CAREER MEDICAL OFFICER

CAREER MEDICAL OFFICER
  • $120,000 - $121,000 per Annum
    ANNUM
  • Permanent
  • Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia New South Wales AUS
Job Ref: VAC-105770
Sector: Medicine
Sub-sector: Registrar
Date Added: 30 December 2022

POSITION - CMO - MEDICINE.
LOCATION - NSW
SALARY - NSW AWARD

Position Functions:
- To provide a continuous on-site medical support service to meet the needs of patients, consultants and clinical staff. This includes emergency procedures and providing a general service to all clinical areas
Key Responsibilities and Requirements:
Organisational:
- Participate in clinical audit
- Work with the Hospital Director and SRMO to ensure implementation of and compliance with clinical policies, standards and practices.
Patient Care & Key Clinical Responsibilities:
- Manages patient care under the supervision of Consultants, and ensures a detailed history and physical examination are done for each presentation/admission, and documents these findings on their medical record.
- Communicates with patients about their condition and management, or with the immediate family if the patient is unable to comprehend within their scope of knowledge and understanding, and counsel patients and relatives as necessary (within scope of knowledge and understanding of the situation).
- Ensures effective discharge planning occurs with involvement of the patient, family and/or other care providers;
- Completes discharge summaries promptly, ensuring patients, General Practitioners and other care providers have adequate information to continue care.
- Ensures discharge summaries are succinct and include all medical conditions, co- morbidities, complications, procedures and treatments/medication list.
- Arranges discharge medications, in advance whenever possible.
- Completes consultation requests for other medical specialties, allied health and other health care professionals.
- Attends outpatient clinics and assesses patients as required.
- Carries phone while on duty and participates in afterhours and weekend rosters. Is contactable and able to return promptly to hospital when on call.
- On admission, Completes an admission examination on each patient and document clinical findings. Explains procedures to patient and orders investigations as necessary. Assists with medical procedures, as required.
- Carries out procedures within their capabilities or with senior supervision if required
- Organises requests for pathology, radiology and other investigations.
- Communicates and co-ordinates within a multi-disciplinary team in regards to management plans, drug prescriptions, diagnostic requests, consultations and discharge plans which will be reviewed daily.
CAREER MEDICAL OFFICER (CMO)
Position Description
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- Completes documentation as appropriate including Notifiable Disease forms, adverse drug reaction reports, patient notes and correspondence with the General Practitioner and/or referring doctor.
- Participates in unit and hospital meetings, rounds, clinical reviews, pathology/radiology meetings; prepares case presentations for departmental meetings; and attends training lectures.
- Seeks assistance form their Clinical Supervisor if uncertain about any aspect of their clinical work.
- Informs admitting consultants of changes in medical condition of patients and of relevant action taken.
- Follows the instructions of consultants for their specific regime for each individual patient.
- Perform clinical procedures as requested by consultant medical staff and nursing staff including
- Initiates and alters in-patient medications as required.
- Writes up "to take home prescriptions" and discharge summaries as required.
- Visits patients as required at the request of the clinical personnel.
- Visits all in-patients daily and documents in clinical notes.
- Record all treatments performed in patient notes
- Be familiar with all relevant procedures/policies.
- Be aware of the clinical risk programme and report clinical incidents, drug errors and near misses.
- Be completely familiar with emergency equipment.
- Provide a report to Career Medical Officer commencing the next shift (including to 'on call' CMO's)
- Initiate emergency treatments for patients, staff and visitors and complete appropriate documentation.
- Certify deaths, complete death certificates and report unexpected deaths to the coroner and complete all relevant documentation including, if appropriate, cremation forms and any documents required by the coroner.
- Remain on the hospital premises whilst on duty
- Comply with all hospital policies and procedures
Infection Control
- Follow and ensure compliance with accepted professional Infection Control guidelines and practices.
- Follow and ensure compliance with hospital policies and procedures
CAREER MEDICAL OFFICER (CMO)
Position Description
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Workplace Health and Safety
- Actively contribute to maintaining a safe workplace that values the health and safety of co-workers, clients or visitors.
- Actively contribute to developing and maintaining a culture where staff are vigilant to risks to themselves, their co-workers, clients or visitors (including health and safety, business and operational risks).
- Report all incidents/accidents in accordance with hospital policy.
Professional Development
- Pursue own professional development, enhance supervisory skills and keep abreast of all changes and professional requirements.
- Comply with professional Continuing Professional Development requirements
- Complete mandatory education and assessment requirements in accordance with hospital policy
- Ensure patient, staff and privileged hospital information remains confidential and secure at all times.
Quality
- Actively support and participate in quality improvement and research initiatives.
- Be aware of all aspects of the National Safety and Quality in Healthcare Services Standards.
- Participate in the Quality Programme including but not limited to:
o audits,
o corrective actions,
o policy and procedure development,
o education, training and assessment programmes
General
- Uphold Matilda Health's values in the undertaking of position responsibilities and in any interaction with management, staff, patients, and the general community
- Comply with statutory and organisational requirements, policies and procedures including those that ensure a safe and healthy work environment, free of discrimination.

Please contact Claire - 0435 710 902

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24/02/2023 04:02:00
AUD 120000 121000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Claire Waters

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