Medical Officer

Regional (Hunter, Dubbo & surrounds) clinics - this position is based at Dubbo 

Permanent, Part-Time

24 hours per week 

Position summary

The Medical Officer is expected to provide high quality clinical services to Family Planning NSW clients and work effectively in a team environment.  They will maintain high clinical standards and professional medical practices across the organization in accordance with Family Planning NSW policies, procedures and clinical guidelines.

Responsibilities

Clinical service provision

  • Commit to maintaining best practice by adhering to the scope of practice and within clinical role boundaries defined by FPNSW (guided by Contraception: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook and Reproductive & Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook)
  • Maintain the required professional qualifications and competence level to practice within the defined scope of practice
  • Commit to clinical skill development and take personal responsibility to update knowledge, enhance skill and maintain professional accreditation and competency standards to perform within the context of practice
  • Adhere to FPNSW’s defined escalation and delegation policies and systems for clinical practices
  • Apply defined clinical guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols in a manner relevant and appropriate to the client’s needs
  • Perform specialized services (e.g. implant insertion/removal and IUD insertion) upon completion of extended training/accreditation and as per relevant policy
  • Adhere to the Incident Management Policy to report and escalate any clinical issue with medicolegal implications within specified time frame
  • Commit to share knowledge, provide authorized clinical support and supervision to junior and less experienced clinicians according to the Scope of Practice guidelines and policy
  • Maintain standards within the quality assurance program, including participation in peer-review and clinical audits
  • Refer appropriately within and outside the organisation
  • Manage the variety of presentations which fall within the spectrum of FPNSW services after appropriate training
  • Maintain clinic efficiency by
    • Complying with the conditions of employment
    • Maintaining high standards of clinical documentation
    • Appropriately managing own time and collaborating with other team members as required
    • Maintaining flexibility to enable clinic schedules to run smoothly and accommodate any clinical emergencies that may arise
  • Note:
    • Providing medication authorisations and support to other clinicians within the organisation is within the scope of a Level 2 Medical Officer
    • Working as a clinical instructing doctor (after undertaking appropriate training within the specified timeframes) and as a “Doctor Responsible” are within the scope of a Level 3 Medical Officer

Clinical skill development

  • Receive and participate in appropriate clinical support, training and supervision to achieve and maintain the necessary skills, knowledge and aptitude to practice competently within the defined scope of practice
  • Take personal responsibility for continuing professional and clinical skill development
  • Participate in performance development process to identify professional and skill development opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Maintain and update records of professional registration, accreditation and credentials
  • Attend mandatory training and in-service programs
  • Ensure that all protocols, policies, procedures and circulated literature are read and acted upon

Financial and resource management / administration

  • Maintain appropriate resource allocation, and effective management and administrative practices, in accordance with organisational policies, processes and delegations of FPNSW

Work health and safety

  • All employees are responsible to ensure they work in a manner which minimises the risk of injury to themselves, other workers, clients and visitors
  • Managers are responsible for ensuring that safe work practices are in place and all employees abide by safety instructions
  • Any potential risk should be reported to the employee’s manager immediately for investigation and remedy
  • Any breaches of safety procedures must be reported through the incident management procedures and any employee found breaching safety requirements will be subject to disciplinary action which may include termination of employment

Essential criteria

  • Primary medical degree with current AHPRA registration as a medical practitioner
  • Unrestricted Medicare provider number
  • FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health (or equivalent)
  • Broad based clinical experience with previous experience in reproductive and sexual health
  • Skills in LARC insertion (implant and/or IUD) or willingness to be trained in same
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively utilise electronic medical record systems

Desirable criteria

  • Vocational registration with Medicare
  • Previous experience in clinical instruction and/or clinical research
  • Current unrestricted NSW Driver’s License and ability to travel & work at various locations across regional NSW

Contact details

For further information, please contact the Rostering & Logistics Manager (02) 4016 1829

All applications must consist of an up to date resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, to DeborahI@fpnsw.org.au , using the subject line: Medical Officer - Dubbo. 

 

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