Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Department of Health
  • Manning Base Hospital, Taree, NSW
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description

Permanent or fractional Staff Specialist appointments and VMO options available

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Manning Base Hospital invites applications from suitability qualified consultants for Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer opportunities. Located in a vibrant community on the Barrington Coast, Manning Base Hospital is committed to delivering high quality care to women at every stage of life.

About the department

·        Busy birthing suite (approx. 650 deliveries p.a.) and outpatient clinics (including ANC, Gynaecology, High Risk Obstetrics and Colposcopy)

·        Surgical services including minimally invasive, open and laparoscopic surgery

·        JMO support (Accredited Registrar +/- Rural Generalists, SRMO and RMO)

·        Links to a well-established Department of Paediatrics with Special Care Nursery

·        Close relationship with the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health with teaching students in Year 3 – 5 of the Joint Medical Program. Appointment as a Conjoint Academic is encouraged (level commensurate with qualifications and experience)

About the region

Professionals choose to call our area home, drawn by the allure of a more serene rural or beachside lifestyle while pursuing a fulfilling career. Manning Base Hospital is nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of the Manning Valley and Barrington Coast, spanning from the picturesque mountains to pristine beaches. Our region is celebrated for its diverse offerings, including tranquil rainforest trails adorned with cascading waterfalls, expansive national parks, meandering river systems, and inviting golden shores perfect for fishing, water skiing and leisurely strolls. Whether it’s mountain biking, whale watching or savoring farm-fresh produce, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Located just 2 hours north of Newcastle and 3.5 hours north of Sydney, with convenient flight connections to other capital cities, our region boasts a temperate climate with mild winters and balmy summers, enhancing its livability. The Manning area boasts exceptional educational options, both public and private, ensuring families have access to quality schooling. With an abundance of amenities and attractions, the Manning region offers unparalleled lifestyle without compromise.


About you

·        You are a fully qualified FRANZCOG with specialist registration

·        You thrive on making real connections with your patients

·        You want to make a difference in a pioneering organisation who cares for and connects with our patients

·        You want an excellent work/life balance with the best of coast and country locations 

What we can offer you

This is an opportunity to work for the largest local health district in NSW which services a population of more than 900,000 across the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast areas. HNELHD has strong, innovative connections with the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute. Working with HNE gives you access to a great range of benefits:

·        Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero

·        Fitness Passport

·        Salary Packaging – up to $9K for living expenses and $2.6K meal and entertainment

·        Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

·        Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals

We have a friendly and dedicated local team who will:

·        Support your relocation

·        Orientate you to your new job and home

·        Provide advice on employment opportunities for your partner, educational opportunities for your kids

Applications close: 2 June 2024

For more information about the role contact: Dr Nigel Roberts – Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manning Base Hospital
E: Nigel.Roberts@health.nsw.gov.au  

For application related enquiries contact: Sally Jordan – Senior Medical Recruitment Consultant
Ph: (02) 4985 3353 E: Sally.Jordan@health.nsw.gov.au






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