First listed on: 26 March 2024

Post Graduate Fellow Haematology


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time
Position Classification: Post Grad Fellow
Hours Per Week: 32 hours (0.8 FTE)
Requisition ID: REQ470627

Post Graduate Fellow in Haematology Clinical Trials and Research

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is looking for Post Graduate Fellow in Haematology Clinical Trials and Research to join the team at the Illawarra Cancer Care Centre on a temporary 12-month appointment. 

An opportunity to work in one of the leading clinical trials units in NSW.

Together, we can do more.

The primary responsibility for the position is diagnosis and management of haematological disorders, which will include exposure to clinical research and clinical trials. You will work collaboratively with patients, scientific staff, and other health professionals from other public and private health services to achieve high quality service provision to patients. You will be responsible for understanding, reviewing, and implementing treatment protocols, quality monitoring requirements including clinical audit and critical reviews. You will be responsible for providing both routine and urgent medical assessment and clinical care to Haematology patients being screened and participating in clinical trials as a certified investigator within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. Depending on appropriate accreditation duties will include screening and provision of care to clinical trials patients in Wollongong Private Hospital.

This role will see the Post Graduate Fellow proactively:

  • Provide an accountable and high standard service consistent with the defined scope of clinical practice for ISLHD and all NSW Health Policies and as required by other senior medical staff and the facility. 
  • Be dedicated to a teamwork philosophy and be able to demonstrate ability to work as a team member within the Department and the broader multidisciplinary team. 
  • Ensure detailed patient treatment plans are in place to support the timely management of patients and effective clinical handover processes in accordance with facility and ISLHD guidelines. 
  • Ensure a high standard of clinical record documentation is maintained, including the completion of all clinical records (including medication charts and other orders) to reflect clinical decisions and optimise data collection. 
  • Participate fully in the on-call roster as required by the facility and in accordance with clinical privileges. 
  • Participate actively in research activities in the Department. 
  • Adapt clinical practice in accordance with contemporary evidence-based best practice and any clinical protocols as approved by ISLHD from time to time. 

If this is you, you could be the perfect Visting Medical Officer to join the professionals at Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).

Enjoy a healthy work-life balance with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

From Helensburgh in the north to North Durras in the south, ISLHD covers an area of 5,687 square kms. That’s 5,687 square kms of beautiful beaches, coastal cycling tracks, lush rainforests, incredible bushwalks and friendly people. The region is also host to many annual food, wine and arts festivals and events.

ISLHD operate eight hospital sites, employ over 8,500 staff and provide community health services across 58 locations. Commute times are short, childcare and schooling options are plentiful, and Sydney is close by.

Wollongong Hospital is the largest of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District’s eight hospitals, treating more than 48,000 patients annually. It is the region’s tertiary referral hospital servicing a population of more than 400,000 people. The Wollongong Hospital is a 500+ bed centre which provides both general and specialty medical and surgical services including adult intensive care and coronary care units. 

ISLHD is one of the region’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 8,500 across eight hospital sites and community health services.

ISLHD leadership is strongly committed to facilitating clinical research.  Tangible evidence of this commitment is the significant investment in the infrastructure to support research.  ISLHD has a well- developed research support unit that offers staff an extensive range of research support services including:  assistance in the development of the research study design, biostatistics support, data analysis, and help writing final research publications, as well assistance with the ethics and governance processes.

Looking for more than just a salary?

Besides your salary, you may also have access to:

  • Salary packaging – less tax and more take-home pay
  • Fitness Passport - discounted gym membership that both you and your family can enjoy (eligible employees) []
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – free confidential and professional assistance for staff and their families

Apply now by addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description (below) and submitting your resume. 

  1. MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category and completed training with FRACP/FRCPA or FRACP only or international equivalent for Haematology 
  2. A passion for and commitment to collaboration in the clinical researcher endeavour. 
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the planning, delivery and coordination of patient care. 
  4. Demonstrated high level communication skills, including the ability to convey, and adapt verbal and written information to a clinical and non-clinical audience. 
  5. Demonstrated good organisational and time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a complex environment. 
  6. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management. 
  7. Demonstrated high level independence clinical skills and judgement, with the ability to make sound decisions and problem solve with an awareness of limitations and ability to learn independently and modify behaviour accordingly. 
  8. Previous experience in and willingness to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training.

Need more information?

  1. Click here for the Position Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. Visit the ISLHD website []
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  7. For role-related queries or help applying, contact A/Prof Peter Presgrave via 02 4253 4009

An eligibility list may be created for future Temporary positions within the District.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Enquiries about this position from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. Candidates interested in this position must make their own enquiries and submit their own application.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing. Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. 

This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to

For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website 

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.

All NSW Health Category A workers are required to receive two doses of an approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, all Category A workers and new recruits are required to receive one dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine annually to be considered compliant. You will be required to provide a record of your vaccination status as part of the recruitment and onboarding process. 

Applications close: 8 April 2024

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