Fixed Term (12 Months) 0.35 FTE Postgraduate Fellow – Ophthalmology, Glaucoma - Westmead Hospital | APPLY VIA ECREDENTIAL

Western Sydney Local Health District
REQ167933 Requisition #


Westmead Hospital
Fixed Term (12 Months) 0.35 FTE Postgraduate Fellow – Glaucoma Fellow
Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at Westmead is a multidisciplinary service providing outpatient and inpatient assessment services, ophthalmic surgical services and community based chronic care management. The multidisciplinary team is constructed of Medical, Nursing, Allied Health (Orthoptic), Administrative, Community based & Managerial staff to allow the service to be a successful high demand service seeing approximately 28,000 Outpatient occasions of service, 2,000 Surgical occasions of service and 700 Community based occasions of services per year.

The outpatient ophthalmology service sees patients with acute, chronic and emergency eye conditions. The service performs routine and emergency eye surgery and offers a 24/7 on call system for Westmead Hospital.

The community based chronic eye care management clinic Community Eye Care (CEYEC) is an innovative collaborative model of care for assessment and management of chronic eye disease patients who do not meet the criteria to be seen in the acute setting of the hospital but require ongoing surveillance. 

The service accepts external referrals from General Practitioners, Optometrists and Private Ophthalmologists and accepts internal referrals from other outpatient departments, emergency departments and offer consultation for inpatients.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in the Ophthalmology clinics, perform operative procedures required to an appropriate standard, be involved in the supervision of registrars and residents and be involved in teaching and education. 

The position will be for a period of 12 months, commencing in the 2021 Clinical Year (1 February 2021).

Applicants expecting to be awarded fellowship within 3 months are eligible to apply.

Appointees may be eligible for credentialing and privileging across all other facilities in the Western Sydney Local Health District.

Selection Criteria

  • Possess or be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and Fellowship of the of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) or equivalent as provided for in the Staff Specialists (State) Award. Must have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Australian Residency.

  • Sound clinical knowledge in Glaucoma & Ophthalmology demonstrated through successful clinical practice in an environment appropriate to the requirements of the position.

  • Demonstrated skills and attitudes appropriate for practice as a Senior Medical Practitioner including:

    • High level interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Demonstrated ability working within a multidisciplinary team.

    • Experience and involvement in quality assurance activities and evidence-based best practice.

    • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and supervision

  • Familiarity with research concepts and commitment to support basic, applied or clinical research within the Department.

Working With Children Check
Applicants must provide evidence of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of Communities Commission for Children and Young People. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission for Children and Young People website: WWCC Website

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How to Apply

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Applications must be received by 5pm before the advertised closing date.


Associate Professor Andrew White
0459 649 034

Jackie van der Hout
0427 669 935

Applications Close: 7 June 2020

If you are having any issues regarding your application via e-credential, please contact the Specialist Medical and Dental Recruitment Unit on 02 8838 2094 or via e-mail

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