Specialist Palliative Care Physician

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1754822-2
Closing Date: 07-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Jenny Dorney (Manager Medical Workforce)
jdorney@swh.net.au or 03) 55634146

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking an experienced Specialist Palliative Care Physician to provide high quality and comprehensive services to palliative care patients, both in community and inpatient settings. 

This position has a primary focus on the provision of clinical services for both inpatients at SWH and as the clinical lead of the Community Palliative Care team. The Palliative Care Physician will facilitate excellence and innovation in the delivery of palliative care services and promote a cooperative environment and team approach to delivery of those services.

Position overview

  • Full-Time and Part Time opportunities available
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • Salary dependent on skills and experience relevant to position

What you bring

The successful applicant will hold a current registration certificate as required by the Medical Practitioners Board of Australia, recognised post graduate qualification in Palliative Medicine, preferably FRACP (Chapter of Palliative Medicine) and a minimum of two years' experience in the provision of clinical palliative care services in both the community and the inpatient settings. Knowledge of Health Services, particularly Palliative Care Medicine and or experience in a related field of work.

Effective communication, conflict management and negotiation skills are desirable. Along with a high level of written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Thursday 7 December 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Medical Specialists (Victoria Public Health Sector) (AMA Victoria/ASMOF) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2022 – 2026 or and the applicable classification commensurate with experience.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au

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