Advanced Trainee

Position Title Advanced Trainee
Position Number 23641
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 16/08/2020
Maximum length of training contract 06/02/2022
Local Health District Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Facility Port Kembla Hospital
Specialty Sexual Health Medicine
Sub Specialty None
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical Officer
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $127,539.00
Main Purpose of Position Due to COVID-19 and the changes to college requirements during the pandemic, NSW Health may make changes to the recruitment process. Formal interviews may be conducted electronically rather than face to face however, candidates will be notified as soon as practical of any changes.

  • Screening for sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses in high risk and priority populations at various locations across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses including HIV and hepatitis C.

  • Contact tracing after diagnosis of notifiable infections in line with Public Health obligations.

  • Follow up of patients who have not attended but whose names have been provided by Public Health or NSW Health Communicable Diseases branch following diagnosis of a notifiable infection such as Syphilis.

  • Research and Policy Development in relation to sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses.

  • Health Worker Education in relation to sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses.

  • Participation in Sexual Assault Training and Service Provision.

  • Manage broader sexual health issues as needed in a regional centre eg transgender health, sexual dysfunction, sexual health counselling, strategic planning, outbreak management etc.

  • Providing support for General Practitioners and other health professionals seeking advice about sexually transmissible infections, blood borne viruses and other issues related to sexual health or sexual assault.

  • Position Requirements
  • Team approach to clinical care for clients of the service.

  • Consult with senior clinicians where the clinical situation is one outside their area of knowledge and expertise.

  • Participate in Quality Assurance projects including clinical audit.

  • Attend clinical case management meetings with the relevant sexual health and sexual assault medical and nursing teams.

  • Communicate appropriately with referring doctors.

  • Participate in team education programs and updates.

  • Undertake clinical sessions for 70% of the working week.

  • Contribute to outreach clinical services provided by sexual health.

  • Participate in clinical research and present material for publication.

  • Participate in professional development programs relevant to training, for example, but not limited to, the National FPAA Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, ASHM s100 prescriber training, forensic aspects of adult and child sexual assault, epidemiology and basic microbiology.

  • Comply with relevant legislation such as the Public Health Act and acts related to information privacy.

  • Assist in the development and review of clinical policies and procedures.

  • Comply with relevant clinical and operational policies and procedures within ISLHD.

  • Participate in the education programs offered to other health professionals outside the sexual health and sexual assault teams.

  • Participate in staff appraisal and clinical supervision.

  • Local Background & Environment Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is responsible for funding, organising and delivering public health services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. The area administered by the ISLHD stretches along the coast south of the Sydney metropolitan area and spans the four local government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven. The population is in excess of 400,000. The Illawarra has a varied ethnic make-up and reflects the NSW state average in its demographics and socio-economics.

    Wollongong Hospital is a major regional hospital located in the Northern Illawarra, approximately 60 minutes south of Sydney CBD.
    Wollongong Hospital is a 500+ bed centre which provides both general and specialty medical and surgical services including adult Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units. Wollongong Hospital provides Level 4 Paediatric services. There is a 24 bed children’s ward and an up to 18 bed Neonatal Unit. There is a separate Paediatric area in the Emergency Department and a Paediatrician is employed in the Emergency Department.

    Radiology services including X-rays, CT, MRI and ultrasound are available 24 hours. Reporting by Radiologists occurs in hours and after hours in a timely fashion. Angiography studies are available on request. A Cardiac Catheter Lab is on site and managed by the hospital's Cardiologists. 24 hour Pathology services are provided on site, including Haematology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Serology.

    A wide range of Medical Consultants are available, including Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Renal, Oncology, Haematology, Rheumatology and Geriatrics. Surgical Consultants available are General (Upper Gastrointestinal, Head & Neck, Breast & Endocrine, Colorectal), Neurosurgery, Plastics ( including Maxillofacial), ENT, Urology, Vascular, Orthopaedics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
    Key Internal and External Relationships Key Internal Relationships:
  • Clinical Streams

  • Multidisciplinary teams

  • Other Clinical Divisions

  • Hospital Administration

  • Key External Relationships:
  • Consumer/Carers

  • GPs

  • Community

  • Police/Ambulance

  • Supervision Arrangements Clinical Supervision will be provided by the Sexual Health Medical Director who is clinically responsible for the clients under the Trainee’s care. The intensity of this supervision will be tailored to the needs of the Trainee.
    The individual needs of the Trainee and the areas of expertise of the supervisor will guide supervision for the Trainee. Supervision is mandatory and is integral to this training position and service delivery. Additional supervision time required can be incorporated into team meetings or joint interviews
    Challenges/Problem Solving Working in a complex environment where there are competing priorities and strict deadlines.
  • Developing strong working relationships with a multidisciplinary workforce.

  • Understands and is committed to organisational mission and goals.

  • Demonstrating initiative to resolve issues.

  • Sharing information and learning experiences with colleagues.

  • Developing and exhibiting good communication skills.

  • Demonstrating a commitment to personal development as a professional.

  • Completing a comprehensive patient history by obtaining the history from the patient and from other relevant sources (eg.medical record, family, nursing home, General Practitioner, ambulance transfers sheet etc.)

  • Documenting the full history and physical examination within progress notes even if a covering doctor admits the patient.

  • Legible, accurate and signed progress notes must be written every day and particularly after every consult.

  • Formulating a management plan for every patient with consultation from more senior doctors.

  • Ensuring that appropriate investigations are ordered and followed up and that the management plan is altered necessarily.

  • Showing a commitment to the effective handover of patients.

  • Designing then communicating a discharge plan containing an accurate history of their admission and a clearly identified and attainable management plan.

  • Actively participate in activities directed towards the achievement of high quality medical care measured against acceptable standards, benchmarks and criteria.

  • Actively participates in quality activities to evaluate service provided and implement improvement strategies as required.

  • Decision Making The Trainee will be required to:
  • Exercise independent judgement, initiative and problem solving skills, but this should be exercised in consultation with supervising medical staff.

  • Ensure appropriate input from key decision makers and achieve consensus when possible.

  • Appropriately allocate teaching time according to evidence of learning need.

  • Deal with matters in a confidential matter.

  • Respect the professional values of staff.

  • Communication The Trainee is a key person who works closely with all members of staff and must:
  • Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature.

  • Have the ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity and maintain confidentiality.

  • Work co-operatively within a team environment and actively contribute to team activities including pro-actively participating in team meetings and decision making processes.

  • Performance Monitoring Supervision reporting to the Medical Board.
  • Participation in continuing medical education and professional development

  • Additional Information
    Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided

    College Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine
    Organisation Chart Org chart 2019.pdf
    Job Demands Checklist Click Here to View
    Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia

    2: Completion of RACP Basic training or in possession of a relevant Fellowship of another medical college such as RACGP or RANZCOG

    3: Enrolled as a trainee with the RACP Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine

    4: Excellent communication skills - written and verbal

    5: Ability to communicate with patients from a wide range of culturally and linguistic backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and members of the LGBTQI community

    6: Interest or experience in medical education and research

    7: Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

    8: Class C driver’s licence