General Surgeon Consultant - Australia

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    MP Year 1-9 $349,248 - $445,001 p.a

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    over 3 years ago

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A Consultant in General Surgery is sought for a full time, permanent role in Western Australia.

In this role you will be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive clinical service in General Surgery to patients of WA Country Health Service and the leadership of the multi-disciplinary team within the Surgical Department. 

The hospital has undergone recent extensve refurbishment creating splendid modern treatment facilities including newly upgraded Emergency Department with 16 treatment bays, medical imaging department, cancer centre, palliative care unit and high dependency unit.

Role Responsibilities

  • clinical management of general surgical patients using evidence based practice
  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide clinical management of general surgical patients.
  • on call duties as required
  • telephone and video- conference consultations and advice
  • ongoing application of continuous quality improvement principles in systematically evaluating and meeting patient needs.
  • compliance with relevant standards, legislation and regulatory requirements
  • service development 
  • education of surgeons in training.
In order to be considered for this role you must meet the criteria listed below:
  • Eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist in General Surgery
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons or equivalent
  • Member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA) for upper and lower endoscopies
  • Possess substantial postgraduate medical experience in hospital practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication, interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and to lead in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the effective management of clinical risk and improving quality.
  • Current knowledge of legislative obligations for Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and Occupational Safety and Health, and how these impact on employment and service delivery.
  • A current WA C or C-A class driving license
  • Experience in remote or rural medical services is desirable.
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.

 Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary, employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
  • Other professional and location based allowances