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Maxillofacial specialist – Northern Territory Government

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Maxillofacial specialist – Northern Territory Government

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

NT Government DOH


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Darwin, NT
Application Close Date: 09/3/2023

Where you’ll be working

Living in the Territory provides you with the opportunity to enjoy a laid back lifestyle while you explore iconic locations rich in Aboriginal culture, visit the national parks, and swim under the scenic waterfalls.

Whether you are moving all the way from overseas or relocating from within Australia, come and experience all the great things about the Territory-from the city of Darwin to the beauty of our remote communities.

About the Role

Provide a specialist maxillofacial service incorporating the care of both inpatient and ambulatory patients within the Royal Darwin Palmerston Hospital (RDPH), regional hospitals and remote communities across the Northern Territory (NT), and contribute to post graduate education including the supervision of trainees

Key duties and responsibilities:

  1. As a Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant, provide expert care and management advice to surgical patients requiring the ability to work 24 hour roster and perform other activities as directed by the Executive Director of Integrated Surgical Services.
  2. Provide advice and assistance to colleagues both within and outside the specialty including those colleagues in geographically isolated centres in the NT.
  3. Direct, coordinate, supervise, manage and evaluate the work of subordinate medical staff in the provision of patient care.
  4. Participate in continuous medical education including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, professional development, peer review, research, teaching, quality improvement activities and clinical audits as appropriate.
  5. As part of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department, participate and supervise Quality Control and Quality Assurance activities, review and revise policies, procedures and guidelines in line with national and international recommendations.
  6. 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 workplaces.
  7. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary work practices and role modelling behaviour in accordance with NT health values

About You

  1. Essential:
    1. Eligible for appropriate registration with the Medical Board of Australia, and admission or eligible for admission for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent.
    2. Evidence of the completion of not less than the equivalent of six years of full-time service in medical practice as a Staff Specialist within the clinical specialty The appointment of an International Medical Graduate (IMG) to the Senior Staff Specialist classification is conditional on the Medical Officer having been assessed by the relevant specialist college, and being enrolled in the relevant specialist pathway towards specialist registration, and credentialed as a specialist by the CEO.
    3. Demonstrated ability to direct the coordination and professional development of staff and continued improvement of service delivery to optimise the health and well-being of patients and their families/carers.
    4. Demonstrated use of expert knowledge and experience of contemporary models in management and leadership to foster a culture committed to excellence in service outcomes and collaboration across disciplines.
    5. Demonstrated use of advanced communication and negotiation skills to maximise productive working relationships with relevant executive management and the multidisciplinary team, and to manage conflict to promote co-operation, teamwork and understanding in undertaking challenging, demanding and complex work.
    6. Proven ability to manage self and others, monitor performance, manage change and develop guidelines with an understanding of Equal Employment Opportunities, and Work, Health & Safety principles and policy.
    7. Demonstrated awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture and proven experience in working effectively with patients and families/carers of diverse cultural and social background.


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 email: healthjobs@nt.gov.au.

Closing Date:  9th March, 2023


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