Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
$170,655 - $210,592 a year
Renal Supportive Care (Nephrologist) – Staff Specialist
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Hours Per Week: 24 (0.6 FTE)
Requisition ID: REQ172122
Applications Close: 15 July 2020
An exciting opportunity to combine your specialist expertise in renal medicine with your interest in renal supportive care and palliative care in order to provide outstanding treatment for patients in the stunning Illawarra Shoalhaven.
This position will provide clinical management and treatment of patients in the field of Renal Supportive Care (RSC) within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).
The ISLHD Renal Service caters for the needs of renal patients across the entire district, from Coledale in the north to Ulladulla in the south.
RSC involves an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the skills of renal medicine and palliative care to help patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease to live as well as possible by managing their symptoms and supporting them in living with advanced disease. It is embedded in usual renal care. It also encompasses advance care planning and end-of-life care.
The Renal Supportive Care Staff Specialist will provide specialist outpatient and inpatient consultative support district-wide in ISLHD as well as participate in the Renal Service On-Call Roster.
- The position holder will be expected to assist in developing the Renal Supportive Care Service for ISLHD with a multidisciplinary team to provide a high quality service.
- Promoting RSC across the local health district and providing teaching and supervision for junior medical officers whilst maintaining a professional role and responsibility for patient care.
- Co-ordinating clinical care for local ISLHD patients with the provision of RSC training and mentoring across the District.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven is located on the South Coast of NSW and is a 90 minute drive from Sydney and a 60 minute drive from Sydney’s International Airport. It has a relaxed holiday vibe, a very temperate climate and affordable beach-side accommodation. It boasts excellent local schools and is also home to the University of Wollongong, among the top 250 universities in the world. The Illawarra Shoalhaven is home to a number of stunning coastal villages and rural hamlets with very short commute times into our well-developed metropolitan areas. Nestled between rainforest covered slopes and post-card ready coastlines the area offers a range of outdoor activities, vibrant shopping and engaging entertainment to suit any lifestyle.
An eligibility list may be created for future Temporary/Permanent Part Time positions.
Enquiries about this position from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. Candidates interested in this position must make their own enquiries and submit their own application.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within the workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.
Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing. National Police checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children Clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#
Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009 before employment can commence.
- Specialist registration or eligible for specialist registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians (FRACP) in Nephrology and/or equivalent specialist recognition. Evidence of prior experience and/or interest in RSC and Palliative Care.
- Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
- Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality services, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
- Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a Senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites.
- Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.
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For role related queries or questions contact Dr Ajay Purushottam at [email protected]