Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine

Join an expanding team to spearhead the development of a regional Palliative Care Unit in Southern VIC.

  • Combine your clinical, leadership and teaching skillsets
  • Opportunity to develop outreach and telehealth services
  • Wonderful climate, affordable living and easily accessible area
The Position
In this permanent full-time role, you will work within the Palliative Medicine Department of the regional referral centre to deliver evidence-based clinical care. In addition to your clinical responsibilities, you will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of Specialists and Advanced Trainees to deliver regional outreach and telehealth services. As the Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine, it is expected that you provide support and guidance to your peers and should you have the experience, contribute to the strategic planning, service development and education of the Division. 
 
The Unit
The Palliative Care Service includes a 10-bed hospice unit. it currently has a Day Hospice Program and is supported by a Community Palliative Care Nursing Team. there is also currently a Palliative Care at Home Pilot Project which is underway.
 
The Hospital 
Committed to a high level of professionalism and community engagement, $630 million has recently gone into development works of facilities ensuring patients and their families receive the most innovative care available. The largest in the state, this provider services a catchment area of over 307,000 residents, holding 372 beds and 11 operating theatres. The Hospital also hosts its own childcare and accommodation within the campus for ease of mind for patients and their families. The new state of the art emergency department sees over 50,000 presentations annually. As the largest employer of the region, the hospital offers its staff wonderful benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, salary packaging, health and wellbeing programs, employee assistance program, and inclusion into many of their social club events.
 
The Location
Located in South Victoria, this diverse community holds many local attractions to explore. The popularity of this rich mining town presents an abundance of heritage attractions alongside many contemporary offerings. With a moderate climate, you can comfortably peruse local farmers markets, wineries and botanical gardens year-round. The area offers a wide variety of esteemed educational options in both the public and private sectors to tertiary level. The area also offers a variety of affordable housing options in both the private and rental markets.  Well serviced via road or rail and links to major airports, your new home is easily accessible for friends and family to visit as they please.
 
Essential Criteria
The successful candidate will be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and be registered as a specialist with AHPRA. 
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