Advanced Trainee

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Company: NSW Government
Category: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Published on 2021-07-25 04:09:11
Employment Type : Temporary Full Time
Remuneration : $81,884 - $127,922 per annum
Hours Per Week : 38
Requisition ID : CAM11504
Applications Close: 12 August 2021

Sydney Local Health District is seeking a highly motivated Advanced Trainee to join the Ophthalmology team at Concord Hospital

What you will be doing:
This position is open to qualified candidates who have experience and interest in Ophthalmology. You will be involved in the care and management of Ophthalmology inpatients as well as attend Ophthalmology outpatient clinics. This is a great opportunity for you to further enhance procedural competence in many aspects of Ophthalmic surgery. There will be opportunities for more experienced trainees to learn and perform more advanced surgical techniques in a well supervised and supportive environment.
There will also be the opportunity to enhance your research skills, undertake peer review and audit projects and deliver research presentations.

If you have satisfactorily completed 4 years of the accredited RANZCO training program or equivalent and successful completion of RACE exams, desirable, then this role would be ideal for you. As an Advanced Trainee you will be responsible for the supervision of other Ophthalmology trainees and JMOs in co-ordinating and documenting admission, management and discharge planning of patients within the Unit; the day-to-day assessment and management of patients, and maintaining high levels of communication with patients and family.

The Advanced Trainee position aims to prepare and train you for more senior clinical positions.

The Department of Ophthalmology
The Department provides specialised ophthalmic services for the local community, war veterans and patients beyond the catchment area that are in need of further expertise.

The Ophthalmology Department services more than 15,000 ambulatory care patients and performs over 1000 operations annually. A broad range of specialities are offered to the community, inclusive of: cataract, general, oculoplastic, vitreo-retinal, uveitis, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, corneal, medical and surgical retina. The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including automated visual field analyser, A & B ultrasound, biometry, optical coherence tomography, specular microscope, Argon and YAG lasers.

The Ophthalmology Department is one of the largest accredited ophthalmological teaching units in Australia. Ophthalmology consultants train future generations of ophthalmologists onsite through the outpatient clinic and operating theatres. The Department’s affiliation with the University of Sydney (Sydney Medical School) is strong, through its historical record of teaching and training. Research is strongly encouraged.

Where you will be working

Concord Repatriation General Hospital is a principal referral facility and a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney. We offer a comprehensive range of specialty and sub-specialty services, many recognised nationally and internationally as Centre’s of excellence. Major services include colorectal and laparoscopic surgery, gastroenterology, geriatrics and rehabilitation medicine, bone and joint services, cancer services, haematology, respiratory medicine and sleep studies, molecular biology and genetics, and those provided through the internationally acknowledged Statewide Burns Service, in which Concord plays a major part. Concord Hospital maintains string links to the veteran community.

What we can offer you:
• Supportive, collegiate and diverse work environment
• Ongoing professional development and career opportunities
• Salary packaging and fitness passport for eligible staff including utilising SLHD gym facilities
• Wellbeing, advocacy, mentorship and support opportunities exclusively for medical staff through SLHDs multifaceted workplace program MDOK.

SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

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Sydney Local Health District's vision incorporates NSW Health Core Values and a commitment to equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies. 

Our strategic priority under this vision is our commitment to excellence in Patient and Family Centre Care. Staff are supported to ensure patients, their families and carers are considered as partners in care to achieve optimal patient outcomes and best possible healthcare experience.
  • Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role.
  • Completion of at least four post graduate years of accredited RANZCO training or equivalent 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills, judgement and expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Skills in time management, prioritisation and problem solving.
  • Commitment to own continuing professional development and self-education and Commitment to quality improvement and patient safety.
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching and research in Ophthalmology.
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