Full-time Permanent

Closes: 08 November 2020

Classification: Staff Specialist Band 1-5
Salary: $164,470 - $202,960
Position No: 13660
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 November 2019
Contact Officer: Shannon Dougan, A/g Operations Manager on (02) 5124 3207

Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is situated inland between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne. It is a picturesque city, conveniently nestled alongside Australia’s highest alpine mountains and the South Eastern coastal region of New South Wales. This means that is the perfect city to base yourself so that you may be skiing some of the best alps in Australia within 2 hours or enjoying the pristine beaches of the South Coast within 90 minutes.

To find out more about living in our wonderful city please visit https://canberra.com.au/live/

About Canberra Health Services:

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 800,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

* The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
* University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
* Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
* Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
* A range of community-based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.

The Canberra Health Services Department of Anaesthesia, Peri-operative Medicine and Pain Management is a busy department that facilitates over 32, 000 anaesthetic procedures (elective and emergency) per year with our 75 colleagues. Perioperative Medicine has become a significant focus of our department. We operate in a variety of environments, including Canberra Hospital, the regions largest tertiary and trauma facility, Calvary Public Hospital, John James Calvary Hospital, National Capital Private and other private day surgery locations within Canberra.

The breadth of anaesthetic procedures undertaken are all encompassing (cardiac, neurosurgery, and neonatal surgery) with the exception of solid organ transplant. As the primary teaching hospital and major trauma centre for ACT and the Southern NSW region, exposure to interesting cases is a certainty.

The Department has a strong focus on education and offers a comprehensive rotational training scheme in anaesthesia and pain management. The Canberra Region Rotation Registrar Training Program is accredited for 32 training positions. ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

We are currently looking for Anaesthetists of varying skillsets and experience to assist in meeting the ever-increasing service demand of a swiftly growing population. We are seeking anaesthetists who are eager to learn and those who are engaged to grow the next generation of anaesthetists as we expand our service into the Surgical Procedures, Interventional, Radiological and Emergency (SPIRE) precinct which is due to open on the main Canberra campus in 2024.

Learn more about SPIRE go to www.health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/planning-future/spire-project.


A full time Senior Medical Officer employed in the ACT Public Service is entitled to a package ranging from $309, 635 - $441, 273 per annum under the ACT Public Sector Medical Practitioners Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017. Please note that this Enterprise Agreement is currently under negotiation, including a pay increase of 6.98% by December 2010 and a total of 11.37% by June 2021. Should the Senior Medical Officer be employed part time the following amounts will be paid Pro-rata.

This package is inclusive of Salary Packaging, Attraction and Retention Initiatives, Superannuation, Allowances and Leave Loading.

Additional Benefits

Flexible working arrangements, strong mentorship and supervisory support, up to $18, 500 per annum in reimbursement of medical education expenses, Access to PBI taxation benefits, up to $51, 000 in reimbursement of relocation expenses, access to additional payments for work undertaken on Extra Surgery Schemes, Research opportunities and the opportunity to contribute to the development of Models of Care for the new SPIRE precinct.

Qualifications and experience:
* Be registered or be eligible for unconditional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
* Hold a Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia or equivalent specialist qualifications.
* Be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
* undergo a pre-employment Police check.
* Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services