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Imagine yourself in a city where things are just easier. Where there’s always plenty to do, and the time to enjoy it.

Head Medical is delighted to support Canberra Health Services with the recruitment of a Genetic Pathologist to join their Diagnostic Genomics team in the delivery of services to the people of the ACT and regional NSW.

Under the guidance of the Executive Director of Pathology you will perform the role of Genetic Pathologist within the Diagnostic Genomics unit working collaboratively with the ACT Pathology Executive Team and other pathologists and clinicians across CHS to achieve strategic objectives for ACT Pathology and CHS.

Duties include:

1. Providing a high level of clinical leadership in service development and delivery in the Diagnostic Genomic laboratory. Ensuring the genomics service is high quality, sustainable, and safe to improve the experience and outcomes for our consumers. Leading the expansion of the genomics service to introduce Next Generation Sequencing.  
2. Participating in Quality Assurance activities within Diagnostic Genomics to ensure that the requirements for NATA and RCPA accreditation are met. Identifying other professional development, training requirements and opportunities for the Diagnostic Genomics team including registrars and scientists.
3. Providing expert clinical opinion and high-quality diagnostic reports. Performing effective clinical risk management and high-level written communication into business case submissions, departmental reporting, policies and procedures, and other reports as required.

The position provides an exciting opportunity for a clinician to help shape the direction of future diagnostic genomics for the ACT.

Benefits and Remuneration

  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions within a tertiary hospital. Salary package may reach up to $408,058 - $550,742, inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and superannuation
  • 11.5% Superannuation.
  • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions
  • Medical Education Expenses allowance reimbursement up to $19,782 per annum
  • Generous leave provisions, including up to 4 weeks training/education leave and up to 5 weeks annual leave per annum
  • Up to $55,000 in reimbursement of relocation expenses for permanent and long-term appointments.
  • VISA/Sponsorship for eligible candidates

The Department

The ACT Government has also committed to construction of a brand-new Pathology facility as part of the Canberra Hospital campus modernisation program. This is an opportunity to help us create and deliver a new vision for our Diagnostic Genomics service. We will build a state-of-the-art laboratory with a focus on the latest diagnostic technologies, including Next Generation Sequencing. We are building a vibrant and engaged workplace culture, with a focus on leadership and teamwork.

As part of CHS, ACT Pathology provides public pathology services for the ACT and surrounding regions.  All specialties are represented at CHS except for organ transplantation. The hospital has well developed postgraduate teaching programs. A fully equipped medical library is available on site with a large collection of hard copy and online journals and textbooks.

CHS has strong research links with the Australian National University (ANU), University of Canberra (UC) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU), and provides clinical teaching to medical students at the ANU. There will be ample opportunities for you to collaborate with, provide education to and participate in research with a range of scientists, clinicians, academics and students across the health and educational sectors

Requirements to apply

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (FRCPA) in Genetic Pathology or fellow in another pathology discipline with molecular scope of practice.
  • Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates, and contingencies.

The Location
Canberra- Australia’s Capital city and set in a state all of its’ own, ACT is home to over 345,000 residents and the Australian Parliament. It is a unique city as it was purpose built as a compromise capital between the two rival cities Melbourne and Sydney.

Canberra is a thriving city with a low unemployment rate, and only a couple hours drive away from Sydney. It is also close to some of the East Coast’s most beautiful coast line and some of Australia’s ski fields. Other leisure pursuits include wineries with cellar doors that welcome visitors to taste their locally grown produce.

This clean safe city has the lowest unemployment rates in Australia and also the highest levels of pay.

Different people require different lifestyles and Canberra has it all to offer. You can choose to live in a city apartment or why not live the rural dream and spread out on suburban land! Most people only live about 20 minutes away from the city centre, so commuter stress is non existent. Imagine being able to either walk to work or take a short bus journey with no traffic queues!

Final note:

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time-consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Stuart today.

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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