Consultant - Maternal Fetal Medicine

$3,579,300 - $456,008 yearly
  • WA Health
  • Subiaco WA, Australia
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description

Do you want to be a part of a team that promotes and improves the health of its people and community?  Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) inspires to be a trusted and valued leader in health services for women, newborns, families and the community, so that we deliver world-class, innovative and comprehensive health care to Western Australia.  

North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) fosters an environment of equity and inclusion and strives to ensure everyone experiences a sense of belonging.  We celebrate the rich diversity of our community and are committed to recruiting a team that is reflective of those we care for. We encourage anyone who aligns with our values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation and Care to apply for this role.

NMHS is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of our Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Strategy.  As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. 

NMHS upholds the social model of disability.  If you have any access needs or require adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Prof Jan Dickinson via email on [email protected]

About this role

This is a joint appointment across both King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) & Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) where the successful applicant will Undertake clinical shifts in the Department at the direction of the Co-Director/Head of Department/Head of Unit including participation on the on-call/after-hours/weekend roster at KEMH and/or FSH.

In this role, you will:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing sub-specialist services in maternal-fetal medicine (CMFM) and obstetrics (FRANZCOG) (both medical and surgical) to patients. 
  • Promote patient quality and safety whilst providing leadership, training, supervision and education, where relevant, for doctors in training and other health workers in collaboration with other Consultants and the Head of Department/Unit.
  • Work within the scope of clinical practice as defined by the Health Service Credentialing Committee. 

This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au 

The role reports to the Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine at KEMH and the Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at FSH.

What we are looking for

A dynamic, enthusiastic and suitably accredited medical professional to join our Maternal Fetal Medicine team at Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS). You will be a driven and innovative individual whose actions, interactions and partnerships achieve high quality patient care. You will have the opportunity to embody the NMHS Values and make a real difference by providing safe quality care through expertise and teamwork.  

While your qualifications and experience tell us part of your story, your values and attitude speak louder still. At NMHS, we aim to ensure our behaviours reflect our core values: Care, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork and Integrity.  During the selection process you will be assessed on your ability to fulfil the responsibilities of this position while upholding our values.

Area Profiles

In mid-2006, as part of the health reform in Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) joined with other women's based health services to form the new Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS), which is a part of the larger North Metropolitan Area Health Service (NMHS).  

With dedicated staff and best practices based on the most current evidence-based medicine, WNHS continues to deliver first-class health care to women and infants in WA.

KEMH is the State's only tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital and treated its first patients in 1916. Today more than 6000 births take place at the hospital every year and it is WA's only major referral centre for high-risk pregnancies. KEMH also has a state-of-the-art Special Care Nursery, designed to care for premature and sick infants.

KEMH also cares for approximately 5000 women with gynaecological conditions each year - from urological and cancer related problems to sexually transmitted diseases and reproductive disorders. 

Subiaco has it all - premier fashion outlets, a vast array of restaurants and cafes and many attractions including galleries, museums and theatres. All of this can be found within an established inner city area with vibrant parks, public art and heritage buildings provide a great backdrop for a wide variety of entertainment and education. 

WNHS also offer a maternity and gynaecology unit at Osborne Park Hospital (OPH) which provides gynaecology care and obstetric care to women with low to moderate risk pregnancies.  Women may choose to receive care at OPH for general convenience whilst receiving equally specialised care at a smaller suburban site.;

WNHS manages several state wide services such as BreastScreen WA, and other specialist programs for women and babies.

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is a 783-bed tertiary hospital offering a range of health services including the State Rehabilitation Service, a comprehensive cancer centre, purpose-built mental health unit, maternity, paediatric and neonatal services, and the State Adult Burns Service. FSH also delivers specialised services such as heart and lung transplantations and hyperbaric medicine. FSH staff work in a state-of-the-art facility, equipped with the very latest in technology and designed to provide the very best in patient care.

What we offer

In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits:

  • Generous salary packaging     
  • Diverse and inclusive culture
  • Discounted public transport
  • A smoke free environment
  • Flexible leave arrangements     
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid study leave
  • Flexible working arrangements     
  • Continuous learning
  • Professional and location-based allowances

NMHS supports flexible working practices and consideration will be given to flexible work options, where operationally appropriate. 

Want to know more about this role?

We encourage you to contact Prof Jan Dickinson via email on [email protected]

We think you’ll like it here

Our employees like working here, and we think you will too.  

Ready to join our team?

Applicants are required to apply online so allow enough time to complete the online application process and attach your documentation.  If you experience difficulties, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria in no more than 2-3 pages (as outlined in the attached JDF).
  • A comprehensive CV that clearly shows your experience relevant to this role.
  • The names and contact details of two (2) professional referees. It is preferable for one of your referees to be your current supervisor or manager.  

Eligibility to Apply: To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.

This is a Fixed Term Full Time appointment for 5 years at 80 hours per fortnight.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

The Women and Newborn Health Service will only accept applications that are lodged with the express permission of the applicant and containing all necessary information, including personal contact details. We will not accept unsolicited applications or CV’s from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and we will not pay fees to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising a vacancy.

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