Northern NSW Local Health District
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Intern
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: CAM10475
Start your medical career in the right place!
Rural Preferential Recruit Intern 2022 - Apply now for intern positions commencing in 2022 at Lismore Base Hospital as part of the Rural Preferential Recruitment Pathway.
The successful applicants will gain valuable experience in an acute referral hospital of 260 beds on the Far North Coast of NSW. Lismore Base Hospital is the recognized Trauma Centre for the North Coast Region and is linked to the local helicopter retrieval service, boasting modern facilities such as expanded Emergency department, medical wards and theatres complex.
Applicants are only eligible for these positions if they are graduates of AMC accredited medical schools located predominantly in Australia or New Zealand.
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for the Rural Preferential Recruitment Pathway (RPR) and be successfully registered with HETI, via PTAP, as meeting eligibility requirements as an Intern.
More about RPR https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/education-and-training/courses-and-programs/medical-graduate-recruitment/rural-preferential-recruitment
The applicant must have a commitment to rural practice and rural communities.
Where you'll be working
Northern NSW Local Health District - Richmond Network (Lismore Base Hospital - Ballina District Hospital - Casino Memorial Hospital)
Lismore City is situated between World Heritage listed rainforest and the pristine beaches of Evans Head, Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron Bay. This area is blessed by year round sun, a tropical climate and a short winter. From lush hinterland villages, to Mount Warning, national parks, and sparkling beaches, the region is full of natural wonders and vibrant destinations all within a short drive from Lismore.
What you'll be doing
The purpose of the position is to provide effective medical services to patients, while developing expertise and skills in medical practice, in a complex clinical environment within inpatients and outpatient areas in the public health organisation. The Medical Officer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, under the supervision of senior medical officers to
- Coordinate the admission, management and discharge planning of patients
- Undertake initial assessment of the patient including patient history, physical examination, formulating a management plan and ordering appropriate investigations
- Communicate and co-ordinate care with the team, arranging consultation with other staff when appropriate
- Day to day management of patients, communicating with patients and their carers
- Arrange discharge and liaison with local medical officers and other community-based care providers
The Medical Officer will provide care to all patients according to Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia, and demonstrate ethical behaviours and professional values including integrity; compassion; empathy; and respect for all patients, society and the profession. They take increasing responsibility for patient care, while recognising the limits of their expertise and involving other professionals as needed to contribute to patient care.
- Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role (please address these in your response).
- Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the provision and complexities of quality healthcare in a rural setting.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills (at the required level of competency) and judgment and expertise.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team with an understanding of the roles of the doctor and other members of the healthcare team.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients, family members and other members of the health care team.
- Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities in a complex environment.
- Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
- Evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to self-education.
Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Lismore JMO Manager on [email protected]
Applications Close: 3rd June 2021