REQ191177 Requisition #

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.
Learn more about our network:  http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/professionals 

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Remuneration: 170655 - 210592
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ191177

Applications are via eCredential

SCHN's Adolescent Medicine - Eating Disorder Programs currently has 2 Staff Specialist Paediatrician temporary backfill positions available, 0.2FTE located Randwick Campus and 0.4FTE located Westmead campus to cover Eating Disorder Inpatient and Outpatient Service. The positions are available for an immediate start through to 30 June 2021.

The Staff Specialist position, within the SCHN Department of Adolescent Medicine, is responsible for medical assessment and management of adolescents at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick with Eating Disorders. 

The Adolescent Medicine staff specialist will work within a multidisciplinary model of care acknowledging the complex range of concerns and issues faced by these adolescents. The position will provide medical leadership in this clinical area and contribute to strategic planning, service development, teaching and research addressing paediatric eating disorders at SCHN. 

The SCHN Eating Disorder Service (EDS) provides treatment for children and young people with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders from across New South Wales with programs at The Children’s Hospital Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Inpatient re-feeding admissions, outpatient treatment, intensive day treatment, family admission program, parent groups and an extensive family therapy program are offered. The EDS also has a well-established clinical research program and regularly provides training, education and supervision to other services. The EDS is jointly managed and staffed by the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Adolescent Medicine on both sites of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. The service has a medical and allied health co-lead who are responsible for the strategic direction and daily management of the staff and programs.
This position will provide:

  • 0.4FTE support to the CHW EDS inpatient and outpatient program and
  • 0.2FTE support to the SCH EDS program.

Provide excellent clinical services to children and their families as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Participate in review and improvement activities, as well as training and education of staff.

Abide by the hospital code of conduct and participate in annual performance reviews for clinical services in accordance with the Staff Specialist (State) Award.

Please refer to the Statement of Duties for further information on the role. 

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.                                                 

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

The preferred applicant may be considered for the award of a conjoint academic title at a level commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience.  The award of the academic title will also confer membership upon the appointee of the relevant University.  The academic title will be held for the duration of The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network appointment.  No remuneration is attached to the University appointment.  The appointee will be responsible to the University for academic matters and to The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network for clinical matters.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and Statement of Duties
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Jeanelle Wood on jeanelle.wood@health.nsw.gov.au
For technical support please contact the customer service team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 30 October 2020

Note: NSW Health does not require or accept the 'fit2work badge' offered as an option in eCredential. Please do not apply or pay for a fit2work badge when applying for this position




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