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Trainee Medical Officer (Medical Administration) – SA Health, Eyre & Far North Local Health Network

Trainee Medical Officer (Medical Administration) – SA Health, Eyre & Far North Local Health Network

Company: SA Health, Eyre & Far North Local Health Network
Location: Port Lincoln, SA
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 23/02/2022
Job Contact:

Donnamarie Walker

0481 063 010


Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Port Lincoln, SA
Application Close Date: 03/03/2022

Where you’ll be working

You will be based in beautiful Port Lincoln on the shores of Boston Bay, the seafood capital of the world. Surrounded by rugged coastlines, breathtaking national parks, perfect beaches, native wildlife, art and culture. All within a 30 minute flight from Adelaide.

Eyre and Far North Local Health Network (EFNLHN) is responsible for the planning and delivery of hospital and health services over 337,626 square kilometers, taking in the Eyre Peninsula, western part of South Australia and north to Coober Pedy.

About the Role

The Trainee Medical Officer, Medical Administration is accountable to the Executive Director of Medical Services for supporting the following medical administrative portfolios:

  • Oversight of the delivery of safe, high quality medical care, including clinical governance and audit processes.
  • Recruitment, orientation and management of medical staff and medical service contracts
  • Ensuring junior medical staff achieve appropriate competencies as required by the specialist colleges, the SA Medical Education and Training Health Advisory Council and the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Management of the EFN role in medical training programs, in conjunction with relevant universities and metropolitan health units.
  • Effective communication and service coordination between resident and Visiting Specialists, Salaried Medical Officers, General Practitioners, SA Ambulance, SA Retrieval Service, Rural and Remote Mental Health Service and other clinical services.
  • Liaise with regional clinical networks and metropolitan based services.
  • Implementation of the EFN Clinical Governance Framework, clinical policies and best practice clinical protocols, ensuring that service delivery by EFN align within this quality and safety framework.
  • Advice on medical service matters as appropriate.


You will work closely with an experienced EDMS who is a Fellow of the College of Medical Administrators and supported by a committed executive team. You will be joining a dynamic team at a pivotal time during a unique period of innovation. You will have the satisfaction of contributing to the transformation of EFN’s Medical Services to improve access for South Australia’s most remote communities

About You

To be eligible to occupy an IRTP funded post, it is expected that Candidates will:

1. Demonstrate a commitment to working in a rural area. This could be evidenced by:
– having a rural background
– attending a rural clinical school or regional university
– completing Rural Junior Doctor training, or
– demonstrating an interest or commitment to rural work in your application for the post.

2. Spend 2/3 of their total Fellowship Training time in rural (MM 2-7) areas (though not necessarily the IRTP funded position).


Educational/Vocational Qualifications:

  • Registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Credentialing by the CHSA Credentialing Committee appropriate to the position.
  • Commitment to pursuing the qualification of Fellow of the Australasian College of Medical Administrators.


Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills:

  • Demonstrated high level communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated personal qualities and skills to resolve interpersonal conflicts and solve problems in a constructive manner.
  • Demonstrated capacity to involve and motivate others.
  • Professional commitment to the principles of quality, clinical governance and patient safety.
  • Patient focused.
  • Culturally sensitive.


Minimum of 3 years clinical experience post registration.


Educational/Vocational Qualifications:

  • Acceptance as a trainee by the Australasian College of Medical Administrators.
  • Participation in – or completion of – a degree in management.



  • Experience in managerial roles in hospitals.
  • Experience in planning and implementing medical quality assurance and peer review activities.



  • Knowledge of the health system in South Australia.
  • Understanding of contemporary issues relating to rural health in South Australia.


More information

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 786242


Contact: Donnamarie Walker via email at donnamarie.walker@sa.gov.au and/or call 0481 063 010

Applications close: Thursday 3rd of March 2022



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