Parkes and Forbes are 30 kms apart and sit about 100 kms from the nearest regional centre, Orange. Both towns are well connected to good solid infrastructure with 15,000 and 10,000 populations respectively. Both LGA Councils offer great websites to inspire and inform people who might wish to relocate or visit the towns. Parkes:  parkes.nsw.gov.au/your-council/contact-council/contact-information/ Forbes:  forbes.nsw.gov.au/council/contact-council.aspx   Lachlan Maternity Services – Forbes and Parkes Procedural Hospitals birth approximately 300 women on average per annum. Providing Ante-natal, Post-Natal and intrapartum care. Providing outreach clinics to surrounding towns. Working towards Midwifery-led services based at Parkes hospital working closely with Midwives, Medical Officers to improve our services.    What we can offer you Country living with a meaningful career path Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager) Corporate wellbeing programs, including the  Fitness Passport Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with  My Health Learning  and the NSW Health RTO Professional growth and accelerated career progression Where you'll be working You will be based at Lachlan Health Service – Parkes and Forbes, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website  Western NSW Health Careers. Famous for its historical connections with the bushranger Ben Hall, and its beautiful parks and gardens, Forbes is an important and centrally located inland town in the central west of New South Wales. Forbes is located five hours from Sydney, just over an hour from the major rural city of Orange and under two hours’ drive from Dubbo, home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Forbes Hospital is part of the Lachlan Health Service (which also includes nearby Parkes Hospital) and is a major district health service and procedural hospital. Forbes Hospital had a major refurbishment which was unveiled in 2016 so much of the facility is newly renovated, making it a world-class and modern facility to work. The facility has 27 beds and includes acute and sub-acute medical, surgical, rehabilitation and palliative care services, two birthing rooms and two maternity rooms, one operating theatre, six renal dialysis chairs, two day treatment spaces, medical imaging and collocated community and primary health services including outreach services to surrounding smaller towns. The facility has a modern emergency department with a large resuscitation bay and three beds. Famous for its annual Elvis Festival and the Observatory (‘the Dish’), the historic town of Parkes is located in the central west of New South Wales less than five hours from Sydney, just over an hour from the major rural city of Orange and under two hours’ drive from Dubbo, home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Parkes Hospital is part of the Lachlan Health Service (which also includes nearby Forbes Hospital) and is a major district health service and procedural hospital. Parkes Hospital is a brand new facility which was opened in 2015, making it a world-class, modern and exciting facility in which to work. The facility has 28 inpatient beds which includes acute and sub-acute, medical, surgical, rehabilitation and palliative care services. Services at Parkes Hospital include two birthing rooms, three maternity beds, two operating theatres, chemotherapy, medical imaging and collocated community and primary health services which includes outreach to surrounding towns. To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria Unconditional General and/or Specialist Registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and/or Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and/or Vocational Recognition as a General Practitioner. Significant GP Obstetric skills and experience with successful completion of training statement from the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and current CPD in line with JCCOG requirements including attainment of Diploma of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Advanced). Minimum three (3) years post graduate clinical experience. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Adult Internal Medicine, Paediatrics or Rural Medicine an advantage. Sound knowledge of and commitment to clinical quality and patient safety, work health and safety, working within NSW Health Policy and current clinical practice guidelines. Knowledge of contemporary clinical management and modern approaches in assessment and management of the broad range of acute and chronic medical conditions. Competence in performing the range of procedures commonly undertaken in a rural emergency department. An understanding of patient centred care and demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team including demonstration of NSW Health CORE values in delivering safe and high quality care.
Western NSW Local Health District Parkes NSW, Australia