We provide a listing of local positions in the Western Sydney region that have been submitted by local health care providers.
In most cases, a practice will need both Area of Need (AON) and District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) status to employ an Overseas Trained Doctor (OTD).
The AON Program assists employers in NSW who have had difficulty recruiting medical practitioners with specialist registration, to then recruit suitably qualified OTDs or International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to vacant positions that have been approved by the NSW Ministry of Health as an AON.
The AON Program is a strategy to provide temporary assistance to locations and services experiencing medical workforce shortages. AON status is approved by the NSW Ministry of Health. Evidence must be provided to show the position is either located in an area that has been identified as a DWS or provides services that have DWS status i.e. after hours.
Health professionals looking for opportunities to work in Western Sydney should view the below list of general practices currently recruiting for GPs.
General Practices currently recruiting
Health professionals looking for opportunities to work in Western Sydney should view the list of general practices currently recruiting for GPs.
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) are seeking to recruit a General Practitioner (12-month funded position) to provide medical services to the Hospital in the Home (HITH) service which is currently undergoing strategic expansion.
The General Practitioner is responsible within the HITH multidisciplinary team (MDT) for delivering optimal, comprehensive clinical care to eligible HITH patients located in both the community and aged care facility (ACF) environments. In this role, you will be providing a comprehensive medical assessment of patients including point of care (POC) testing/diagnostics and mobile imaging where required to determine treatment requirements within the community/ACF setting and providing a comprehensive medical assessment of COVID-19 positive patients residing in the community.
The full position description is available online. Should you wish to discuss this role in more detail please contact Dr Geoff Mifsud, Director – Hospital in the Home, WSLHD on 0413 320 641 or email email@example.com
For information on the process that OTDs must follow to work as a general practitioner in Australia, visit the Doctor Connect website. Information on the process that OTDs must follow to work as a GP in Australia General practices in some parts of Western Sydney may be eligible to employ doctors through the Area of Need (AON) Program. If a Western Sydney general practice is recruiting for an AON/DWS position this will be identified in the GP Job Register.
The Rural Relocation Incentive Grant (RRIG) ceased on 25 May 2015. The Outer Metropolitan Areas Measure Relocation Incentive Grant (OMRIG) ceased for new applicants on 12 May 2015 and ceases for all participants on 30 June 2016. The General Practice Rural Incentives Programme (GPRIP) aims to encourage medical practitioners to relocate to and practise in regional and remote communities and to promote careers in rural medicine. Since 1 July 2015, the GPRIP has moved to a new classification system and introduced new eligibility criteria.
Visit the GPRIP fact sheet for more information.