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Position Details
Reference Number 77169
Position Title Staff Specialist Geriatrician or Rehabilitation Physician
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Hunter New England Local Health District
Geographical Location Tamworth
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialist (State) Award
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

To provide a high quality geriatric and/or rehabilitation service to older people living in the Tamworth, Peel and Mehi Clusters geopgraphic area of Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD).


Are you looking for a mix of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine?


Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital seeks the expertise of a dedicated and experienced Staff Specialist Geriatrician or Rehabilitation Physician to provide specialist Aged Care and Rehabilitation Services to the Peel and Mehi Clusters.

In this position you will provide:

  • Clinical direction to the Aged Care and Rehabilitation clinical streams. 
  • Geriatric and Rehabilitation consultation services to inpatients in acute and sub acute facilities within Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, Peel and Mehi clusters.
  • Privately referred outpatient Geriatric and Rehabilitation consultancy service.
  • Inpatient and outpatient Aged Care and Rehabilitation Assessments to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.
  • Outreach services to the communities of the Peel and Mehi Clusters including Moree and Narrabri.
  • Participate on the Rehabilitation on-call roster for Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.
  • Position is supported by an AFRM Advanced Trainee.

Tamworth Hospital has 288 beds and is the major Rural Referral Hospital providing services to the north west of NSW. Tamworth Hospital provides high level medical and surgical services, has an onsite T-Basis unit, a free standing Rehabilitation Unit with 22 beds and comprehensive multidisciplinary team support. It is has a major education complex with a 200 seat lecture theatre located onsite in the University Department of Rural Health, offering excellent opportunities to become involved in teaching and research activities. The Hospital offers excellent JMO support, telehealth services and involvement in Royal Flying Doctor clinics. There are onsite specialist Brain Injury, Spinal and Stroke Unit and Amputee services.  In 2011 the hospital commenced a $260 million facility redevelopment, further enhancing our excellence in health care. 


Combining beautiful scenery with contemporary affordable living, easy access to Sydney or Brisbane, excellent schooling, sporting and recreational facilities, Tamworth provides the opportunity to blend a stimulating career with an attractive lifestyle.


Numerous professionals are already enjoying this effortless lifestyle, come and see what Tamworth has to offer you!


Interested? Please contact: Dr Peter Harradine, Director of Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services Ph: 6767 8370 peter.harradine@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au or Maree Sheaves, Senior Recruitment Consultant Ph: 6767 8616 maree.sheaves@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Selection Criteria Medical degree registrable with the Medical Board of Australia.

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or other specialist qualifications as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award or Health Insurance Act 1973.

Demonstrated clinical skills and knowledge appropriate to the clinical caseload and being able to balance clinical caseload and teaching load.

A strong commitment to multidisciplinary teamwork, guideline development and outcome measurement along with highly developed communications skills with patients and staff.

Demonstrated commitment to teaching and training at both undergraduate and post graduate level.

Involvement in quality improvement and research programmes and ability to work in a computerised environment.

Have a current unencumbered drivers licence and able to drive a standard motor vehicle.
This 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 the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Dr Peter Harradine
Contact Number 67678370
Contact Email peter.harradine@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 06/06/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view