An exciting opportunity to be part of the IMG Clinical Readiness Program in a voluntary position engaged as a Medical Support Officer and working under medical supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team in a NSW public hospital.

Please note: The ICRP pilot has concluded and is currently being evaluated. The program is not running at this time.

About the IMG Clinical Readiness Program

The IMG Clinical Readiness Program is a 12 week voluntary program. The program will be a mixture of both theory and clinical learning in a NSW public hospital.

The program will provide successful candidates with:

  • An opportunity to learn about the Australian Healthcare system, including effective communication and cultural safety in the workplace, through a 2-week intensive orientation and a regular education program
  • An opportunity to participate in ward rounds and undertake clinical histories and basic clinical exams, and
  • Clinical experience under a supervised practice model where you will learn to perform basic tasks and procedures.

The Medical Support Officers will not be registered as medical practitioners but will be working under direct supervision of senior medical officer.

Candidates will be expected to participate in an evaluation process throughout the 12-weeks, this will include completing online surveys and being available for one-on-one interviews.

On completion of the program candidates will receive a Certification of completion and a Professional Development Plan.  There is no guaranteed employment following the program, however successful completion will provide participants with the necessary clinical experience and NSW references to aid in future job applications.

For more information, including information on the program and the role see IMG Clinical Readiness Program (FAQ).

Where you'll be working

The program will run in metropolitan, regional and rural NSW public hospitals. There will be an opportunity to preference a desired location during the interview process.

About you 

We are seeking motivated and committed individuals who:

  • Are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Have passed the Australian Medical Council Part 1 examination. The Part 2 examination is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Evidence that meets the Medical Board of Australia English Language Skills registration standard Proof of English language proficiency
    Passed International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with minimum score of 7 or OET with minimum score of B
  • Have completed a recognised medical degree in an overseas country
  • Have not previously worked as a registered medical practitioner in Australia
  • Are willing to work in an unpaid voluntary role as a Medical Support Officer
  • Are available for the full 12-week period commencing 10 July 2023
  • Can travel to Sydney CBD to attend the face-to-face orientation, 10 - 15 July 2023
  • Have received 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with ATAGI minimum intervals.

How to apply

All applicants must review the role description and apply by submitting an up-to-date resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the role description. Applications must contain all supporting documentation.

The Resume template and document checklist has been developed to assist with applications.

For more information, read the full Role Description.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NSW Health is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which reflects the community and customers we serve. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Additional information

  1. This is a temporary role as part of the IMG Clinical Readiness Program
  2. Please note the selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role
Current as at: Thursday 11 January 2024