Palliative Care Consultant
Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for this position now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for. Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.
Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building. Your role in our future The Department of Palliative Care is a well-established palliative care service, dedicated to providing best palliative care and furthering the knowledge base of palliative care.
The service operates as a single service across the Parkville Precinct, including at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital and into the community. Undergraduate and postgraduate education is provided for all health disciplines and through programmes at the University of Melbourne. The department has a well-developed active research and Quality Assurance program and participates in PCOC and PaCCSC clinical trials and sponsored studies.
The position consists of a 0.6 EFT appointment within the Department of Palliative Care. The position offers an exciting opportunity for a medical specialist with expertise in the clinical, research and educational aspects of Palliative Medicine to join with others from the Medical, Nursing and Allied Health professions to advance the practice of Palliative Care.
Particular duties of this role include: Undertaking a senior clinical role in inpatient and ambulatory palliative care with the possibility of engagement in the provision of rural palliative care through occasional clinics and/or telehealth; Undertaking and promoting interdisciplinary research at a State and National level, both individually and in collaboration with other members of the department; Assisting in the delivery of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate palliative medicine educational programs; The successful appointee will have appropriate qualifications and substantial postgraduate clinical and research experience related to palliative care. Applicants will have the following qualifications and experience: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in Palliative Medicine, and/or Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM); Recognised by the AHPRA as a specialist in Palliative Care Medicine; Significant clinical experience in Palliative Care. For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.