FT | Senior Medical Officer | $152,926 - $244,681 (inclusive of BDCP) (plus Super)|Williamtown, NSW

Medical Officer Class 3

$152,926 - $244,681 (inclusive of BDCP) (plus Super)

The Senior Medical Officer positions would suit medical practitioners with considerable experience in occupational medicine or general practice and recognised training in Defence Aviation Medicine (or willingness to undertake Defence Aviation Medicine training).

The successful candidate will work within a framework of legislation and policy to deliver quality healthcare to Permanent and Reserve members of the Australian Defence Force. This position combines hands on medical management and higher level advisory functions and would suit a practitioner with an interest in clinical governance and quality.

The Senior Medical Officer is accountable under broad direction to provide and perform complex to very complex medical advice and treatment activities to deliver medical services within an integrated workforce. They will have experience and comprehensive knowledge of the medical field and are responsible for the development, implementation, compliance and review of policies and procedures relevant to their work within that field. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

This position is based at the Williamtown Health Centre and is responsible for the clinical operation and clinical governance of the Williamtown Health Centre.

The current position is ongoing however we will be creating a merit pool to fill similar ongoing and non-ongoing positions that become available within the next 12 months.

** The additional payment is a Building Defence Capability Payment (BDCP) which enables Defence to provide a premium, in addition to the rate of salary otherwise payable under the Enterprise Agreement (EA) to some or all of the jobs within a critical occupation(s) or discipline within a workplace. Applicants engaged into a BDCP position must consider the following. BDCPs provide remuneration in addition to the Defence Enterprise Agreement (EA). This arrangement is subject to meeting eligibility criteria and is subject to annual review. Should your performance fall beyond requirements or the eligibility criteria not be met, your eligibility for the BDCP may be reviewed and ceased. It may also be ceased should you change positions or the requirement for the BDCP is no longer necessary, as determined by Defence. Should the BDCP be ceased you will be advised and your BDCP additional payment will cease

About our Team

The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) will be a part of a Joint Health Unit that provide high quality, multidisciplinary and accountable health care to ADF members in its region. This is provided by multiple Health Centres and smaller clinics throughout the region.

Working with in an established team, the SMO will ensure optimum health care to provide a healthy and deployable ADF with in the area. This will include both internal and external referrals including rehabilitation to a wide variety of clinical providers

The SMO will provide high level technical health advice to Commanders so as they can operationally use their workforce with in established legislation, regulation and policy as it applies to the ADF. The SMO is also required to communicate regularly to higher Health Command on any trends or notable events in healthcare.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate would have extensive experience in general practice. Past ADF experience would be very beneficial and well considered but not essential. The candidate will have experience with complex mental health cases.

The candidate will be able to work within a small multidisciplinary team and use the resources appropriately and accountably. The candidate will work with in a structure policy environment requiring reference to relevant Defence policy and decisions.

The candidate will act as a mentor to more junior Medical Officers while also being able to communicate effectively with Command and ADF commanders and will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development of their work area.

Experience in ADF aviation medicine or willingness to train will be required although only in a limited number of occasions.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 04 November 2021

For further information, please review the job information pack, reference JCG/03753/21 on https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/?jati=116D5D88-08D8-BD5E-E65A-BFE83947B6F5.

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