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NNSWLHD Visiting Medical Officer - Specialist Anaesthetist - Grafton Base Hospital (Apply via eCredential)

Northern NSW Local Health District
REQ370462 Requisition #

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Working with Northern NSW Local Health District, you can play a part in delivering quality care to our region. More than 280,000 people live within the Northern NSW Local Health District, and around 4.7 per cent of our population are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. Our health service values the essential role our staff play in delivering innovative ways to respond to the health needs of our patients and clients.

Our staff live and work in some of Australia’s most sought-after destinations, where work/life balance is not a buzzword, it’s a reality!



Employment Type: Contingent Worker
Position Classification: Visiting Medical Officer
Requisition IDREQ370462 (Click here to go to full advertisement on NSW Health Jobs website)


Remuneration as Senior Specialist will be considered and is subject to CE Approval

We welcome applications from Trainees who will attain Fellowship within the Clinical Year.

If applicable, assistance with relocation expenses may be offered to the successful candidate up to the following limits:

  • Relocation from Overseas: up to $25,000
  • Relocation within Australia: up to $15,000


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What you'll be doing

  • Provide contemporary comprehensive Specialist Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine services at the primary facility and other facilities where applicable for optimal patient outcomes delivering a healthy community through quality care.
  • Provide clinical leadership, participate in quality improvement activities as well as providing training and education to clinicians across multiple disciplines to achieve quality education and safe clinical practice.

Why you should consider applying

We can offer you:

  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Help with further study and education
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Opportunities to start or build a career or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!

As a Visiting Medical Officer you may be eligible for a range of financial benefits on appointment to a regional Hospital.  Further information may be found in: Public Hospitals (Visiting Medical Officers Fee-For-Service Contracts) Determination‚Äč and Public Hospitals (Visiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts) Determination


Where you'll be working

With a population of approximately 51,300 the Clarence Valley has a well-established health care infrastructure and a strong network of community services to support your career needs.  The Clarence River provides the lifeblood of this picturesque region, connecting the regional centre of Grafton with the historic township of Maclean and the stunning seaside towns of Iluka and Yamba. Grafton is a commercial and professional hub in Northern NSW and is one of the state’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions. Situated just three hours south of the Gold Coast, two hours south of Byron Bay and one hour north of Coffs Harbour the Clarence Valley is not far from anywhere!  From Grafton to any beach on our coast is a short 45-minute drive. Whether you are looking for a relaxing tree-change, a family destination or an adventure, the Clarence Valley has something to suit every lifestyle. If you are a surfer, a bushwalker, a rower, foodie or gardener, the Clarence Valley has it all. 

The Clarence Health Service includes Grafton Base Hospital, a level 3/4 facility providing care to over 13,000 inpatients each year. The hospital undertakes over 3,300 surgical procedures and over 24,700 Emergency presentations annually. Services include Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Stroke Unit, Chemotherapy Satellite Unit, Renal Unit, Emergency Department, General Medicine, Surgical Services, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Women’s Care Unit, Hospital in the Home, Medical Imaging, Pathology and Occupational Therapy.   

For more information about living and working in this area please go to Northern NSW Local Health District


Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.


NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see www.border.gov.au


A current valid NSW Working with Children Check is a requirement of this position. Visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.


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). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.


Selection Criteria

  1. Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist Anaesthetist, and/or overseas trained specialist pathways.
  2. Demonstrated recent clinical experience in Anaesthesia and be able to provide comprehensive anaesthesia services within all hospitals of the Networks' Surgical Services. This includes, elective, emergency, acute pain and perioperative services, inclusive of an extensive practice in regional anaesthesia and the applicant must demonstrate skills in this area.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide leadership of a team.
  4. Demonstrated effective clinical communication through the use of information technology and written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, continuing education, research and quality improvement.
  6. Availability and willing to participate in an on-call roster and to respond on site within a reasonable time.


Need more information?

  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
  3) Click here to view the proposed Scope of Clinical Practice for this position 
For role related queries or questions contact Dr Harvey Lee, Director of Medical Services at Email: Harvey.Lee@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 14th February 2023



For assistance with your application please refer to the Clinician Guide to applying in eCredential


NSW Health does not require or accept the Fit2Work Badge offered as an option in eCredential


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.



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