Visiting Medical Officer - Voluntary Assisted Dying HNELHD (apply via eCredential)

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Visiting Medical Officer - HNELHD Voluntary Assisted Dying
New England and Mid North Coast regions 

Zero hours quinquennial VMO

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Hunter New England Local Health District invites applications from eligible candidates to join the newly established Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) service.  We are looking for candidates living and working in the New England (Tamworth, Armidale, Moree) and Lower Mid North Coast (Forster, Taree) regions.  The VMO positions will travel where required across rural and regional HNLEHD to support people who wish to access VAD. Applicants will have completed or be prepared to undertake the training required to perform the roles of a coordinating, consulting and administering practitioner as outlined in the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Act.

Essential requirements

  • A primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and fellowship
  • Demonstrated current experience in the complex services that impact on multiple departments and stakeholders
  • High level skills and involvement in clinical care, supervision, mentoring and teaching
  • Current driver’s license

Key accountabilities 

  • Providing high quality, evidence based, patient focussed management and care to admitted and non-admitted patients, families and carers who have requested or are undertaking Voluntary Assisted Dying
  • Act in the roles of Coordinating, Consulting and Administering practitioner as outlined in the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022 with reasonable and regular travel within HNELHD to provide services to people requesting voluntary assisted dying
  • Contribute to effective clinical management for the patient throughout their care journey

What we can offer you:
Hunter New England Local Health District is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, England and Lower Mid North Coast. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits including:

Need more information?

Click here for the Position Description

For role related enquiries contact: Phillip Way – District Clinical Network Manager
Ph: (02) 4921 4954 E: 
For application enquiries contact: Sally Jordan – Senior Medical Recruitment Consultant
Ph: (02) 4985 3353 E: 

A third COVID-19 dose is a requirement for Category A positions, as is one dose of the current Southern hemisphere influenza vaccine registered for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. COVID-19 booster doses are highly recommended for all other health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases - 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 the policy.

An eligibility list may be created for future temporary or permanent appointments

NSW Health does not require or accept the ‘Fit2Work badge’ offered as an option in eCredential

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