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Trainee - Unaccredited Position

Central Coast Local Health District NSW
Central Coast, North-West & West coast (AU)
$83,83,554 to $133,834
Closing date
9 Apr 2023

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Agency applications will not be accepted for this position.

Welcome to Central Coast Local Health District where we strive to deliver exceptional healthcare services and enhance the health and wellbeing of our community.  We invite suitably trained and experienced medical officers to join our community and enjoy the benefits of a relaxed, coastal lifestyle paired with a rewarding career supporting our rapidly growing population. 
Please watch our welcome video.

At CCLHD we value our staff as our most important resource and offer ongoing support and development opportunities.  Find out more: 

The following positions are current advertising in Palliative Care:  

  • Palliative Care – Unaccredited Trainee – Job No: CAM17577, this position is a Community Palliative Care Position for the period 07/08/2023 to 04/02/2024.

Please click on the following link to apply for Positions

Where you will be working:

The palliative care team is made up of a team of 6 Staff Specialists, 1 Career Medical Officer and 4 Advanced Trainees. The NSW Central Coast is positioned between Sydney and Newcastle, with a population that is expected to grow from the current approximate 300,000 to 450,000 before 2030. Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) provides over 700 beds across its network facilities comprising Gosford Hospital, Wyong Hospital, Long Jetty Continuing Care Unit, Woy Woy Hospital and various Community Health Centres and Services. CCLHD has strong connections with Royal North Shore Hospital and is affiliated with the University of Newcastle.

Palliative Care Medicine holds accreditation in Advanced Training in the following:  
6 months Inpatient palliative care term at Gosford Palliative Care unit (Term1)
6 months Gosford Hospital Consult term or Cancer care term (can be either term 3 or 4)
12 month Wyong Hospital consult term and community term (50/50) (terms 2 and 3)
6 months Community term based at Long Jetty Hospital (0.8 FTE) (Term 2)
Palliative Care is also approved for people wishing to complete their diploma in palliative care (6 months)  Accredited for rural GP trainees.

Gosford Hospital is the principal referral hospital and a trauma centre for the Central Coast, with approximately 500 inpatient beds and 24-hour access to its Emergency Department and Operating Theatres. Inpatient services include Coronary and Intensive Care, General Medicine, Neurology, Renal, Geriatrics, General Surgery, Obstetrics, Mental Health, Paediatric and Emergency services. Outpatient and community services include Allied Health, Dental, Podiatry, Nursing, Child and Adolescent and Family Health, Drug and Alcohol, and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Wyong Hospital is an acute major metropolitan hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency services to residents in the northern part of the NSW Central Coast. Wyong Hospital has approx 300 inpatient beds and provides a range of medical, surgical and critical care services. Specialty services include Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Drug and Alcohol, Gastroenterology, Stroke, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Urology and Cancer services. Wyong Hospital is further developing its role as a district general hospital for a growing population with a $200 million expansion close to completion that will deliver a new Emergency Department, ICU, Paediatric unit, Theatres and inpatient units allowing the further development of clinical services.

For more information about what it is like to work with us, please visit our Facebook page.
For questions contact our JMO Recruitment Team via

  1. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category.
  2. Australian and NZ Graduates/Competent Authority Pathway Candidates: Completion of 3 post graduate years or more as a medical officer in an acute hospital setting and practiced clinical medicine in an acute hospital setting for a minimum of 12 months out of the past 2 years.
  3. Standard Pathway Candidates: Completion of a minimum of 4 postgraduate years or more as a medical officer in an acute hospital setting and practiced clinical medicine in an acute hospital setting for a minimum of 12 months out of the past 2 years.
  4. Experience in assessing and delivering medical care to Palliative Care or similar type patients is desired.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, including providing leadership and direction to ensure appropriate management of patients.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills, judgment and expertise, with demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.
  7. Demonstrated time management, problem solving skills and excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and computer skills, with minimum of 30 words per minute. Along with evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to self education.
  8. Demonstrated understanding of how the District is Caring for the Coast and how this role would contribute.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Dr Sally Carr on

Applications Close: Sunday, 9th April 2023, 11.59pm AEST.

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