Position Details
Reference Number 22077
Position Title Visiting Medical Officer (VMO)
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Entity Public Hospital
Location Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Award Classification
Hours 40
Job Advertisement

Paediatric Consultant

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Fixed Term Full Time Position



About the role

We are seeking an exceptional consultant to provide sessional and on-call neonatal and paediatric consultation services to Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.

  • Undertake clinical responsibilities including providing patient care, liaison with other units and referring hospitals, and maintaining appropriate records and confidentiality, including obtaining and documenting consent.
  • Provide ethical decision making and effective issues management and communication in the achievement of organisational goals, ensuring issues are resolved effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Actively contribute to the hospital and health service and professional community.
  • Actively participate in the delivery of contemporary, evidence-based, multidisciplinary models of care
  • Supervise junior medical staff around significant patient care issues, such as accurate diagnosis, selection of treatment options, discharge planning, patient and family discussion and education.
  • Provide Paediatric consultation to inpatients including service on the Paediatric after-hours on-call roster.
  • Involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in Paediatric Medicine
  • Contribute to the clinical governance of the Service by undertaking clinical audit, morbidity and mortality review and practicing evidence-based medicine.
  • Maintain effective communication with patients and the relatives, hospital staff, medical colleagues and General Practitioners.

What you bring

  • Extensive experience in the clinical paediatric practice, including neonatology.
  • Proven track record in evidence based practice and evidence of sound judgement in clinical diagnosis, investigation and treatment of patients.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to provide mentorship and work as a team member in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • An active commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of medical, nursing and allied health professionals. 
  • Experience in clinical governance and an understanding of the National Quality and Safety Standards in Paediatrics.
  • An understanding of the mission and values of Calvary and an ability to apply them practically.


This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/


How to join the team

Applicants are expected to provide:

  • A cover letter (max 1 page) stating your suitability (using the position description as a guide) for the role; a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application.
  • Current Resume.
  • Contact details of two professional referees.  

 Closing date for applications:  Sunday, 28 July 2019


Applications must be submitted online via: http://www.calvary-act.com.au/career-vacancies.html as we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.


Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

To discuss the role further please contact:

Frank Bowden

Director of Clinical Services – Medical

Email: frank.bowden@calvary-act.com.au

Phone: 02 6201 6779


Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we strongly encourage people from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, or People with Disability, to apply for all positions.


Selection Criteria Essential: Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA),
Essential: Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians (Paediatrics) or equivalent specialist qualifications,
Essential: Do you have evidence of eligibility to work in Australia? (Australian Citizenship, Permanent residency, New Zealand Citizenship or valid temporary visa with entitlements to work)
Essential: Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment?
Contact Person Frank Bowden
Contact Number 6201 6779
Contact Email frank.bowden@calvary-act.com.au
Closing Date 28/07/2019
Position Description & Supporting Documents
Paedriatric position description 2019.docx Open