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Senior Medical Officer - WMHHS

Full-time

Location: Ipswich

Accountabilities of this role include

  • Provide direct patient care as rostered to the inpatients, outpatients and Emergency Department at our Rural Facilities (CSCF Level 2).
  • Provide leadership of the multidisciplinary team to improve care by being a role model, reviewing and developing care process, monitoring emerging issues and leading changes.
  • Undertake clinical responsibilities including on call by providing patient care, liaison with other doctors, and hospital for referrals, and maintaining appropriate records and confidentiality, including obtaining and documenting consent.
  • Participate in clinical governance by proactively managing patient feedback, attending peer review audits and other required meetings, monitoring care outcomes and reporting promptly to the Director of Nursing/Facility Manager and the Executive Director Clinical Governance, Education and Research any significant concerns with quality of care.
  • Participate in and facilitate education including other medical staff, Medical Students, Nursing and Allied Health staff providing training and supervision.
  • Responsible use of the rural facility resources in line with the Rural Model of Care including but not limited to pathology, medication usage and medical imaging services.
  • Maintain and enhance clinical skills/ knowledge to reflect contemporary, rural and emergency medical practice.
  • You will be required to backfill across the other locations in the Rural Community Hospitals when necessary (Boonah, Laidley, Esk and Gatton).

About you

  • Passion for providing excellent clinical care to their community as a Rural Medical Officer
  • Experience in delivering quality care to inpatients, outpatients, Emergency Department clients across a variety of acuity and care needs.
  • Knowledge and practical application of the National Quality & Safety Standards through the delivery of Safe and Quality focused Patient centered care.
  • Excellent communication and team work skills across a variety of settings including in an emergency

Mandatory Requirements

Whilst not mandatory possession of Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) +/- FARGP or Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) will be highly regarded.

Benefits

17.5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, , wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

For more information, contact West Moreton Hospital and Health Services.