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Staff Specialist/Senior Specialist – Gender Service – General Paediatrician

Canberra Health Services

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Company:
Canberra Health Services
Location:
Canberra, ACT
Closing:
01/01/2024

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Application Close Date: 01/01/2024

Where you’ll be working

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: CHS website

Medical Staff in the Canberra Health Services enjoy excellent conditions, and our Enterprise Agreement is available at ENTERPRISE AGREEMENTS

CHS is a vision and values-led organisation. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

The Division of Women, Youth and Children (WYC) provides a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services. Service provision is based on a family-centred, interdisciplinary approach to care, in partnership with consumers and other service providers.

WYC are undergoing a program of continuous business improvements to inform best practices in the models of care as well as ensuring that the workforce and services are safe and sustainable.  WYC are committed to rebuilding a positive workplace culture and are confident that we can deliver excellent health care to the community if we work together.

About the Role

The PGS General Paediatrician will work with a multidisciplinary team, including psychosocial staff, relevant medical specialists, and other members of the care team, to provide high quality evidence-based assessment, intervention and support for people with gender concerns, or gender dysphoria. The purpose of this position is to deliver high level clinical services and leadership as part of the Paediatric Gender Service. The position will involve significant liaison with peer support agencies, schools, specialist networks, statutory authorities, and other ACT Government bodies.

WYC are undergoing a program of continuous business improvements to inform best practices in the models of care as well as ensuring that the workforce and services are safe and sustainable.  WYC are committed to rebuilding a positive workplace culture and are confident that we can deliver excellent health care to the community if we work together.

Duties:
Under limited direction of the Divisional Clinical Director you will:

1. Work collaboratively as a member of the Paediatric Gender Service with Nursing, other Medical, and Allied Health professionals across the CHS Gender Services, and with external agencies and health care professionals, to facilitate comprehensive care for children and young people with gender concerns.
2. Provide high level clinical care and actively participate in clinical consultations, collaborative multi-disciplinary assessments, and team meetings to ensure the provision of safe, holistic care, in line with approved guidelines.
3. Provide leadership in the ongoing development of the Paediatric Gender Service, including quality improvement, policy development, evaluation and review and contribute to research to support evidence based practice
4. Contribute to a positive workplace culture by building collegial professional relationships and demonstrating a commitment to proactively seeking solutions when issues arise.
5. Ensure compliance with local and territory plans, legislation, and CHS policy, effective access and discharge procedures, incident and complaints management, and operation and strategic planning.
6. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

About You

Mandatory:

  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or equivalent high specialist qualifications
  • Sub speciality in General Paediatrics and/or Community Child Health and qualifications and/or experience in provision of gender care (desirable).
  • The successful applicant may need to be available for weekend and after-hours work.
  • CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.

Desirable:

More information

For further information about this vacancy please contact Dr Carolyn Petersons at Carolyn.petersons@act.gov.au

Applications close: 1 January 2024

Job Contact

Dr Carolyn Petersons 02 5124 2214 Carolyn.petersons@act.gov.au Apply Now