Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Rehabilitation Medicine)
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service
August 27, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Older Persons, Sub Acute and Rehabilitation Unit, Integrated Medicine, Emergency, Child and Youth Services, Cairns Hospital, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.
Remuneration value up to $412 210 p.a., comprising salary between $204 543 - $216 865 p.a. (L25-L27) or Remuneration value up to $376 957 p.a., comprising salary between $171 044 - $198 678 p.a. (L18-L24), employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%), annual leave loading (17.5%), communications package, professional development allowance, motor vehicle allowance, professional development leave 3.6 weeks p.a., professional indemnity cover, private practice arrangements plus overtime and on-call allowances. (Permanent Full Time. Applications will remain current for 12 months).
Duties / Abilities:
A range of Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Services are provided to the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service. The position reports to the Clinical Director, Older Persons Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation and is responsible to the relevant Medical Superintendant for the provision of Specialist Rehabilitation input to inpatients.
About Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service
The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) strives to provide excellence in health care, wellbeing, research and education in Far North Queensland. It provides an extensive range of health services at more than 30 regional, rural and remote facilities across a geographical area of 142,900 square kilometres, ranging from Cairns to Tully in the south, Cow Bay in the north and Croydon in the west.
Services delivered include surgery, trauma care, paediatrics, general and specialist medicine, intensive care, cardiology, mental health, outpatient, maternity and neonatal care, aged and dementia care, emergency medicine, environmental health, and general public health.
The population of the Health Service’s region is approximately 250,000. This has grown by six percent over the past five years, with further growth of 15 percent (1.4 percent average annual growth) projected to 2026. More than 20 percent of the population is aged over 60, which is one third higher than the national average. Tourism is a key industry and contributes to a relatively high transient population. It is estimated that 14% of the population are Indigenous Australian, compared to 3.5% for Que...ensland as a whole.
The Health Service is 95 percent self-sufficient with only a small number of high-level acute services being provided in Townsville and Brisbane.
For more information about living in Tropical North Queensland, visit the Cairns Local Tourism Network website.