Hospital Doctor PHO / Principal House Officer Registrar Senior Registrar Fellowship (PFY) Psychiatry- Old Age in Northern Territory- Australia via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.
***Speciality: Psychiatry- Old Age / Psychiatrist
***Location: Northern Territory- Australia
***Duration: 12 months with extension.
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience 100,000 - 180,000 Australian $ per annum)
*** AMC Registration Required (Australian Medical Council) and or AHPRA Registration before an offer of employment can be made or in process of obtaining.
*** Role: Hospital Doctor PHO / Principal House Officer Registrar Senior Registrar Fellowship (PFY) (4 years + clinical experience minimum)
***Start date: ASAP
***Note: Exact location details provided on application
A Hospital Doctor PHO / Principal House Officer Registrar Senior Registrar Fellowship (PFY) is sought to join a prestigious hospital in Australia. As everyone knows Australian Teaching Hospitals and Medical Universities receive great international acclaim & recognition throughout the world- doctors with experience and training in Australia typically enjoy great success in terms of professional career development & job satisfaction.
This large modern hospital service provides an excellent standard of public care. This role will suit an experienced and enthusiastic Old Age - Psychiatry Registrar who will join the inpatient and outpatient Psychiatry Services and work across the region. This role involves providing specialist diagnosis, treatment and care for public patients. Applicants must have specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty. There will be teaching, training and research opportunities in this role and the department is committed to ongoing professional development. The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary package and a flexible work and life balance.
Standard Duties and Responsibilities
• Co-ordinating and documenting the admission, management and discharge planning of patients seen in or admitted to his/her department
• The day-to-day assessment and management of the patients in his/her Unit, communicating with them and their family the nature of their condition and its treatment.
• Communicating and co-ordinating care with their team, arranging consultation with other staff when appropriate, then arranging discharge and liaising with local medical officers and other community based care modalities.
• All decisions concerning the patient(s) in consultation with their immediate supervisor.
Contribute to the provision of high standard clinical services by:
• Providing medical care to patients in the emergency department and after hours to provide emergency care to ward based patients
• Participating in relevant multi-disciplinary meetings
• Ensuring the appropriate documentation of clinical care in patients’ medical records and ensuring the timely provision of discharge summaries, written specialist opinions and requested medical reports
• Assisting the Director Medical Services, the Director of Nursing & Patient Services and Clinical Service Coordinators in planning and organising the delivery of clinical services
Contribute to advances in knowledge by:
• Initiating and participating in research if available Contribute to continuous evaluation and improvement of clinical services by:
• Initiating and supporting clinical improvement activities. This will involve evaluation of clinical processes and service outcomes, identifying possible areas for improvement and implementing the required changes
Contribute to the efficient management of the financial and material resources of the Service by:
• Using facilities, equipment and supplies in the most cost efficient manner
• Contributing to case-mix management by ensuring that appropriate practices are in place to ensure the documentation of clinical information so that timely coding of required data occurs
Contribute to a patient focused approach in the provision of clinical care by:
• Adhering to and supporting practices that ensure patient’s rights are respected
• Assisting in the investigation of and addressing patient complaints in a positive, constructive manner
• Maximising the participation of consumers in their care
• Ensuring consent procedures are followed
Contribute to the adoption of responsive risk management practices by:
• Maintaining an awareness of risk in the clinical environment
• Actively supporting and contributing to risk management initiatives
• Reporting sentinel events, potential medical negligence claims and adverse patient incidents
• To be discussed with the successful applicant at interview stage. This General Position Specification will be reviewed through the candidates CV. The Hospital will regularly as part of a performance management process to ensure performance and skills and abilities match the requirements of the position. This regular review will ensure that the Position Specification is current and reflects accurately the duties carried out by the incumbent
• Plan, implement and evaluate patient care in the allocated team
• Report to the departmental consultant in Psychiatry- Old Age and work under their direction
• Supervise, support and direct an intern or HMO
• Keep accurate legible & timely medical records
• Coordinate and facilitate allied health services
• Ensure compliance with best practice according to available evidence
• Review the policies and procedures of clinical processes
• Participate in team/departmental meetings and other organisational meetings as required
• Participate in staff development and training as required
• maintain accurate records, statistics and reports as needed
• ensure timely planned discharge of patients
• participate in service development as required
Employees are required to carry out lawful directions outlined above or delegated to them. The work to be performed is set out in this position description and, where relevant, any professional standards and codes of conduct and ethics issued by the relevant professional association.
Generic Responsibilities & Requirements
Code of Conduct
The Victorian Government’s Code of Conduct is binding on all Healthcare Staff. Contravention of a provision in the code may constitute misconduct and/ or regarded as a breach of the employee’s employment agreement and will be dealt with under the organisations Counselling and Disciplinary Action Policy.
Compliance with Policies and Procedures
All healthcare policies and procedures are set out in its clinical and managerial policy manuals located on the intranet under PROMPT and in hard copy. All staff must ensure they comply with policies, procedures and standard ways of work practices when carrying out their work. Any breach in compliance may result in disciplinary action.
Occupational Health and Safety
Every staff member has the responsibility to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and the safety of others, to cooperate with the group’s OH&S policies and to participate in appropriate safety education and evaluation activities. All staff are expected to participate in reporting any health, safety and wellbeing issues. Any breach in compliance may result in disciplinary action.
Every staff member has the responsibility to minimise incidents of infection/ cross infection of residents, staff, visitors and the general public. All staff must adhere to the policies and procedures as set out in the hospital’s infection control manuals. Any breach in compliance may result in disciplinary action.
All information concerning the hospital, its patients, clients, residents and staff should remain strictly confidential. Any unauthorised disclosure of such information may result in disciplinary action
The hospital is dedicated to improving the quality and safety of health services by providing care within the following domains of quality: Consumer Participation, Clinical Effectiveness, Effective Workforce and Risk Management. As a result, we apply the concept of the quality cycle for all our quality activities, initiatives and projects thereby ensuring the best possible care and treatment results are achieved. The underlying principle of the cycle is that an activity is not complete until evaluation shows that it has been effective and reached the desired outcome. As a hospital employee you have a responsibility to participate in and commit to ongoing quality improvement activities using the framework of the NSQHSS (National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards).
Key Selection Criteria
Qualifications and Registration with Professional Association
A medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) registrable with the Medical Board of Australia
Registration as a Trainee with an Australian College
Registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
Suitable post-graduate experience
Minimum of PGY4 at commencement of term preferred but not essential
Demonstrated appropriate level experience and skills in the medical assessment and clinical management of patients.
Personal Qualities, Knowledge and Skills
Thorough understanding of the relevant legislation pertaining to Medical Officers.
High level interpersonal and communication skills.
Evidence of on-going professional development to continually update personal medical knowledge and skills.
Ability to operate in an environment of change.
Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
Clinical skills in line with advertised position
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
Commitment to quality improvement
Ability to be adaptable to change
Good communication skills, both verbally and in writing Experience (Including community experience)
At least three years of postgraduate clinical
Sound Experience in procedural skills
Good theoretical knowledge
Sound examination and diagnostic skills
Knowledge and awareness of quality improvement activities and clinical risk reduction and patient safety techniques
National Police Record Check – A current and satisfactory National Police Record Check must be presented to the Division of People and Culture by all new staff prior to commencement at the hospital.
Working with Children Check – Where applicable, a current and satisfactory Working with Children check must be presented to the Division of People and Culture prior to commencement at the hospital. A current and satisfactory working with children check is required where the position unusually involves regular and direct contact with a child where the contact is not directly supervised by another person.
In addition to salary packaging, most hospitals will give all doctors working in Australia the following benefits:
1. Sick Leave - up to 10 paid days per year
2. Annual Leave - 5 weeks paid leave per year
3. Superannuation (pension) - all doctors working in Australia receive superannuation payments to the value of 9% of their salary (This is paid in addition to your salary and is not deducted from it.) All doctors who work temporarily in Australia may cash their superannuation earned when they leave to return to their home country.
4. Many hospitals will also provide subsidised meals, free or cheap accommodation and other perks.
Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possess the following qualities:
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** AMC Registration Required (Australian Medical Council) and or AHPRA Registration - We can provide guidance if needed just email us!
*** IELTS (English Language, overall score 7.0 / 7.5)
*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ensuring the health and safety of our clients patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything. As part of this commitment, all new members of the hospital team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.
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We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.
***Please note due to the high number of applications, we do answer every application in turn.***