Employment – Senior Medical Officer

Senior Medical Officer (SMO)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation (RivMed) is a long-established Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in the heart of Wiradjuri Country. RivMed provide medical, dental services, social and emotional wellbeing programmes and have been working for 30 years in the Riverina communities. RivMed works to effect change in the most marginalised and vulnerable people in our community. We work to achieve this through the provision of culturally appropriate medical, allied health, and well-being services for Aboriginal people and their families.

The organisation is currently undergoing a period of positive change with increased transparency and accountability.

About you, to be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate the Selection Criteria below:

  • Tertiary qualification in Medicine.

  • Unconditional registration with the NSW Medical Board & AHPRA

  • Appropriate experience to practice as a Medical Practitioner

  • Demonstrated experience in the assessment and treatment of patients

  • Sound knowledge in the areas of community health, public health and Aboriginal Health including preventative and holistic health, social and emotional wellbeing, chronic disease etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with the local community.

  • Sound understanding of AGPAL accreditation requirements and Medicare MBS.

  • Demonstration of continuously developing professional competencies and qualifications

  • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including the National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check clearances

Desirable

    • Relevant post-graduate qualifications – FRACGP , FACCRM , MPH

    • Accreditation as a GP supervisor, with ACCRM or RACGP

    • Experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and medical professionals at all levels

    • Experience in working in Aboriginal Health

Current valid Driver’s licence, minimum of Class “C” or equivalent

This position leads the General Practitioner/Registrar (GP) team to provide Aboriginal people with outstanding health care and medical service to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. The key objectives of the role include:

  1. Provide supervision and clinical leadership to medical staff

  2. Lead and manage the GP team to ensure all staff are engaged and empowered to achieve clinical and medical objectives.

  3. Provide leadership and training to GP team to ensure Medical income is maximised across the practice.

  4. Provide appropriate assessment and treatment programs to improve health care and medical service to patients; and

  5. Assist the programs in health promotion and education activities to ensure the effective promotion of health issues in the Aboriginal community

  6. Provide input and advice to Practice Manager as required

We offer an excellent range of benefits including:

  • Non-profit status with salary sacrifice available to reduce tax and increase your take home pay

  • An opportunity to really make a difference to the communities we serve

If you would like further information regarding the position and appointment process before applying for this position, please contact the Human Resource Team on 02 69 235 300

Applications, responding to the Selection Criteria above, are to be emailed to recruitment@rivmed.org.au.

Whilst we will commence interviews and assessments as received, we will accept applications until 27 May, 2022.

The successful applicant must demonstrate vaccination for Covid-19 in line with current Department of Health regulations.

The successful applicant will be required to have a Police Check and Working with Children Check in accordance with legislative requirements