SNSWLHD - Staff Specialist / Visiting Medical Officer - Obstetrics & Gynaecology - South East Regional Hospital, Bega - (REQ381039)

  • Department of Health
  • Bega - South East Regional Hospital, Virginia Drive, Bega NSW, Australia
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time / Part Time / Job Share / Regular Rotation

Location: South East Regional Hospital - Bega

Position Classification: Staff Specialist 

Hours Per Week: 20 - 40 plus on call / recall

Requisition ID: REQ381039

Applications Close: 31st March 2023

We are in the process of significant medical staff renewal and we would like you to be part of our team.

At Southern NSW Local Health District (Southern) we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives.  Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

Southern covers a large area of the state, from Goulburn and Crookwell to the Victorian border, and surrounds the ACT on three sides. A total of 44 537sq kms, extending from the pristine beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the picturesque Monaro and spectacular Snowy Mountains of the Great Dividing Range. 

We are home to five large Aboriginal nations – the Gundungurra, Ngambri, Ngunnawal, Ngarigo and Yuin people. Southern NSWLHD comprises of four Networks - Tablelands is centred around Goulburn, Monaro centred around Queanbeyan and Cooma, the Coastal Network located in the far south-east corner of NSW, and the Integrated Care Network.


About the Position and Role

After nearly a decade of long and valuable service to the women and families of the Bega Valley, our local Obstetrician and Gynaecologist has resigned and has left his post in mid- June 2022.

An opportunity now exists for two specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to work in Bega from that time.

South East Regional Hospital, which opened in 2016, is one of the two main modern hospitals in Southern NSWLHD and is located in the Yuin Nation near the beautiful south coast of NSW. Clients and patients can be seen across a number of settings, including community health centres, in hospital or their homes as required. Aboriginal health services are available throughout the service. Our team of friendly, highly trained health professionals provide excellent services for residents and visitors. SERH and Pambula District Hospital are part of the Coastal Network within the Southern NSW Local Health District.       

In 2021 SERH birthed 280 babies. The maternity service is a Level 3-4 capability with on-site Paediatrician support. We have a specialist Paediatrics service and care for neonates, paediatric in-patients children in a 6 bed ward and a 6-bed post-operative area as well as substantial general and development outpatient clinics.

There is great local demand for Gynaecology services as well. SERH undertakes primarily general gynaecology and this role includes access to regular operating lists and the opportunity to bring a special gynaecology interest/subspecialty to the area.

You will work with a team of committed midwives and GP Obstetricians to provide a multi-disciplinary and contemporary maternity service.  SERH is part of The Canberra Hospital Tiered Perinatal Network, with highly functional and collaborative care arrangements which provides great support to the whole of SNWLHD.

We are keen to implement a 7 day on; 7 day off collaborative model of care, working with very good local GP Obstetricians and Midwives.  Opportunities include an option to explore continuing professional development at The Canberra Hospital as part of any 7 on 7 off job plan.

This is great opportunity to be part of renewal of a highly regarded local service and become part of the progressive SNSWLHD Obstetrics/Maternity and Gynaecology Network

We are looking for the right Obstetrician and Gynaecologists to work with us; community minded, highly skilled and innovative.

We are amenable and open to all sorts of models of engagement that might suit your personal situation.


Wonderful Local Benefits

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website.

Bega - 429 kilometres south of Sydney, 228 kilometres from Canberra or 174 kilometres from the NSW Snow fields. Nearby Merimbula (32 kilometres) offers a regional airport with a short 55 minute flight to Sydney and daily flights to Melbourne.

With a range of quality private and public schools in the area, younger generations are also be well looked after, growing up with fantastic friendly country folk, and a huge range of outdoor activities to keep them occupied with no long commutes.

Working in rural NSW has many personal and professional benefits. The following link contain stories of some of our NSW Health professionals who live and work in rural NSW. They share why they choose to work in rural NSW and what they love about it.  Watch our short video here.


Selection Criteria Essential:

  1. Holds registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  2. Demonstrated current clinical experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership of a team
  4. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, and research and quality improvement.
  5. Availability to participate in an on-call roster and to respond on site within a reasonable time
  6. Demonstrated commitment to behaviours which align to the NSW Health CORE values and SNSWLHD Values, goals and strategies

This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2022_030.  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. 

OASV requirements also include proof of vaccination against influenza and is compulsory for NSW Staff that enter any Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or who work in NSW Health owned and operated RACFs


COVID-19 Vaccination Compliancy

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

You will be employed by Southern NSW Local Health District.  The position is primarily located at South East Regional Hospital. Secondary appointments within other facilities may occur by mutual agreement.


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For further information, please call Dr Liz Mullins, Executive Director of Medical Services on 0402035334 or [email protected] or you may also wish to speak with Dr Andy Woods, Consultant Obstetrician, based in Hunter  New England, who is our District Medical Lead in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, working and advising us on the renewal, two days a week at [email protected] or via Liz on 0402035334.

Applications Close: 31st March 2023

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