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Position Details
Reference Number 431654
Position Title Staff Specialist Primary Care Shortland - PPT 16 Hours per week (0.4 FTE)
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
Geographical Location Cessnock
Advertised Award/Classification Staff Specialist
Hours per Week 16
Number of FTE 0.40
Purpose of Position


The Staff Specialist General Practitioner is responsible for the provision of general medical services to patients within the correctional environment, in Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health (JH&FMHN) facilities. The position will work collaboratively with the NUM, Service Director and Clinical Director, Primary Care to enhance the existing

services in line with organisational needs and best practice.




Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network is a state-wide Specialty Health Network delivering health care to adults and young people in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems across community, inpatient and custodial settings.


An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic applicant to join our professional team in an expanding and dynamic service. Challenge yourself; why not consider working within our unique health care environment.


  • We offer great Salary packaging and Fitness Passport to eligible staff to enhance benefits.
  • Additional Allowances apply to this position


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.


Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network 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.

Selection Criteria Current medical registration, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and Evidence of a Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practice
(RACGP) or Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and proof of recognition as a specialist by the Specialists Recognition Advisory Committee Award

Demonstrated commitment to Continuing Medical Education and experience and Knowledge and evidence of applying quality improvement in the clinical environment and evidence-based best practice

Demonstrated significant experience in General Practice with knowledge of contemporary clinical management and modern approaches in assessment and management of the broad range of acute and chronic medical conditions. Previous experience in Emergency Medicine, General Practice, Adult Internal Medicine, or Rural Medicine an advantage.

Demonstrated ability to work independently within a complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills, judgement and expertise

Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills applicable to medical practice.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with medical and other health service colleagues as part of a multidisciplinary health care team and be involved in multidisciplinary case reviews

Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management
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 Mitchell Bourke
Contact Number 0297002140
Contact Email
Closing Date 14/12/2018
Supporting Documents
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Application Guide click here to view