Advanced Trainee

Position Title Advanced Trainee
Position Number 23949
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 17/10/2020
Maximum length of training contract 01/08/2021
Local Health District Northern Sydney Local Health District
Facility Royal North Shore Hospital
Specialty Respiratory and Sleep 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.

** This is a Maternity relief position for the Advanced Trainee in Sleep Medicine for Six (6) months only 1/02/2021 – 01/08/2021**

To provide effective medical services to patients under supervision, while developing expertise in the practice of Respiratory and/or Sleep Medicine, in a complex clinical environment.
Position Requirements Currently registered or eligible for registration by the New South Wales Medical Board.
Commitment to FRACP examination (written and clinical)
Prepared to participate in overtime and oncall work as required
Preparedness to undertake secondments to other hospitals included in Network if required, including non-metropolitan hospitals or to move between services and geographical locations to deliver patient care.
Able to work in a job-share alternating weeks with handover on a Wednesday
Contribution to the organisation of meetings and presentations as directed by the Head of Department
Local Background & Environment Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) provides public health services in the Local Government Areas of Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Manly, Pittwater, Warringah, Ryde, Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby, Lane Cove and Hunters Hill.

Formerly part of Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service, NSLHD came into being on 1 January 2011 and is one of 18 Local Health Districts under the auspices of the NSW Health Department.

With a growing and diverse workforce of approximately 11,000 employees, NSLHD provides a wide range of public health services to a population of approximately 910,260 (in the year of 2016).

Reporting to the NSW Health Department and a Local Governing Council, NSLHD has at its helm a Chief Executive who is responsible for delivering quality healthcare and the overall performance of NSLHD. The Chief Executive is ably assisted by an experienced executive team and receives advice from clinicians through Clinical Councils.

While Royal North Shore Hospital is the major referral and teaching hospital, Ryde, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and the Northern Beaches Hospitals play an integral role in acute service delivery and the training of clinicians.

Supporting the acute hospitals are a number of Community Health Centres throughout the region and a strong community health team.

NSLHD has developed strong and effective clinical networks with other Local Health Districts.

Key Internal and External Relationships The position holder will be required to establish and maintain relationships across a range of partners and stakeholders, in particular;

  • Other Medical Services, Emergency and Operating theatres

  • The position holder is required to communicate at a high level with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. The position holder needs to display sound communication skills to deal effectively with administrative and medical staff.

  • Junior Medical Officers, Sector and Secondment Hospitals

  • Medical Staff, Sector and Secondment Hospitals

  • Medical Administrative Staff, Sector and Secondment Hospitals

  • Supervision Arrangements Roles of positions supervised

  • Interns

  • Residents

  • Basic Physician Trainees

  • Medical Students

  • Clinical Observers

  • Challenges/Problem Solving Balancing training and education requirements with service provision, within the limitations of a busy public health service.
    Maintaining a professional role and responsibility for patient care, in close liaison with supervising consultants.
    Working collaboratively with other staff in a multi-disciplinary team.
    Maximising the efficient utilisation of the physical resources of the Health Service
    Being flexible with the work required in a range of Health Services and Locations
    Responsibility for supervision and teaching of junior medical officers attached to the medical team
    Working in a job share role with a need for good communication and ensuring continuity of care
    Decision Making Close and effective liaison with consultants will allow the doctor to demonstrate their level of ability and understanding of patient care and enable you to expand your areas of responsibility.

    All patients managed within the hospitals of the health service are under the direct care of a specialist medical practitioner. All decisions regarding their care are to be clearly communicated with the specialist responsible for that care.
    Communication The doctor 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.
    Must have the ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity and maintain confidentiality.
    Works co-operatively within a team environment and actively contributes to team activities including pro-actively participates in team meetings and decision making processes.
    Performance Monitoring A performance assessment will be conducted 3 months following commencement to ensure:
  • You have attended a facility/site orientation

  • There is mutual satisfaction in your work performance

  • Each 12 months you will be interviewed, by your supervisor, to ensure:
  • You have attended annual Fire Safety Training

  • You are able to carry out Work instructions safely and have an understanding of relevant Safe Operating Procedures as required by your Position Description and Departmental Policies and Procedures

  • There is continued mutual satisfaction in your work performance

  • Additional Information
      Each patient that is admitted into hospital will transition through five stages of care co-ordination:

    • Pre Admissions/Admission
    • Multidisciplinary Team Review
    • Estimated Date of Discharge (EDD)
    • Referrals and Liaison for patient transfer of care
    • Transfer of care out of the hospital

    • It is the responsibility of the position holder that in order for best care and practice for the patient, that discharge documentation, referrals and medication must be completed prior to the transfer of the patient.

      NSLHD Core Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment

    Our CORE values and behaviours is a charter of which positive behaviours are identified by staff within every day in the workplace. CORE values is to be undertaken by all staff in different disciplines and workplaces, interactions with each other to make life easier, work more enjoyable and ultimately achieve better outcomes for patients and consumers.

    Within CORE values it is also identified of behaviours that don’t work and that will not be accepted at NSLHD. The CORE values charter helps us to be clear about this also.

    More information about Our CORE values can be viewed at:

    Mandatory Courses

    Compliance and completion of all mandatory MyHealth Learning (Link: My Health Learning) and CE Approved courses prior to commencement of the position including ALS/reassessment.


    Employment is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases PD2018_009 (

    Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance of all NSW Health Policy Directives.

    Mandatory Clinical Handover

    Clinical handover involves the transfer of information, accountability and responsibility for a patient or group of patients. Clinical handover happens within and between Medical, Surgical, Emergency, Paediatric and Critical Care teams to ensure that we are following the ISBAR protocol, National Australian Standards and providing the best care and safety to all of our patients.

    Night to morning handover is conducted at 0800 hrs sharp at RNSH each day.

    Day to evening handover is conducted at 1630 hrs sharp at RNSH each day.

    Evening to night handover is conducted at 2030 hrs sharp at RNSH each day.

    Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided

    College Royal Australasian College of Physicians
    Organisation Chart AT - Respiratory.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: Commitment to FRACP examinations (written or clinical)

    3: Excellent theoretical knowledge and judgement

    4: Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary clinical team - diligence, punctuality, organisation, record keeping, time management, problem solving skills, team work

    5: Excellent communication (verbal and written) with patients, their families, medical and non-medical colleagues; Demonstrates ability to provide empathetic and expert clinical care.

    6: Commitment to working in a Job-Share role working alternative weeks, handover on a Wednesday

    7: Commitment to education, research, teaching and continuous quality improvement