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Palliative Medicine Physician

Type: Full Time, Part Time, Contract
Hours Per Week: 80
Closing Date: 19/06/2019
Employer: Latrobe Regional Hospital
Location: Traralgon
Reference No: 12200


A unique opportunity exists for a Palliative Medicine Physician to join the expanding Gippsland Regional Palliative Care Consultancy Service.

Latrobe Regional Hospital is responsible for providing Palliative Care Consulting Services across Gippsland. The position will work with the Consultancy Service Team to provide palliative care consultancy services across the Gippsland area.

The consultancy service is fully integrated within the Cancer Services division at LRH and works closely with the inpatient general medical and oncology units. Tertiary links are established with Alfred Health and Peninsula Health.

Full time or fractional applications will be considered.

Candidates must be eligible for Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and have appropriate qualifications and clinical experience in palliative medicine and registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

What We Offer

Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Our comprehensive range of services extends to medical oncology, haematology and radiation oncology in our Gippsland Cancer Centre, as well as a range of general medical specialities, emergency and intensive care, general surgery, and elective speciality surgery, obstetrics, dialysis and aged care. We have a comprehensive allied health service

LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool.

LRH is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland.

Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.

Selection Criteria

Key Competencies
• Demonstrated clinical ability commensurate with that expected of a Palliative Medicine Physician
• Ability to communicate with patients and their carers with respect and empathy
• Demonstrated ability to work with other staff including management, senior and junior medical staff, nursing staff and students in a respectful, supportive and cooperative manner.
• Professional and personal integrity

How To Apply

For further information about this position please contact Philippa Hawkings, Chief Medical officer, on telephone (03) 5173 8823.

Latrobe Regional Hospital supports Equal Employment Opportunity by recognising and valuing inclusion and diversity. The hospital encourages all people from different cultures and backgrounds to apply for our advertised positions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants are encouraged to apply. Successful appointment will be based on merit and satisfactorily passing a Police Check and Working with Children’s Check. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to assist on (03) 5173 8831 or

To apply for this vacancy please visit our website – and go to our Careers Section.

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