Employment Type: Permanent Part Time 0.2FTE
Location: Camden/Campbelltown Hospital
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Requisition ID: REQ327608
Application Close Date: 28/08/2022
Applications from agencies will not be accepted
To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.
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About The Opportunity
The South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) population has some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in New South Wales (NSW) with more than 55,000 people affected by diabetes. In line with these issues, SWSLHD has long standing services providing Obesity / Metabolic care since 2009, has invested considerably in further developing diabetes services in 2016 and has significant Childhood obesity initiatives.
Obesity Is one of the most important public health Issues facing Australia in the 21st century. Obesity is a major cause of many preventable health problems, contributes significantly to the deterioration of many health problems and mortality. These include Metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension & cardiovascular disease, Mechanical Disorders such as arthritis, obstructive sleep apnoea and others such as anxiety and depression and some cancers (1)
Metabolic Rehabilitation & Bariatric Programs (MRBP) are primarily located at the University Medical Clinics of Camden and Campbelltown (UMCCC) Hospital. The clinics comprise of four medical obesity clinics known as the Metabolic Rehabilitation Diabetes Clinic, Metabolic Rehabilitation Fatty Liver Clinic, Bariatric Surgery Exercise and Bariatric Surgery Non-Exercise Clinics . Resources are provided to better meet the needs of the communities of South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) establishing comprehensive interdisciplinary teams with medical, nursing, dietetic, clinical psychology and physiotherapy team members. accessing obesity services.
A new model of care for an Integrated Obesity/Metabolic Service within the SWSLHD was implemented in 2018. This new model of care helped deliver a pathway for patients who meet the requirements for bariatric surgery. Currently all patients having bariatric surgery are seen in a Bariatric Clinic in Concord Repatriation General Hospital and have their surgery performed there. Bariatric surgery will soon commence in Campbelltown Hospital to increase capacity and improve local access to treatment.
Metabolic Rehabilitation & Bariatric Clinics were established and maintained with a focus on the workforce and the multi-disciplinary relationships/clinical responsibility delivered in the non-admitted settings Including:
- Access and referral criteria
- Clinic equipment Leadership
- Administration support
- Evidence based care
- Continuity of care across settings
- Quality improvements, including morbidity and mortality meetings
- Systems In place
- Patient /carers Engagement
- Measures and performance
SWSLHD launched a Metabolic Program (Tharawal Obesity Diseases Clinic) commencing in Feb 2021 in the Tharawal AMH Facility
which addresses the issue of giving better access to priority groups in a culturally safe environment, as well as commencing new clinics across the district. The Aboriginal adult population has twice the prevalence of obesity compared with the non-Aboriginal adult population and has specific medical and cultural needs, which are best addressed at a Community Controlled Health Facility.
Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.
Where You'll Be Working
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.
What you'll be doing
Provide clinical management and treatment of patients in a SWSLHD facility under your care. This care will be provided within the clinical privileges granted by the CE on the advice of the SWSLHD Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee.
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.
- Current medical practitioner, registered, or eligible for registration, with the Medical Board of Australia and Fellow of the The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and/or other specialist recognition as provided under the Staff Specialists (State) Award.
- Demonstrated current clinical practice of a high standard and ability to adapt clinical practice in accordance with contemporary evidence based best practice
- Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management
- Demonstrated participation in teaching and training at undergraduate and/or post graduate level, including supervision of junior medical staff
- Demonstrated commitment to continuing self-education and development, including evidence of participation in continuing medical education/ continuing professional development
- Demonstrated ability to comply with the service objectives of a public health organisation, including the provision of services to the local community, effective utilisation of resources, and preparedness to participate in the provision of health services at an LHD level
- Preparedness to participate in a hospital, service or LHD on-call roster
- Evidence of ability to work cooperatively with other staff and practitioners and in a multidisciplinary health care team
Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Dr Nic Kormas on 0408 958 319 or va email [email protected]
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.
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All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.
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