Palliative Care/ GP Specialist

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 17/04/2023 (Midnight)
16 days remaining

16 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 19616

Reference: 19616

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Albury/Wodonga

Staff Specialist - Palliative Care Physician or GP Specialist

  • Fixed term position covering maternity leave
  • Commencing 3 April 2023 to 4 December 2023, working 80hrs per fortnight
  • Accommodation costs may be negotiated
  • Large regional city in NSW recently named Australia’s best town for 2023, within 3 hours of Melbourne and Canberra
  • Murray River, snow fields, wineries and national parks at your fingertips

Brief Description

Provide admitting, consultative & diagnostic services for our patients within the Palliative Care inpatient & community service for Mercy Health Albury


Albury / Wodonga is nestled on the banks of the Murray River and Hume Weir. The region offers water sports, snow fields, wineries, national parks and access to tourist towns such as Beechworth, Bright, Rutherglen and Yackandandah.  Albury / Wodonga is a cultural hub for restaurants, markets, art and theatre, and boasts a large regional shopping precinct. With numerous sporting clubs and plenty of schooling, options both public and private, the city has so much to offer.

Our specialist Palliative Care service consists of a 10 bed inpatient department, and an extensive community service, providing specialist holistic care to NSW residents.  Working as a member of the multi disciplinary team, you will be responsible for the clinical care of our palliative patients.  We have a supportive team environment where all staff work together to provide quality care to our patients.

  • Mercy Health Albury, Palliative Care Service
  • Fixed term position commencing 3 April 2023 to 4 December 2023
  • Working 80hrs per fortnight
  • Links to Werribee Mercy Hospital Palliative Care Specialists, providing specialist support and guidance
  • Perform all assessments, procedures and treatments associated with the speciality of Palliative Care Medicine as per delineated role of the Mercy Health Albury network
  • Provide admitting, consultative and diagnostic services for inpatient and community palliative care services
  • Form an integral part of a multidisciplinary team whilst practising within the core values of Mercy Health
  • Ensure a highly responsive and flexible Palliative Care service to internal and external health care providers.


  • Hold unconditional registration with AHPRA
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians ( Palliative Care) and/or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award
  • Fellowship of General Practitioners with substantial experience in palliative care
  • Australian citizen or PR status
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated current clinical practice of a high standard and ability to adapt clinical practice in accordance with the contemporary evidence based best practice and demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management
  • Current Medical Indemnity Insurance


Mercy Health Albury is a publicly funded 30-bed a subacute hospital in southern New South Wales offering a range of services including aged care assessment, day therapy programs, allied health, transitional aged care, geriatric evaluation management and palliative care.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services. 


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

Position Contact: Dr Thomas Chan via email Thomas.Chan@mercy.com.au

Palliative Care/ GP Specialist

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Dr Thomas Chan

Palliative Care/ GP Specialist