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Registrar or Principal House Officer (Medical Education and Wellbeing) – Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Hospitals

Registrar or Principal House Officer (Medical Education and Wellbeing) – Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Hospitals

Company: Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Hospitals
Location: Wide Bay, QLD
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 14/06/2022
Job Contact:

Professor Alan Sandford

0412 338 132


Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Wide Bay, QLD
Application Close Date: 13/7/2022

Where you’ll be working

Bundaberg is where the coastline meets the country, four hours’ drive north of Brisbane. It is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and boasts excellent shopping, sporting, cultural, education and tourism facilities including Mon Repos Turtle Rookery. The Fraser Coast is known for its diverse, natural landscapes and laid-back lifestyle. This destination with a difference is home to Fraser Island, incredible whale watching encounters, family-friendly beaches, history and culture.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is responsible for the delivery of public hospital and health services including medical, surgical, emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics, specialist outpatient clinics, mental health, critical care and clinical support services to people residing in a geographical area which incorporates the North Burnett, Bundaberg and Fraser Coast local government areas and part of Gladstone local government area (Miriam Vale).

About the Role

The Medical Education and Wellbeing Registrars will be key members of the Regional Medical Pathway (RMP) Project Team and are accreditable RACMA training positions, which report through to the Director of Medical Academic Development (DMAD). The candidates will be conjointly supervised by the Executive Director of Medical Services (EDMS) and will work with either of the two (2) Medical Education Units (MEUs) at Bundaberg or Hervey Bay. These new positions will support of the objectives of the RMP, which is an initiative supported by all levels of government and medical leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service values outlined above.
  • To comply with the obligation to act and make decisions in a way that is compatible with human rights and, when making a decision, to give proper consideration to human rights as required by the Human Rights Act 2019.
  • The Medical Education and Wellbeing Registrar will work part-time as a member of the RMP/Medical Education Unit team in either Bundaberg or Hervey Bay with an emphasis on the following functions:
  • Support the DCT and the Medical Education Units (MEUs) in the development and planning of education activities in keeping with the objects of the RMP.
  • Advise, assist and contribute to the delivery of professional development for prevocational medical officers
  • Contribute to the building of education capacity in the clinical context (including research) prevocational programs (and may include vocational programs where appropriate)
  • Work across the WBHHS, with MEUs, Medical Administration, and the Regional Medical Pathway, to develop , refine and/or implement strategies to ‘ Attract and Maintain’ a medical workforce e in the prevocational and vocational space.
  • Advise, expand and improve the career planning, vocational guidance, nurturing, mentoring and candidate patronage of WBHHS pre-vocational and vocational medical officers.
  • Work with the DMAD and the Specialist Colleges to expand Regional training opportunities.
  • Provide support and advise with the development, coordination, promotion and optimisation of the educational experience for pre-vocational medical officers, in liaison with the DCT, MEU, medical supervisors in the clinical units, medical workforce, the General Clinical Education Committee (GCEC) and any other relevant internal or external stakeholders (e.g. accrediting bodies).
  • Assist with the development of a supervisory and supportive framework for junior doctors regarding their performance, including liaising with clinical staff and providing feedback.
  • Advise and assist in the planning and support of a Wellbeing Program for medical trainees across all cohorts.
  • Advise and assist in the planning and support of a Wellbeing Program for medical trainees across all cohorts.
  • Actively participate in the Performance Appraisal and Development (PAD) process and engage in continuous learning and workplace improvement and innovation.
  • Assist the DCTs in Human resources management and industrial relations in medical context.

About You

You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key attributes. Within the context of the responsibilities described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  1. Demonstrated ability to plan and support the integration of the Regional Medical Pathway students including legislation, pathways, and accreditation for junior doctors in line with best practice principles.
  2. Demonstrated sound judgement and decision-making skills.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education and development, including maintenance of professional knowledge.
  4. Demonstrated willingness to teach others, including interns, junior medical officers and medical students.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in an approach to care and service provision
  6. High level verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work and liaise with junior and senior medical staff, and other health professionals
  7. Demonstrated theoretical knowledge, practical skills and ethical behaviour required of a medical practitioner
  8. Commitment to the principles of quality improvement, patient safety and clinical governance


More information

The Role Description and Information Package provide specific information on how to apply for the advertised position. If you have difficulty viewing this role description in .pdf format, please contact Wide Bay Recruitment at Recruitment-Wide-Bay@health.qld.gov.au

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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Applications close Wednesday 13 July 2022


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