Staff Specialist in Palliative Care Medicine – Apply via eCredential

  • Company:
    Central Coast Local Health District
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    18 hours ago
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Employment Type : Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Position Classification : Staff Specialist
Remuneration : As per the Award
Hours Per Week : up to 40
Requisition ID : REQ177522

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners eligible for registration in New South Wales for the above position within the Department of Palliative Care, Central Coast Local Health District CCLHD.

Applicants should be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and / or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award. The Central Coast Palliative Care Service provides inpatient consultation services to Gosford and Wyong Hospital, a community consultation service to patients at home or in residential aged care facilities and an inpatient palliative care unit is planned to open in 2021. It is desirable that specialists are flexible and can work across all locations as required.

Central Coast is comprised of the twin areas of Gosford and Wyong, positioned between Sydney and Newcastle, which are collectively expected to grow from the current approximate 300,000 to 450,000 population before 2030. The Local Health District has strong connections with both Royal North Shore Hospital and the University of Newcastle.

Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Staff Specialist (State) Award.

For enquiries about the position please contact Dr Sally Carr, Director of Palliative Care, phone (02) 4320 5339/3747 or email

Applications are accepted via eCrednential ONLY. To apply click here and follow the Registration/Login process, Create/Update your Clinician Profile and complete the Application and Selection Criteria questions. If you experience difficulties applying please contact Senior Medical Workforce Unit on 4320 3009.

The Health Service is committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity. Successful applicants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct. Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicants. Employment is subject to having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases. Salary Packaging is available to enhance benefits.

Applications will not be accepted via agencies.

  • Medical Practitioner registered or able to be registered in Australia, inclusive of an unrestricted 19AB exempted provider number.
  • Recognised specialist qualifications, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and / or other equivalent specialist recognition. (Applicants expecting to be awarded their fellowship within three months may be considered. If successful the applicant will not be subsequently eligible to commence their appointment until the relevant qualifications and requirements are formally completed.)
  • Appropriate experience to practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner in Palliative Care Medicine.
  • Ability to work constructively and effectively in a Multidisciplinary team environment, demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to lead and supervise medical and surgical trainees, residents and medical students; eg experience in teaching the management of the deteriorating patient would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated interest in quality improvement methodologies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align to the NSW CORE values and CCLHD Values and Behaviours charter.