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Staff Specialist - Genetic Pathology - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital & Concord Repatriation General Hospital (Ecred)

NSW Government - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Specailty: Genetic Pathology
Facility: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ198050

Applications for this position will be received via eCredential only. Click here to apply.

What you'll be doing

  • To provide high quality diagnostic and consultative specialty services in Genetic Pathology, and to participate in teaching, research, quality improvement and administrative activities commensurate with the Staff Specialists (State) Award.
  • The Staff Specialist will work in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) Department of Medical Genomics Laboratory and the Concord Repatriation General Hospital (CRGH) Molecular Medicine Laboratory. In both locations, the Staff Specialist will work closely with the Heads of Department for Medical Genomics (RPAH) and Molecular Medicine (CRGH). A rotation will be set up with the current two genetic pathologists at RPAH to enable this arrangement. At RPAH, the Staff Specialist (Genetic Pathology) will supervise the germline Medical Genomics Laboratory as well as participating in the somatic cell DNA testing service, while at CRGH, the Staff Specialist (Genetic Pathology) will supervise the Molecular Medicine Laboratory.
  • The Staff Specialist will ensure a high standard of professional performance and, where required, the encouragement of an academic environment which supports research and development.

Selection Criteria

  1. Current medical practitioner, registered or eligible for specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) and/or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialists (State) Award and the Health Insurance Act (1973). This must encompass the Speciality of Genetic Pathology, and applicants who are expected to obtain their FRCPA within three months are eligible to apply.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to basic, applied or clinical research and/or medical education and staff training.
  3. Proven ability to work as a team member with effective communication, interpersonal skills and adaptability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment, with demonstrated personal qualities including effective communication skills, motivation, initiative, time management and commitment to professional development.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of clinical quality management, continuous improvement and a contemporary knowledge of National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) Standards and NATA accreditation processes.
  5. Demonstrated contemporary clinical knowledge and technical expertise in the specialty of Genetic Pathology, with ability to apply principles of evidence-based medicine to clinical and laboratory practice, and to contribute to the advance of biomedical science.
  6. In depth understanding of genomic bioinformatics principles as they apply to genomic DNA testing, with demonstrated experience in molecular genetics DNA research.
  7. Demonstrated track record and/or qualifications suitable for an appropriate academic title within the University of Sydney to enable teaching and research opportunities and interactions to extend beyond traditional hospital facilities.

Need more information? 

1. Click here for the Position Description.

2. Click here for the Scope of Clinical Practice.

3. Applications for this position will be received via eCredential only. Click here to apply.

4. Find out more about applying for this position.

The position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the office of the Children’s Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of Children’s Guardian website: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check 

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand Policy Directive PD2018_009 Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against specified diseases. All new recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. New recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

An eligibility list may be created for future permanent and temporary vacancies. 

Please Note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

NSW Health does not require or accept the ‘Fit2Work badge’ offered as an option in eCredential.

For role related queries or questions contact Prof Ronald Trent on [email protected]

Applications Close: 1 September 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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