SESLHD Visiting Medical Officer - Radiologist - BreastScreen

REQ138400 Requisition #
Employment Type:  Visiting Medical Officer
Position Classification: Visiting Medical Off
Hours Per Week: Sessional
Requisition ID: REQ138400

To be considered for this position you must be an employee of NSW Health and its Affiliated Health Organisations.

What you'll be doing
The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.
The specialist will provide expert medical assessment and management of patients within the department/service.  

Our staff strive to provide excellence in healthcare and uphold a high standard of care for all patients, families, carers and visitors to our facilities.  

At the core of our organisation is a set of values - Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.  

This role is to provide best practice breast imaging, screen reading and interventional services for women attending the South Eastern Sydney Illawarra BreastScreen Service.


BreastScreen Radiologists are required to have the relevant qualifications including the appropriate fellowship of RANZCR, to enable them to read and report on images, to undertake assessment clinics, including core biopsies, ultrasounds and review of relevant tomosynthesis images.


All screen readers and assessment clinic Radiologists will be subject to review by the Designated Radiologist, based on clinical audit as detailed in the BreastScreen National Accreditation Standards.  

SESLHD covers nine Local Government Areas from Sydney's Central Business District to the Royal National Park and has a culturally and linguistically diverse population of over 930,000 people, which includes highly urbanised areas of eastern Sydney, southern Sydney and industrialised areas around Port Botany.  

SESLHD covers urban and suburban communities and manages eight public hospitals and one public nursing home:

• Calvary Healthcare Sydney (third schedule with Little Company of Mary Health Care)
• Prince of Wales Hospital
• Royal Hospital for Women
• St George Hospital
• Sutherland Hospital
• Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital
• War Memorial Hospital (third schedule with Uniting Care)
• Gower Wilson Memorial
• Garrawarra Centre

SESLHD also operates 28 Child and Family Health Centres, 12 Community Health Centres and nine Oral Health Clinics; providing prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services. 
Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Breast screening, HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Women's Health, Youth Health, Sexual Health, Imaging and Pathology services are provided at a number of facilities across SESLHD.  

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Selection Criteria:
  1. Specialist registration or eligible for registration with Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). Candidate to provide on application AHPRA Registration Number.
  2. Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and demonstrated subspecialty expertise in Breast Mammography. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  3. Evidence of continuing medical education and self-monitoring/audit practices consistent with the scope of practice requirements of the position.
  4. Proven capacity and/or experience in the provision of effective high quality service in the specialty, demonstrated through successful clinical practice in BreastScreen or a similar service, including evidence of participation in relevant quality improvement activities.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with experience in teaching relevant post graduate trainees within the service.
  6. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes appropriate as a senior Medical Practitioner including modelling a high standard of professional behaviour.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with medical and other health services colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, and staff and to work as an effective member of the clinical team across multiple sites.
  8. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research relevant to the role and needs of the Department.

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy PD2018_009.
Successful applicants to the role must provide vaccination history and pathology as part of the application documentation, and be certified as compliant before employment can commence.

Please return a completed Medical Practice History Declaration with your application.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards.
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Robyn Schubert on

Applications Close: 31 January 2020

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