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Join a team dedicated to the provision of exceptional palliative care in a region famous for its laid-back, outdoor lifestyle.

  • Provide exceptional palliative care in a challenging environment
  • Drive continuous improvement in both staff and processes
  • Join a welcoming community in vibrant harbour city

The Position

Wavelength is seeking a Palliative Care Specialist to provide care and expert advice on the management of patients with palliative conditions to colleagues both within and outside the specialty, and to those colleagues in geographically isolated centres within the Northern Territory. As part of this role you will also participate in routine and emergency afterhours care on a roster basis.

In addition to providing expert patient care you will; manage and assess the work of subordinate medical staff; collaborate with other medical, paramedical and nursing staff on projects that improve Unit and Hospital policies; supervise and participate in Quality Control and Quality Assurance activities; actively engage in continuous medical education through teaching, providing peer reviews and participating in research activities.

The Hospital

This tertiary, Level 3 RACP teaching hospital holds over 370 beds and serves as the primary hospital for an estimated current population of 140,000. The hospital also serves as the referral hospital for rural and remote communities for the surrounding areas expanding the services area to 614,000 square kilometres, approximately twice the size of Victoria.

The hospital has a wide range of specialist services in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Coronary Care, acute medical and surgical, Rehabilitation, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Mental health, and the main campus includes a 12-bed Hospice.

The hospital prides itself on looking after its staff. It offers staff accommodation on campus, from single air-conditioned units to four-bedroom houses. In addition, there are many sporting facilities you can use to keep fit and healthy including an air-conditioned gymnasium and squash courts, outdoor tennis courts and a sparkling 25-metre pool under shade cloth. There is also a comprehensive health library you can access with 10,000 books and 500 journal titles are available. Medical databases are networked throughout the Campus and there are Medline searching, reference and inter-library loans services as well.

The Location

You will be living in a vibrant harbour city renowned for its tropical climate and enviable laid-back, outdoor lifestyle.

The city has a wide variety of activities to keep you busy and in your spare time you can expect to find yourself; exploring the regions national parks; relaxing at the outdoor cinema; catching a game of footy; taking in the many markets and joining the locals on the beach for a spot of fishing.

The cities international airport provides direct access to South East Asia and beyond, making your new home a great base for visiting family and friends.

Essential Criteria

To be successful in your application you will have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact positively in a cross-cultural work environment. You will be able to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge, and the ability to lead and develop others. You will hold Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine or equivalent, and be registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

Don’t delay, contact Androulla now to apply for this rare opportunity!