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Advanced Trainee - Palliative Care

  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Apr 16 2023

#509414 Advanced Trainee 

Department of Palliative Care 

Calvary Mater Newcastle

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Temporary Full Time Augst 2023 - February 2024 (Medical Training Program)
  • Salary Classification: Registrar Year 1 - 4
  • Remuneration: $53.82 - $65.83 per hour

About the role

The advanced trainee in palliative medicine is an accredited training position with the Chapter of Palliative Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physician. Under supervision from specialist medical staff, the trainee will undertake clinical duties in alignment with the college’s palliative care curriculum.

The Department of Palliative Care is accredited to provide 12 months of core advanced training terms in

-inpatient palliative care unit / hospice

-inpatient palliative care consultation service

-community palliative care outreach.

The site is also approved for non core and elective terms.

We encourage you to contact Dr Rachel Hughes, Director of Palliative Care on (02) 4958 0387 or to find out more about the type of Advanced Trainee that we are looking for and what we can offer you as a team member.

Key Responsibilities

  • Practice in accordance with Calvary and relevant Government Health policies and procedures, the position description, Code of Conduct and industrial agreements.
  • Work in accordance with the mission and vision of Calvary and actively participate in developing a culture that promotes Calvary’s values of healing, hospitality, stewardship and respect.
  • Provide clinical support and stewardship in multidisciplinary patient and family centred palliative care in community and hospital settings.
  • Provide supervision and clinical support to junior medical officers and medical students in the team. Escalate concerns to senior staff in a timely fashion.
  • Contribute to a positive and supportive workplace culture which fosters respect for the multidisciplinary team. Practice in accordance with Calvary and relevant Government Health policies and procedures, the position description, Code of Conduct and industrial agreements.
  •  What you bring  

  • MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Passed Part I FRACP (or equivalent) or be eligible for advanced training in Palliative Medicine by the possession of a Fellowship in another college recognised by the Chapter of Palliative Medicine.
  • Demonstrated high level clinical assessment, communication and organisational skills, applicable in the care of patients and carers with complex needs.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and contribute to a culture of respectful collaboration.
  • Commitment to customer service and quality assurance programs, including data collection, research and benchmarking (Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative).
  • The Calvary Mater Newcastle is an Affiliated Health Organisation providing services to both public and private patients primarily from the Hunter New England area. Current employees of NSW Health can request to have various leave entitlement balances transferred to Calvary Mater Newcastle on commencement. Leave types may include but not limited to Long Service Leave, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Convenor for further information.

    As part of this recruitment activity, an eligibility list will be created for future vacancies. 

    About Calvary

    We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

    As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

    Why work for Calvary?

    Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

    If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

    Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role 
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.
  • As part of this recruitment activity, an eligibility list will be created for future vacancies. In addition, should you wish to be considered for our casual pool, please advise the convenor during your interview process
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