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									            Department of Health and Human Services

                       Statement of Duties

                                                       Job                   Effective
    Title: Staff Specialist - Clinical Haematologist
                                                       Number: 519615        Date: May 2010
    Group: Southern Tasmanian Area Health
                                                       Organisational Unit: Royal Hobart Hospital
    Section: Department of Medical Oncology and
                                                       Location: 48 Liverpool Street, Hobart
    Clinical Haematology
    Award: Specialist Medical Practitioner (AMA
                                                       Stream: Specialist Medical Practitioner
    Tasmania/DHHS) Industrial Agreement
    Level: Commensurate with years of
                                                       Job Status: Permanent
    Reports to: Head of Department of Medical          Number of Subordinates: Nil
    Oncology and Clinical Haematology

Focus of Duties:

In accordance with Hospital policy procedures and statutory regulations, the Staff
Specialist will:

•     Provide a Consultant service in clinical and diagnostic Haematology including
      inpatient and outpatient care in Haematology to public and private patients of the
      Royal Hobart Hospital;

•     Be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching;

•     Participate in research and quality improvement activities.


1. Patient Care:

      • Provide consultant services in Haematology for the care of inpatients and
        outpatients at the Royal Hobart Hospital and where appropriate in other
        hospitals in Tasmania;

      • Participate in the diagnostic Haematology services of the Royal Hobart Hospital;

      • Participate in an on-call roster for the Medical Oncology / Haematology Unit.

2. Teaching:

      • Provide under-graduate and post-graduate teaching in Haematology;
     • Provide training of post-graduate specialist trainees and laboratory staff.

3.   Quality Improvement:

     • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities;

     • Monitor the effectiveness of the services provided to patients.

4.   Research:

     • Maintain an active involvement in research

5.   Administration and management:

     • Provide administrative functions and participate in Hospital committee matters
       as required by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer or Medical
       Director of Haematology;

     • As required represent the Hospital on relevant Statewide or National

     • Work collaboratively with medical nursing and laboratory staff and other health

6.   The incumbent may be allocated duties, not specifically mentioned in this
     document, that are within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally
     expected from persons occupying jobs at this classification level.

Scope of Work Performed

The occupant of the position will work under the broad direction of the relevant Head
of Department and will be responsible for working in accordance with the following
performance criteria:

Provide a high quality service under the direction of the relevant Clinical
Service Head to patients of Royal Hobart Hospital by:

•    Providing appropriate clinical care to patients;

•    Coordinating the follow up care of patients;

•    Participating in inpatient rounds and consulting clinics as scheduled;

•    Contributing to an after hours on-call service in accordance with a roster, and

•    Ensuring effective communication with care providers, to promote continuity of
     patient care.

Demonstrate a commitment to continuous service improvement by:
•   Participating in the development of clinical guidelines and protocols;

•   Attending and participating in clinical and departmental meetings;

•   Participating in departmental peer review and audit activities;

•   Continuously reviewing existing practices and promoting change where required;

•   Participating in quality improvement programs undertaken by the Royal Hobart

•   Participating in College-based programs directed towards maintaining the highest
    standards of professional care; and

•   Participating in personal performance appraisal.

Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development by:

•   Attending conferences to maintain and enhance knowledge;

•   Participating in programs designed to provide personal growth and development.

Demonstrate a commitment to the provision of a multidisciplinary approach
to clinical care by:

•   Working harmoniously with all members of the clinical team;

•   Being responsive to the expectations and needs of both clinical and non-clinical

Engender a consumer focus in service delivery by:

•   Ensuring consumers are able to exercise their rights and responsibilities;

•   Ensuring that patients and families are given adequate information upon which to
    base treatment decisions and follow up;

•    Being responsive to complaints from patients and their relatives; and
    demonstrating empathy for patients and their families.

•   Provide appropriate support, direction and training to trainee Medical Officers,
    Nurses and Medical Students by:

•   Providing appropriate direction and supervision to Registrars and Resident Medical
    Officers and Nurses.

•   Acting as a role model and mentor for trainee Medical staff, Nurses and Medical
    Students, and

•   Participating in the education of trainee Medical staff, Nurses and Medical
Participate in and contribute to the Academic life of the Department by:

•      Conducting research;

•      Participating actively in post-graduate educational activities, for example, Grand
       Rounds and Department Meetings;

•      Contributing to the supervision of post-graduate students.

Promote and contribute to the maintenance of a safe working environment

•      Complying with occupational health, safety and welfare policies and other written
       arrangements for occupational health, safety and welfare at work;

•      Participating in relevant occupational health, safety and welfare programs;

•      Complying with any reasonable instruction and following safe-work practices in
       relation to occupational health, safety and welfare at work;

•      Participating in training programs and on-the-job training programs for
       occupational health, safety and welfare;

•      Reporting all incidents, accidents and observed hazards to their Supervisor or
       Manager as soon as possible and assisting in the investigation process;

•      Supporting the role of the Health and Safety representatives by keeping them
       informed of any issues relating to health, safety and welfare in the workplaces

•      Ensuring that you are not, by the consumption of alcohol or a drug, in such a state
       as to endanger your own health and safety at work or the health and safety of any
       other person; and

•      Participating in appraisals to evaluate OH&S performance.

Pre-employment Conditions:

     Essential Qualifications:
     Evidence of the following must be provided prior to appointment to the job:

     • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant

     Pre-employment Checks:

     • Nil

Selection Criteria:

1.     Demonstrated ability to provide inpatient and outpatient care and diagnostic
       services in Haematology at a tertiary referral teaching hospital standard.
2.   Demonstrated ability to manage patients within the discipline of Haematology.

3.   Demonstrated ability to work with a multidisciplinary team of medical, nursing and
     health professional staff.

4.   Demonstrated capacity for under-graduate and post-graduate teaching and
     continuing medical education.

5.   Demonstrated ability to undertake and manage research activities.

6.   Ability to communicate effectively and maintain good interpersonal relationships in
     dealing with patients, relatives and professional colleagues.

7.   Knowledge of continuous quality improvement activities relevant to practice in

8.   Relevant post-graduate qualifications to practise in clinical and diagnostic


 •   Fellowship of the Royal College of Australasian Physicians

 •   Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

 •   Masters Degree/Ph D in an appropriate field of medicine.

Working Environment:

 The Department of Health and Human Services is committed to providing the highest
 levels of healthcare and services, and values equity, diversity, initiative, flexibility,
 creativity, teamwork, conduct, occupational health and safety and the capacity to
 make a difference.

 The minimum responsibilities required of officers and employees of the State Service
 are contained in sections 7(1), 8 and 9 of the State Service Act 2000.

 The State Service Act 2000 and the Commissioner’s Directions (employment
 directives) can be found on the State Service Commissioner’s website at

 This job may exercise delegations in accordance with a range of Acts, Regulations,
 Awards, administrative authorities and functional arrangements mandated by
 Statutory office holders including the Secretary of the Department. The relevant
 Organisational Unit Manager can provide details to the occupant of delegations
 applicable to this job.

 DHHS is a smoke free work environment. Smoking is prohibited in all State
 Government workplaces including vehicles and vessels.
Health Care Workers with the Department of Health and Human Services are
expected to comply with the Agency’s Hepatitis B Policy and the Tasmanian Code of
Practice for Health Care Workers.

The Agency’s policy classifies the levels of risk to employees, who have a risk of
exposure to Hepatitis B higher than the normal population, as either:

Category 2.     Employees whose employment arrangements and duties place them
                at a higher than normal population risk of exposure to blood or body

Category 3.     Employees who are, or potentially will be, directly involved in the
                conduct of exposure prone procedures.

For employees who occupy jobs classified as Category 2 level of risk it is strongly
recommended that the occupant either demonstrate current immunity or previous
seroconversion to Hepatitis B or demonstrate immunity following vaccination.

For employees who occupy jobs classified as Category 3 level of risk the occupant
will be required to either demonstrate current immunity or previous seroconversion
to Hepatitis B or demonstrate immunity following vaccination.


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Approved: __________________________________            Date: __________________

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