Staff Specialist - Anatomical Pathology - The Tweed Hospital (eCred)

REQ115951 Requisition #


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ115951

Applications for this position will be received via eCredential only. Click here to apply.

About the job

NSW Health Pathology’s Tweed laboratory is based at The Tweed Hospital in Northern NSW. The Level 5 hospital receives more than 50,000 emergency department attendances each year. The 2018-19 State Budget confirmed a $582 million health investment for the Tweed and Byron local government areas, which will deliver a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital. This is currently in its planning stages. We are a team of four anatomical pathologists providing a comprehensive service to local communities. We see a wide range of complex and unusual pathology from all disciplines, providing an interesting work environment with fantastic support from specialists in the area. We attend regular MDTS in all disciplines and maintain excellent relationships with our colleagues in NSW Health Pathology for difficult cases. Continuing education is encouraged and supported with a generous continuing medical education allowance. This position is ideally suited to a motivated pathologist who would like to make a difference improving pathology services to local communities. Newly qualified pathologists are welcome to apply.

About our place

The Tweed is a beautiful destination on the NSW Far North Coast, with uncrowded beaches, world-class surf breaks, the splendid Tweed River, UNESCO World Heritage rainforest and more. You’ll have memorable outdoor adventures, vibrant cultural experiences and delicious places to eat. Direct flights are available from Sydney and Melbourne to our ‘twin town’ of Coolangatta, located a one-hour drive from Brisbane. The region boasts a range of high quality public, Catholic and independent schools for all ages.

What you'll be doing

  • To provide high quality diagnostic, consultative, procedural and on-call specialty services in Anatomical Pathology, and to participate in teaching, research, quality improvement and administrative activities commensurate with the Staff Specialists (State) Award.

  • The Staff Specialist will ensure a high standard of professional performance and, where required, the encouragement of an academic environment which supports research and development.

Selection Criteria

  1. Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in Anatomical Pathology, and/or other specialist recognition as provided under the Staff Specialists (State) Award.

  2. Demonstrated commitment to basic, applied or clinical research and/or medical education and staff training.

  3. Proven ability to work as a team member with effective communication, interpersonal skills and adaptability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment.

  4. Demonstrated personal qualities including effective communication skills, motivation, initiative, time management and commitment to professional development.

  5. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of clinical quality management, continuous improvement and a contemporary knowledge of National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) Standards and NATA accreditation processes.

  6. Demonstrated contemporary clinical knowledge and technical expertise within the specialty of Anatomical Pathology.

Need more information? 

  1. Click here for the Position Description

  2. Click here for the Scope of Clinical Practice.

  3. Applications for this position will be received via eCredential only. Click here to apply.

  4. Find out more about applying for this position. 


This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand Policy Directive PD2018_009 Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against specified diseases. All new recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. New recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent, temporary and casual vacancies. 

Please Note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

For role related queries or questions contact Darren Croese on

Applications Close: 24 September 2019                

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