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Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Paediatric Intensive Care Unit)

Townsville University Hospital

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Townsville University Hospital is currently seeking an experienced Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist to join their team. There is scope for this position to include rotational secondment to Queensland Children’s Hospital (PICU), Brisbane, as negotiated on an individual basis.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L27
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV396510
Closing date 20-Dec-2021
Job duration
Contact person Greg Wiseman
Contact details 07 4433 7997
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Our organisation is proactive and committed to delivering excellence in healthcare. Join us today and enjoy generous employment benefits and a rewarding career.

What's on offer?
Remuneration package of up to $476,037 p.a., comprising base salary range of $184,196 - $233,538 p.a. (L18-L27), recreational leave loading (17.5%), employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%), attraction and retention incentive allowance, regional and rural attraction allowance, motor vehicle allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave (3.6 weeks p.a.), private practice arrangements, communications package, professional indemnity cover and inaccessibility allowance (if applicable). Level of appointment is dependent upon experience and advanced qualifications.

Other employment benefits offered may include: on-call allowances, shift allowances, locality allowances, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs, employee assistance program and salary sacrificing options.

About the role

  • Provide comprehensive Paediatric Intensive Care services across a wide range of pathologies and patient age within the Department of PICU
  • Work within the team charter of Paediatric Intensive Care to build a collegiate team and supportive workplace
  • Provide support to the Director Paediatric Intensive Care in leading and participating in service development activities in respect of the PICU service within your realm of responsibility
  • Provide professional leadership in respect of the Paediatric Intensive Care Department activities and in particular your duty team of registrars and nurses
  • Manage the delivery of patient care in the area of Paediatric Intensive Care including management of complex clinical situations.


  • Fellowship (or imminently expected) with the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM) or equivalent international specialist qualification.
  • Other qualifications from colleges that confer Specialist registration, (for example FANZCA, FACEM, FRACP), may be considered, provided the candidate is able to demonstrate sufficient experience at an advanced level of training in Paediatric Intensive Care, and is able to act independently in a Specialist capacity.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities, mandatory qualifications and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year Townsville offers the perfect laid-back coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of big city living. It is a great place for families, couples and individuals to call home.

Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Greg Wiseman on (07) 4433 7997. Applications close on Monday, 20 December 2021.

Please note that unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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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