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Staff Specialist - Inpatient

  • 493293
  • Greenwich, NSW, Australia, 2065
  • Health & Palliative Care
  • Medical Professional
  • Palliative Care
  • Maximum Term Part Time
  • Closing on: May 29 2022
  • Locum 0.4FTE, 12 Month maternity leave contract to commence June 2022
  • Located at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich NSW
  • HammondCare is a NSW Health affiliated organisation with continuity of entitlements

About HammondCare

HammondCare is an independent Christian charity that exists to improve quality of life for people in need.
We specialise in aged and dementia care, palliative care, rehabilitation, mental health services for older people, and other related health and aged care services. HammondCare seeks to embed evidence-based best practice in its services and we provide these services through home care, sub-acute hospitals and residential aged care.
Bringing these health, hospital and aged care services together, HammondCare has been able to develop innovative, flexible care models designed to serve people with complex health or aged care needs, regardless of their circumstances.

About the role

Performing the clinical duties of a staff specialist in the inpatient unit as determined by the LHD Director of Palliative Care. The position is primarily based at Greenwich Hospital for the care of inpatients; implementation of and participation in medicine education, research and quality improvement projects; participation in other activities related to the delivery of excellent care.

Key Responsibilities

The overarching aim of this postion is to provide appropriate, high quality, patient centred care which meets the needs and expectations in line with HammondCare values and NSLHD CORE values.
This specifically includes:


  • Conduct appropriate medical assessments and treatments in liaison with other inpatient care professionals as available/required including ensuring adequate documentation is entered in the patients' medical record and referrals are made to other health professionals and organizations as necessary
  • Co-operates with other medical officers in a professional and courteous way maintaining opportunities for clinical advice as required
  • Responsibilities to Patients include accurate records kept in medical records; information is communicated with other team members as appropriate; records are written in a concise and objective manner; and patient information is kept confidential
  • Reviews medical Services are reviewed on a regular basis and the specialist is to be in the development, implementation and review of policies, procedures and standards in accordance with the general standards of HammondCare Health and Hospitals, Northern Sydney Local Health District, the Australian Commission for Quality and Safety and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Engages in education is provided to internal and external bodies as required. This includes formal and informal education as well as in-services
  • Provides support to other medical staff including supporting and supervising junior medical staff
  • Ensure systems are in place for the day-today running of the inpatient care service including the recording and maintain of statistics; continuity of patient care; communication with external providers


About you (Essential Criteria)

  • MBBS or equivalent, currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Applicants must have Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM) of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or recognition as a specialist by the Medical Board of Australia
  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce HammondCare and NSLHD values 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 that care for them
  • Appropriate experience to practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner in Palliative Care Medicine
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work with teams to support and optimize their capacity to deliver services
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement and clinical risk management; actively seek out improvements to service delivery; initiating change and consulting those affected by the change; allocating resources and proactively managing potential conflicts
  • Demonstrate participation in ongoing professional development and a commitment to education and research
  • Current Drivers Licence valid within NSW

As HammondCare is a NSW Health affiliated organisation, all NSW Health transferrable entitlements will be recognised by HammondCare, in accordance with the Public Health System.

Ready to make a change? Apply Now!

All applications must address the individual selection criteria.

For any specific queries not answered by the information pack, please contact Katherine Clark ( Clinical Director Palliative Care - North) at .

All short listed applicants for these positions will be asked to consent to a criminal record check, immunisation staff screening & vaccination compliance checks.

Closing Date: 29th May 2022



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