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Position Details
Reference Number 429038
Position Title Staff Specialist in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine 0.8 FTE
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Caringbah, Kogarah
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award/Staff Specialist
Hours per Week 32
Number of FTE 0.80
Purpose of Position

The Staff Specialist will primarily provide expert medical assessment; consultation and management of patients for Sexual Health and HIV related issues and so must have a demonstrated track record of dedication to clinical consultation. There are no hospital managerial or cost centre responsibilities in this position.


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 St George Hospital but may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MDAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.


To be considered for this position you must be an employee of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

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.


The Department of Sexual Health at St George Hospital seeks a motivated, experienced clinician in Sexual Health and HIV medicine for a permanent 0.8FTE Staff Specialist position based at St George Hospital. We seek a qualified candidate with a mature, flexible, committed, well organised and collaborative approach for this complex area of medicine within a small clinical service. Interest in health equity for diverse populations, clinical research and experience in sexual assault medicine, are desirable attributes.


This role is primarily clinical, requiring presence for 4 to 5 clinical sessions per week in addition to other duties. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong work ethic with recent and ongoing commitment to clinical practice in Sexual Health and HIV medicine.


There are no managerial or cost centre duties in this position but the successful applicant would be expected to participate in the management and governance of clinical practice at the Short Street Service, as required by the clinical director of the service.



The short Street Centre is a small (6.3 FTE staff)) but vibrant Sexual Health Service situated on the St George Hospital campus. The service provides high quality consultation, testing and management for sexually transmitted infections and HIV. It is very closely affiliated within the Department of Infectious diseases Immunology and Sexual Health (DIDISH) at St George Hospital, involving active participation weekly Departmental HIV case review meetings and other educational meetings. Outreach services are provided to Sutherland Hospital.  Active participation in ongoing education and clinical research are expected.


The position will be primarily located at St George Hospital but may be varied as agreed.


The successful candidate may be eligible for a conjoint appointment to the St. George Clinical School with the UNSW Faculty of Medicine.  The level of the appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience. 


The application 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 Staff Specialist Award.


For enquiries about this position please contact Dr Josephine Lusk on 91132742


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

Selection Criteria 1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA).

2. Fellowship of the Sexual Health Chapter of RACP and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1997 and Staff Specialist award and demonstrated subspecialty training and recency of practice in HIV Medicine and sexual assault medicine.

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

4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality Sexual Health and HIV clinical services, demonstrated through a strong work ethic, successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.

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

6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff and all members within the Multidisciplinary team, consistent with a positive work culture.

7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team (within The Department of Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Sexual Health) and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively 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.

8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.
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 Josephine Lusk
Contact Number 91132742
Closing Date 19/01/2018
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view