Specialist 1-5 / Senior Specialist – Immunologist | Part-time Temporary

ACT Government

  • Half Time
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

  • Published : 2023-01-24
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Job Description

  • Job Title Medical Specialists


Closes: 09 February 2023

Classification: Specialist Band 1-5/Senior Specialist

Salary: $188,151 - $254,198 plus superannuation

Position No: 36092 - 0284O

Directorate: Canberra Health Services

Advertised (Gazettal date): 19 January 2023

Contact Officer: Prof Paul Craft on



(02) 5124 8502

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: CHS website

The Immunology Department is based at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre (CRCC). There are 2.2 FTE Staff Specialists and two Immunology Advanced Trainee Registrars. Immunologists may admit patients to the Canberra Hospital. There are also opportunities for private specialist work in Canberra.

Hospital based day therapy and outpatient clinics are provided at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre (CRCC). The Department has a strong track record of research, particularly in immune deficiency, autoimmune and inflammatory disease, and medical genomics. There are dedicated immunology nursing staff to support the immunodeficiency service and allergy testing.

Medical Staff in the Canberra Health Services enjoy excellent conditions, and our Enterprise Agreement is available at https://www.health.act.gov.au/careers/applying-work-us/enterprise-agreements

Strong research links are maintained with the ANU, University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. All specialties are represented with the exception of organ transplantation. The hospital has well developed post graduate teaching programs. A fully equipped medical library is available on site with a large collection of hard copy and on line journals and textbooks.

The preferred candidate maybe considered for a conjoint position in ANU at an academic level commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The academic position will be held for the duration of the Canberra Health Services employment and will be subject to regular performance reviews. No remuneration is attached to the University position. The employee will be responsible to the University on academic matters and to The Canberra Hospital & Health Services / Canberra Health Services for clinical/ research matters.

For more information in relation to conjoint positions with the ANU please contact Professor Paul Fitzgerald, Director, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology (02) 6125 2622 paul.craft@act.gov.au


  • Conduct outpatient clinics at the Canberra Hospital, participate in on-call rosters and provide inpatient care as directed.

  • In consultation with the Unit Director and Clinical Director, develop a specific area of interest or expertise within the Department of Clinical Immunology and participate in research relevant to same.

  • Contribute to the clinical governance of the unit by actively participating in clinical audit, morbidity and mortality review and by practicing evidence-based medicine including ensuring services meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

  • Strive for continuous professional development both in theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Contribute to the education and training of all members of the medical and scientific team, including the training of junior medical staff and the teaching of medical students.

  • Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive.

  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.

  • A commitment to practicing holistic medicine that takes into account and is sensitive to a patient’s unique psychological, spiritual and socioeconomic background.

  • Ability to liaise effectively with staff at all levels and across disciplines.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • For employment at either the Specialist 1-5 or Senior Specialist

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA), in the relevant specialty with no conditions, undertakings or reprimands.

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or equivalent specialist qualifications.

  • Recent experience in all aspects of clinical immunology.

  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.

  • CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates, and contingencies.

  • You will need to understand how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

  • You will need to fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and other related frameworks.

  • Not be the subject of an unresolved scope of clinical practice review of by a state/territory credentialing and scope of clinical practice committee (such as the CHS Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee) or a current inquiry by AHPRA.

  • Have had no substantiated performance or behavioural issues in the last three years, no such matters currently under investigation, and have not been found to display behaviours and/or performance inconsistent with CHS values.

For Senior Specialist we will also expect that you:

  • Have demonstrated advanced clinical experience outlined in a CV that clearly and comprehensively outlines the applicant’s professional history.

  • Have been employed at the equivalent of a Specialist Band 5 for a period of at least three years.

  • Have demonstrated their advanced ability to provide leadership to their colleagues through either clinical or administrative means.

  • Have gained demonstrable advanced experience and attained such ability in the relevant speciality that is acceptable to CHS, to justify a recommendation for advancement to Senior Specialist by the Review Panel.

  • Be able to demonstrate their ability to undertake duties and responsibilities deemed by CHS as those expected of a Senior Specialist.

  • Be able to demonstrate that they are performing at a level consistent with this competency framework.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Be granted their Scope of Clinical Practice through the CHS Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC).

  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.

  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Notes: This is a temporary part-time position at (24) hours per week for eight months with the possibility of extension.

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This is a temporary part-time position at (24) hours per week for eight months with the possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services


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