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Director of Intensive Care Research - Permanent Full Time - St George Hospital

Organisation/Entity: South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Job Category:
  • Specialist
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - South
Job Reference Number: REQ252273
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $174659 - $215533
Closing Date: 20/10/2021 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Remuneration: $174,659 - $215,533 per annum
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ252273

The Director of Intensive Care Research is expected to provide high level academic leadership in Intensive Care research within the Department of Intensive Care at St George Hospital, Sydney in conjunction with the George Institute for Global Health and the St George Clinical School, UNSW Sydney. 

The Director of Intensive Care Research will be expected to have an established research track record relative to opportunity in Intensive Care Medicine, encompassing clinical practice, teaching, and research. 

The Director of Intensive Care Research is expected to build partnerships to enhance the research program of the St George Hospital and the Critical Care Program of the George Institute, UNSW Sydney. The Director of Intensive Care Research will also contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

The role of Director of Intensive Care Research incorporates:

  • Developing and co-ordinating the research program for the Department of Intensive Care Medicine. 
  • Developing and expanding an effective and high performing research team. 
  • Securing sustainable funding for the research program 
  • Mentoring and supervision of research initiatives for vocational Intensive Care Medicine  trainees
  • Supervision of higher research degree students through UNSW Sydney
  • Supervision of independent learning projects for UNSW undergraduate students 
  • Participation in the High-Level Academic Group of the Critical Care Program of the George Institute
  • Coordination of St George Hospital participation in selected George Institute Research initiatives
  • Coordination of St George Hospital participation in selected ANZICS Clinical Trials Group research initiatives
  • Supervising research coordinators 

In addition to performing the role of Director of Research this role will incorporate the role of an intensivist. Key aspects of this clinical role are:

  • Support and assist the Director of the Intensive Care Unit in the provision of high-quality Intensive Care Services within the St George Hospital
  • Provide clinical leadership through active involvement in patient care
  • Contribute to ongoing service improvement and clinical and workforce innovation
  • Support the Intensive Care Unit’s outreach services within the hospital, including clinical liaison, MET and Code Blue responses, junior medical, and nursing education and training
  • Support a close working relationship with the clinical staff of other clinical stakeholders
  • Contribute to the professional and corporate life of the hospital by participation in appropriate committees and forums.

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

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.

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Selection Criteria

  1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA).  Candidate to provide on application AHPRA Registration Number.
  2. Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine or recognised equivalent qualification in Intensive Care.
  3. A higher research degree such as PhD or equivalent, although established Higher Degree candidates with a high probability of completion will be considered.   
  4. Eligibility to apply for academic appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor in the UNSW Sydney.
  5. Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain successful research teams and strong research partnerships and collaboration. 
  6. High-level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  7. An established track record of successful leadership in research capacity building and ability to supervise higher degree research students.  An established track record of success in obtaining competitive research grants and directing research programs.
  8. An established track record of academic contributions through leadership activities, contribution to reviews at the national and international level, membership of peak bodies active participation in professional associations.  An understanding of the national funding bodies, industry related funding, research governance, ethics and laws related to research.


This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy PD2020_017. 
Successful applicants to the role must provide vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.  

Please return a completed Medical Practice History Declaration with your application.

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For role related queries or questions contact Prof Frank van Haren Frank.VanHaren@health.nsw.gov.au or Prof John
Myburgh jmyburgh@georgeinstitute.org.au

Applications Close: 20 October 2021