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Position Details
Reference Number 430819
Position Title Staff Specialist & VMO Anaesthetist
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time, Sessional
Entity Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Geographical Location Nowra
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Hours per Week Variable
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

Provision of high quality specialist anaesthetic services to emergency patients, inpatients and outpatients of the hospital.


Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer in Anaesthesia.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is looking for experienced Anaesthetists to join the team of multidisciplinary staff. The position will be primarily located at Shoalhaven Hospital but scope of practice will also be offered at Wollongong Hospital and Shellharbour Hospital. Opportunities are available for both Staff Specialist and Visiting Medical Officers.


The applicant must be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to support and facilitate a culture of learning and best practice whilst providing high quality anaesthetic services to patients.


Shoalhaven Hospital is a busy acute care facility which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services to around 22,000 patients each year. The hospital has an Intensive Care Unit that incorporates High Dependency and Coronary Care beds and also provides Emergency Department services. As well as these clinical services, the hospital has a busy Obstetric Unit, and also provides services for children under 16 years of age.


The Shoalhaven Hospital is affiliated with the University of Wollongong and supports the training of Nursing, Medical and Allied Health staff. As such there are teaching and research opportunities through the UOW Graduate School of Medicine.


Live by the beach on the beautiful NSW South Coast. The Shoalhaven region is bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and over 100 magnificent beaches. The Shoalhaven’s beautiful natural environment plays a central role in the quality of life of the local community. Commute times are short; and when you’re not at work, you can relax on some of the country’s best beaches, explore the stunning coastal rainforests and outdoor adventure activities or enjoy the local dining – all contributing to a perfect work-life balance. It is an easy two hours’ drive from Sydney and home to the beautiful areas of Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Valley and Mollymook to name a few.


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


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 before employment can commence.

Selection Criteria 1. Registered or eligible for registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or the ability to obtain fellowship within three months.

3. Ability to participate in an on call roster as required.

4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality anaesthetic services and continuity of care to the local community, 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 clinical environment.

5. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a team and provide leadership of a team.

6. Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.

7. Demonstrated experience and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

8. Current drivers licence with a willingness to travel in accordance with the demands of the position.
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 Dr Sumati Joshi
Contact Number 0244239491
Closing Date 12/08/2018
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view