Director of Gynaecological Oncology - Royal Hospital for Women

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (Sydney NSW, Australia) 7 days ago
Employment Type : Permanent Full Time
Position Classification : Staff Specialist 
Hours Per Week : 40
Requisition ID : REQ180203

The Director will be responsible for the coordination of a multidisciplinary team involved in the management of pre-invasive and invasive gynaecological cancer.  He/she will directly oversee other specialists and junior staff within the gynaecology oncology department.

The specialist will provide a diagnostic and management service to all women with gynaecological cancer.

A conjoint appointment with the University of NSW will be available to the Director of Gynaecological Oncology.

The Royal Hospital for Women has been one of Australia’s foremost specialist hospitals for women and babies, since its early beginnings as New South Wales first ‘lying-in’ hospital for women in 1820. As a principal teaching hospital of the University of NSW in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology, gynaecology oncology and neonatology the Royal has a history of innovation in women’s health care services, teaching and research.

The main areas of specialisation include breast care, gynaecology, gynaecological oncology, maternity, maternal fetal medicine, menopause, newborn intensive care and reproductive medicine.

Each year the Hospital delivers up to 4,000 babies; cares for more than 600 premature babies; performs more than 3000 surgical procedures and has over 2000 visits through our Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS).

The Gynaecological Cancer Centre at the Royal Hospital for women is one of 6 major tertiary referrals units for gynaecological cancer in NSW.  The Centre sees approximately 300 new cases of invasive gynaecological cancer per year. The multidisciplinary team, includes gynaecological medical and radiation oncologist, medical specialists, palliative care physicians, genetic counsellors, nurses and paramedical personal.  The inpatients are nursed in a 25 bed ward, which includes patients with breast cancer and benign gynaecological problems.

About 40% of the patients come from rural NSW, and the remainder from the metropolitan area. It is a multicultural group of patients. Outreach clinics are conducted in Canberra and Wollongong.

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’ . SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.
The specialist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the department/service.  
Our staff strive to provide excellence in healthcare and uphold a high standard of care for all patients, families, carers and visitors to our facilities.  
At the core of our organisation is a set of values - Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.  
SESLHD covers nine Local Government Areas from Sydney's Central Business District to the Royal National Park and has a culturally and linguistically diverse population of over 930,000 people, which includes highly urbanised areas of eastern Sydney, southern Sydney and industrialised areas around Port Botany.
SESLHD covers urban and suburban communities and manages eight public hospitals and one public nursing home:
• Calvary Healthcare Sydney (third schedule with Little Company of Mary Health Care)
• Prince of Wales Hospital
• Royal Hospital for Women
• St George Hospital
• Sutherland Hospital
• Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital
• War Memorial Hospital (third schedule with Uniting Care)
• Gower Wilson Memorial
• Garrawarra Centre
SESLHD also operates 28 Child and Family Health Centres, 12 Community Health Centres and nine Oral Health Clinics; providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services.
Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Breast screening, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Women's Health, Youth Health, Sexual Health, Imaging and Pathology services are provided at a number of facilities across SESLHD.
The primary location of this position may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MDAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.
SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.
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.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). Candidate to provide AHPRA Registration Number on application.
  2. Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973 and the relevant Award/Determination. Evidence of subspecialty training in Gynaecological Oncology or equivalent.
  3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  4. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and experience in managing a busy Gynaecological Oncology Department at a tertiary facility level.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to the provision of effective high quality clinical service in the specialty, including actively supporting quality and safety activities.
  6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a senior Medical Practitioner including ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, including effective interpersonal and communication skills and role modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to all staff.
  7. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to teaching.
  8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy PD2020_017. 
Successful applicants to the role must provide vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.  
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Applications Close: 10 January 2021

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