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Position Details
Reference Number 388904
Position Title Staff Specialist Emergency Department
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 01/05/2018), Temporary Part Time (up to 01/05/2018)
Entity Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Geographical Location Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wollongong
Award Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award - Staff Specialist
Salary $223,253.00 - $301,622.00
Hours per Week 40
Number of FTE 2.50
Purpose of Position

The provision of optimal emergency care for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District in line with the strategies as determined by the Clinical Services Plan. The position also involves JMO and student teaching and participation in service development for Emergency Medicine. Involvement in continuing medical education, peer review and quality improvement are also key requirements.


Salary:  $223,253 – $301,622 per annum.  25% ED Physician Allowance may apply.


Current temporary vacancies exist at Wollongong, Shellharbour and Shoalhaven Hospitals as part of a District Emergency Service. 


You will work 4 x 10 hour shifts as a full-time worker and enjoy a good mix of acuity, pathology and paediatrics.


We encourage interest from potential new graduates sitting OSCE exams in May.


Please note: Interviews for this position will be held on Tuesday 13 June 2017.


For further information about our vacancies please contact the following Directors of Emergency:


Dr Peter Smith, Shellharbour      0413 605 386

Dr Jacqui Irvine, Shoalhaven      0409 490 062

Dr Richard Pryor, Wollongong     02 4222 5011

Dr Thomas Carrigan, District       0401 991 839


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 Full-Time and 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. 


Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application# 


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 http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/pd/2011/pdf/PD2011_005.pdf before employment can commence.

Selection Criteria 1. Registered/eligible for Medical Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Fellowship or eligible for fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and/or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialists (State) Award.

3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team environment as well as a commitment to networking and developing Emergency Services across the district.

4. Evidence of leadership in effective communication and promotion of the CORE values in a multi-disciplinary team and a commitment to provision of exemplary clinical standards of practice.

5. Knowledge and evidence of applying quality improvement in the clinical environment including principles under National Standards, ACI and CEC.

6. Demonstrated commitment to the provision of teaching as well as providing learning opportunities to other staff and a commitment to continuing education and own professional development.

7. Current Class C Driver's Licence or equivalent.

8. Demonstrated current competency in:
* patient care for all triage categories, all ages;
* cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
* airway management;
* early management of severe trauma;
* management of medical, surgical, obstetric and paediatric emergency presentations;
* assessment and management of acute mental health presentations.

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 Thomas Carrigan
Contact Number 0401991839
Closing Date 03/06/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view