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Position Details
Reference Number 429512
Position Title Staff Specialist in Ophthalmology - Part-time Maternity Relief
Employment Status Temporary Part Time (up to 05/09/2018)
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Randwick
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award / Staff Specialist
Hours per Week 8
Number of FTE 0.20
Purpose of Position

The General Ophthalmologist will provide expert assessment and management of patients within the POWH Eye clinic, and for surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital.


The purpose of the position is temporary, as Maternity relief.


The POWH Eye clinic provides comprehensive eye care services to outpatients, and hospital inpatients, and low risk glaucoma clinic at Centre for Eye Health.


The position will be primarily located at Prince of Wales Hospital and the satellite glaucoma clinic at Centre for Eye Health, and may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MADAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.


The Department of Ophthalmology at Prince of Wales Hospital seeks a qualified General Ophthalmologist to provide services in a General Ophthalmology clinic in the POWH eye clinic, the low risk glaucoma satellite clinic at the Centre for Eye Health, and surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital.


The role requires collaboration with the POWH Eye clinic staff to co-ordinate the delivery of care, and review of patient response to treatment.


The POWH Eye Clinic is a modern, busy general and sub specialist ophthalmology service within a large tertiary care hospital, serving patients from the local district and throughout NSW.


The position will be primarily located at Prince of Wales Hospital and the Satelite low risk glaucoma clinic at Centre for Eye Health, and may be varied as agreed.


Candidates expecting to complete RANZCO Fellowship would be suitable for this role.


The successful candidate may be eligible for a conjoint appointment to the Prince of Wales 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 the Staff Specialist (State) Award.


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 Jennifer.Slyney@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. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA);

2. Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1997 and Staff Specialist (State) Award.

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 Ophthalmology 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 specialty;

5. Demonstrated 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 appropriates as a senior Medical/Dental Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical and dental staff;

7. 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 site

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 Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Hennessy
Contact Number +61 2 938 23922
Contact Email michael.hennessy@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 27/02/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view