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Senior Staff Specialist/ Staff Specialist - Palliative Care

  • Bruce, ACT, Australia, 2617
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Apr 2 2023

Senior Staff Specialist/ Staff Specialist - Palliative Care

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Part Time Fixed Term Position

  • Progress with purpose at one of Australia’s largest health care providers
  • Get ahead with salary packaging, benefits and professional development in a supportive team environment

About the role

The Specialist Palliative Care Service at Clare Holland House (CHH) provides Tertiary Level Palliative Care to the people of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding district. This Palliative Care Staff specialist position will be responsible for providing clinical care and leadership, covering community palliative care.

The role is a temporary position for 6 months, commencing March 2023, working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays with participation in the afterhours on-call roster.

Your main duties will include:

  • Work within the 22 bed inpatient unit, Community Palliative Care Service, Palliative Care Outpatient Service, Hospital Consultancy Services at Canberra and Calvary Hospitals. 
  • Provides evidence based clinical leadership in the care of cancer and non-cancer patient groups.
  • Provides clinical support and supervision for Nurse Practitioner(s) at Clare Holland House and the Aged Care Clinical Nurse Consultant at Clare Holland House as required.
  • Supervise any other Junior Medical Officer (JMO) on rotation.
  • Manages critical incidents as per delegated authority.
  • Participate in the after-hours on-call roster.

About you

  • Registration with AHPRA
  • Current FACHPM or equivalent
  • 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 in providing clinical leadership within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate Palliative Care training.
  • Preparedness to participate in any on-call service including on-call rosters.

Closing date for applications:  11:45pm Sunday 2nd April 2023

How to apply

Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • A one page cover letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for this role (a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application)
  • Current Resume that includes contact details for at least 2 professional referees

Applications must be submitted online via:

Note the outcome of this recruitment may be used to appoint to temporary, full-time and part-time positions within 12 months

For further information please contact Sivaraj Rajadorai, Acting Medical Director of Palliative Care via Clare Holland House Reception on 02 6264 7300.

Why work for Calvary?

At Calvary, our staff matter. 

Join our team, learn with purpose and drive positive impact in one of Australia’s largest healthcare providers across Public and Private Hospitals, Residential Aged Care and Home Care. 

With over 130 years’ experience and 18,000 staff and volunteers, we offer an inclusive and welcoming culture where you are valued, drawing on your own strengths, identity and background alongside a team of professionals who care for our patients, residents and clients.

Your benefits: 

  • NFP salary packaging benefits, discounted health insurance and gym memberships 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Training, development pathways and career opportunities
  • Flexible hours that make sense for you

Apply now to start your career in an organisation that is making a positive difference in the community.

Please note the following:

  • As part of the application process, you will be required to complete pre-employment checks which may include, but is not limited to reference checks, work rights, criminal history check, NDIS/WWCC/WWVP checks, and a health evaluation to ensure suitability for the role
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. 






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