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Job Listing Details
Reference Number 17346
Position Title Palliative Care Specialist
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Western NSW Local Health District
Geographical Location Dubbo
Award Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award - Staff Specialist
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The Palliative Care Specialist (PCS) based in Dubbo NSW will provide direct clinical management, education, operational oversight, and strategic direction for the specialist palliative care services operating within the Central and Northern Sectors of the Western NSW Local Health District.  

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RAPH) palliative care services provide monthly outreach clinics to Dubbo for professional support to the PCS, and it is anticipated that a specialist registrar will commence work with the service from RAPH in 2019.

The position also engages closely with non-specialist providers of palliative and end of life care within these communities within the Central and Northern Sectors to provide seamless palliative and end of life care; and to build capacity for end of life care. The PCS maintains close working links with the RPAH out-reach services, and with the services operating in the Southern Sector of the LHD through regular engagement in the Palliative and EOL Care stream and other appropriate meetings. 


Classification for this position will be dependent on qualifications.

Applications for this position will be received via eCredential ONLY. To apply please click the link below:



Follow the registration/login process, create/update your clinician profile and complete the application and selection criteria questions.  If you experience difficulties when applying, please first refer to the User Guide attached to this advertisement.  Alternatively you can contact the Medical Recruitment Coordinator Tristan Knights on 0427 010 876.

Please Note: Paper-based applications will not be accepted.


Selection Criteria 1) Australian citizen or permanent resident with Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM), or specialist qualification with certification of equivalent recognition by Medical Board of Australia and Medicare.

2) Extensive experience in the provision of direct patient care, with an ongoing commitment to clinical consulting in palliative medicine.

3) Demonstrated experience in teaching palliative medicine and end of life care to health care professionals, and in the community setting.

4) Demonstrated experience in health management and palliative care service development within the NSW Public Health Sector or a comparable health service.

5) A willingness to provide both face-to-face and video-consulting to each of the listed communities across the Central and Northern Sectors of the Western NSW LHD on an ongoing basis.

6) Willingness to provide 1:4 on-call formally for the LHD After-Hours Palliative Care Support line.

7) Willingness to establish formalized training appointments for medical, nursing and allied health staff in palliative and EOL care.

8) Willingness to engage in research activities relevant to palliative and EOL care within Western NSW LHD.
Contact Person Michelle Mawbey
Contact Number (02) 6809 8501
Contact Email Michelle.Mawbey@health.nsw.gov.au
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Closing Date 15/04/2018
Additional Information (URL) https://www.youtube.com/embed/N9To1xedlOw

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