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An exciting opportunity for a Palliative Care Specialist to join a highly respectable hospital

  • Excellent lifestyles in an attraction coastal location
  • A hospital with growing modern facilities
  • An opportunity to educate medical staff and students, allied health professionals

The Position

Wavelength is seeking a Staff Specialist to provide palliative care services as part of the Cancer Care Services/Division of Medicine. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of an efficient team to provide outstanding, high quality clinical care that continues to develop a safe, efficient and effective service.

As a Staff Specialist you will be providing a high standard of palliative care to patients, working with other senior medical staff and within multidisciplinary/ healthcare teams in a cooperative and collegiate way. You will use your experience and knowledge in problem solving, planning, and coordination of palliative care at an advanced level to ensure on-going integration and contemporary development of the palliative care service. With your leadership skills and dedicated outlook, you will be supervising Junior Medical staff (Advanced Trainee Registrars, Basic Training Registrars, Resident Medical Officers and Interns) and other clinical staff as appropriate. You will provide new patient assessment, outpatients sessions, clinical rounds, and to participate in the out of hours on call roster. There is also opportunity to get involved in providing consultancy and tele-health services to rural hospitals.


The Hospital

This health facility provides health services to a fast-growing regional area with a population of approximately 184,000 residents. A range of specialty services are provided including acute care, surgical, medical, maternity, mental health rehabilitation and aged care services. The Hospital provides care in some major adult specialties and provide support to the surrounding smaller rural hospitals in the Health Service and provides access to integrated health and aged care services to smaller communities. The hospital has an outstanding reputation for excellence in professional education and partnerships with local and state universities.


The Location

The hospital is based in a major coastal city in Queensland, nestled between mountainous national parks and the Coral Sea. This stunning region is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, natural beauty and local attractions. Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef with access to coral islands, scuba diving, beautiful beaches, hinterlands and mountains. You will find affordable housing in both the rental and purchase markets, quality educational facilities and a large array of shops to suit your requirements. Numerous daily flights are available from the local airport, coaches and trains regularly operate to this destination. Your new home is easily accessible via car making it the perfect escape for your capital city dwelling friends and family.

Essential Criteria

To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or be close to completing your fellowship and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.