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Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Clinical Lead Trauma)

Surgical Service Group, Townsville University Hospital

The Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Clinical Lead Trauma) will monitor trauma system performance from time of injury until the end of rehabilitation, review statistics and identify issues and trends with the provision and flow of trauma care, provide tertiary review of admitted trauma patients, coordinate multidisciplinary care of multi-trauma patients, facilitate early referral to rehabilitation and provide education and outreach/support at Townsville University Hospital and the wider Health Service.

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 part-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L27
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV421822
Closing date 05-Jul-2022
Job duration Permanent Part-time, 16 hrs p.f.
Contact person Dr Donald Cameron
Contact details 07 4433 2067
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What's on offer?
Pro rata remuneration package based on full-time equivalent value of up to $486,763 p.a., comprising base salary range of $90.45 - $114.69 p.h. (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

  • Facilitate the development of the Townsville Trauma service to ensure the optimal provision of trauma patient care within The Townsville Hospital and Health Service.
  • Work in close collaboration with personnel across the hospital involved with treating and managing trauma patients to monitor and facilitate all operational issues involved in a multidisciplinary approach to quality care of the trauma patient from pre-hospital to rehabilitation.
  • Oversee case coordination of admitted Multi-system and Major trauma patients in consultation with the departments of Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesia, the Operating Theatre, Intensive Care and Rehabilitation.
  • Provide consult-liaison and trauma care advice and support for trauma patients between other clinical services within THHS, including the referring specialists from the relevant HHS's and facilities.

Role requirement

  • Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration or membership (if applicable) with the appropriate registration authority or association. 
  • Fellowship in a relevant Specialist Medical College.
  • A higher research degree (or significant progress towards a higher degree) will be considered a significant attribute.
  • All applicants must be awarded SoCP by the THHS Credentialing and SoCP committee.

COVID-19 vaccination requirements: It is a mandatory condition of employment for the employee to be and remain vaccinated against COVID-19.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities 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 Dr Donald Cameron on (07) 4433 2067. Applications close on Tuesday, 5 July 2022.

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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