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Specialist 1 - 5 - Paediatrician

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time

indicative total package value of between: $268,729 - $327,246 inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and 9.5% super.


Position Number: 22067
Annual Salary: Indicative total package value of between: $268,729 - $327,246 inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and 9.5% super.
Branch: Women, Youth & Children
Section: Paediatrics
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full time, part time will be considered
Closing Date: 16 November 2017
Contact Officer TCH: Dr Tim McDonald, A/g Clinical Director Department of Paediatrics (02) 6174 7607
Contact Officer ANU: Professor Imogen Mitchell, Dean, ANU Medical School (02) 6125 2622

About us: 

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Canberra Hospital & Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.
Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include early childhood, youth and women’s health; dental services, rehabilitation and community care; mental health and alcohol and drug services. In addition, justice health services are provided within the Territory’s’ detention facilities.
ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

The preferred applicant will be considered for a conjoint appointment in The Australian National University at an academic level commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.  The academic appointment will be held for the duration of the ACT Health appointment and will be subject to regular performance reviews.  No remuneration is attached to the University position.  The appointee will be responsible to the University on academic matters and to (The Canberra Hospital/ACT Health) for (research/clinical) matters.
Overview of the work area and position:

The Division of Women, Youth and Children provides a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services. The provision of services is based on a family-centred, multidisciplinary approach to care in partnership with the consumer and other service providers.

Paediatrics at Canberra Hospital (PatCH), collocated within the Centenary Hospital for Women, Youth and Children, can cater for up to 50 inpatients, and has an active medical and surgical day stay and clinical investigation unit, and a busy and growing outpatient department.

There is also a tertiary accredited Level 5 NICU. The hospital also offers subspecialty paediatric care in areas of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Paediatric Nephrology, Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and Paediatric Surgery.

The Outpatient department includes a range of multidisciplinary clinics and is actively supported by staff specialists and visiting consultants from Canberra and from Paediatric tertiary hospitals in Sydney.

There is a Paediatric Surgical Unit that performs a wide range of paediatric and neonatal surgery and is an accredited paediatric surgical training centre. The emergency department for the Canberra Hospital sees over 18,000 paediatric presentations per year, and is accredited with the RACP for paediatric basic training and ACEM training.

The department has an FRACP training program with a paediatric fellow, 10 registrars, 3 RMO positions and 5 PGY2 positions. We regularly have candidates undertaking the DCH in preparation for RACP or RACGP training. There is an active junior doctor programme which is producing quality trainees interested in continuing in paediatrics. Involvement in departmental teaching is required and research is encouraged and supported.

Canberra Hospital is the only paediatric tertiary teaching hospital for the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding NSW region, serving a population of over half a million. Canberra Hospital is a modern 600-bed hospital providing most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.

Qualifications and experience: 
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency.
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Paediatrics or equivalent specialist qualifications.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.

Note: This is a permanent full time position and part time hours will be considered.
Salary, Remuneration and Conditions:
Staff Specialist Bands 1-5: $164,470 - $202,960

Starting salary will be negotiated within this band for the successful applicant, depending on their experience and expertise.

Superannuation, ranging from 9.5%-10.5% depending on individual arrangements, is payable on this salary component.

Indicative total package value of $327,246 inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and 9.5% super.
Reimbursement of relocation costs is available if you are successful and move to Canberra.

Medical Staff in the Health Directorate enjoy excellent conditions, and our Enterprise Agreement is available at

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1. Manage the diagnosis, treatment and discharge planning for inpatients referred to the Paediatric Service.

2. Conduct outpatient clinics to provide continuity of care for discharged and long term patients.

3. Liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary clinical team to maximise patient care and treatment outcomes.

4. Participate in the general paediatric on call roster (1 week in 4 – 1 week in 6).

5. Contribute to the education and training of all members of the multidisciplinary clinical team and participate in the training of junior medical staff.

6. Contribute to the teaching program of the ANU Medical School under the broad direction of the Director of Paediatric Undergraduate education, Dean or delegate.

7. Contribute to research in areas of medical interest related to the clinical practice or science of Paediatrics.

8. Contribute to the clinical governance of the Paediatric Unit and the Hospital by undertaking clinical audit, morbidity and mortality review and practicing evidence based medicine.

9. Contribute to the strategic direction and service development initiatives within the paediatric services and the WYC Division

10. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.

Selection Criteria 

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. 
Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them. 
1. Extensive experience in the practice of Paediatrics and paediatric service development.

2. Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to provide mentorship and work as a team member in a multidisciplinary environment.

3. An active commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of medical, nursing and allied health professionals.

4. Experience and active interest in conducting and leading research in a relevant area of clinical, operational or scientific practice.

5. Experience in and or the ability in ensuring clinical governance excellence and operational integrity across a Paediatrics Department and maintaining all aspects of clinical governance across the 10 National Quality and Safety Standards in Paediatrics.

6. Experience in and or ability to provide and promote leadership to all and by all medical staff within the Paediatrics Department.

7. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application.

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer.