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Staff Specialist / Visiting Medical Officer Tamworth Integrated Pain Service (apply via eCredential)

Organisation / Entity: Hunter New England Local Health District
Job category:
  • Specialist
Job location:
  • Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
Job reference number: REQ293821
Work type: Various
Total remuneration package: $174659 - $215533
Closing date: 03/06/2022 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type:  Permanent / Fulltime Part Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist in Pain Medicine/Career Medical Officer or Fellowed General Practitioner with Special interest &/experience in Pain Medicine] (0.4 FTE) Tamworth. Consultant Anaesthetists may consider an additional fractional apppointment in Anaesthesia (up to 0.6FTE) with Tamworth or Armidale Rural Referral Hospitals.
Requisition ID: REQ293821

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Applicants are advised that in accordance with the NSW Public Health Directions, all employees of the Ministry of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable clients in our care. Staff Specialist/Visiting Medical Officer in Pain Management - Tamworth Integrated Pain Service ‘TIPS’ Tamworth Integrated Pain Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Staff Specialist/Career Medical Officer/Visiting Medical Officer position to provide contemporary, comprehensive and professional specialist services that are safe, effective, evidence based and patient centred.  Consideration will be given to General Practitioners and other medical specialist with Special interest &/experience in Pain Medicine. Consultant Anaesthetists may consider an additional fractional apppointment in Anaesthesia (up to .6FTE) with Tamworth or Armidale Rural Referral Hospitals.

About TIPS
Initially established in 2013 in partnership with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, the Tier 2 chronic pain service ‘TIPS’ is one of a small number of services located in regional New South Wales, established at the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.      The TIPS service comprises a team of experienced health practitioners: a Newcastle-based Specialist Pain Medicine Physician (SPMP), and Tamworth based team including: Clinical Nurse Consultant/Operations Manager, Clinical Psychologist, Physiotherapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and an Administrative Officer. TIPS provides chronic pain management care to the communities of Hunter New England Northern District and offers pain neuroscience education, assessment and management in group and individual formats for patients with chronic pain, encouraging a broad holistic care approach.  TIPS has strong links with the Tier 3 tertiary service, Hunter Integrated Pain Service, located at Newcastle. 

Where you will be working
Tamworth Integrated Pain Service – Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.  
Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital is the main referral centre and the only Major Non-Metropolitan Referral Hospital, for acute care management within the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNE LHD).   Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital is a 348-bed training hospital with clinical affiliation with the University of Newcastle and University of New England.   Tamworth Hospital has a 24-hour emergency department (level 5), high level surgical and medical services, including a diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterisation laboratory, intensive care, coronary care, rehabilitation services (including brain injury), Diabetic centre, ENT, Gastroenterology, mental health unit, renal services, paediatrics, maternity, rheumatology, oncology, radiology, pathology and an extensive range of Outpatient services and clinics.

What you will be doing
•    Providing comprehensive specialist care to adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain, referred to the Tamworth Integrated Pain Service.
•    Participating in pain education as well as multidisciplinary assessment and management in individual and group settings as part of a team.
•    Offering liaison and consultation in the hospital setting as required, collaborating with the inpatient acute pain service, other hospital-based specialist services and primary health care as needed.
•    Involvement in research and quality improvement activities and teaching.
•    Working in collaboration with Hunter Integrated Pain Service with opportunities for liaison, supervision and upskilling.

  1. Fellowship [ANZCA] and/or specialist registration with AHPRA - Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a SpecialistPain Medicine Physician, and/or overseas trained specialist pathways
  2. Evidence of being a medical expert, demonstrated by recent and comprehensive experience in Pain Management
  3. Evidence of being a scholar, maintains medical professional development and has the ability to assist other staff, including trainees in the acquisition and development of knowledge.
  4. Evidence of being a skilled communicator, including both oral and written skills, communicating with patients, students, other health professionals and the public.
  5. Evidence of being a collaborator, including the ability to network and operate within an interdisciplinary framework and to work with other stakeholders in a variety of settings.
  6. Evidence of being a manager, including ability to be flexible and cope with a changing health system, past leadership and management experience and previous safety and quality improvement activities.
  7. Evidence of being a professional, including continued professional development, peer review and other forms of clinical governance.
  8. Evidence of being an advocate, including contributions to improving individual and societal health.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
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For further information, contact:

Dr Hema Rajappa
Specialist Pain Medicine Physician/Medical Lead
Phone:  0437 936 460
Email:  hema.rajappa@health.nsw.gov.au

Vickie Croker
Clinical Nurse Consultant/Operations Manager
Phone:  0429 300 410
Email:  vickie.croker@health.nsw.gov.au 

Applications recieved in eCredential:  https://myclinicalprofile.com.au/OpenPositionLogin.aspx?UniqueId=1e8bcff4-34f6-44e2-9daf-229b1842fd84

Applications Close: Friday 3 June 2022