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Position Details
Reference Number 431352
Position Title Staff Specialist Geriatrician
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Geographical Location Shoalhaven Region
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialist (State) Award Staff Specialist
Hours per Week 24.00
Number of FTE 1.20
Purpose of Position

To be part of the geriatric services team in the Shoalhaven Region. This involves inpatient, outpatient and consultation services across the whole Shoalhaven Hospital Group. The provision of these services includes provision of specialist geriatric advice on the management of patients and facilitation of patient to appropriate geriatric services throughout the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. There is an expectation that this position will be involved in quality improvement projects and supervision of junior medical officers and medical students. Further information can be obtained from the Head of Department of Geriatrics.


There are 2 x 0.6FTE permanent positions available with the addition of temporary hours up to 0.9FTE to end of June 2019 with possibility of extension.


We are looking for 2 Staff Specialist Geriatricians to join our Aged Care team in the provision of specialist aged care in the Shoalhaven Region. This will involve working with other specialists within the Division of Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care in the Shoalhaven to provide consultant level care for inpatients at Shoalhaven Hospital with support of a dedicated junior staff team, as well as providing consultation services to Milton and David Berry Hospitals, outpatient and community consultations.


These positions will be

1.         0.6 FTE permanent + 0.3 temporary to 30 June 2019 with the possibility of extension of temporary hours

2.         0.6 FTE permanent + 0.2 temporary to 30 June 2019 with the possibility of extension of temporary hours


Shoalhaven Hospital is a busy acute care facility which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services to around 22,000 patients each year. The hospital has an Intensive Care Unit that incorporates High Dependency and Coronary Care beds and also provides Emergency Department services. Shoalhaven Hospital boasts a newly renovated 11 bed Acute Geriatric Ward, with a highly supportive and functioning team. David Berry Hospital provides rehabilitation and slow stream medical care. It also provides specialist palliative care for the Shoalhaven Region. The hospital has 26 beds – 17 in the Rehabilitation Unit and 9 beds in Palliative Care.


Live by the beach on the beautiful NSW South Coast. The Shoalhaven region is bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and over 100 magnificent beaches. The Shoalhaven’s beautiful natural environment plays a central role in the quality of life of the local community. Commute times are short; and when you’re not at work, you can relax on some of the country’s best beaches, explore the stunning coastal rainforests and outdoor adventure activities or enjoy the local dining – all contributing to a perfect work-life balance. It is an easy two hours' drive from Sydney and home to the beautiful areas of Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Valley and Mollymook to name a few.


Applicants should have Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) with Specialist qualifications and/or experience and interest in Geriatric Medicine (or equivalent). Applications will also be accepted by registrars in their final year of geriatric training who will have completed all FRACP geriatric medicine requirements by May 2019.


Illawarra Shoalhaven 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.


An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary and Permanent Part-Time positions.


Please note: 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.


Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.

Selection Criteria 1. Registration or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Medical Practitioner.

2. Specialist qualifications in Geriatric Medicine (FRACP and/or specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award) or registrars in their final year of geriatric training who will have completed all FRACP geriatric medicine requirements by May 2019.

3. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality geriatric 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 speciality.

4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services 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.

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

6. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.

7. Proficiency in appropriate computer usage.

8. Current drivers licence with a willingness to travel in accordance with the demands of the position.
Contact Person Jeremy Christley
Contact Number 0407332006
Closing Date 30/09/2018
Supporting Documents
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