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Job Listing Details
Reference Number 16876
Position Title Permanent 0.3FTE Staff Specialist – Department of Gastroenterology
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Western Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Blacktown
Award Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award - Staff Specialist
Hours per Week
Number of FTE 0.30
Purpose of Position

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners for the above positions in the Western Sydney Local Health District.  The position will primarily be based at Blacktown campus of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital within the Department of Gastroenterology.


The successful applicant will be will be required to provide clinical services consistent with the specialty of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The successful applicant will provide inpatient and outpatient care, endoscopic services and participate in the on-call roster. The positions will include one weekly endoscopy session at Blacktown Hospital and a weekly outpatient clinic with a special emphasis on a subspecialty interest as determined by the interest and expertise of the applicant.


The applicant will be expected to contribute to quality assurance projects and be involved with departmental oversight for discharge summaries, DRG coding and other administrative activities. These activities include representing the gastroenterology department at Department of Medicine meetings and interdepartmental management meetings.  Involvement with teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students will also be required.


Successful applicants may be offered a conjoint university appointment within the Faculty of Medicine at the relevant University attached to each facility. The level of academic appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and scholarship and will be held only during the tenure of the Western Sydney Local Health District appointment. No remuneration is attached to the University appointment. The appointee will be responsible to the University for academic matters and to the District for clinical matters.


Appointees may be eligible for credentialing and privileging across all other facilities in the Western Sydney Local Health District.


Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Staff Specialists (State) Award.


Working with Children Check

Applicants must provide evidence of a Working with Children Check issued by the Office of Communities Commission for Children and Young People. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission for Children and Young People website: http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check.

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Applications must be received by 5pm on the advertising closing date.  

Selection Criteria • Possess or be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and Fellowship of the RACP or equivalent as provided for in the Staff Specialists (State) Award.

• Must have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Australian Residency.

• Sound clinical knowledge in gastroenterology and Hepatology demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position.

• Demonstrated skills and attitudes appropriate for practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner including:
o High level interpersonal and communication skills.
o Demonstrated ability working within a multidisciplinary team.
o Experience and involvement in quality assurance activities and evidence-based best practice.
o Demonstrated commitment to teaching and supervision.

• Familiarity with research concepts and commitment to support basic, applied or clinical research within the Department.

• Possess relevant skills and experience in advanced procedural Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Contact Person Dr Veronica Chohan
Contact Number 0448 448 576
Contact Email veronica.chohan@health.nsw.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person Prof Mark Mclean
Alternate Contact Number 0418 165 219
Alternate Contact Email mark.mclean@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 26/10/2017
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