Are you passionate about outcomes for children and young people across Queensland?
We're committed to providing life-changing healthcare for children and young people for a healthier tomorrow.
About the Queensland Children's Hospital
The Queensland Children's Hospital (QCH) (formerly The Lady Cilento Children's Hospital), which opened on 29 November 2014, is Australia's largest and most advanced paediatric facility. Located in South Brisbane, the 359-bed hospital features more than 80,000 square meters of facilities spread across 12 levels.
As Queensland's single specialist paediatric facility, Children's Health Queensland's (CHQ) at the QCH is the hub of a dedicated network of paediatric services available at other Brisbane and Queensland hospitals. Expanding on CHQ's state-wide remit, the QCH also supports regional hospitals through telemedicine and outreach services. This means children and young people can access the services they need as close to home as possible.
The hospital precinct includes the Centre for Children's Health Research, the Children's Hospital Foundation, Ronald McDonald House South Brisbane (opened in 2016) and a new Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service building.
The position of Senior Medical Officer will:
- Provide high level specialist Child Protection paediatric services within a tertiary setting to ensure the provision of high quality, safe and family centred care within CHQ HHS and for designated outreach when required.
- Core clinical duties include:
- Perform acute forensic medical assessments sexual assault and assessment and documentation and interpretation of physical injuries
- Demonstrated competence with colposcopy in relation to sexual assault medical assessments
- Liaise with relevant stakeholders with relation to forensic cases, for example QPS (Queensland Police Service), DCYJMA (Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural affairs)
- Prepare forensic medical reports and provide evidence in court as an expert witness as required
- provide high level, evidence-based child protection advice as the designated Child Protection Advisor as core clinical work when on intake and as the core QH representative at SCAN (suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) meetings
- clinical outpatient duties as part of our OOHC (Out of home care) clinics
- Registrar supervision and teaching
- Attendance and participation at relevant team meetings (inclusive of peer review meetings)
- Good working knowledge of child protection legislation and mandatory reporting requirements, trauma informed frameworks and an understanding of working with people from a First nations/ CALD background
- Participation in out of hours on call roster
What CHQ HHS can offer
Apart from contributing to the development of Australia's best paediatric health service, you will also benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing. Additional benefits include:
- Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
- 17.5% annual leave loading
- Salary packaging
- Employee Assistance Program
- Work/life balance, variety and flexibility
You can find out more about why it's so great to work at CHQ HHS here ( [***] ).
It is a mandatory condition of employment for this role to be:
- vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, certain vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) as outlined in the Health Employment Directive NO. 01/16(PDF) ( [***] )
- Vaccinated against COVID-19 as outlined in the Health Employment Directive NO. 12/21(PDF) ( [***] ) and the Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70(PDF) ( [***] ).