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Medical Oncologist

Department of Health - Darwin, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Job description

Agency Department of Health Work unit Division of Medicine

Job title Medical Oncologist Designation Specialist Clinician

Job type Full time Duration Fixed for 5 years

Salary $189,585 - $231,984 Location Darwin

Position number 50311 RTF 206031 Closing 03/03/2021

Contact Dr Narayan Karanth on Narayan.Karanth@nt.gov.au or RDHMedicine.THS@nt.gov.au

About the agency http://www.health.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=206031

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume-.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

Provide a specialist Medical Oncology service to include the care of both inpatient and ambulatory patients, within the Division of

Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital, regional hospitals and remote communities; contribute to post graduate education at Royal

Darwin Hospital, including the supervision of trainees.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Conduct regular inpatient ward rounds and outpatient sessions incorporating teaching, and provide specialist opinion to

referring medical practitioners.

2. Participate in provision of specialist outreach services to Regional Hospitals and regional and remote communities.

3. Provide care and advice on the management of patients with oncological conditions to colleagues both within and outside the

specialty, and to those colleagues in geographically isolated centres in the Northern Territory.

4. Provide, with other members of the Division of Medicine, routine and emergency after hours care on a roster basis.

5. Provide an after-hours consultancy service to colleagues and junior medical staff.

6. Direct, coordinate, supervise, manage and evaluate the work of subordinate medical staff in the provision of patient care.

7. Participate in continuous medical education including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, professional development,

peer review, research, teaching, quality improvement activities and clinical audits as appropriate.

8. Liaise with other medical, paramedical and nursing staff and provide input into Unit and Hospital policies, for the ongoing

development of specialist cancer services in the Northern Territory.

9. Participate and supervise Quality Control and Quality Assurance activities, review and revise policies, procedures and

guidelines in line with national and international recommendations.

10. Ensure there is a strategic approach to the development of contemporary human resource practices and policies including

workplace health and safety, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination, and a demonstrated commitment to their


11. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the work being

undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

Selection criteria


1. Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

2. Current Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or eligibility for Fellowship.

3. Sound clinical knowledge in assessment and management of patients and a commitment to provide appropriate high quality


4. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact positively in a cross-cultural work


5. Ability to work effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

6. An interest in and a commitment to improving Indigenous health.

7. Evidence of commitment to continuing education, teaching, research and quality assurance activities.

8. Proven ability to manage self and others, monitor performance, manage change and develop policy with an understanding of

EEO and WHS principles and policy.

9. An ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.

Further information

Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities

or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements,

working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position

unless it is a relevant criminal history. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced through

the vacancy contact.