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Position Details
Reference Number 431537
Position Title Staff Specialist - Developmental Paediatrician 0.4 FTE Temporary Position (12 months)
Employment Status Temporary Part Time (up to 31/10/2019)
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Randwick
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialists (State) Award
Hours per Week 16
Number of FTE 0.40
Purpose of Position

The Developmental Paediatrician will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the Growth and Developmental Outpatients Clinic.


The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

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.


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.

This position is for a temporary twelve (12) month period with a possibility of extension.  


The Division of Neonatal Services at the Royal Hospital for Women seeks the service of a developmental paediatrician in a multidisciplinary team to provide a follow up assessment and referral service for the group of high risk infants cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit. The developmental paediatrician will provide general paediatrics and neurodevelopmental assessment of children aged 0-7 years. In conjunction with team members, the paediatrician provides appropriate feedback, support and advice to families seen through the program regarding development, behaviour and general health issues. Reports are prepared for parents and for referral agencies as required, with an aim to improve developmental and health outcomes. Clinic performance and assessment outcome statistics are reported to Division and form part of the state-wide and national audit of clinical services and long term outcomes.


The Newborn Care Centre at the Royal Hospital for Women is one of the largest tertiary neonatal units in New South Wales. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides specialty neonatal care for very premature babies and others who require complex medical and surgical management. The Neonatal Services have a well-recognised training and research focus in the fields of clinical trials and outcome evaluations.


The Royal Hospital for Women, a principal teaching hospital of the University of NSW in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology, is 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.


Candidates expecting to receive their Fellowship within four (4) months may be considered for this role. The successful candidate may be eligible for a conjoint appointment to the School of Women’s and Children’s Health 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 NSW State Senior Medical Officer Award.


This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009. 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 completed document to SESLHD-SMOServices@health.nsw.gov.au

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

Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973 and Staff Specialist (State) Award, and demonstrated subspecialty training in Developmental Paediatrics. Applications are invited from applicants who are expecting to receive their sub-specialty fellowship within four months of applying.

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

Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality paediatric developmental 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;

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

Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff;

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 as well as demonstrated commitment to provision of a high standard of clinical care in the public sector setting;

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 Professor Kei Lui
Contact Number 0293826743
Closing Date 20/11/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view