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Specialist 1-5 - General Medicine

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
Five Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
A range of community based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.

Medical Staff in the Canberra Health Services enjoy excellent conditions, and our Enterprise Agreement is available at https://www.health.act.gov.au/careers/applying-work-us/enterprise-agreements

Strong research links are maintained with the ANU, University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. All specialties are represented with the exception of organ transplantation. The hospital has well developed post graduate teaching programs. A fully equipped medical library is available on site with a large collection of hard copy and on line journals and textbooks.

The preferred candidate maybe considered for a conjoint position in ANU at an academic level commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The academic position will be held for the duration of the Canberra Health Services employment and will be subject to regular performance reviews. No remuneration is attached to the University position. The employee will be responsible to the University on academic matters and clinical/ research matters to Canberra Health Services.

For more information in relation to conjoint positions with the ANU please contact Professor Zsuzsoka Kecskes, Director, ANU Medical School (02) 6125 2622 dean.medicalschool@anu.edu.au

About our great city, Canberra, Australia’s National Capital:
Canberra is a city with outstanding amenities and excellent housing, educational and leisure opportunities. It is home to national icons and monuments as well as natural treasures. The coast and ski fields are nearby; Sydney is only three hours away by road. For more information on our great city and your future, visit: https://canberra.com.au/work/

Position Overview:
The Department of General Medicine (GM) manages patients with multiple active co-morbidities or undifferentiated illness under the age of 80 years that requiring ongoing hospital care. We are a busy inpatient service with consultation and outpatient clinic responsibilities.
We are a diverse specialty and are looking at introducing joint roles to give applicants the opportunity to have a flexible job plan and work in complementary areas within the Division. As such, the General Medicine role will be combined with the expanding Hospital in the Home (HITH) Service with the aim of managing patients with a wide array of acute medical conditions in the home (e.g. infections, heart failure, COPD, exacerbations of neurological conditions) rather than in the hospital setting. The HITH department is well resourced with medical, nursing and allied health staff. The position will undertake rapid access clinics and ‘in reach’ into the Emergency Department to assess suitable patients to transfer to the HITH model of care.

Applicants should have had training and experience in Acute and General Medicine. Medical sub-specialty training is desirable. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary clinical environment with a team of nursing and medical staff, including Advanced and Basic Physician Trainees in General Medicine. The successful applicant will be expected to take a role in teaching and assessment within the Australian National University (ANU) Medical School and will be involved in education and training of medical students and junior medical staff (including physician trainees). There are significant opportunities to undertake research and quality assurance projects.

Note: Within this recruitment process there are both permanent and temporary positions available. The hours for each role will be determined when positions are offered.

About You:
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

1. Provide competent and efficient clinical management of General Medicine and HITH inpatients and provide a clinical consultative service to other CHS disciplines and clinical areas.
2. Conduct General Medicine outpatient clinic including general, academic and special interest clinics.
3. Contribute to teaching programs of the Australian National University Medical School (ANUMS), with particular focus on General Medicine under the broad direction of the Dean of ANUMS and Clinical Director.
4. Contribute to General Medicine and HITH quality assurance, research and postgraduate teaching activities as required.
5. Attend and contribute to morning handover sessions, clinical and business meetings and contribute to the clinical governance of General Medicine and HITH by undertaking clinical audit activities, clinical pathway development and demonstrating an active commitment to best clinical practice.
6. Contribute to the General Medicine and HITH on-call and after-hours roster.
7. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Relevant registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians (FRACP) preferably with General Medicine accreditation although relevant specialty accreditation will be considered or equivalent specialist qualifications.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Be granted with their Scope of Clinical Practice through the Medical Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC).
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Note: Reimbursement of relocation costs may be available if you are the successful candidate for a permanent position.

What You Require:
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:

1. Proven clinical and research experience, skills and attributes that will complement those of the Department of General Medicine specialist team to meet the needs of General Medicine patients and Canberra Health Services.
2. Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment to foster a culture of open communication.
3. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, training and research at all levels and for all staff including Medical Officers, Nursing, Allied Health and the general public.
4. Demonstrated commitment to clinical governance relevant to the practice of acute hospital medicine including but not limited to audits, research, education and training.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply / or Want to Know More?

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae.

Job: Senior Medical Officers
Salary Range: 164,470.00 - 202,960.00
Contact Name: Ashwin Swaminathan
Contact Email: Ashwin.Swaminathan@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 21/Apr/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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