Rehabilitation – Basic and Advanced Trainee Registrar 1-4 Job at ACT Government Health – Canberra ACT

Rehabilitation – Basic and Advanced Trainee Registrar 1-4 (Job Number: 01ZHW)




Canberra Health Services


Rehabilitation, Aged & Community Services


Rehabilitation Medicine

Position Number


Position Title

Rehabiliation Basic and Advanced Trainee Registrar


SRMO 1-3/Registrar 1-4

Vacancy Type

Full Time


2022 Clinical year, from 7 February 2022 to 5 February 2023 with the possibility of extension


The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT

Base Annual Salary


Contact Officer

Dr Chris Katsogiannis, Clinical Director Rehabilitation

02 5124 2013 [email protected]

Closing Date

5 December 2021

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Position is suitable for both Basic & Advanced training in Rehabilitation Medicine.

The University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is Canberra’s first, purpose-built rehabilitation hospital.

It is the largest rehabilitation centre in the ACT and surrounds, with capacity for 140 inpatient beds, 75 day places and additional outpatient services. The hospital brings together rehabilitation services and specialist staff from many locations across Canberra into one purpose-built location – making it easier for people to access the services they need.

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) provides subacute services including Rehabilitation (inpatient, outpatient, day programmes), Geriatric Evaluation and Management and Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation subacute services.

There are 3 Units

Neurological Rehabilitation – Stroke, Brain injury, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis

General Rehabilitation – Amputations, Deconditioning/disability associated with illness, surgery or trauma.

Older Person’s Rehabilitation – For patients with a range of age associated medical co-morbidities, will include GEM services

Role of the Units

The units:

  • provide advice on the management of disability issues for the adult inpatient population;
  • provide multidisciplinary team management for inpatients with more complex rehabilitation needs;
  • provide medical rehabilitation outpatient appointments; and
  • coordinate the provision of outpatient rehabilitation services.


5 Staff specialist Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine and a Consultant Geriatrician will provide supervision for the Career medical Officers, Registrars and Resident Medical Officers. The Rehabilitation units are accredited for training by the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.


Under limited direction of the Clinical Director you will:
Provide daily management of patients admitted under their supervising unit with the assistance of a junior medical officer and supported by senior specialist staff.

Involved in the provision of ambulatory medical care to patients visiting the outpatient service of the hospital.

Support and participate in the Rehabilitation Medicine physician trainee education programme.

Supervising junior medical staff and ANU medical students, performing their duties within the units.

Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

Good communications skills- both verbal and written

Be able to work with a multidisciplinary team

Be approachable and professional when faced with complex demands.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
An Australian MBBS medical degree or equivalent with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Where required be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.

Sufficient experience to supervise junior medical staff independently

The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work.

Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment Occupational Medicine assessment, screening & vaccination process.

Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.


These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:

Proven clinical competence at a level commensurate with a postgraduate year three or above.

Proven previous experience and commitment to working collaboratively in a clinical team.

Ability to demonstrate sound written and verbal communication skills. While be able to communicate to carers, family members and other professionals regarding complex, multidimensional impairments, disabilities and handicaps.

Demonstrated participation and commitment to research and quality assurance activities.

Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.


Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and

A response to the selection criteria under “what you require” in no more than two pages.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact:
Dr Chris Katsogiannis

Clinical Director Rehabilitation

Tel: +61 2 5124 2013

Email: [email protected]

About the Company

Company: ACT Government Health –

Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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