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Medical Administration Trainee – Sydney Local Health District

Medical Administration Trainee – Sydney Local Health District

Company: Sydney Local Health District
Location: Sydney, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 13/10/2022
Job Contact:

Dr Kim Hill

02 9515 4021


Employment Type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Application Close Date: 19/10/2022

Where you’ll be working

The NSW Medical Administration program offers a coordinated approach to training that brings together the health system, hospitals, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and experienced doctors to ensure that the on-the-job training available in NSW is the best on offer in Australia.

As a Medical Administration Trainee, you will join the state-wide Medical Administration training network in NSW. You will be supervised by an appropriate supervisor in line with RACMA training requirements and accreditation. You will undertake post-graduate (Master level) education in health service management and will, at times, participate in HETI- based training sessions.

SLHD is offering candidates the opportunity to work in one of two exciting positions, situated within Clinical Services Integration and Population Health (CSIPH) and the Public Health Unit (PHU).

Placement into one of the two units will be negotiated with the successful applicant(s).

About the Role

The primary purpose of the Medical Administration Trainee is to provide administration, management, and leadership of clinical and medical services under supervision, whilst undertaking the RACMA training program.

The CSIPH Medical Administration Trainee will report directly to the Executive Director CSIPH and work across the Directorate, which comprises of services that focus on integrated care, vulnerable communities, and population health. Trainees will be exposed to senior management and governance, multi-agency services, service delivery planning, research opportunities, and priority population and integrated care projects.

The PHU Medical Administration Trainee will work closely with the Clinical Director of the PHU and the leadership team in developing the PHU strategic plan, governance, and policies. The Trainee will also work with the SLHD Executive Clinical Advisor, supporting their portfolio in medical workforce governance and management.

Trainees are assigned a RACMA Preceptor and at least one training supervisor who is a specialist medical administrator (FRACMA), the arrangements for which may alter according to training needs over the duration of the appointment, to support exposure to a variety of supervisors and leadership styles. The incumbent will participate in ongoing performance review processes in line with College training and hospital performance review requirements.

About You


  1. Qualifications and experience commensurate with the essential requirements for the role
  2. Evidence of ability to develop across the continuum from novice to master i.e., participation in term assessments and reports for new trainees, or RACMA based reports for existing trainees.
  3. Ability to demonstrate high levels of enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, time management and negotiation skills.
  4. Ability to gather information, analyse data and provide reports with appropriate recommendations.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to a range of stakeholders.
  6. Ability to demonstrate the CORE values of NSW Health, namely Collaboration, Openness, Respect, and Empowerment.
  7. Demonstrated interest in and commitment to key areas of Medical Administration responsibilities such as quality improvement, patient safety, risk management, management, and clinical governance.


More information

For Further inquiries please contact:

  • Dr Kim Hill, SLHD Executive Clinical Advisor
  • E: kim.hill@health.nsw.gov.au
  • P:02 9515 4021


Applications close: 19 October 2022


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