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Experience the real Australia and take on a new challenge providing Emergency care to rural communities

  • A chance to explore a hidden gem
  • Great hospital where you can share your wisdom, knowledge and experience
  • Earn $250 per hour plus flights and accommodation provided

The Position

As a VMO Director, you will work a split role consisting of clinical work and approximately 4-5 hours per week of Director duties. You will have an interest in leadership and guidance and help with recruitment, policies and processes, leadership, audits and quality activities. Initially, you will work 2 weeks per month to settle into your new role, with the aim of eventually working 3-4 days every 2 weeks in a FIFO arrangement with flights and accommodation provided. Flights are 3 hours from Sydney or 45 minutes from Adelaide.

You will need to be available by email or phone to provide your expertise as Director, with paid on-call. You will earn $250 per hour in line with NSW VMO rates. You will be supported by a FACRRM working on a block of 7 days on and 7 days off, as well as a locally based Career Medical Officer, several locum Career Medical Officers as well as a VMO from Adelaide.

The Hospital

This facility is a rural teaching hospital with more than 100 beds, providing acute, non-acute and outpatient services to the local region and surrounding communities. It has general medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric and psychiatric beds as well as theatre, palliative care, dialysis, oncology, intensive and coronary care units. There are also a number of support and allied health services. The specialist clinics are staffed by a combination of VMOs, staff specialists, nursing and clerical staff who are employed by the Hospital. The facility operates in a unique outback environment, serving a population of 32,000 people spread over 195,000 square kilometres.

The Location

This region has a rich and colourful history, renowned for its arts and creativity, beautiful weather and outback lifestyle. It is a popular tourist destination for interstate and international visitors. You will find the people particularly friendly and welcoming in this strong regional community with services and facilities to support an active, vibrant resident population.

Essential Criteria

You must hold FACEM and Specialist registration with AHPRA, with a keen interest in leadership and guidance.

Challenge yourself both clinically and managerially within this rural teaching hospital and make a real difference to this vast and diverse community – Get in contact today for further details.