Resident Medical Officer 1-4 (Job Number: 01I6F)

Full Time

Resident Medical Officer 1-4 (Job Number: 01I6F)


Post Graduate Year 2+, Office of the Chief Medical Officer| Canberra Hospital & Health Services | Full-time

Previous applicants need not apply

Classification: RMO 1/SRMO 1 – 3 (Dependent on level of PGY)

Salary: $79,682-$106,957

Position No: Several

Directorate: ACT Health

Applications close 8 March 2019

About us:

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

The Canberra Hospital is a 600+ bed tertiary trauma and referral hospital providing services to the ACT and south eastern New South Wales region of Australia. It is the principal teaching hospital of the Australian National University (ANU) Graduate Medical Program.

Overview of the work area and position:

Applications are sought for 2019 Training Program for an immediate start.

ACT Health recruits RMOs to the ACT Network which includes Calvary Public Hospital, Goulburn Base Hospital and South East Regional Hospital (Bega). All RMOs are allocated rotations within the ACT Network.

Rotations may include:

· Emergency Medicine at Canberra & Calvary Hospitals

· Various Medical specialty rotations

· Palliative Care at Clare Holland House in Canberra

· Rehabilitation at Canberra & Calvary Hospitals

· Various rotations at Goulburn and Bega Hospitals

· Various surgical specialty rotations


1. Provide day-to-day medical care for patients of the ACT Health Directorate at a level commensurate with the level of clinical experience and under the supervision and direction of more senior medical staff.

2. Demonstrate appropriate progression toward more independent medical practice, with concomitant development of clinical knowledge, skills and behaviours required for safe medical practice.

3. Work within and support the multidisciplinary clinical team.

4. Contribute to clinical audit and participate in changes that improve quality and safety of patient care

5. Participate in the supervision and education of more junior medical staff and contribute to the education of medical students

6. Maintain adequate medical records with legible entries, and complete discharge summaries on time.

7. Participate in the after hour’s roster as required and in accordance with current safe working hour’s provisions.

8. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.

Personal Attributes:

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

· Good communication and organisational skills.

· Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.

· Ability to take direction from more senior medical and nursing staff.

Qualifications and experience:


· An Australian MBBS medical degree, or equivalent

· Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

· Current Basic Life Support skills as a minimum, and Advanced Life Support skills where required.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

· undergo a pre-employment Police check.

· undergo a pre-employment Occupational Medicine assessment, screening & vaccination process.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

(Please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually).

1. Clinical competence at a level commensurate with the number of years since graduation in medicine.

2. Demonstrated ability to pursue both formal and self-directed learning in clinical practice, and some evidence of developing ability to teach more junior doctors and medical students.

3. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively in a clinical team and ability to participate in the after hour’s roster.

4. Sound written and verbal communication skills.

5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

Ms Grace Cook

JMO Manager
Medical Officer Support, Credentialing, Employment & Training Unit
Tel: +61 2 617 48334

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