APPLY VIA ECREDENTIAL | Fixed Term (6 months) GP Visiting Medical Officer (4 positions) - Department of Western Sydney Diabetes - Mount Druitt Community Health Centre

REQ193376 Requisition #

Mount Druitt Community Health Centre
Fixed Term (6 months) GP Visiting Medical Officer (4 positions)
Department of Western Sydney Diabetes


Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has established four Quinquennial Visiting Medical Officer posts for appointments within the Department of Western Sydney Diabetes. The positions will be primarily located at Mount Druitt Community Health Centre and will suit General Practitioners with interest in management of diabetes.


Accordingly, Western Sydney Local Health District WSLHD invites applications from suitably qualified medical practitioners for the above positions. The appointment will be offered as fixed term contract for 6 months from the date of appointment. Contract start dates will be negotiated with successful applicants to ensure the appointment period is correctly aligned with service requirements and agreed roster plan.


There are 2 positions that will commence on 21 November 2020 and 2 positions will commence on 21 February 2021.


Applicants who are not successful for an appointment at the outset may be placed on an eligibility list for future GP-VMO vacancies within 12 months of being interviewed.


Successful applicants will have an understanding of the key population health priorities within WSLHD and take responsibility for the delivery of good medical care, accept accountability for clinical outcomes, and appropriate stewardship of community resources.


They will work as member of a multidisciplinary team, role modelling best practice and contribute to the review and development of care processes, monitoring of emerging issues and the implementation of change.


Undertake clinical responsibilities by providing patient care, liaising with other doctors and health care providers, and maintaining appropriate records and confidentiality, including obtaining and documenting consent for medical treatment.


Participate in clinical leadership and governance by proactively managing patient feedback, monitoring care outcomes and reporting unexpected clinical outcomes, unwarranted clinical variations and significant concerns with quality of care.


Participate in and facilitates education planning and delivery to undergraduate and postgraduate health professional trainees, as appropriate.


Appointees may be eligible for credentialing and privileging across all other facilities in the Western Sydney Local Health District.


Conditions of appointment are in accordance with the Health Services Act 1997 and Public Hospitals (Visiting Medical Officers Sessional Contracts) Determination 2014.


Selection Criteria

  • Possess or be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and possess Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) as provided for in the Staff Specialists (State) Award.
  • Must have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Australian Residency.
  • Sound clinical knowledge in General Practice and diabetes care demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position.
  • Demonstrated skills and attitudes appropriate for practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner including: High level interpersonal and communication skills; Demonstrated ability working within a multidisciplinary team; Experience and involvement in quality assurance activities and evidence-based best practice; and Demonstrated commitment to teaching and supervision.
  • Familiarity with research concepts and commitment to support basic, applied or clinical research within the Department.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use a team based approach to diabetes management.
  • Ability to communicate with and work with other General Practitioners.


Working With Children Check  

Applicants must provide evidence of a Working with Children Check issued by the Office of Communities Commission for Children and Young People. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission for Children and Young People website: WWCC WEBSITE


The Position Description can be located via e-credential, please refer to the link below.


To apply for this position, please complete an online application by clicking on the link below:


Applications must be received by 5pm before the advertised closing date.



Dr Glen Maberly

0451 991 553

If you are having any issues regarding your application via e-credential, please contact the Specialist Medical and Dental Recruitment Unit on (02) 8838 2094 or via e-mail:



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