Specialist / Senior Specialist / Visiting Medical Officer - General Surgery

A growing service with exciting opportunities

Great location and lifestyle 
Free parking and easy commuting
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated

Specialist/ Senior Specialist / Visiting Medical Officer - General Surgery

Remuneration Package: Indicative total package value of between: $292,024 - $393,988 inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and 11.5% super.
(Note: Starting salary will be negotiated within this classification for the successful candidate, depending on experience and expertise) (PN: 19732)

Position Overview:
The Division of Surgery is responsible for delivering inpatient and outpatients surgical services to the ACT and surrounding region. The Division includes Surgical Bookings and Pre-Admission Clinic, Peri-operative Services, Day Surgery Unit and Extended Day Surgery Unit, specialist surgical ward areas, medical and nursing outpatient services, ACT Trauma Service, Intensive Care Unit, Capital Region Retrieval Service, Pain Management Unit and the Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit. 

These services are supported by administration support officers who engage in a range of duties including reception responsibilities in patient service areas, and general business support and personal assistant activities in the business offices of the division’s clinical units. 

The clinical units within the Division of Surgery include: Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, ACT Trauma Service, Acute Surgical Unit, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Intensive Care, Neurosurgery, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Retrieval Services, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

The General Surgery Unit at CHS provides tertiary level surgical care to the ACT and surrounding region. This General Surgeon position will be rostered to work in General Surgery and the Acute Surgical Unit and may include the provision of endoscopy services. 

The successful applicant is required to demonstrate training, experience, and competence working in the clinical services and areas listed above. It is an opportunity for a General Surgeon to work in a multidisciplinary team focused on providing high quality best practice care to patients and to engage in teaching, training, and clinical research. 

Medical Staff in the Canberra Health Services enjoy excellent conditions, and our Enterprise Agreement is available at https://www.health.act.gov.au/careers/applying-work-us/enterprise-agreements

Strong research links are maintained with the ANU, University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. All specialties are represented with the exception of organ transplantation. The hospital has well developed post graduate teaching programs. A fully equipped medical library is available on site with a large collection of hard copy and on line journals and textbooks.

The preferred candidate maybe considered for a conjoint position in ANU at an academic level commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The academic position will be held for the duration of the Canberra Health Services employment and will be subject to regular performance reviews.  No remuneration is attached to the University position. 

The employee will be responsible to the University on academic matters and to The Canberra Hospital & Health Services / Canberra Health Services for clinical/ research matters. 

For more information in relation to conjoint positions with the ANU please contact Professor Zsuzsoka Kecskes, Director, ANU Medical School (02) 6125 2622 dean.medicalschool@anu.edu.au

Visiting Medical Officers (VMO) with Canberra Health Services are covered by generous contract provisions. The standard VMO contract is available online: https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2020-579/

Visiting Medical Officers are engaged as independent contractors.  Contracts will be for a 3-year term. 

Note: Full Time and Part Time will be considered

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

For employment at either the Specialist 1-5 or Senior Specialist

1. Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA), in the relevant specialty with no conditions, undertakings or reprimands.
2. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) or equivalent specialist qualifications.
3. CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies. 
4. You will need to understand how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
5. You will need to fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and other related frameworks.
6. Not be the subject of an unresolved scope of clinical practice review of by a state/territory credentialing and scope of clinical practice committee (such as the CHS Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee) or a current inquiry by AHPRA.
7. Have had no substantiated performance or behavioural issues in the last three years, no such matters currently under investigation, and  have not been found to display behaviours and/or performance inconsistent with CHS values. 

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
Be granted with their Scope of Clinical Practice through the Medical Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC).
Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Contact Officer: Melissa Warylo – (02) 5124 0931, melissa.warylo@act.gov.au

To apply

For further information, please visit www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

Applications Close: 23 September 2022

Visiting Medical Officer Vascular Surgeon

A growing service with exciting opportunities 

Great location and lifestyle 
Free parking and easy commuting
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated 

A Visiting Medical Officer Vascular Surgery position is available at CHS. CHS Vascular Surgery Services provides open and endovascular surgical procedures in Operating Theatres and in Interventional Radiology Laboratories. Specialist outpatient vascular surgery clinics and multidisciplinary clinics are well established, including high risk foot clinics. 

Applications are invited for this position from AHPRA registered medical practitioners with RACS or equivalent specialist qualifications.

Applications close: 27 September 2022

Contact: Emma Fox
Phone:  (02) 5124 3936

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