Job Title Medical Specialists
Closes: 17 January 2023
Classification: Specialist Band 1-5/Senior Specialist
Salary: $188,151 - $254,198 plus superannuation
Position No: 25795 - 027YW
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 January 2023
Contact Officer: Paul Craft on
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
A 0.5FTE temporary part-time position as Staff Specialist in Medical Oncology is available at The Canberra Hospital. It is expected that the applicant will have general experience and expertise in Medical Oncology. Responsibilities will include outpatient care, supervision of trainees/junior medical staff/medical students, attendance at multidisciplinary meetings and participation in research activities of the unit.
The appointee will join the Department of Medical Oncology of the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. The Unit is located within The Canberra Hospital and provides a medical oncology service to the Australian Capital Territories and South-Eastern NSW.
Canberra Hospital is the single tertiary teaching hospital for the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding NSW region serving a population of over half a million. It is a modern 600-bed hospital providing most trauma services, most medical and surgical sub-specialty services and is the principal teaching hospital for the Australian National University Medical School (ANU).
The unit supports an active clinical trials research program and has developed translational research links to the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU as well as the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. These collaborations include biomarker development (cancer stem cells and gene panels), compound screening, novel cancer targeting methods (epigenetic and ribosomal biogenesis) and immunotherapeutic. Phase I clinical trial capability is also being developed and the appointee would be expected to contribute to this as well as translational projects being conducted. Skills to be able to integrate clinical service and research are desirable.
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 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For employment at either the Specialist 1-5 or Senior Specialist
For Senior Specialist we will also expect that you:
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 National Police check.
- Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Note: This is a part-time temporary position available at 20 hours per week for a period of up to three months with the possibility of extension. The full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.
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Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services