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Handbury Foundation Respiratory Long COVID Fellowship Position

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney
Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
As per Award
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Hospital, International, Respiratory medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

About us:
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing health services to our community. Guided by our values of compassion, excellence, integrity and justice, we promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and empower our people to learn, grow and innovate.

Benefits of working at St Vincent’s include:

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Career development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

About the role:

The Handbury Foundation Respiratory Long COVID Fellow is a unique and exciting opportunity to become a specialist clinician researcher in the field of post infectious sequelae related to SARS-CoV2. The successful applicant will receive a generous salary to become a member of the leading Long COVID clinics in the country, St Vincent's Hospital. They will have the opportunity to complete a higher degree (Masters or PhD) under the guidance of established researchers as well as better understanding this fascinating and debilitating chronic health condition that causes respiratory, sleep, neurological and immunological dysfunction. The primary focus of this position will be the Long COVID service of St Vincent’s hospital and the provision of outpatient and occasionally inpatient care of patients with suspected or confirmed “Long COVID”. The complex and multi-system nature of this new disease requires comprehensive assessments and investigation with a collaborative approach to patient care across a range of medical and allied health disciplines.

Our Culture:

St Vincent's is committed to employing a workforce that reflects the community we care for. We strongly encourage applications from people that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse, sexuality or gender diverse and/or living with disability.
Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive (PD2022_030). Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with this policy directive.

About you:

Applicants for this position should have completed training in Respiratory Medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or its equivalent. Excellent communication in English is an essential requirement. 

The recruitment of suitable patients to clinical trials and research activities is a unique opportunity for the Handbury Foundation Respiratory Long COVID Fellow. There are many exciting opportunities to participate in clinical and laboratory research with leading researchers of the SVH precinct that includes the Garvan Institute, Victor Chang, Kirby Institute as well as Heart and Lung transplantation. It is expected that the successful candidate will formalise their research into a Masters or PhD (preferred) through the University of New South Wales.

Post FRACP applicants should enquire directly with A/Prof Anthony Byrne ( or Professor Marshall Plit ( on (+612) 8382 6829.

Application Instructions:

To have you application considered you are required to upload a current CV/Resume as well as a separate cover letter/document addressing the ‘Selection Criteria’ as below. Internal applicants i.e. current employees of St Vincent’s Hospital or an entity of SVHA are required to apply via their Workday account.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Excellent communication and English language skills
  2. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia 
  3. Demonstrated commitment to clinical research including conference presentations and journal publications 
  4. Completed training in Respiratory Medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or its equivalent. 
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills, judgment and expertise. 
  6. Demonstrated teamwork, time management and problem solving skills as part of a multidisciplinary team. 
  7. Demonstrated excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and computer skills. 
  8. Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Mission and Values of the Mary Aikenhead Ministries.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

Position Description

Job Demands Checklist and Health Declaration

Contact Details:

Clinical Lead of Long COVID Service, A/Prof Anthony Byrne, (+612) 8382 6829,

Closing Date: 27 August 2023 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit or get in contact at

View Reconciliation Action Plan

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