- Goulburn Base Hospital
- Goulburn, NSW
Employment Type: Registrar
Location: Goulburn, NSW
Application Close Date: 16/10/2023
Where you’ll be working
Southern NSW Local Health District covers a large area of the Southern half of NSW. Surrounding the ACT on three sides and all the way down to the Victorian border, it extends from the pristine beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the picturesque Great Dividing Range and the spectacular Snowy Mountains. We have 18 facilities and our hospitals take care of more than 200,000 people. As we are a major local employer, our staff are a part of our local communities.
About the Role
Opportunities exist for a full-time Registrar in Medical Services and Leadership (Medical Administration) in Southern NSW Local Health District, based at Goulburn Hospital, part of the Tablelands Network.
The primary purpose of the role of Medical Administration Trainee is to provide administration, management, and leadership of clinical and medical services, under supervision, whilst undertaking the training program of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).
Working closely with and reporting to the Director of Medical Services you will be responsible for supporting the provision of high-quality health care services by providing leadership for medical workforce recruitment, retention, industrial relations, credentialing systems, medicolegal matters as appropriate, and supporting the process of performance review and development of staff under supervision. In addition, you will work closely with a dynamic Quality, Safety and Patient Experience Unit to achieve rigorous quality, safety, and performance standards. The role provides excellent opportunities to lead JMO rostering, engagement and accreditation of training positions.
This position is accredited by RACMA or Fellowship training program and supported by STP-IRTP. As part of the STP-IRTP funding, the position also attracts Rural Support Loading (RSL) funds of up to $25,000 per year for educational development activities and reimbursement of costs incurred by the trainee in the rural setting. Eligible expenses may include local accommodation and living costs such as rental/bond expenses and utility bills, attendance at education and training activities (registration, travel, accommodation) and educational journals, courses and resources.
Medical Administration Trainees learn and develop expertise in health systems governance and performance, health law and ethics, health economics and health care financing, clinical informatics, health care organisation, medical workforce and human resource management, communication and collaboration with diverse and sometimes conflicting stakeholders, medical education, research, strategy and change management.
The role supports the provision of patient care through enhanced communication, coordination of clinical services, and management of workforce matters related to medical staff. The incumbent will work with senior clinicians and managers and undertake a range of operational management, system and process review and policy development duties.
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, in order to be exposed 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.
The post offers excellent supervision and training exposure and is suitable for new or existing registered trainees with RACMA. You can expect exciting operational and project experience in all domains.
- Full registration with APHRA as Medical Practitioner
- MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
- At least three years post-qualification experience in acute medicine
- Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role
- 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
- Ability to demonstrate high levels of enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, time management and negotiation skills
- Ability to gather information, analyse data and provide reports with appropriate recommendations.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to a range of stakeholders
For role related queries or questions contact Dr Pradeep Mishra on Pradeep.Mishra1@health.nsw.gov.au
Applications close: 16 October 2023