About the role
Mater has a fantastic opportunity for an Academic Fellow to provide a supervised consultative palliative care service, within Mater Private Hospital Brisbane (MPHB), Mater Hospital Brisbane (MHB) and Mater Cancer Care Centre (MCCC). This role is being offered on a fixed term, part time basis commencing February 2021 for a period of 12 months, working 46 hours per fortnight.
Mater Hospital Brisbane (MHB) is a level III (university) hospital with an active teaching program. MHB contains a 28 bed cancer ward for provision of integrated oncology, haematology and palliative care and a large ambulatory care facility. The co-located Mater Private Hospital (MPHB) provides private inpatient oncology facilities and the Mater Research Institute, and provides research support. The Mater Cancer Care Centre (MCCC) offers a modern state-of-the-art facility that provides individually-personalised, comprehensive and compassionate care. The centre includes specialist suites, consultation rooms, cancer care treatment pods, palliative care, support programs and a specialised pharmacy, enabling a holistic approach to cancer care all from the one convenient location.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
What you’ll be doing
In addition to participating in the consultative palliative care service and supporting our out-patient and in-patient services, our new team member will use their experience to teach, mentor and support palliative care junior medical and nursing staff across all sites, and contribute to departmental teaching activities and programs. This role also offers other opportunities; to contribute to and support existing clinical trials and initiate, design, conduct and report clinical trials within the Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, collaborating with Mater Research and UQ.
You will be extensively trained in a relevant specialty with a passion for palliative care and oncology, and experience in mentoring and sharing experience with other staff. Your ability to work independently will aide your success, as will prior experience in research (though not a requirement).
This role will suit a dynamic AHPRA-registered Medical Practitioner, eligible for advanced training in an associated specialty or holding specialist requirements.
Why join us?
In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment, you will have the opportunity to work for Australian leaders in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team that makes a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.
Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.
Closing date for applications is Friday 10 July 2020
For further information, please contact Professor Janet Hardy, Director of Palliative and Supportive Care on 07 3163 2775.