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Position Details
Reference Number 413495
Position Title Temporary Part-Time Staff Specialist-Medical Oncology
Employment Status Temporary Part Time (up to 03/02/2019)
Entity Northern NSW Local Health District
Geographical Location Byron, Murwillumbah, Tweed
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award - Staff Specialist
Hours per Week 8
Number of FTE 0.21
Purpose of Position

To provide delivery of Medial Oncology Services to patients of The Tweed, Murwillumbah & Byron Hosptials


Temporary Part Time Staff Specialist – Medical Oncologist 0.2FTE

The Tweed, Murwillumbah & Byron Hospitals

Northern NSW Local Health District

Position to start ASAP until 3 February 2019 with possible extension



Escape the commotion of city-life and experience a true sea change to the beautiful northern rivers and beaches.  We invite you to come and be a part of our community.  The Tweed Coast is renowned for its natural beauty.  From the bush to the beach there is plenty to do – swimming, surfing, diving, golf, restaurants, cafes, bush walks, sporting clubs and activities for the kids, great shopping – all in a friendly and relaxed environment. 


Our location has the best of both worlds as we are just over the border from the exciting Gold Coast.  With access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for business, investment, study, sport, events, tourism and lifestyle.  The Gold Coast is full of attractions and things to do. As Australia’s premier tourist destination, the city offers a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and events along with an abundance of natural attractions.


Northern NSW LHD seeks an experienced Specialist Medical Oncologist to work within its multi-disciplinary team of staff, providing expert medical assessment and management of patients.  The position will be primarily located at The Tweed, Murwillumbah & Byron Hospitals but may be varied as service demands and as agreed with the Medical Oncology Head of Department and the Director of Medical Services to provide support for other facilities in the N NSW LHD.  The successful applicant may commence as soon as possible and the position is until 3 February 2019 with a possible extension.  There will also be opportunities for further shifts during the contract period to provide leave cover.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners eligible for registration in NSW for the above position.  Applicants should have Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and/or other specialist recognition as provided for in the NSW Staff Specialist (State Award). 


With a rapidly growing population needing a comprehensive range of services, we are excited about the recent announcement of $534 Million awarded to develop a greenfield hospital in the Tweed region. This is currently in planning stage.   At the same time, The Tweed Hospital is being upgraded with additional inpatient beds and additional operating theatres. Clinicians are actively engaged in development of models of care, workforce planning and building design to ensure the new hospital is person centred enabling contemporary health care delivery.   

We encourage you to come and be a part of this exciting period of development and change, amongst a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills and compassionate in caring for our community. As part of our team we will support you and help you develop your career with us.


For enquiries about the position please contact in the first instance: Dr Nilesh Parmar, Deputy Director of Medical Services on 07 5506 7620 or at



Only applicants who have provided written responses demonstrating ability to meet the selection criteria will be considered.


Applicants must provide evidence of a NSW Working with Children Check.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance please visit

Provision of documented evidence of protection against specified infectious diseases is required.  Verification of qualifications will be undertaken



For more information about the NNSW LHD go to


Northern NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see


Selection Criteria Medical Practitioner eligible for full specialist medical registration in Australia (AHPRA) holding FRACP (Medical Oncology) or other relevant specialist qualification as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award.

Recent demonstrated experience in Medical Oncology and the provision of specialist oncology services

Demonstrated ability to participate, work & communicate effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development and to under & post graduate teaching

Commitment to and experience in clinical research

Evidence of commitment to providing high quality health services and continuity of care to the local community.

Ability to participate in an oncall roster not exceeding 1:4

Computer Skills - able to utilize computer skills to comply with requirements in relation to Electronic Medical Records, Discharge Summaries and other electronic files as required
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
Contact Person Nilesh Parmar
Contact Number 0755067826
Contact Email
Closing Date 27/06/2018
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view