Staff Specialist (Community Paediatrics)

Location Townsville region


The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia. Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?Are you: Excited to take the next step in your career mission? Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession? Prepared to question and advocate for what is important? About your opportunityThe Staff Specialist works with the paediatric team providing leadership in the development of our multidisciplinary Community Paediatric Services including the intake and assessment of patients, and collaborating with other Townsville Hospital and Health Services including external teams and services. The Staff Specialist will; Support and develop integrated pathways for children in the community who require paediatric care.

Provide clinics and leadership in developmental and behavioural paediatrics with a focus on the care of children in our community paediatric clinics. Lead training in community paediatrics for Paediatric Trainees, and support RACP accreditation. Conduct clinics in Community Paediatrics, General Paediatrics and participate in outreach.

Supervise RACP paediatric trainees and participate in junior doctor supervision and training. Evaluate, research and develop the service. Role requirements: Qualified as a medical practitioner with qualifications in speciality areas current registration and/or eligible for registration as a paediatric specialist with the Medical Board of Australia.

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians with General Paediatrics. 'C' class motor vehicle licence. Remuneration package of up to $282,661 p.

a. ( other applicable allowances/benefits) comprising salary range of $86.10 - $109.

16 p.h. (L18-L27), recreational leave loading (17.

5%), employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%), attraction and retention incentive allowance, regional and rural attraction allowance, motor vehicle allowance, professional development assistance (allowances and leave), and inaccessibility allowance (if applicable). Level of appointment is dependent upon experience and advanced qualifications.

Why make the change? Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320 days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville, the largest regional centre in the North. The city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife. The Strand is Townsville's waterfront esplanade; take a stroll along the picturesque paths, do some shopping or attend the night markets, be spoilt for choice with alfresco dining options, sit and relax while the kids play at the water park or one of the family fu.

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15 Sep 2020


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