"The closing date to submit applications for this vacancy has been extended."
This is a Fixed Term Part Time appointment at 64 hours per fortnight for up to 5 years.
WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.
WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.
Eligibility to Apply: WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.
Position Profile: The Midwest region of WA is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Consultant Paediatrician. The Paediatrics unit provides a comprehensive service with inpatient paediatrics, a neonatal service and a community paediatric service for local and remote outpatient clinics across the Midwest region. Paediatrics is supported by a well-established Child Development Service, Child Health Nurse Service and Public Health service. Based at Geraldton Hospital, this position supports and teaches junior medical staff and non-specialist medical staff working with children and their families.
The unit has 2 consultant staff and regular locums who provide additional consultant cover, with one Resident Medical Officer. The hospital Emergency Department sees approximately 30,000 patients per year in total. There are 6 inpatient paediatric beds and a level 2 neonatal unit with 3 cots. The maternity service has approximately 450 births per annum. Oncall is shared among the consultants and there is limited after hours emergency neonatal cover of the adjacent private hospital which has 250 births per annum.
WACHS Midwest recognises that there is a significant need for service growth in Paediatrics in Geraldton, Carnarvon and the smaller rural centres in the Midwest. The new consultant will be a key person in helping to shape that growth.
Area Profile: The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.
Geraldton offers all the benefits of living in a city without the traffic. Beachside living, with a vibrant foreshore area, sits alongside rural life. First-class sporting and recreational facilities keep the whole family happy. The scene on the water offers all sorts of options – surfing, kitesurfing, SUPping and fishing. There are endless opportunities for coastal relaxation on the Coral Coast with access to Kalbarri, Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef towns all within a few hours’ drive.
Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):
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- Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
- Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
- Flexible working arrangements
- Flexible leave arrangements
- Other professional and location based allowances
Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form.
For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Dr Anita Banks on 08 9956 2222.
If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 1300 553 680 for immediate assistance during business hours.
Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online.
Referees: It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.
Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.
APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED IN FULL USING ONE OF THE METHODS OUTLINED IN THE APPLICANT INFORMATION PACKAGE PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME (PLEASE NOTE: EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.