Career Medical Officer Emergency Department Illawarra NSW
Career Medical Officer (CMO)
- Current Rotations/Networks (which may change from time to time)
- Possible rotation to Shellharbour and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
The CMO will be responsible for technical procedures including:
- Clinical management of the Birthing Unit and maternity inpatient ward
- Assessment of obstetric patients including medical conditions and fetal welfare
- Acute resuscitation of obstetric patients and neonates
- Operative vaginal deliveries, including mid-cavity forceps and vacuum
- Caesarean section
- Assessment of patients presenting through the emergency department with complications in early pregnancy ensuring appropriate management and followup.
- Gynaecological surgery
- Diagnostic and basic operative laparoscopy
- Curettage and hysteroscopy
- Laparotomy and adnexal surgery for lesions, infection and cysts
- Prenatal clinic management
- Assessment of low and high risk antenatal obstetric patients
- Ordering and appropriate interpretation of investigations
- Proficient in the interpretation of
- Local Background & Environment
Key Internal and External Relationships
- Key Internal Relationships – Clinical streams – Multidisciplinary teams –
- Consumers/Carers – Other Clinical Divisions – Hospital Administration Key External
- Relationships – Consumer/Carers – GP’s – Community – Police, Ambulance
Challenges/Problem Solving In the event of excessive patient activity, the medical officer is required to discuss the situation with the specialist on duty.
The CMO will meet on a regular basis with, Clinical Director and Midwifery Co-Director to discuss issues relating to the performance of the position. In the event of sick leave, the medical officer is to notify the JMO Unit and the senior member of the O&G team of the intended absence.
All other leave is to be discussed with the team in relation to availability. The Co-Director approves all applications for leave. Leave will only be granted where service provision is not compromised.
Communication Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills are required.Performance Monitoring Attendance at Departmental training sessions and Unit meetings – Annual.Performance Evaluation & Development Review (e.g. in-training assessments)
- MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia
- Minimum 2 years O&G experience with the ability to manage a busy birthing unit with O&G Specialist back-up
- Demonstrated ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilizing excellent clinical skills, judgement and expertise.
- Demonstrated teamwork, time management and problem solving skills as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated experience and willingness to participate in clinical governance activities to ensure a clinically safe environment
Candidates must meet the essential experience and qualifications to be considered for this position. If you satisfy all the applicant requirements and think you can make a difference, please apply below.
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