Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar (Unaccredited) - Canberra Health Services

  • Department of Health
  • North Canberra Hospital, Bruce ACT
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description

Employment Type –Temporary, Casual, Full time Positions

Classification –Registrar 1 - 4 

Position Number: LP6896

Salary – $112,917 - $141,084 (Plus Super) pro rata

Location – North Canberra Hospital Bruce, ACT

Section – Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Closing Date – 9th October 2023


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About the Hospital

North Canberra Hospital (formerly Calvary Public Hospital Bruce) and Clare Holland House are now run and operated by Canberra Health Services (CHS)

This is a significant milestone as the ACT Government moves towards delivering a new billion-dollar hospital on Canberra’s Northside.

The new Northside Hospital will be built on the existing Calvary Hospital campus in Bruce. It will be a modern, state-of-the-art hospital for patients, visitors and its workforce and will provide more beds and increased services. Until then, it's business as usual at the NCH, and we'll keep providing high-quality care to our patients and community.


About the Role:

Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the North Canberra Hospital offers a wide range of experience in O&G with exposure to the subspecialties of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Urogynaecology. The North Canberra Hospital is the tertiary referral hospital for the ACT and surrounding region with over 1900 births per year.

The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children is the level 6 tertiary referral centre for the ACT and surrounding region with over 3700 births. It has a busy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with a regional role extending throughout southern NSW and over 200 level 3 admissions each year.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology recognises the importance of work life balance and choice related to family planning. We are supportive of part time applicants and Maternity Leave.

This is an accredited RANZCOG Training site, but also provides a number of unaccredited registrar positions to assist with upskilling and support in future career steps including applying for RANZCOG training, or obtaining a Diploma.

The accredited positions are highly structured in line with the RANZCOG curriculum, with inbuilt rostered time for research, administrative tasks and study. There is a structured teaching program with 4 hours of protected time per week. There is ample exposure to a variety of clinical opportunities and access to rural and metropolitan rotations in keeping with RANZCOG basic training requirements.

The unaccredited positions are service roles that would suit a junior registrar seeking additional experience, or overseas-trained doctors. The majority of duties will be in the area of acute obstetrics, outpatient clinics and emergency gynaecology, exposure to gynaecological operating will be limited.  Training and supervision opportunities will be catered for.


Under limited direction of the Medical Unit Director you will perform you will:

  • Provide competent and efficient clinical management of patients of Canberra Health Services under the supervision and direction of Consultant Medical Practitioners. This includes acute admissions, inpatient care, outpatient clinics, inter-disciplinary consults and clinical handover.
  • Participate in the supervision, training and professional development of junior medical staff, nursing and midwifery staff.
  • Communicate and collaborate within the multidisciplinary clinical team.
  • Demonstrate progress in training in the specialty including participation in the relevant teaching program and activities, and involvement in research.
  • Participate in the after-hours and on-call roster.
  • Contribute to clinical audit and participate in changes that improve quality and safety of patient care.
  • Maintain adequate and legible medical record and ensure that the clinical team completes discharge summaries in a timely manner.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.


What you require

These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your CV and experience

  • MBBS degree registrable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Ability to balance training and education requirements with service provision, within the limitations of a busy public health service, with sufficient experience and availability to participate in the after-hours on-call O&G roster
  • Demonstrable interpersonal, communication and team building skills appropriate to work in a multidisciplinary clinical environment, including sufficient experience to supervise junior medical staff independently.
  • Experience with clinical research and writing of scientific papers.
  • Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.


Position Requirements / Qualifications


  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Currency in an Advanced Life Support Course to be attained within three months of commencement with annual refreshers.
  • CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.



Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.


How to apply

Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • A maximum two page pitch addressing why you would be suitable for this position (a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application)
  • Current CV that includes contact details for at least 2 professional referees

“This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.”


What can we offer you:

  • City living without the traffic.
  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions within a tertiary hospital
  • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions.
  • Flexible working conditions
  • 11.5% Superannuation
  • VISA/Sponsorship for eligible candidates
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses for interstate candidates (subject to review and approval)


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:  https://www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au/


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


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are particularly encouraged to apply.


If you would like further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Kim McNeilly at Kim.McNeillycalvary-act.com.au


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