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Staff Specialist - Director of Anaesthetics. The Sutherland Hospital

Organisation / Entity: South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Job category:
  • Medical Officers | Anaesthesia
Job location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - South
Job reference number: REQ355567
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: $179078 - $220986
Closing date: 12/02/2023 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type: 3 year fixed term
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ355567

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.

Come and join the team at Sutherland Hospital – who were awarded the 2022 Most Outstanding Metropolitan Hospital in Australia Award at the National Awards Night for the health sector, run by the Australian Patients Association.

These awards, which are nominated by patients and their families throughout Australia, acknowledged the staff at Sutherland Hospital for their stellar performance over the past year.

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.


What you'll be doing

The Director of Anaesthetics is responsible and accountable for providing strategic leadership and management of the department and implementing high level of clinical expertise to provide high quality care to patients of the Sutherland hospital.

The Director of Anaesthetics is a key leader for clinical governance, education, and research activities in the Anaesthetic Department.

The Director of Anaesthetics provides professional leadership and management of the medical staff in Anaesthetics and collaborates with key non-medical managers across the Sutherland Hospital operating theatre complex to deliver exceptional care to the Sutherland Hospital patients.


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. Qualified as a medical practitioner with specialist qualification and registration, or eligible for registration, as a specialist anaesthetist with the Medical Board of Australia.
  2. Fellowship of ANZCA or equivalent qualification.
  3. Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership, inspire, motivate and lead staff to achieve agreed service and professional goals in the multidisciplinary setting.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of clinical practices and procedures and an ability to apply that knowledge to achieve high standards of quality, efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of health services.
  5. Demonstrated effective verbal, written and negotiation skills with an aptitude to utilise relevant information technology platforms and ability to provide clear and concise plans and reports.
  6. Demonstrated high-level, analytical, liaison, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills with demonstrated ability to influence and build relationships with Hospital Executives and Senior Managers.
  7. Experience in the management, planning and development of clinical services.


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 Dr. Huong Van Nguyen on: HuongVan.Nguyen@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 12 February 2023