26 July 2012
Junior Medical Officer Positions Open
Acting NSW Minister for Health, Kevin Humphries, has announced that more than 4000 positions for Junior Medical Officers (JMOs) in NSW will be advertised from today.
Junior Medical Officer positions are now open for doctors who have at least one year of post graduate work experience and are looking for a vocational or prevocational training position.
The JMO positions offer the opportunity to train in a range of specialties in public hospitals across the State including psychiatry, pathology, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine and rural generalist training, expanding the skills and capacity of the NSW medical workforce.
“The annual JMO recruitment campaign is the largest in the country and offers exciting opportunities to pursue specialist training across the State,” Mr Humphries said.
“These positions offer a variety of training opportunities and include rotations through different specialty teams and clinical environments at one or more hospitals while undertaking specialist training.
“This is the first year that the Rural Generalist Training Program - a State-wide program which focuses on training doctors as general practitioners with advanced skills to deliver services to NSW rural communities - will be offered as part of JMO recruitment in NSW.”
For 2013 advanced skills training will concentrate on anaesthetics and obstetrics skills. In this area, 15 training positions across NSW rural and regional Local Health Districts are being advertised and applicants will be able to apply to these positions through the JMO recruitment campaign from today.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting postgraduate education and training for the State’s doctors to ensure the changing needs of our growing population can be met,” Mr Humphries said.
“NSW Health is making a significant investment in postgraduate medical education to enhance the level of support for training and education of junior doctors and to improve the distribution of doctors particularly in outer metropolitan, regional and rural NSW.
“I’d encourage applicants to consider rural and regional positions which combine wonderful lifestyle opportunities while providing world class specialist training in a range of clinical settings.”
Applications for JMO positions open today and will close on 15 August 2012.
To apply visit the NSW Health JMO recruitment website: