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Department of Surgery, ICU, Women’s and Perioperative Services, Cairns Hospital, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service. Remuneration rates: $167.58 - $199.16 p.h. (VMS1 - VMS4, VMSS), employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%), annual leave loading (17.5%). (Permanent Part Time, 16hrs p.f. Applications will remain current for 12 months).


Duties / Abilities:


The role provides assistance to the Clinical Director Surgical Services in the provision, development and maintenance of an effective, efficient and equitable Surgical Service within the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service. This position will provide elective general surgery services for one outpatient session and one elective theatre session per week within the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.  This position will also provide acute surgical care during core hours and as part of the on call roster for General Surgery.

It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be, and remain, vaccinated against or non-susceptible to the following Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) during their employment: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (chicken pox) and Pertussis (whooping cough). Existing staff engaged prior to 1 July 2016 (and have not had a break in service) are not subject to this new condition of employment unless they are moving from one Hospital and Health Service to another Hospital and Health Service within Queensland).

Existing staff that have previously submitted this evidence since 1 July 2016 will not be required to resubmit.

It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be vaccinated against or not susceptible to Hepatitis B. Proof of vaccination or non-susceptibility is a condition of employment for all staff (new and existing) who have direct contact with patients or who in the course of their work may be exposed to blood/body fluids or contaminated sharps.

It is strongly recommended that you complete the VPD Evidence Form and prepare your documents prior to meeting with the selection panel; however you will only be required to supply the evidence if you are the preferred applicant. If you are the preferred applicant, your application for employment will not be successful unless you comply with this Queensland Health policy. Further information and Evidence Forms can be found at


Enquiries: Louise Pendenza 07 4226 6889
Job Ad Reference: CA264819
Application Kit: 
Closing Date: Thursday, 8 February 2018

Date Posted
Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Cairns, QLD 4870
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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