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Reference Number 13682
Position Title Palliative Care Specialist
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Entity Hospitals
Location Calvary Health Care Bethlehem
Award / Enterprise Agreement Classification BETH-Hosp Spec&Med Admin - SPECIALIST Y 1 17.6
BETH-Hosp Spec&Med Admin - SPECIALIST Y9 17.6
Salary $152.60 to $198.90
Hours 20
Position Summary

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem, Parkdale

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is a not-for-profit, publicly funded, sub-acute health service that provides specialist palliative care and a statewide neurology service through inpatient beds, clinics and home based care.  

We are currently located in Parkdale while the Caulfield site is being redeveloped into an integrated health precinct.



Specialist - Palliative Care – Part Time 20 hours per week, work days must include part of Mondays and all day Thursdays.

About the role

An opportunity exists to work in our established, supportive, multi-professional team providing specialist palliative care at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem (CHCB).  

As CHCB is the centre for the State-wide Progressive Neurological Disease Service this post offers unique experience in Neuro-Palliative Care, for which we have a national reputation. There are active education and research programs, with CHCB accredited as a training facility by RACP and RACGP, while final year medical students from The University of Notre Dame rotate through as part of their undergraduate curriculum.

The successful applicant will join a team of five consultants in palliative medicine and will be one of two ward consultants with responsibility for the 32-inpatient beds.

Please see the job description for the selection criteria against which the application will be assessed. Applications must be made via the calvary careers portal.   

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Rowan Hearn, Clinical Director Palliative Medicine, via HR at CHCB:



This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:


About Calvary

Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas.  Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers.

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a Mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.


How to join the team

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.

Please note: attached to the job advertisement on the Calvary Careers portal are important documents relating to the role. Please ensure you view these documents before beginning your application. It is suggested that you download a copy of these for your reference.

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. 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.

As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

Closing date: 4 September 2020



Selection Criteria Essential: Are you a fully registered Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency?
Essential: Are you willing to work in accordance with the mission and vision of Calvary and actively participate in developing a culture that promotes Calvary’s values of healing, hospitality, stewardship and respect?
Essential: Do you have a broad range of clinical experience in Palliative care?
Essential: Are you committed to promoting the Mission and Values of the Little Company of Mary with patient centered quality care as the primary focus of service?
Essential: Do you have an ability to lead and motivate others within a team environment?
Contact Person Kim Hardy
Contact Email
Closing Date 04/09/2020
Position Description
PD Palliative Medicine Specialist.docx Open
Job Demand Checklist
Calvary Job Demands Checklist - Medical Officer.docx Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.