Staff Specialist

Newcastle, NSW |

Staff Specialist
Department of General Medicine
Permanent Part-Time (0.8FTE)
Reference No: 15665

About the Role
Within the framework of the mission, vision, values, philosophy and policies of Calvary, the Staff Specialist will be responsible for the provision of high quality, safe and effective clinical management of patients.  The Staff Specialist works within an inter-disciplinary team to ensure timely, appropriate care and effective discharge strategies.  Duties will include patient care, supervision and teaching, continuing medical education, research and administration.

Duties (include but not limited to)

  • Provide high quality, evidence based, patient focused clinical services.
  • Ensure a high standard of clinical record documentation is maintained.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings, and training and education.
  • Provide clinical leadership and mentoring to students, junior and resident medical staff.
  • Contribute to the academic and research activities of the Department and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to advancement of safety and quality standards pertaining to the service.
  • Skills and Experience (include but not limited to)
  • A primary medical degree registrable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or other specialist recognition as provided for the NSW (Non-Declared) AHO Staff Specialist Agreement or the Health Insurance Act 1973.
  • Experience and qualification(s) in General and Acute Care Medicine.
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical governance to promote quality and safety in health care, with experience in and commitment to evidence based best practice.
  • Understanding of transfer of care and patient flow principles.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to efficiently work unsupervised as well as in a multidisciplinary team.


Benefits
Calvary is proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression and training and skills development. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading Catholic health care organisation.

About Us
Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas.  Calvary employs over 11,000 employees.
Calvary Mater Newcastle (CMN) is a public hospital in Newcastle, NSW and is the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District. CMN provides an Emergency Department, an Intensive Care Unit, a range of medical and surgical services and extensive palliative care services. CMN is also home to our world renowned research facility. Our patients enjoy a redeveloped modern, light and airy environment, surrounded by well-maintained gardens. For more details visit https://www.calvarycare.org.au

How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please select 'Apply' to begin your online application. Calvary does not accept unsolicited resumes or appreciate unsolicited calls from recruitment agencies. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only Applicants who have provided written responses demonstrating ability to meet the selection criteria will be considered.
An Eligibility List for future vacancies (Permanent/Temporary Appointments) may be created.
Criminal Record Check for successful applicants in accordance with Calvary Policy.
Provision of documented evidence of protection against specified infectious diseases required.
Verification of Qualifications will be undertaken where appropriate

Selection Criteria

Essential: A Primary Medical Degree registrable with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Essential: Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or other specialist recognition as provided for the NSW (Non-Declared) AHO Staff Specialist Agreement or the Health Insurance Act 1973

Essential: Demonstrated experience and qualification(s) in General and Acute Care Medicine, and a commitment to Outreach programs delivering health care to rural or remote settings.

Essential: Demonstrated capacity for clinical leadership, a commitment to undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in medicine, nursing and allied health and willingness to participate in clinical research.

Essential: Understanding of the principles of clinical governance to promote quality and safety in health care, with experience in and commitment to evidence based best practice

Essential: A demonstrated understanding of transfer of care and patient flow principles and ability to practice these principles to meet the needs of the community and hospital.

Essential: Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, and proficiently in periods of high demand/activity.

Essential: Commitment to the philosophy, mission and values of Calvary as it applies to the Hospital and the ability and desire to uphold these principles.

Desirable: Experience in, or knowledge of, programs directed at improving the organisation and delivery of care in general medicine.

Starting date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Closing date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017
Organisation: 
Calvary Mater Newcastle
Phone Number: 
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