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Staff Specialist/Senior Specialist – Gender Service – Paediatric Endocrinologist

Canberra Health Services

Canberra Health Services
Canberra, ACT

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

The Canberra Health Services (CHS) Gender Service provides interdisciplinary support for children, young people, adults and their families with gender concerns or gender dysphoria in the ACT and surrounding regions. It aims to improve physical and mental health and quality of life outcomes for Trans and Gender Diverse people of all ages by providing care in which individuals feel safe, supported and listened to throughout their gender identity experience.

The CHS Gender Service is delivered by highly trained health workers using a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach that recognises the importance of protective factors, such as family and peer support, to reduce stigma and discrimination and optimise mental health outcomes.  The service has two streams: the Paediatric Gender Service (PGS) and Adult Gender Service (AGS).

About the Role

The Paediatric Endocrinologist 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.


Under limited direction of the Divisional Clinical Director you will:

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.
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.
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
Contribute to a positive workplace culture by building collegial professional relationships and demonstrating a commitment to proactively seeking solutions when issues arise.
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.
Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

About You

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 Paediatric Endocrinology

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.
Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering for Exceptional Care Framework and all other related frameworks.

More information

For role related queries or questions contact Dr Carolyn Petersons at

Applications close: 1 January 2024

Job Contact

Dr Carolyn Petersons 02 5124 2214 Apply Now