Staff Specialist in Palliative Medicine (apply via eCredential)

Hunter New England Local Health District

  • Half Time
  • Port Macquarie, New South Wales

  • Published : 2023-01-03
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  • Salary 200,032 USD


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Staff Specialist in Palliative Medicine
Permanent Part-time 0.5FTE (20 hours)
Manning Base Hospital

Manning Base Hospital is seeking a dedicated and passionate Palliative Medicine Specialist. You will provide expertise in clinical management and treatment of palliative care patients as part of an established specialist led palliative care team servicing the Lower Mid North Coast sector. Our team is expanding, and we are seeking a collaborative, enthusiastic individual with helpful behaviours to complement our existing service.

You will provide specialist palliative medicine support and education to clinicians across multiple disciplines to achieve quality, safe and well governed specialist palliative care. You will have a commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and supervision and participate in quality activities, professional development, and continuing education. Applicants should be familiar with the five phases of palliative care and be well versed in best evidence approach to managing patients across the spectrum of palliative care presentations.

You may be eligible for a conjoint appointment with the University of Newcastle at an academic level commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position you must hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) or Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM).

Manning Base Hospital offers a specialist salary (in line with Staff Specialists State Award 2021), relocation package and subsidised temporary accommodation.

Our Department:

  • 1 x 0.5 FTE Palliative Care Specialist (available throughout the week Mon-Fri).
  • Specialist led inpatient consult liaison service in Manning Base Hospital including CNC2, CNS & Registrar.
  • Community palliative care nursing led service providing support to the region including Manning Valley, Great Lakes, Gloucester, & Bulahdelah.
  • Medical governance of Forster Private Hospital palliative care consult liaison service. 
  • Outpatient clinic potential.
  • Strong links with the district wide Health Service and support networks statewide.
  • Accreditation for Advanced Skilled Post (ACCRM/RACGP) and Diploma of Palliative Care (RACP).
  • We have a well-established relationship with the University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health and teach into Year 3-5 of the Joint Medical Program. Appointment as a conjoint academic is encouraged (level commensurate with qualifications and experience).
  • What we can offer:
    Together with an attractive salary, relocation package and subsidised temporary accommodation we offer:

  • Diverse range of palliative care presentations and opportunity to contribute to the growth of an expanding department
  • Career acceleration with genuine possibility of leadership roles, academic opportunities, research, QA/QI and patient safety.
  • Coastal lifestyle with affordable costs of living.
  • Great team of committed and supportive colleagues.
  • Good prospects for establishing a sustainable private practice.
  • Working as an employee of Hunter New England Local Health District gives you access to a great range of benefits:
  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
    Salary packaging options 
    Fitness Passport
    Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
    Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals

    Why apply?

  • Manning Base Hospital has undergone significant redevelopment following a $140 million investment with a further $100M recently allocated to further expansion. The Master Plan is complete and building will commence soon. 
  • We have 180 beds with all the specialities you would expect of a Rural/Regional Hospital, providing you with a diverse mix of elective and emergency cases with support from our tertiary centre (John Hunter Hospital). 
  • We serve the local communities of Taree, Forster, Tuncurry and surrounding district, approximately 100,000 people over 3,732 km2. 
  • Located on the beautiful Manning River, Taree is the major commercial centre of the Barrington Coast, which is situated three hours north of Sydney, two hours north of Newcastle and one hour south of Port Macquarie. 

    With pristine beaches, national parks, and beautiful waterways to explore throughout the region, Taree and surrounds is the perfect spot to create that coastal lifestyle. 

    The region also offers a range of sporting facilities, performing arts and entertainment alongside cafes and restaurants which showcase local produce. 
    For more information about the region and what it can offer visit this website

    All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

    An Eligibility List will be created for future temporary and permanent positions at Manning Base Hospital.

    Position Enquires: 
    Dr Arron Veltre, Staff Specialist in Palliative Medicine, Manning Base Hospital 
    M: 0411 956 010 E: 
    Dr Dylan Wesley, Director Medical Services, LMNCS HNELHD, 

    Application Enquiries: Kelly Gibson, Senior Medical Recruitment Consultant 
    P: (02) 4985 3458 E: 

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    Agency applications must contact the Senior Recruitment Consultant with CV prior to lodging any applications.


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