Medical Officer 3 (Nowra)

Nowra, NSW |

Salary Range:

$149,927 - $239,883 (inclusive of BDCP) (plus Super).

The Role:

An MO3 Medical Officer (Clinical) is accountable under broad direction to provide and perform complex to very complex medical advice and treatment activities to deliver medical services to patients. They will work within a framework of legislation, established principles, work practices and procedures in accordance with Defence's mission and business objectives. They will have experience and comprehensive knowledge of the medical field and are responsible for the development, implementation, compliance and review of policies and procedures relevant to their work within that field. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

An MO3 Medical Officer is accountable under broad direction to perform and achieve very complex medical advice and treatment work to deliver medical services to patients within an integrated workforce.

** The additional payment is a Building Defence Capability Payment (BDCP) which enables Defence to provide a premium, in addition to the rate of salary otherwise payable under the Enterprise Agreement (EA) to some or all of the jobs within a critical occupation(s) or discipline within a workplace. Applicants engaged into a BDCP position must consider the following. BDCPs provide remuneration in addition to the Defence Enterprise Agreement (EA). This arrangement is subject to meeting eligibility criteria and is subject to annual review. Should your performance fall beyond requirements or the eligibility criteria not be met, your eligibility for the BDCP may be reviewed and ceased. It may also be ceased should you change positions or the requirement for the BDCP is no longer necessary, as determined by Defence. Should the BDCP be ceased you will be advised and your BDCP additional payment will cease.

About our Team:

Joint Health Unit Central NSW (JHU CNSW) provides high quality, multidisciplinary and accountable health care to ADF members in its area. This is provided by multiple Health Centres and smaller clinics throughout NSW. This position, based at Albatross Health Centre in Nowra, is responsible for the clinical operation and clinical governance of the Albatross Health Centre and Creswell Clinic.

Working with in an established team, the Medial Officer will ensure optimum health care to provide a healthy and deployable ADF with in the area. This will include both internal and external referrals including rehabilitation to a wide variety of clinical providers.

The Medical Officer will provide high level technical health advice to Commanders so as they can operationally use their workforce with in established legislation, regulation and policy as it applies to the ADF.

The Medical Officer is required to communicate regularly to higher Health Command any trends or notable events in healthcare.

Our Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate would have an extensive experience in general practice. Past ADF experience would very beneficial and well considered but not essential. The candidate will have experience with complex mental health cases. 

The candidate will be able to work with in a small multidisciplinary team and use the resources appropriately and accountably. The candidate will work with in a structure policy environment requiring reference to relevant Defence policy and decisions.

The candidate will act as a mentor to more junior Medical Officers while also being able to communicate effectively with Command and ADF commanders and will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development of their work area.

Experience in ADF aviation medicine or willingness to train will be required although only in a limited number of occasions.

How to Apply:

Application Closing Date 25.06.2021.

For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/02499/21 on

Starting date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Closing date: 
Friday, June 25, 2021
The Department of Defence