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April

Visiting Medical Officer - Paediatrician - Sutherland Hospital (Reliever)

SOUTH EASTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT - Sydney, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.


Sutherland hospital has a 10 bed Level 4 paediatric ward and 4 bed Level 3 Special Care Nursery. We are a friendly and dynamic paediatric department and look forward to welcoming new colleagues. The visiting medical officer role will include inpatient care and consultation for our local children and their families. Acute on calls will involve covering children's ward, special care nursery, delivery suite, post natal wards and emergency department. There is 24 hour registrar cover with our registrars and resident seconded from Sydney Children's Hospital Network. We have a acute review ambulatory care service available to support early discharge, admission avoidance and acute follow up. Additional responsibilities of this role will include teaching of junior medical staff and medical students and participation in departmental activities such as quality meetings and education. 

The specialist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the department/service.

Our staff strive to provide excellence in healthcare and uphold a high standard of care for all patients, families, carers and visitors to our facilities.

At the core of our organisation is a set of values - Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

SESLHD covers nine Local Government Areas from Sydney's Central Business District to the Royal National Park and has a culturally and linguistically diverse population of over 930,000 people, which includes highly urbanised areas of eastern Sydney, southern Sydney and industrialised areas around Port Botany.

SESLHD covers urban and suburban communities and manages eight public hospitals and one public nursing home:

• Calvary Healthcare Sydney (third schedule with Little Company of Mary Health Care)
• Prince of Wales Hospital
• Royal Hospital for Women
• St George Hospital
• Sutherland Hospital
• Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital
• War Memorial Hospital (third schedule with Uniting Care)
• Gower Wilson Memorial
• Garrawarra Centre

SESLHD also operates 28 Child and Family Health Centres, 12 Community Health Centres and nine Oral Health Clinics; providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services.

Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Breast screening, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Women's Health, Youth Health, Sexual Health, Imaging and Pathology services are provided at a number of facilities across SESLHD.
The primary location of this position may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MDAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.