NNSWLHD Visiting Medical Officer - Specialist or General Practitioner - Voluntary Assisted Dying (Apply via eCredential)

REQ484779 Requisition #
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Working with Northern NSW Local Health District, you can play a part in delivering quality care to our region.

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!

Position Classification: Visiting Medical Officer - Temporary Part-Time until June 2025
Hours: Up to 20 Hours per week as negotiated
Requisition ID: REQ484779

Remuneration as a Senior Specialist will be considered based on application and is subject to CE Approval

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What you'll be doing

The Visiting Medical Officer, Voluntary Assisted Dying Consultant/Coordinator (VAD) is a key role established to support the delivery of the Northern NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Services across the Local Health District.

Why you should apply.

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


The Northern NSW Local Health District extends from Tweed Heads in the north, to Tabulam and Urbenville in the west, and to Nymboida and Grafton in the south. We provide acute healthcare services in eight hospitals, and four Multi-Purpose Services (MPS).  Our hospitals are located at: Ballina, Byron, Casino, Grafton, Lismore, Maclean, Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads. Our MPS facilities are located at: Bonalbo, Kyogle, Nimbin, Urbenville.  The position may require the successful applicant to work from any site within the LHD and may be required to attend other sites to attend in person meetings.   Refer to the Position Description for more details. 

Whether you are looking for a relaxing tree-change, a family destination or an adventure, the Northern NSW LHD region has something to suit every life. The Tweed Valley is a subtropical oasis encompassing the rugged terrain of Wollumbin National Park, arty riverside villages, historic coastal towns and the gateway to the Gold Coast. Ballina & Byron Shires include some of Australia’s most famous surf breaks and holiday destinations, while the hinterland is rich with vibrant communities and mouth-watering local produce.  The Richmond Region is blessed with stunning waterfalls, fertile farming land, artistic villages and relaxed seaside communities whilst the Clarence region is a nature-lover's paradise of world-heritage listed rainforests, unspoilt bushland and charming country hamlets. 


For more information on living and working in the NNSWLHD visit 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.


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.

Selection Criteria

  1. Registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist or hold General registration and have practiced in the medical profession for at least 10 years as the holder of general registration
  2. Is a NSW Health authorised Voluntary Assisted Dying medical practitioner
  3. Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively and compassionately with all stakeholders, colleagues, direct reports, as well as patients and consumers
  4. Sound knowledge of and commitment to clinical quality and patient safety, work health and safety, working within NSW Health Policy and current clinical practice guidelines
  5. Demonstrated good understanding of the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022
  6. Demonstrated commitment to continuing self-education and professional development, including evidence of participation in continuing medical education and continuing professional development
  7. Valid unrestricted drivers’ licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Jane Walsh, Director Clinical Governance at Email: Jane.Walsh@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 14 June 2024

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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