Medicine

Published: 10/10/2023 - Expires: 01/08/2024 | ID: BH-20951

Consultant Palliative Care - Sydney, NSW

  • Salary Type: Salary package up to $430,000 (FTE)

The Role:
We are seeking a motivated and experienced Palliative Care Consultant to join a dedicated team, based in the capital city of Australia!!

Permanent, Part time Position (32 hours per week)

This is an opportunity to work in a hospital that is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates, and contingencies.

You will be responsible for providing high quality patient clinical care and leadership, working within the various arms of this service, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

The Palliative Care Consultant also plays a pivotal role in providing advice, support and education to the family and carers and of people referred for support and is required to provide on-call support after-hours to ensure clients and their family are supported during end-of-life care.

Under limited direction of the clinical director, you will:

  • Provide high quality patient focused clinical care to patients and leadership within the palliative medicine department.
  • Conduct appropriate medical assessments and treatments in liaison with other palliative care professionals as required ensuring adequate documentation is entered in the patients’ medical records and referrals are made to other health professionals and organisations
  • Preparedness to participate in any on-call service including on-call rosters.
  • Provides clinical support and supervision for Nurse Practitioner(s) and the Aged Care Clinical Nurse Consultant including supporting and supervising junior medical staff as required.
  • Engage in education to internal and external bodies as required, this includes formal and informal education as well as the in-service Palliative Care education program
  • Ensure systems are in place for the day-to-day running of the palliative care service including the recording and maintenance of statistics, continuity of patient care, and communication with external providers
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

How you will be assessed in conjunction with your CV and experience:

  • Demonstrated current clinical practice of a high standard and the ability to provide specialist palliative clinical care to patients within a specialist inpatient unit, community and hospital consultancy services.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality compassionate medical care as evidenced by recent practice experience in working congenially and collaboratively as both a leader and member of a multidisciplinary team and as a provider of services that engender high levels of patient satisfaction and experience
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement and clinical risk management, actively seek out improvements to service delivery, initiate change and consult those affected by the change, allocate resources and proactively manage potential conflicts
  • Demonstrated commitment to clinical governance relevant to the practice of palliative medicine including but not limited to audits, research, education and training.
  • Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience.
  • Demonstrate participation in ongoing professional development and a commitment to education and research
  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the hospitals values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind; including collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment while demonstrating these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those who care for them.

The Hospital:
This is a level 4 multi-discipline, modern public healthcare facility serving the community. 
The hospital supports a broad range of acute and sub-acute services including community-based care.  The model of care sees multidisciplinary teams work collaboratively to provide a high quality of patient care to the hospital and associated community and ambulatory care services

The Location:
Literally set amongst stunning bush land that is always only a 5 min walk away from anywhere. If you love bushwalking, cycling, exploring, being active etc then it’s a win win.

The climate is favourable – having four seasons is a treat – and the air is fresh, only two hours from the beach, two hours to the snow and a little longer drive for those big city experiences. Direct International flights operating from the local airport, making travelling abroad easy too.

The road network and lack of traffic is just awesome, it’s a pleasure to drive around, you arrive relaxed, calm, and not feeling rushed at your destination.

An amazing network of well-educated broad thinking professionals from the universities and local business. There is a thriving start-up and entrepreneurial culture now and many highly successful businesses have been born out of this City because the whole ecosystem and all the support from the Uni’s and government is located right here. The city is full of innovative thinkers.

Awesome restaurant and cafe culture, you have a wonderful array of choice, the city has more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city…

Essential:

  • Registered or eligible for unconditional registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM) of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is registered as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Applicants who have completed the fellowship exam and are in the last 3 months or pending successful completion by January 2024 are also invited to apply.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for on call, weekend and after-hours work.

The Benefits:

  • City Location
  • Teaching Hospital
  • Negotiable salary package 
  • Relocation allowance
  • Salary package up to $430,000 (FTE)

How to Apply:
Please forward your resume to Nicki Wade at nickiw@ccjobs.com.au.
For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Nicki on:0401010048.

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