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Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Clinical & Pathology Haematology), Integrated Medicine, Emergency, Child & Youth Services - CAIRNS


This is an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic, dedicated team of Haematologists, medical colleagues, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory scientists and allied health professionals. The Staff Specialist, Clinical and Laboratory Haematology position will be based in Cairns and will provide both expert clinical and laboratory haematology services to the patients of our region. Within our highly collaborative department, the position will provide leadership in clinical services of Haematology, innovate and provide participation in treatment and care aimed at achieving best patient outcomes.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L27
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/CAH573287
Closing date 05-Aug-2024
Job duration
Contact person Dr Sharon Avery
Contact details 0488 644 009
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The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service covers a large geographic area with a diverse and growing population. The Health Service provides a wide range of primary care, acute and specialist services. Our staff are a part of the community we serve, and we strongly believe that health outcomes are enhanced by involving our community in the planning and evaluation of local health services. This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Cairns and Hinterland Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

Besides the excellent work opportunities, Cairns offers a unique lifestyle suitable to a wide variety of interests. Cairns is in the heart of the tropical north and is the primary gateway to northern Australia. Cairns is an ideal base to explore the wider region with front door access to the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests and outback locations.

Remuneration value up to $497 941 p.a. (L25 – L27) or Remuneration value up to $455 624 p.a. (L18 – L24), employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%), annual leave loading (17.5%), professional development allowance, motor vehicle allowance, professional development leave 3.6 weeks p.a., plus private practice arrangements.

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Several permanent full time and part time positions, hrs negotiable.

Applications will remain current for 12 Months. Job Ad Reference: CAH573287

Purpose of the role

As a Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist Clinical & Pathology Haematology you will be a valued and passionate team member.  You will work with the Clinical Director Caner Care to deliver a high standard of Haematology care to allocated paitents within the Cancer Care and Haematology service throughout the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service in accordance with the standards of the discipline and the ethics of the profession.

Your opportunity

The Cancer Care and Haematology service is a vibrant service, providing high quality clinical care, and is active in clinical trials and teaching with strong clinical governance.  We have an excellent multidisciplinary team with highly expert pharmacy, allied health and nursing colleagues who work together collaboratively.  The Haematology service has two accredited advanced trainee positions (clinical and laboratory).  We deliver teaching and support to James Cook University (JCU) medical students and academic opportunities may be possible in conjunction with JCU.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) evidence as required for your employment in accordance with legislation/government policy and Directives.

How to Apply:
Please download the Role Description and Information Package for Applicants (at the links in the boxed area above) for instructions on how to apply for this role. If you have difficulty viewing this role description in .pdf format, please contact Recruitment Services on to request it in .doc format. Please note that if the information requested in the ‘how to apply' section is not provided, plus the now mandatory requirement for all curriculum vitae to be provided in a standard template (located at the link in the boxed area above), you may not meet the requirements for further consideration of your application. The Information Package for Applicants outlines pre-employment checks that will be undertaken for successful applicants.


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