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Palliative Care/Medical Oncology Advanced Trainee (Registrar)

Mater Hospital

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The Mater Hospital, North Sydney has a busy cancer treatment program focused on Breast Cancer and Melanoma, and is co-located with the Melanoma Institute of Australia.

An accredited fixed term//full-time 12-month position exists for an Advanced Trainee in Medical Oncology or Palliative Medicine to work with our Medical Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care Teams in 2022. The role comprises a mix of inpatient care for oncology and haematology patients (with support from an intern and CMO), inpatient palliative care consults (including renal and general medicine patients), and oncology outpatient clinics. The term is accredited by the RACP for Medical Oncology (core training), 0.5 FTE for 12 months, and Palliative Care (Cancer Care Setting (Term 4)), 0.5 FTE for 12 months.

Teaching is available through the SIPM (Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine) Program. Research and education opportunities are plentiful.

Essential Requirements:

  • AHPRA registration, or current eligibility for AHPRA Registration
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Experience in Medical Oncology, Palliative Medicine or related specialty
  • Minimum 4 years post-graduation
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Organisational ability – both personal organisation and ability to supervise others.
  • Demonstrated compassion and caring attitude, modelling a high standard of professional behaviour to other staff
  • Clear understanding of, and personal commitment to, the Mission and Values of the Mater Hospital and St Vincent’s Health Australia

Desirable criteria

  • Registration with RACP as an advanced trainee in medical oncology and/or palliative medicine (RACP, AChPM), other accredited trainees (eg other specialities, general practice)
  • Previous training in oncology (medical or radiation), palliative medicine or other relevant specialty
  • Experience in medical research, teaching and quality assurance
  • Experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Working towards post-graduate qualifications in Medical Oncology, Palliative Medicine or related specialty
  • Current Driver’s Licence

Commencement 06th February 2022

Remuneration in keeping with NSW Health Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award (according to level of seniority).


The Mater Hospital is regarded as one of Sydney’s premier private hospitals, located in North Sydney, with expertise in a range of areas including Maternity, Orthopaedics, Cardiology and Cancer care. Our goal is always to provide excellence in surgery, patient care and rehabilitation.


If this is the role for you, please hit the APPLY button now! Your application must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment.

St Vincent's Health Australia is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions. For further information, visit or get in contact at


Criminal record and/or child protection checks will be conducted and will form part of the selection criteria for this role.

Mater Hospital has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

SVHA generally requires its staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you would like to know more.


Please contact Dr Ben Forster email: phone: via Mater switchboard 9900 7300 for further information, Position Description and details on the application process.

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Mater Hospital
Location Sydney
Job Reference Number JR121048
Sub Classification Specialist Physicians
Job Type Contract/Full-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 09-02-2022

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