First listed on: 18 August 2017
NSW Government | Health | Hunter New England Local Health District

Postgraduate Fellow Intensive Care Services 

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Hunter New England Local Health District has a rewarding career ready for you in a range of clinical and non-clinical roles in the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast regions.

As the largest employer in the region, we encourage collaboration, openness and respect in the workplace. We empower our employees to use their knowledge, skills and experience to meet our principle of Excellence. Every patient. Every time.

Position Summary

Postgraduate Fellow Intensive Care Services

John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle

Applications are invited for the position of Postgraduate Fellow in the Hunter New England Local Health District for a 12 month Temporary Full Time capacity from 5th February 2018

All applicants must be currently registered or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia.

The successful applicant will join the senior medical team of the John Hunter Intensive Care Unit.  The Fellow year at John Hunter Hospital provides a unique opportunity to transition to the role of a junior specialist in a well-supported environment.  Fellows have significant autonomy in the management of a diverse range of critical care patients including both adult and paediatric patients.  Other aspects of the role include providing critical care telemedicine support and retrieval coordination across the region, as well as supporting the ICU Liaison service, MET team and the Trauma team within the hospital.

Other activities within this dynamic and diverse department include an extensive undergraduate and postgraduate education program, an active research group, regular simulation training, an established echo credentialing process, and an evolving ECMO service.  Opportunities exist to develop your professional portfolio depending on your areas of interest, skills and experience.

The John Hunter Hospital is a major teaching hospital and is the primary tertiary referral Centre for trauma in northern NSW, covering all surgical specialties including cardiothoracic.  It is the only Level 1 trauma centre in NSW outside Sydney and has the busiest emergency department in the state. It includes John Hunter Children’s Hospital, one of the three tertiary Paediatric hospitals in the state.  The busy Intensive Care Unit provides Adult and Paediatric Intensive Care Services and supports a Medical Retrieval Service.  John Hunter is the region's largest hospital with around 728 beds. Patients from the Hunter and beyond are referred to John Hunter for treatment in a range of specialities.

For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact:

Ms Karen Austin and or Dr Ken Havill – P: (02) 49214241E:karen.austin@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

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Selection Criteria

Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit:http://bit.ly/HNE_Job_Application_Guide                                       

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Provide clinical management and treatment of patients of the Intensive Care Services within the scope of practice granted by the Hunter New England Health (HNEH) Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee. The role includes:

  • Providing quality Intensive Care Services including clinical leadership and operational management of Intensive Care Services.  John Hunter ICU also provides a paediatric critical care service and involvement in this care will be required
  • To provide Intensive Care Services to patients within Intensive Care, High Dependency and hospital wards, including the Medical Retrieval Service, Rapid Response Team service and Trauma response services
  • To complement the clinical, teaching, training and research activities of the HNE Intensive Care Network
Ms Karen Austin
49214241
karen.austin@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Hunter New England Health is committed to Ethical Practices, the principles of Cultural Diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Hunter New England Health encourages all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability. We promote a smoke-free work environment.

Appropriate employment checks are conducted for all positions.


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.

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