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Position Details
Reference Number 409060
Position Title Staff Specialist in Neonatology
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Randwick
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award / Staff Specialist
Hours per Week 36.00
Number of FTE 0.90
Purpose of Position

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is committed to improving the care provided to our patients in line with our vision of Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.


At South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) our vision is 'Working Together to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of our Community' which is patient focused and respects the diverse and developing health needs of our communities.

Our staff strive to provide excellence in healthcare and uphold a high standard of care for all patients, families, carers and visitors to our facilities.

At the core of our organisation is a set of values - Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

SESLHD covers nine Local Government Areas from Sydney's Central Business District to the Royal National Park and has a culturally and linguistically diverse population of over 830,000 people, which includes highly urbanised areas of eastern Sydney, southern Sydney and industrialised areas around Port Botany.

SESLHD covers urban and suburban communities and manages  eight public hospitals and one public nursing home:

  • Calvary Healthcare Sydney (third schedule with Little Company of Mary Health Care)
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Royal Hospital for Women
  • St George Hospital
  • Sutherland Hospital
  • Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital
  • War Memorial Hospital (third schedule with Uniting Care)
  • Gower Wilson Memorial
  • Garrawarra Centre

SESLHD also operates 28 Child and Family Health Centres, 12 Community Health Centres and nine Oral Health Clinics; providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services.

Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Breast screening, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Women's Health, Youth Health, Sexual Health, Imaging and Pathology services are provided at a number of facilities across SESLHD.


The position will be primarily located at the Royal Hospital for Women but may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MDAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.


The Neonatologist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the Newborn Care Centre. Duties include providing medical care to neonatal patients in the Neonatal intensive care unit. Sharing the acute care clinical roster in the Newborn Care Centre, follow-up of babies in the specialist clinic, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, undertaking and supervision of research studies and appropriate administrative responsibilities as delegated by the Head of Department.


This is a 0.9 FTE Staff Specialist appointment in Neonatal Intensive care unit. This is a unique role where there is dedicated research and clinical role funded by two separate entities. The 0.6 FTE of the fractional appointment is a permanent part-time appointment as a staff specialist in Neonatology in our Newborn Care Services at the Royal Hospital for Women. The remainder of the 0.3 FTE is a temporary funding for 2 years has been provided through the Royal Hospital foundation. The ongoing funding will be on merit of publications. The committed individual must be willing to support the funding body- premature babies as their Ambassador and support research in this area.  We are looking for a committed, diligent well organised individual to join our current unit compromising of 6 neonatologist.


The appropriate candidate must hold a higher qualification such as a PhD, be willing to participate in clinical trial and research. Committed to ongoing clinical research and publications for the unit. Willing to participate in medical teaching with the University of New South Wales.


Essential: Eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in New South Wales.  FRACP, or equivalent, with advanced training in Neonatology; evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; some undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience and evidence of ability to change practice in line with emerging knowledge.


Salary and conditions are in accordance with the salaried Senior Medical Practitioners (State) Award.


Applications in writing including curriculum vitae and names of three referees.



The Royal has been one of Australia’s foremost specialist hospitals for women and babies, since its early beginnings as New South Wales first lying-in hospital for women in 1820. As a principal teaching hospital of the University of NSW in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology the Royal has a history of innovation in women’s health care services, teaching and research.


Each year the Hospital delivers more than 4,200 babies and cares for more than 600 premature babies.

The main areas of specialisation include newborn intensive care, maternity, gynaecology along with sub specialities such as:  breast care, gynaecological oncology, maternal fetal medicine, menopause, and reproductive medicine.

As the designated tertiary referral perinatal centre of the South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service.  The Newborn Care Centre has 16 Level III beds for mechanical ventilation and 28 level II neonatal beds. 


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


Salary and conditions are in accordance with NSW Public Hospital Staff Specialist Award.


For enquiries about the position please contact Dr. Kei Lui, Director of Newborn Care on (02) 9382-6743 or Dr Suhan Baskar, Director of Clinical Services on (02) 9382-6511.


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 SESLHD-SMOServices@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. Specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Medical Practitioner (or eligible to receive) and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians FRACP in Neonatology or equivalent.

2. Experience and skills in the clinical management of a wide range of medical and surgical conditions pertinent to perinatal neonatology; including at least 3 years experience in a surgical perinatal unit in a clinical fellow position.

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

4. Experience in education and coordination of teaching program for paediatric and neonatal trainees including the teaching of functional echocardiography for the newborns.

5. Experience in developing and establishing clinical policies and procedures.

6. Demonstrated substantial experience in initiating and conducting clinical or laboratory research in neonatology with a track record of publication in peer reviewed journals and in supervision of research students.

7. Postgraduate academic degree and demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

8. 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. Demonstrated commitment to provision of a high standard of clinical care in the public sector setting;
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 Professor Kei Lui
Contact Number 93826743
Closing Date 25/01/2018
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view