The successful candidate will provide contemporary comprehensive specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist services within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, primarily at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. There is an opportunity for the successful applicant to have line management responsibilities (remunerated by allowance) for Medical Officers in service at Shoalhaven Hospital.
There is an expectation the successful candidate will support training of clinicians across multiple disciplines to achieve and foster a culture of learning and the implementation of best practice methods.
About the Department
The maternity unit at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is currently a level three role delineation, delivering over 800 babies a year. The service is building to increase the Obstetric service to level 4 to increase the maternity number of services that the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department can offer local residents. Colposcopy and Day Assessment clinics have been established to enhance service provision and planning has commenced on developing an Early Pregnancy Assessment Service.
The successful candidates will work in partnership with a dedicated team of experienced midwives and doctors who are passionate about the care provided to the women of the Shoalhaven.
The Department provides gynaecological services to the region with support for gynaecological oncology from Royal Women’s Hospital, Randwick. There is also the availability to the operating theatre, including opportunities to enhance skills in obstetric imaging depending on the career focus of the successful applicant.
About the Hospital
Shoalhaven Hospital is a busy acute care facility with 211 beds, which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services to around 22,000 patients each year. The hospital has an Intensive Care Unit that incorporates High Dependency and Coronary Care beds and also provides Emergency Department services. As well as these clinical services, the hospital has a busy Obstetric Unit, and also provides services for children under 16 years of age.
The Shoalhaven Hospital is affiliated with the University of Wollongong and supports the training of Nursing, Medical and Allied Health staff. As such there are teaching and research opportunities through the UOW Graduate School of Medicine.
About the Region
Live by the beach on the beautiful NSW South Coast. The Shoalhaven region is bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and over 100 magnificent beaches. The Shoalhaven’s beautiful natural environment plays a central role in the quality of life of the local community. Commute times are short; and when you’re not at work, you can relax on some of the country’s best beaches, explore the stunning coastal rainforests and outdoor adventure activities or enjoy the local dining – all contributing to a perfect work-life balance. It is an easy two hours’ drive from Sydney and home to the beautiful areas of Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Valley and Mollymook to name a few.
Advanced Trainees that are expected to receive FRANZCOG within 6 months may be considered for this role.
FRANZCOG’s interested in Visiting Medical Officer appointments are encouraged to contact the Director of Medical Services, Dr Belinda Doherty, via [email protected].