Visiting Medical Officer – GP Obstetrician Kempsey District Hospital

  • Department of Health
  • Kempsey District Hospital, River Street, Kempsey NSW, Australia
Specialist Position

Job Description

Kempsey maternity is a level 3 unit with over 100 years of service to Kempsey and the Macleay valley.  It is looking for suitably qualified and experienced GP Obstetricians to complement the current team.

Kempsey is located between the hills and the sea on the beautiful Macleay River.  It is situated between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour and is close to many pristine beaches.  There are several public and private local schools and has a population of around 28000.  The maternity unit births approximately 250 a year.

Successful applicants will provide VMO (GP style) Obstetric and Gynaecological services to the Kempsey hospital in collaboration with existing multidisciplinary teams.  The current model also has a successful candidate providing antenatal and postnatal services via one of several GP practices and / or within the hospital antenatal clinic service.

The candidate will need to participate in an on call roster with provision of emergency obstetric service within 20min.  The candidate will also need to provide GP neonatal management.

Kempsey hospital is serviced by GP Anaesthetist, FACEM’s and FRACP’s.

The unit is well supported by Level 3 Neonatal Unit and Level 4 Maternity Unit service at Port Macquarie 45min away.

Candidates must be confident and capable in intrapartum management including instrumental and caesarean deliveries in a rural context.

DRANZCOG Adv with recent experience is essential.  Fellowship of ACRRM or RACGP is desired but suitably qualified registrars may be considered, presuming they are actively participating in training within MNCLHD.


Employment Type: Visiting Medical Officer - GP

Position Classification: General Practitioner Obstetrician

Requisition ID: REQ306494

Advertising Closes: 30 September 2022



For role-related queries or questions, contact Dr Fiona Leslie on [email protected]


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