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  • Opportunity to work regular hours at ADF On-base Health Centres
  • Work with the latest and most advanced medical technology
  • Ongoing learning, career development, and medical specialisation.
Healthcare Australia (HCA) is the leading healthcare recruitment solutions provider of nursing staff, allied health professionals and medical specialist placements in Australia with operations in every state and territory. On behalf of Medibank's Garrison Health Services, HCA has been subcontracted to deliver the ADF On-base Primary Healthcare Services as of 1 November 2016.
Keeping ADF personnel fit and healthy means that you're making a real difference in protecting our country. Not only will you be embarking on an exciting career, you will also gain a new perspective by delivering one of the most fulfilling jobs in healthcare.
The Medical Officer is responsible for the delivery of medical services to ADF personnel in accordance with professional standards, legislation, and Defence policies and procedures. The Medical Officer on request will be required to provide medical technical advice to the Health Centre Manager, Regional Health Director and Commanders of health and other units. The services may be provided in an outpatient setting, or may involve inpatient care such as in a hospital or medical centre.  This position is located at HMAS Stirling at Garden Island.

To be successful for consideration as a Medical Officer you will need to meet the following criteria.

Essential Requirements for Medical Officer 
• Be an Australian Citizen
• Full and unconditional registration as a medical practitioner in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
• A Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fellow of the College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Vocational Registration or equivalent suitable experience and training as assessed by Commander Joint Health Command (CJHLTH)
• Evidence of involvement in an appropriate quality assurance and continuous professional development / continuous medical education program provided by a recognised training provider
• Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training/qualification or equivalent
• Minimum of 5 years post graduate practitioner experience
• Have the ability to hold a baseline security clearance
• Successful completion of a criminal history check

Basic military Underwater Medicine course or civilian equivalent.  This includes;
• Royal Australian Navy Underwater Medical Officer
• Royal Adelaide Hospital Hyperbaric Medicine Courses for medical officers - Basic or Advanced;
• University of Auckland: Post graduate program in Medical Science - diving and hyperbaric medicine; 
• Equivalent military Diving Medical course as determined by SMA-DIVMED.

In addition, as a Medical Officer (Underwater Medicine) the following points are highly desirable
• A minimum of two (2) years' experience in the field of Underwater Medicine;
• Completion of Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course or equivalent
• Adhere to Defence Policies and Procedures in relation to the protection of Personal Information
Benefits of working with HCA Defence Health
On top of a rewarding career and competitive salary package, you will also get many other benefits:
  • Opportunity to work regular hours at ADF On-base Health Centres - great for work/life balance.
  • An adventurous lifestyle, teamwork driven culture and the chance to work with patients who are fit and motivated to stay healthy, helping you to keep motivated too!
  • Ongoing learning, career development, and medical specialisation.
  • Work with the latest and most advanced medical technology and healthcare equipment available.
To apply please click on 'Apply for this job' and follow the prompts or alternatively you can email your resume and cover letter to James Rowbottam, WA Regional Consultant james.rowbottam@healthcareaustralia.com.au
Date Posted
Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Garden Island, WA 6168
Job Type
Full Time, Temporary/Contract
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