Director Obstetrics and Gynaecology

$265,627 - $291,356 yearly
  • NT Government
  • Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT, Australia
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description

The opportunities that the Territory can offer a health practitioner are like no other. Here is a place where you can reap the benefits of living the relaxed regional lifestyle and still be stimulated by a complex and rewarding professional role. Being a member of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology team here will see your days vary from managing a bustling tertiary centre to flying to remote Aboriginal communities to support delivering high quality health care to every woman in the Top End. You will be working alongside colleagues with vast experience and enthusiasm for community based health care, research, global health and more.

Darwin is a thriving regional centre situated on Larrakeyah land overlooking the Arafura Sea.  It is a diverse and welcoming community and offers a wealth of activities, including a rich cultural and arts scene, multicultural cuisine, and exceptional sporting facilities. The tropical climate allows you to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle year-round with our famous outdoor markets, cinema under the stars, fiery sunsets, world-class fishing and spectacular national parks on your doorstep.

Top End Health Service
Director, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Senior Specialist Clinician (Remuneration Package Range $265,627 - $291,356)

(Comprising salary $239,920 to $265,395, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)
Temporary vacancy up to 5 years

The Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospitals (RDPH) have an exciting opening for the position of Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This is a unique opportunity to lead a diverse and growing service that incorporates multiple sites including RDPH, Gove and Katherine Hospitals, as well as outreach services to remote communities across the Top End. The Royal Darwin Hospital is a 360 bed hospital and is the tertiary facility for the NT. It services a dispersed population of approximately 140,000 and supports around 2000 births per year.

We are a unit that has a strong focus on engagement with the broader health services of the Top End. We have established collaborations with the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, provide antenatal telehealth services to community midwives and train and support the GP obstetricians who serve our rural hospitals.

We uphold a responsibility to train the next generation of health practitioners and partner with the medical school at Flinders University and support all levels of RANZCOG training. We have highly motivated junior doctors establishing a PVOG group, and a growing advanced DRANZCOG program. We are also an accredited RANZCOG specialist training site with basic trainees rotating to us for exposure to rural practice and advanced trainees looking to start forging a career here in the Top End. 

The collaboration with internationally renowned Menzies school of Health Research has strengthened the department’s engagement in research and clinical innovation, and the director will have the exciting opportunity to partner in developing a focused Women’s Health and Wellbeing Research Program.

To be successful in this role, experience in human resource management, strategy and planning is essential. Substantive experience in quality improvement, critical incident and risk management is desirable. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, an ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and a demonstrated commitment to Indigenous Health.

You must be eligible for general and /or specialist registration with AHPRA and Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist.

For further information about the position please contact Jeremy Chin on 08 8922 8888 

Quote Vacancy:    979 
Vacancy closing date: 31/03/2021

Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.jobs.nt.gov.au  

Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available at www.australiasnorthernterritory.com.au

Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ https://forms.pfes.nt.gov.au/safent) and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

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