REQ 462372 – Staff Specialist – Gynaecology (Menopause) – The Royal Hospital for Women

  • Department of Health
  • The Royal Hospital for Women, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Part time Specialist Position

Job Description

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time

Position Classification: Staff Specialist

Hours Per Week: 20

Requisition ID: REQ462372


This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join the well-established Menopause department at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney. The Royal is one of Australia’s foremost specialist hospitals for women and is the principal teaching hospital for the University of NSW. The Royal is one of four specialist Hub Services created to support menopause service provision, education and training to 5 ‘spoke’ services within NSW. The department is actively growing to provide menopause services across a variety of clinics, including well women clinics, specialist breast cancer clinics, mood

disorder clinics, high risk medical menopause clinics and premature menopause clinics. We also provide physiotherapy, dietician, social work and vulval dermatology services to women in the peri-menopause and postmenopausal period.

The successful applicant will be well supported by the current physicians to participate in general and specialist menopause service provision, along with providing support to our General Practitioner network, both locally and statewide, through telehealth, webinar and face to face educational opportunities. The successful applicant will be aided by a project officer and administrative assistant. Clinical research opportunities and further educational opportunities are available through the University of New South Wales and the SESLHD Women’s Health Research Initiatives.

The Royal Hospital for Women has been selected as a Hub within the NSW Health (via the Agency of Clinical Innovation [ACI]) Menopause Hub project. Four years of funding has been provided to establish this state-wide service. The specialist will be expected to be actively involved in the establishment and implantation of this project within the Randwick campus and across the state of NSW.

As this position is temporary, there could be a possibility of the contract to be extended without advertising.

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’.

SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

The specialist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the department/service.

Our staff strive to provide excellence in healthcare and uphold a high standard of care for all patients, families, carers and visitors to our facilities. 

At the core of our organisation is a set of values - Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

SESLHD covers nine Local Government Areas from Sydney's Central Business District to the Royal National Park and has a culturally and linguistically diverse population of over 930,000 people, which includes highly urbanised areas of eastern Sydney, southern Sydney and industrialised areas around Port Botany.

SESLHD covers urban and suburban communities and manages eight public hospitals and one public nursing home:

- Calvary Healthcare Sydney (third schedule with Little Company of Mary Health Care)

- Prince of Wales Hospital

- Royal Hospital for Women

- St George Hospital

- Sutherland Hospital

- Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital

- War Memorial Hospital (third schedule with Uniting Care)

- Gower Wilson Memorial

- Garrawarra Centre

SESLHD also operates 28 Child and Family Health Centres, 12 Community Health Centres and nine Oral Health Clinics; providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services.

Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Breast screening, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Women's Health, Youth Health, Sexual Health, Imaging and Pathology services are provided at a number of facilities across SESLHD.

The primary location of this position may be varied as agreed with the Director of Medical Services and as approved by MDAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.


Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates We welcome applications from aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and we have an Aboriginal Employment

Consultant that can provide support. If you have any questions or would like guidance on the recruitment process, please contact the SESLHD Aboriginal Employment Team via email to: SESLHD-AboriginalWorkforce@health.nsw.gov.au

All applications must include a demonstration of your ability to meet each of the selection criteria in order to progress through the recruitment process.

1.      Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). Candidate to provide AHPRA Registration Number on application.

2.      The candidate must be Gynaecologist with a suitable specialist degree such the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973 and the relevant Award/Determination, and demonstrated interest / expertise in menopausal medicine.

3.      Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.

4.      Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality service in the specialty of gynaecology, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.

5.      Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.

6.      Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.

7.      Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites. Demonstrated commitment to provision of a high standard of clinical care in the public sector setting.

8.      Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.


This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy PD2023_022.  Successful applicants to the role must provide vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.


Please return a completed Medical Practice History Declaration with your application.


Need more information?

1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards

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For role related queries or questions contact Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes on erin.nesbitthawes@health.nsw.gov.au


Applications Close: 14 April 2024

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