Obstetrician & Gynaecologist - Staff Specialist or Senior Staff Specialist

  • Department of Health
  • Mackay QLD, Australia
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description


Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Women’s Health Service, Mackay Hospital & Health Service 


Remuneration value up to $514,452 p.a. comprising salary between $9,360.20 p.f. - $9,924.00 p.f. (L25-L27) or remuneration value up to $470,780 p.a. comprising salary between $7,827.20 p.f. - $9,091.70 p.f. (L18-L24); employer superannuation contribution (up to 12.75%), annual leave loading (17.5%), attraction and retention incentive allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave 3.6 weeks p.a., professional indemnity cover, plus overtime and on-call allowances. Applications will remain current for 12 months. Job Ad Reference: MK555686. 


Mackay Hospital and Health Service Mackay is a vibrant regional centre in tropical North Queensland, servicing a population of over 180,000. The Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Region has a thriving economy that includes a diverse range of tourism, agriculture, industry, mining, education, and health industries. 

Clinicians working at MBH enjoy a challenging and rewarding clinical casemix that includes busy inpatient and outpatient general medicine, paediatrics, surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics & gynaecology and mental health services. These core inpatient services are well integrated with active emergency medicine, anaesthetic and intensive care departments and supported by a wide range of allied health services. Specialty services are provided by tertiary hospitals in Townsville and Brisbane, including a strong undergraduate teaching affiliation with James Cook University. 



Your opportunity 

The Mackay Base Hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital in a sunny coastal location only an hour and 20 minutes flight from Brisbane. An opportunity is available to join our friendly team of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. We are seeking a Staff Specialist or Senior Staff Specialist able to manage a generalist workload in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology. We have a strong focus on providing quality care centred and focussed around the woman and her family. We are committed to rebuilding a positive workforce culture and regaining the trust of our community. 


Your role 

·        Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with the Queensland Public Service and the Mackay HHS Values as outlined above and here

·        Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services, and workplaces. 

·        The provision of a Healthy and Safe environment within Mackay Hospital and Health Service is everyone’s responsibility. 

·        Understand your accountability to uphold the principles and practices of the Health Service’s Health and Safety Management System in accordance with legislation and industry standards.  As a supervisor actively promote good health and safety practices to staff of your work area. 

·        Implement and undertake major teaching and educational initiatives and responsibilities within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including with university students and midwives. 

·        Provide clinical expertise in both obstetrics and gynaecology for inpatient and ambulatory patients. 

·        Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviours. 

·        Provide expert leadership to clinical and service improvement activities and initiate, encourage, and participate in research, evaluation and evidence-based treatment and care aimed at achieving demonstrable improvements in service outcomes, within the ethical guidelines of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). 

·        Conduct clinical duties in birth suite, emergency and elective operating theatres and clinics. 

·        Actively contribute to the growth and improvement of the department by participating in patient safety activities, teaching and supervision, clinical audit, research, committee representation and complaints management; actively pursuing evidence-based practice within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

·        Participate in the on-call roster to provide emergency after hours care. 

·        Participate in the provision of specialist outreach obstetrics and gynaecology services to our smaller health facilities (no overnight ravel expected). 

·        Work in a collaborative partnership with other health service staff including medical, paramedical, nursing and midwifery. 

·        Maintain current knowledge regarding the provision of safe and high-quality health care, including the concepts of Human Factors and Patient Safety, and to promote these within the Health Service. 

·        Facilitate and encourage innovation and change by adopting contemporary approaches to clinical service delivery creating a high-level performance culture within the service. 

·        Provide ethical decision making in the achievement of organisation goals. 

·        Other duties as directed by the Executive Director of Medical Services and the Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 


Enquiries:                                 Dr Leigh Grant 


Job Ad Reference:                MK555686 


Application Details:              https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-MK555686 


Closing Date:                         Ongoing


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