Clinical Director O&G

Northern NSW Local Health District

Grafton, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 09/07/2018

Job Category:

Executive / Medical, Nursing & Healthcare

Job description:

Staff Specialist – Director Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Lismore Base Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District

Permanent Full Time

Escape the commotion of city-life and experience a true Sea or Tree change (your choice!) to the beautiful northern rivers and beaches.  Lismore is on the doorstep of several magnificent World Heritage National Parks offering easy access to walking trails, waterfalls that cascade into clear mountain pools and breathtaking lookouts.  Lismore is only a short drive to the beautiful Ballina, Byron Bay and Lennox Head beaches perfect for surfers and families alike.

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) seeks an experienced Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to work with its multi-disciplinary team of staff, providing expert medical assessment and management of patients within the department. The women’s Care Unit is a well-regarded Level 5 service with in excess of 1100 pregnant women every year.  The Special Care Nursery is a Level 4 Neonatal Unit providing specialist care to sick term and preterm neonates greater than 32 weeks’ gestation.

The position will be primarily located at Lismore Base Hospital, but may be varied as agreed with the Director of Medical Services, and as approved by the Medical and Dental Appointment Advisory Committee (MDAAC), to other facilities in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners eligible for Specialist registration in New South Wales for the above position at Lismore Base Hospital in NNSWLHD.

Applicants should have Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and/ or other specialist recognition as provided for in the NSW Staff Specialist (State Award).

The position requires sound Clinical Leadership including oversight and clinical supervision at both Lismore and Grafton Base Hospitals with a good working knowledge and experience in current Obstetrics and Gynaecology care. The duties involve the provision of support and development of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services and both a Consultation and Admission service for patients admitted to Lismore Base Hospital and will also provide an opportunity for teaching and research.

Lismore Base Hospital is a regional teaching hospital with a growing junior medical officer training program and strong links to Royal North Shore, Prince of Wales and John Hunter Hospitals.  The Hospital and the University Centre for Rural Health have a good student program providing for Medical Students from University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, University of NSW and University of Western Sydney.

The successful candidate 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 Staff Specialist (State Award).

For enquiries about the position please contact: Dr Katherine Willis-Sullivan, Director Medical Services, telephone 02 6620 2353

Only Applicants who have provided written responses demonstrating ability to meet the selection criteria will be considered.

An Eligibility List for future vacancies (Permanent/Temporary Appointments) may be created.

Applicants must provide evidence of a Working with Children Check issued by the Office of Communities Commission for Children and Young People. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission for Children and Young People website:

Provision of documented evidence of protection against specified infectious diseases required.

Verification of Qualifications will be undertaken