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Position Details
Reference Number 93236
Position Title ENT Surgeon - Postgraduate Fellow
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 18/01/2015)
Entity Central Coast Local Health District
Geographical Location Gosford, Wyong
Award Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award - Post Grad Fellow
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

This role is to provide firstly a clinical management and consultation service to patients with conditions applicable to the sub-specialty of Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery and participate in an appropriate on-call roster for Central Coast Local Health District with wait list reductions being a significant component, secondly to provide education, supervision and support to junior medical staff, and thirdly to engage in ongoing quality assurance activities both at the Departmental and District Level and additionally as directed by the Director of Medical Services and the Director of Clinical Governance. It is reinforced that the provision of on-call services are subject to Section 36(1l) of the Medical Practice Act 1992. This position is primarily located at Gosford Hospital, however clinicians are reminded that all clinicians are employed on an area basis.


This position does not allow for addition to wait list of any privately consulted patients.


This position is for a 12 month period commencing 20 January 2014 with a completion date of 18 January 2015.


Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgeon - Postgraduate Fellow Fixed Term Full Time


Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners eligible for registration in Australia for the above position within the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Coast Local Health District (CCLHD). Applicants should have Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and / or other specialist recognition or to be approved by the college as substantially comparable. Applicants expecting to be awarded their Fellowship within 6 months may be considered.


This position is for a 12 month period commencing 20 January 2014 with a completion date of 18 January 2015.


If successful, the applicant will not be subsequently eligible to commence their appointment until after the relevant qualifications and requirements are formally completed. The position is expected to be paid under the Postgraduate Fellow classification of the Staff Specialists (State) Award. If the successful applicant seeks to engage in significant levels of private practice, consideration may be given on application to the applicant being paid as a Level 1 staff specialist with rights of private practice.


The successful applicant will join our Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery department in providing elective and emergency services at Gosford Hospital. Duties will include elective theatre lists, participation in an on call roster and consultations. This is an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified practitioner to consolidate their Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery experience in a supportive collegiate environment. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Staff Specialists Award.


For enquiries about the position please contact Dr Neil Thomson phone (02) 4320 5339. You may apply for the position in writing or electronically. In either case a completed Senior Medical Practitioner Application must be completed, and all the relevant documentation attached as described in the E-Recruit attachments. Please also email Jody Holland (jody.holland@health.nsw.gov.au) to confirm you have completed appropriate documentation, which must be sent to Jody Holland, Senior Medical Workforce Coordinator, Medical Workforce & Education Unit, Gosford Hospital, PO Box 361, Gosford NSW 2250 at the time of application.


The Health Service is committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity. Successful applicants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct. Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicants. Employment is subject to having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases. Salary Packaging is available to enhance benefits.


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Selection Criteria • Applicants should have Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or specialist qualifications deemed substantially equivalent by the College, with appropriate experience to practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner in Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery (Applicants expecting to be awarded their specialist qualifications within six months may be considered provided they do not need to complete College examination requirements. A separate position description is applicable for the period prior to the awarding of specialist qualifications)

• Holds appropriate medical indemnity cover

• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Demonstrated commitment to teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical officers, and published research as relevant to the position

• Demonstrated interest in quality improvement methodologies

• Demonstrated ability to lead and work within a multidisciplinary team environment

• Medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in Australia

• Appropriate experience to practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
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 Neil Thomson
Contact Number 43205339
Contact Email CCLHD-MWEUSMW@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 08/08/2013
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view