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Anaesthetic Specialist – Northern Territory Government

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Anaesthetic Specialist – Northern Territory Government

Company: Northern Territory Government
Location: Darwin, NT
Job Type: Contract
Date Posted: 17/02/2023
Job Contact:

NT Government DOH


Employment Type: Contract
Location: Darwin, NT
Application Close Date: 09/3/2023

Where you’ll be working

Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospital (RDPH) is the principal tertiary hospital within the region and provides a broad range of referral services in all specialty areas to the Darwin urban population as well as serving the Top End of the NT, Western Australia and South-East Asia. RDPH is the largest teaching hospital in the NT and is also recognised as Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC). Palmerston Regional Hospital is a satellite campus providing lower acuity elective surgical services.

About the Role

To provide clinical expertise in anaesthesia, acute pain and perioperative medicine at the Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospital and across the NT Health.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide specialist-level anaesthesia, acute pain and peri-operative medicine services to the Royal Darwin Palmerston Hospital, and Katherine and Gove Hospitals on Surgical Outreach visits.
  2. Participate in the development of the discipline of Anaesthesia in the Northern Territory (NT) including research, continuous education and training of medical, nursing and paramedical
  3. Provide, with other members of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, emergency after-hours care and consultancy service on a roster
  4. Participate in education activities the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine has commitments to including undergraduate, postgraduate, pre-vocational and vocational
  5. Provide leadership, consultation and support to all staff in NT
  6. Participate and supervise Quality Improvement activities, review and revise policies, procedures and guidelines in line with national and international recommendations.
  7. Responsible for ensuring the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine participates in Safety and Quality activities including morbidity and mortality review, clinical audit and policy and procedure review and
  8. Ensure there is a strategic approach to Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and ant- discrimination, and a demonstrated commitment to their
  9. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and

About You


    1. Eligible for specialist registration with the Medical Board of
    2. Fellowship or equivalent and good standing with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (ANZCA).
    3. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, leadership, oral and written communication
    4. Ability to interact positively in a cross-cultural work environment, as a team
    5. An interest in and a commitment to improving Indigenous
    6. Evidence of commitment and participation in; continuing education, teaching, research and Safety and Quality
    7. Proven ability to manage self and others, monitor performance, manage change and develop policy with an understanding of EEO and WHS principles and


More information

The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant to the position. This role carries specific immunisation requirements. To be eligible for appointment you will be required to meet the immunisation requirements associated with Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances).

For more information, please visit https://healthjobs.nt.gov.au or contact the Clinical Recruitment Candidate Liaison team on:

Phone: +61 8 8922 7020 or healthjobs@nt.gov.au

Closing Date:  9th March, 2023


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