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Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Geriatric Medicine)

The Townsville Hospital

Are you passionate about geriatric medicine? An exciting opportunity is now available for a Staff Specialist within the Gerontology Department to lead the development of a Community Geriatric Service. The existing Gerontology Department currently provides a range of services that includes Acute Care of the Elderly, Geriatric Evaluation and Management and an Orthogeriatric Liaison and a range of Specialist Outpatient Clinics. We can offer you a rewarding career opportunity coupled with fantastic benefits.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L27
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV310651
Closing date 20-Jun-2019
Job duration Permanent full-time
Contact person Dr John Dick
Contact details 07 4433 1259

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?
Are you:

  • Excited to take the next step in your career mission?
  • Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?
  • Prepared to question and advocate for what is important?

About your opportunity

The role of the Staff Specialist is to provide high quality clinical and non-clinical services to benefit the patients and clients of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.

You will deliver education and supervision to undergraduate medical students from the James Cook University, to interns and RMOs and to basic and advanced physician trainees of RACP.

Mandatory Requirements
  • You will hold specialist registration (or be eligible to hold) with AHPRA as a Gerontologist.
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent.
  • All applicants must be awared SoCP by the Townsville Hospital and Health Service Credentialing and SoCP Committee. All appointments are subject to maintenance of the SoCOP with the CSCS for the facilities in which clinical work is to be undertaken.
  • Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration or membership (if applicable) with the appropriate registration authority or association.
  • This position may require the incumbent to work at other facilities within the THHS.

Generous remuneration package value up to $427,223 p.a. comprising salary range of $171,044 to $216,865 p.a. (L18-L27), 17.5% leave loading, 12.5 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

Why make the change?
Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (over 320 days/year).

Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic.

Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville; a vibrant, dynamic city and the largest regional centre in Northern Australia allows easy access to The Strand and Magnetic Island. Plus, the city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife.


For a confidential discussion please contact Dr John Dick on 07 4433 1259.
Applications close on Thursday 06 June 2019.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

Please download the Role Description for future reference.

This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role:
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Pertussis.

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