Position Title Unaccredited Trainee
Position Number 24153
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 06/11/2020
Maximum length of training contract 06/02/2022
Local Health District Sydney Children\ 's Hospitals Network
Facility Sydney Children\ 's Hospital
Specialty Paediatric Surgery
Sub Specialty None
Additional Training Focus General Surgery
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical OfficerRegistrar
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $127,539.00
Current Rotations/Networks (which may change from time to time) The Sydney Children\ 's Hospitals Network
MainPurpose of Position Due to COVID-19 and the changes to college requirements during the pandemic, NSW Health may make changes to the recruitment process. Formal interviews may be conducted electronically rather than face to face however, candidates will be notified as soon as practical of any changes.The Paediatric Surgical Unaccredited Trainee position is available at Sydney Children\ 's Hospital, Randwick, for the 2021 Clinical Year, commencing from 01 February 2021. This position is not accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
The Paediatric Surgical Unaccredited Trainee responsibilities will include providing surgical support to the patients of paediatric Staff Specialists and Visiting Medical Officers, trauma and emergency support to the patients in the Emergency Department as well as teaching of junior medical officers, nurses and undergraduates. It is a requirement of this position to be available to participate in both overtime and on call rosters.
Position Requirements The Paediatric Surgical Unaccredited Trainee responsibilities will include assisting in the provision of skilled surgical support in the Department of Surgery, surgical consultation and service to other disciplines in the hospital, supervision of junior medical staff in the Department of Surgery and teaching of undergraduates and junior medical staff. It is a requirement of this position to be available to participate in both overtime and on call rosters.
A. QualificationsMBBS or equivalent.B. Clinical
To build on knowledge and skill in the care of children with paediatric surgical problems and develop an understanding of the impact on families.Implementation:
Through ongoing exposure to paediatric surgical problems, including acutely ill children of all ages including neonates requiring resuscitation;
Through meeting the trainees? clinical needs by supervision from senior staff, ongoing formal education sessions and formal feed-back;
Through fostering interpersonal and leadership skills required for managing the care of sick children;
Through the use of time management skills, particularly work prioritisation;
Incorporating a team approach to care with nursing, allied health, and ancillary staff;
Understanding and developing the ideal of partnerships in care with parents.C. Clinical Practice Improvement
To develop an understanding of Clinical Practice Improvement methodology.To identify opportunities for improving clinical services.To be involved in continuous improvement activities.Implementation:
Through formal instruction in Clinical Practice Improvement methodology.Through direct involvement in Clinical Practice Improvement projects under supervision and guidance of the relevant group and personnel.Through appropriate clinical incident reporting using the Hospital?s electronic reporting system.D. Research
To develop a basic understanding of how to critically assess research literature and to write clinical papers.Implementation:
To contribute to the research activities of the hospital and department
To write with assistance appropriate clinical papers with the access to formal instruction and review as needed.E. Teaching and EducationGoal:
To enhance and demonstrate teaching competence and participate in on-going professional development activities.Implementation:
Through formal instruction in teaching and presentation skills.Through teaching opportunities one-on-one, small groups and large groups (undergraduate and post-graduate teaching).Through critique by peer review and supervisor review.Through attendance at hospital and external educational opportunities.To participate in on-going professional development activities and to encourage similar practices in departmental staff. This includes regular attendance at hospital education activities such as Grand Rounds and clinico-pathological conferences.
To demonstrate an interest in teaching, understanding and application of research principles.To oversee junior trainees and medical students, working well within a team.
To participate in ongoing review of clinical practice.To participate in continuing medical education and professional development as covered by the supervision arrangements stipulated by the Medical Board and maintaining his/her professional competence.
Attend regular clinical meetings, tutorials and teaching sessions.
F. Administration and ManagementGoal:
To develop knowledge of administrative and managerial issues relating to Junior Medical Staff in the wider context of the hospital.Implementation:
The Chief Resident?s Office encourages involvement in administrative management of issues relating to Junior Medical Staff (rostering, term allocations, organisation of teaching sessions and exams etc).G. Clinical GovernanceGoal:
To develop an understanding for processes to improve the quality of care, improve and minimise risks, fostering an environment of excellence in care for consumers and to safeguard high standards of care.
Through participation in quality activities as directed by The Sydney Children?s Hospitals Network or the clinical department. This includes participation in regular Morbidity and Mortality Meetings and Peer Review. Residents and Trainees may be asked to take part in discussions with consumers about the delivery of services where appropriate.Through ensuring child safety and protection matters are reported. As a health care professional the trainee is expected to:
O Report safety concernso Work in a spirit of partnership and open communication with the parents, their families, and staff so that, when things go wrong, we can work together to prevent similar events from re-occurring.O Be familiar with Child Protection Policy and Procedures. Report all allegations of suspected child abuse and neglect by a health employee. Be familiar with the process of assessing and reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the Department of Family and Community Services.H. Partnership with ConsumersGoal:
To be familiar with the concept of patients and families as consumers and to understand that individual care is undertaken in partnership between the health care team and families.Implementation:
Through direct involvement in consumer participation projects, eg consumer forum, under the guidance of the Clinical Services Coordinator and the Service Improvement Unit;
Through the demonstratedcommitment to appropriately involve patients and families in individual health care delivery.OTHER REQUIREMENTS1. OrientationAttend the Hospital\ 's Clinical Orientation Program on the first day of commencement.
Attend department specific orientation as required.
2. Mandatory TrainingCompletion of Hospital and NSW Health Mandatory Training requirements.2.1 Fire TrainingComplete Fire Training annually. Fire Training consists of both practical and theoretical components which will be included during the Clinical Orientation Program.
2.2 Child Protection TrainingComplete mandatory Child Protection training. Child Protection training includes the HETI on line and targeted face to face training needs to be completed once only. If you have completed mandatory Child Protection training at another recognised New South Wales institution you must provide evidence of completion in the form of a certificate of attendance or transcript of training prior to commencement.
2.3 Resuscitation TrainingIt is a minimum requirement of this position that you have undertaken Paediatric Life Support Training each year through completion of ?Resus4kids?. In addition all paediatric trainees must complete APLS or equivalent during their paediatric training and that you provide evidence of completion of this training in the form of a certificate of attendance. Other training programs such as ?Detect Junior? are also to be completed as well as any other training as indicated by The Sydney Children?s Hospitals Network.2.4 IT TrainingYou will be using a sophisticated range of electronic clinical and non-clinical applications. We are committed to providing you with access to all the essential applications required within your role and supporting you with quality training so that the applications are used effectively and efficiently.2.5 HETI Online Mandatory Training ModulesIt is a requirement for all NSW Health employees to complete the e-learning modules attached to their StaffLink number to be compliant with employment specific modules. Face-to-face modules can also be accessed via this portal and all staff are expected to be up to date and compliant.
3. Occupational Assessment, Screening &
Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases &
TB ScreeningCompliance with the assessment, screening and vaccination requirements of NSW Health Policy Directive (PD2020_17) - Occupational Assessment, Screening &
Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases is mandatory.4. Workplace Health &
SafetyTake care for thehealth and safety of yourself and others at work.
? Cooperate with Department Head?s and supervisors in their efforts to provide a safe working environment. ? Do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety.
Report to managers and/or supervisors any hazards in the workplace or any unsafe work practices.
Comply with the current NSW Health Infection Control Policy.5. Policies and ProceduresAll Sydney Children?s Hospitals Network staff are required to adhere to all current SCHN and NSW Health policies and procedures, including the NSW Health Code of Conduct.
Local Background &
Environment The Department of Surgery provides a range of services for the city of Sydney and the state of New South Wales. This includes management of surgical conditions of newborns, infants and adolescents, gastrointestinal tract (upper and lower) surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, surgical oncology, thoracic surgery, urology, laparoscopic/thoracoscopic surgery, trauma surgery, as well reconstructive and plastic surgery.Established in 2010, The Sydney Children?s Hospitals Network (SCHN) brings together The Children?s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children?s Hospital, Randwick - the two tertiary and quaternary children?s hospitals in metropolitan Sydney. Bear Cottage, the Children?s Hospice at Manly, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) and NSW Pregnancy and Newborn Services Network (PSN) are part of the Network?s remit.The formation of the Network creates an entity with formidable research and education expertise in child health. It attracts millions of dollars in competitive research funding each year and works collaboratively nationally and internationally to improve paediatric care worldwide. SCHN is the largest paediatric healthcare entity in Australia, with 51,000 inpatient admissions, 92,000 Emergency Department presentations and almost one million outpatient occasions of service each year.SCHN provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and outreach services which cover a comprehensive range of services for children and young adults. The services include highly specialised quaternary and tertiary services, primary care and population health programs which operate at local, state-wide or national levels. SCHN has adopted the following vision to guide us in providing the best care for sick children and their families:
International leaders in children?s health.Our Purpose:
Helping children and young people live their healthiest lives.Our Guiding Principles:
Children first and foremost:
both in what we do, and what we advocate for;
Safe, reliable and effective care;
Partnership with children and families;
focusing on what makes the difference;
Equity in access, with afocus on the vulnerable and at risk children and young people;
Working together? for children.Our Values:
Collaboration, Openness, Respect, Empowerment.Further information is available on the SCHN internet page:
//www.Schn.Health.Nsw.Gov.Au/aboutEqual Employment Opportunity:
SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Staff who become aware of or suspect any inequity in the Hospital either in employment or service delivery, are requested to report the matter to their manager and/or supervisor or the Aboriginal Employment and EEO Coordinator.
Key Internal and External Relationships Key Internal RelationshipsClinical Streams;
Hospital Administration.Key External Relationships
Metropolitan and Rural Hospitals;
Supervision Arrangements Supervision of and support for the Unaccredited Trainee during both normal hours and after hours:
Staff Specialist, VMO, Surgical FellowWithin the Department:
Staff Specialist, VMO, Head of DepartmentWithin the Hospital:
Staff Specialist, VMO, Head of Department, Chief Resident Medical Officer or delegateBy Telephone:
All of the aboveSupervision is according to which surgical team the Trainee is allocated to.
Trainees may be expected to supervise medical students and other junior medical staff as allocated.
Challenges/Problem Solving Balance training requirements with service provision, within the limitations of abusy public health service, whilst maintaining a professional role and responsibility for patient care, in close liaison with supervising medical staff.Contribute to the promotion and development of patient and staff safety.Work collaboratively with other staff in a multidisciplinary team.Maximise the efficient utilisation of physical resources of the Health Service.Exercise flexibility with the work required in a range of Health Services and locations as required. This may also include work not only during regular hours but also as part of overtime rosters and unrostered overtime as required.Be responsible for the supervision and teaching of junior medical officers attached to the department/team.Manage the complexities of a busy department and complex public health service.
Decision Making All patients managed within the hospital/network or other work location/s are to be managed under the direct care of a specialist medical practitioner.
All decisions regarding their care are to be clearly communicated with the specialist responsible for that care.Liaise effectively with consultants demonstrating your level of ability and understanding of patient care and your potential/readiness to expand your areas of responsibility.
Communication The Unaccredited Trainee is a key person who works closely with all members of staff and must:
Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team.Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature.Demonstrate ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity and maintain confidentiality.Demonstrate leadership within a team environment and actively contribute to team activities including proactively participating in team meetings and decision making processes.Demonstrate ability to initiate and undertake discussions with patients and their families regarding their hospitalisation and progress.Communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with consultants regarding the patients under their care.
Performance Monitoring The Unaccredited Trainee is responsible for:
Participating in ongoing review of their clinical practice as per conditional registration guidelines;
Participating in continuing medical education and professional development as covered by the supervision arrangements stipulated by the Medical Board;
andMaintaining his/her professional competence.
All Trainees will be provided with a supervisor from within the department who meet regularly with the Trainee and provide feedback as well as supplying reports on the doctor?s performance.
Participate in Term/Annual Performance Reviews in consultation with the relevantHead of Department/Supervisor and comply with other requirements as determined including AHPRA guidelines.
Additional Documents no addditional documents have been providedCollege
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Selection Criteria 1:
MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia
Minimum three years postgraduate experience3:
At least 12 months previous paediatric surgical experience4:
Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other health professionals5:
Ongoing commitment to further education and professional development and demonstrated ability to teach, and willingness to participate in the teaching of Medical Students, Junior Medical Staff and other clinical staff6:
Understanding of research methodology or research experience and a willingness to undertake research proposal7:
Demonstrated contribution to the development of hospital services e.G. participation in Junior Medical Staff matters, representation on behalf of the Hospital or participation in Hospital Committees preferable8:
Willingness to comply with hospital policy for infection control