REQ190628 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent

Sessional: As Required
Position Classification: VMO in Anaesthetics

Requisition ID REQ190628

Applications close: Sunday 25 October 2020


Your sea change awaits. 

Exciting Opportunities are available for Specialist registered Medical Officer’s in Anaesthesia to join the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) team. The position is based at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital (SDMH) on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales where training is provided for Medical Students from the University of Wollongong, Junior Medical Officers, Basic Physician Trainees and Advanced Trainees in General Medicine.


The applicant must be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to support and facilitate a culture of learning and best practice whilst providing high quality specialist anaesthetic services to inpatients and outpatients of the hospital and emergency.

Applications are welcomed from those expecting Fellowship with ANZCA within the next 6 months and we are interested in receiving applications from FANZCAs having a strong interest in clinical education, pain medicine (especially FAFPM) or ICU (FCICM). 

Shoalhaven Hospital is a busy acute care facility 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.

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.

 Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.


Enquiries about this position from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. Candidates interested in this position must make their own enquiries and submit their own application.


An eligibility list may be created for future similar positions.


Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing. Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website



Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/PD2020_017.pdf before employment can commence.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Specialist registration or eligible for specialist registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) and/or equivalent specialist recognition or expecting to receive Fellowship with ANZCA within the next 6 months.
  3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality services, including but not limited to paediatric anaesthesia, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites.
  8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.



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For role related queries or questions contact Dr Caroline McCombie on 0412 295 965 or caroline.mccombie@health.nsw.gov.au.  

Applications Close: Sunday 25 October 2020



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