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Position Details
Reference Number 429263
Position Title Staff Specialist In Respiratory & Sleep Medicine
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Randwick
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award / Staff Specialist
Salary
Hours per Week 15
Number of FTE 0.40
Purpose of Position

A respiratory and sleep physician is sought to provide respiratory, ventilatory and sleep medical care to the patients of the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH), and to participate in the general respiratory on-call roster of the POWH. The Respiratory ward has an average inpatient load of 26 patients (seasonal variation 20-40) and a high dependency unit in which non-invasive positive pressure ventilation is routinely used.  The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine offers a full range of pulmonary function tests and has a 5-bed Sleep Laboratory which is equipped to perform the full range of sleep investigations.  A bronchoscopy suite is co-located with over 300 procedures per annum, including 50-60 EBUS cases.  The Department runs its own outpatient service with 3 consultation rooms and 6 weekly clinics.  There are patient education programs for asthma and smoking cessation and an integrated pulmonary rehabilitation program.  In addition to medical grand rounds and teaching activities there are up to 3 in-house educational sessions per week including clinical, radiological, sleep, pathology and other special topics.  Multidisciplinary interstitial lung disease and lung cancer clinics are held regularly.

 

The position will be located at entirely at the POWH, which is one of the main teaching hospitals of the University of New South Wales and is located adjacent to the Medical School. 

 

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A part-time respiratory and sleep physician is sought to provide respiratory, ventilatory and sleep medical care to the patients of the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH), and to participate in the general respiratory on-call roster of the POWH.

 The Respiratory ward has an average inpatient load of 26 patients (seasonal variation 20-40) and a high dependency unit in which non-invasive positive pressure ventilation is routinely used.  The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine offers a full range of pulmonary function tests and has a 5-bed Sleep Laboratory which is equipped to perform the full range of sleep investigations.  A bronchoscopy suite is co-located with over 300 procedures per annum, including 50-60 EBUS cases.  The Department runs its own outpatient service with 3 consultation rooms and 6 weekly clinics.  There are patient education programs for asthma and smoking cessation and an integrated pulmonary rehabilitation program.  In addition to medical grand rounds and teaching activities there are up to 3 in-house educational sessions per week including clinical, radiological, sleep, pathology and other special topics.  Multidisciplinary interstitial lung disease and lung cancer clinics are held regularly.

 The position will be located at entirely at the POWH, which is one of the main teaching hospitals of the University of New South Wales and is located adjacent to the Medical School. 

 

The successful candidate may be eligible for a conjoint appointment to the Prince of Wales Clinical School with the UNSW Faculty of Medicine.  The level of the appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience. 

 

The application must be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to demonstrate their ability to work as a team member within the facility.

 

This  position is for up to 0.4FTE and there will be a merit based decision made after interview. 

 

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/ActivePDSDocuments/PD2011_005.pdf. Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.

 

Please complete your application via eRecruit together with a completed Medical Practice History Declaration available at the following link http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Employment/docs/MedicalPracticeHistory.doc and email your applications to Jennifer.Slyney@health.nsw.gov.au

 

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce.  As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Selection Criteria 1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA);

2. Fellowship of the RACP and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1997 and the NSW Staff Specialists (State) Award, and demonstrated subspecialty training in respiratory and sleep medicine and evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position;

3. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality respiratory and sleep medical services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty; demonstrate the skills and attitudes pertinent to a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff;

4. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital;

5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health service colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites;

6. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department;

7. Demonstrated experience in healthcare management and administration;

8. Demonstrated experience in integrated and collaborative healthcare; a proven ability to contribute to the cultural fabric of the hospital is desirable.
Contact Person Nicholas Murray
Contact Number 93824630
Contact Email nicholas.murray@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 27/02/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view