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Head of Department Anaesthetics (Academic) - 1 FTE - Prince of Wales Hospital

Organisation / Entity: South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Job category:
  • Specialist
Job location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - East
Job reference number: REQ352119
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: $179078 - $220986
Closing date: 01/05/2023 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Base Remuneration: $179,078 - $220,986 per annum plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ352119

Expressions of interest are sought for the appointment to the role of Academic Head of Wales Anaesthesia (AH). This is an exciting opportunity to provide academic leadership for the clinical groups making up Wales Anaesthesia (POWH Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine, Peri-operative services and Hyperbaric Medicine) and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for building a world class suite of services at the Randwick campus.

The position is 1 FTE, working 50% in clinical anaesthesia or related specialities and 50% in research.

The successful applicant will implement and oversee the research program in the relevant areas at the Randwick campus, take responsibility for both under-graduate and post-graduate teaching and act as the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Local Scholar Role Tutor for trainees in Anaesthesia. The AH will undertake these activities in consultation with the Administrative Head of Wales Anaesthesia and the Wales Anaesthesia Executive Council (of which the successful applicant will be a member).

The position will work collaboratively with the executive team and other departmental heads in the POW to ensure the delivery of a high-quality research support service from anaesthesia as required.  By working with colleagues across the SESLHD, the AH is also responsible for building a strong research and teaching profile for the POW campus.

The position is also responsible for maintaining strong working relationships in research and teaching with the nursing and allied health staff across the appropriate areas of responsibility.

The position will be subject to yearly performance review by the Medical Co-Director of the Program of Surgery and Peri-operative Medicine.

POWH is a tertiary referral and teaching hospital situated in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. See Prince of Wales Hospital (Sydney) - Wikipedia for more details.

The successful applicant will be appointed to an appropriate conjoint academic position within the Faculty of Medicine at University of NSW, depending on qualifications, research and teaching experience. See Conjoints | Medicine & Health - UNSW Sydney and  the attached required standards document.

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

The specialist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the department/service.  

Our staff strive to provide excellence in healthcare and uphold a high standard of care for all patients, families, carers and visitors to our facilities.  

At the core of our organisation is a set of values - Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.  

SESLHD covers nine Local Government Areas from Sydney's Central Business District to the Royal National Park and has a culturally and linguistically diverse population of over 930,000 people, which includes highly urbanised areas of eastern Sydney, southern Sydney and industrialised areas around Port Botany.
SESLHD covers urban and suburban communities and manages eight public hospitals and one public nursing home:

• Calvary Healthcare Sydney (third schedule with Little Company of Mary Health Care)
• Prince of Wales Hospital
• Royal Hospital for Women
• St George Hospital
• Sutherland Hospital
• Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital
• War Memorial Hospital (third schedule with Uniting Care)
• Gower Wilson Memorial
• Garrawarra Centre

SESLHD also operates 28 Child and Family Health Centres, 12 Community Health Centres and nine Oral Health Clinics; providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services.
 Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Breast screening, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Women's Health, Youth Health, Sexual Health, Imaging and Pathology services are provided at a number of facilities across SESLHD.

The primary location of this position may be varied as agreed with the Director of Clinical Services and as approved by MDAAC to other facilities in SESLHD.


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 completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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.

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates
We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and we have an Aboriginal Employment Consultant that can provide support. If you have any questions or would like guidance on the recruitment process, please contact the SESLHD Aboriginal Employment Team via email to:


Selection Criteria

  1. Registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). Candidate to provide AHPRA Registration Number on application.
  2. Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) and/or equivalent specialist recognition as provided for by the Health Insurance Act 1973 and the relevant Award/Determination and an existing or recent clinical appointment as a Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer in Anaesthesia.
  3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality service in the specialty, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position including evidence of participation in quality improvement activities relevant to the specialty.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students and other staff of the hospital.
  6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to junior medical staff.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites. Demonstrated commitment to provision of a high standard of clinical care in the public sector setting.
  8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.


This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy PD2022_030. 
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.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Aisha Chowdhury on Aisha.Chowdhury@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close:01 May 2023