Anatomical Pathology

The Anatomical Pathology Department at The Canberra Hospital provides Histopathology, Cytopathology and Autopsy services to the Canberra and Calvary Hospital and the ACT region in addition to delivery of the Anatomical Pathology curriculum for the Australian National University Medical School.

There are 9 Anatomical Pathologists and 7 Registrars. The Registrars undergo comprehensive training in Anatomical Pathology including adult tissue pathology, cytopathology, autopsies including perinatal autopsies, laboratory techniques, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, electron microscopy, molecular techniques, quality assurance, medical school teaching and research.
The laboratory is accredited for 4 years training.

Positions are advertised at the time of the general JMO advertisements for all public hospitals in NSW and ACT.  (during July or August). The advertisements are also made through ACT Health website and the RCPA employment bulletin board. We are likely to have 1-2 available positions each year.

We interview in person in Canberra or by phone in about August each year.

The successful applicants are notified almost immediately.

The interview committee is composed of Anatomical Pathologists from the Department and supported by an administrative person from Recruitment section.

Reappointments are almost automatic (to a maximum of 4 years in the Department). Normally our Trainees stay with us for 3-4 years.

For further information please contact A/Prof Sanjiv Jain: sanjiv.jain@act.gov.au

Duty Statement

  • Perform surgical cut up as per the Department protocols and as per instruction from the consultants
  • Ensure that the specimen cut up descriptions are accurately transcribed
  • Attend intraoperative frozen section examinations
  • Participate in collection of Fine Needle Aspiration specimens in Medical Imaging Department, from inpatients at Canberra Hospital and outpatients in ACT Pathology
  • Perform autopsies on Hospital cases at Canberra Hospital
  • Attend and present at Departmental Quality Assurance meetings and other Clinicopathological meetings as directed
  • Actively participate in the teaching sessions organised by the consultants for Registrar teaching
  • Provide teaching to Clinical Registrars at Canberra Hospital, laboratory staff and medical students

Qualification/Other Requirements

Essentials

  • Fully Registered Medical Practitioner with the Australian Medical Board.
  • At least 2 year full time clinical posts following graduation from MBBS prgram.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently display commitment and leadership in high quality customer service principles.
  • Knowledge and awareness of obligations to general principles of hospital funding (eg Casemix) and maintenance of Patients Records.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake out of hours shift duties, in accordance with current EBA and AMA safe hours provisions.
  • Good communication skills with patients, relatives, peers and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue both formal education programs and self-education.
  • Knowledge of the ethics of medical practice.
  • Demonstrate a sound basic knowledge of internal medicine and its clinical practices.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement in medical practice.
  • Knowledge of OH&S Issues and Workplace Diversity practices.

Appointments to all NSW training facilities are coordinated by the NSW Anatomical Pathology Selection Process. Successful applicants are appointed to the NSW Anatomical Pathology Satewide Training Scheme (NSW AP STS).

APPLICATIONS

Applications will open close in line with other NSW JMO job applications.

Applicants wishing to enter the statewide training scheme must submit their online application to https://nswjmo.erecruit.com.au/

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible to apply for selection an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Qualifies for registration as a Trainee with Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) the applicant must:

  1. Have a medical degree recognised for registration purposes in Australia. Medical graduates of universities outside of Australia and New Zealand must satisfactorily complete the requirements of the Australian Medical Council for the AMC Certificate and have obtained General medical registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) before commencing Specialist Training;and
  2. Have completed at least two years’ clinical experience post primary medical degree.

OR

B. Be an overseas trained specialist assessed by the RCPA as requiring no more than two (2) years additional assessment or training.

 

Note:
  1. NSW Health requirement that all applications from Australian or New Zealand Citizens or who hold permanent residency who are eligible for appointment will be offered positions before those who are not. Also see note below in regard to shortlisting for interview**
  2. Applications from overseas trained doctors without full AMC accreditation and general registration will not be considered.
  3. Applications from overseas trained specialists who are not residing in Australia with a valid working visa will not be considered.

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered further.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. For applicants who have commenced RCPA accredited laboratory training
    Evidence of satisfactory acquisition of skills and competencies as specified in the Anatomical Pathology Curriculum of the RCPA.
  2. For applicants who have commenced RCPA accredited laboratory training
    Documentary evidence of progress in their Anatomical Pathology training, including supervisor’s reports, Head of Department Report and if applicable success in exams, satisfactory progress in the procedural or completion of research projects.
  3. For applicants who have commenced RCPA accredited laboratory training
    Evidence of participation in quality improvement initiatives relevant to clinical
    Anatomical Pathology.
  4. For applicants for whom 2018 would be your first year of laboratory training in an RCPA Accredited Position
    Evidence of at least two years of general clinical medical experience.
  5. For applicants for whom 2018 would be your first year of laboratory training in an RCPA Accredited Position
    Evidence of vocational interest in Anatomical Pathology (eg, previous employment, training or research in Anatomical Pathology or related fields)
  6. For ALL Applicants evidence of working in a multidisciplinary team environment, including improvement in patient care and an understanding of the NSW Health Code of Conduct

TRAINING POSITIONS

There are approximately 90 Anatomical Pathology training positions in NSW and typically between 10 to 30 vacancies each year. Many of the vacancies will be in locations outside of Sydney.

The training positions are located in the following facilities:

NSW Health - Sydney

  • Royal Prince Alfred Laboratory located at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown
  • Concord Laboratory located at Concord Hospital, Concord
  • Liverpool Laboratory located at Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool
  • Westmead (ICPMR) Laboratory located at Westmead Hospital, Westmead
  • Nepean Laboratory located at Nepean Hospital, Nepean
  • Prince of Wales Laboratory located at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
  • St George Laboratory located at St George Hospital, Kogarah
  • Royal North Shore Laboratory located at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

Specialised Training Units

  • The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, Sydney
  • Department of Neuropathology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney

NSW Health – Regional and Rural

  • John Hunter Laboratory located at John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, Newcastle
  • Gosford Laboratory located at Gosford Hospital, Gosford
  • Tamworth Laboratory located at Tamworth Base Hospital, Tamworth
  • Lismore and Tweed Laboratories located at Lismore and Tweed Heads Base Hospitals
  • Orange Laboratory located at Orange Base Hospital, Orange
  • Wagga Wagga Laboratory located at Wagga Wagga Hospital, Wagga Wagga
  • Wollongong Laboratory / Southern IML Pathology located at Wollongong

And may also include:

Private Pathology Practices

  • Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, North Ryde, Sydney
  • Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope Pathology), Bella Vista, Sydney

St Vincent’s Laboratory located at St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Applicants from all eligible applicants will be evaluated based on their application addressing the selection criteria, the documentation requested at application and their resume or CV.
  2. The Selection Committee will then short list applicants for interview.
  3. Applicants will be assess by the selection committee based on their application, documentation and any covering letter(s), responses to the selection criteria, resume or CV, and performance at interview.
  4. Members of the selection committee will individually rank each applicant deemed suitable for appointment and an overall ranking will be calculated.
  5. Referees checks will then be conducted and reviewed.

INTERVIEWS

Interviews will be conducted in August/September. Applicants will be notified if they are to be invited to an interview at least one week prior to the interview dates.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the interview in person. Only in exceptional circumstances will a video/telephone interview be considered.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

The successful Applicants location preference will be taken into consideration along with the existing vacancy locations and offers of training positions and locations will be made to successful applicants. The offer will be to one of the locations outlined in this advertisement.

Those regarded as suitable for appointment, but for whom no position is available will be placed on a reserve list, and may subsequently be offered a position.

Unsuccessful Applicants:

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email. Applicants may submit a request for feedback.

CONTACTS

To obtain further information please contact Mr Marco Chan on Phone: (02) 9464 4749 or by email at: marco.chan@health.nsw.gov.au

The Northern Territory (NT) has its own system for appointing trainees.

The NT training institution in Anatomical Pathology is at the Department of Pathology, the Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT 8011.

Appointment to the NT training program in Anatomical Pathology is by direct application to Medical Recruitment, the Royal Darwin Hospital Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT 8011.

The Northern Territory has two pathologists and two registrars to provide anatomical pathology services to a population of ~ 244,000 spread over 1,300,000 square kilometres.

There are 2 to 3 training positions in Anatomical Pathology in Darwin. Typically there are between 1 and 2 vacancies each year.

Applicants can apply anytime but the positions become available in late January.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Completed a minimum of 2 years in clinical posts following completion of MBBS by the time of commencing the program.
  • Australian permanent resident or residing in Australia with valid working visa.
Notes
  • Applications from overseas trained doctors without FULL AMC accreditation and general registration will not be considered.
  • Applications from overseas trained specialists who are not residing in Australia with a valid working visa will be considered.
  • Applicants with permanent residency who are eligible for appointment will be offered positions before those with temporary visas.

Selection Criteria

  • Meets all eligibility criteria.
  • Demonstrated clinical competence. While applicants with only one year post graduate experience will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with at least 2 years experience. Preference will also be given to applicants with clinical experience within the Australian health system.
  • Evidence of commitment to the discipline of Anatomical Pathology.
  • Evidence of academic achievement and appropriate progress towards career goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Experience in/commitment to teaching and research.

Selection process

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be further considered.

Applications and referee reports from all eligible applicants with be evaluated based on the selection criteria and a short list will be created.

Depending on numbers of eligible applicants and vacancies, those on temporary visas may not be offered an interview.

Interviews are usually held in mid to late September. More precise information on interview dates is available from the Department of Pathology (08) 89228013.

Applicants who are offered an interview will be notified by phone and email at least a week before the interviews. Interviews will be held at the Department of Pathology, Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT 0811.

Although phone interviews will be offered, applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the interview in person.

The interview panel will consist of:

  • The Director of Anatomical
  • Another Anatomical Pathologist
  • Heads of Department or his/her delegation
  • An independent panel member

Applicants will be assessed by the interview panel based on their application, covering letter, response to selection criteria, resume, referee reports and performance at interview.

Unsuccessful Applicants

Applicants will be deemed unsuitable for appointment to the Northern Territory Anatomical Pathology training posts for any of the following reasons.

  • Evidence of clinical competence not adequately demonstrated.
  • Evidence of commitment to the discipline of anatomical pathology not adequately demonstrated.
  • Level of academic achievement and progress towards career goals not regarded as sufficient.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills not adequately demonstrated.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team not adequately demonstrated.
  • Commitment to teaching and research not adequately demonstrated.
  • Referee reports not regarded as satisfactory.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email following the interviews. Applicants may submit a request for feedback.

Successful Applicants

Successful applicants will be notified of the interview outcome by phone and email approximately a week after the interviews. In general applicants will be given 24 hours to respond to the offer.

Once the offer has been accepted the information will be forwarded to the Hospital Administration, and the applicant will be sent an offer of employment. Those on the reserve list may be offered a training position at any time in the subsequent 12 months.

Subsequent Years

All new appointees will be re assessed prior to appointment for the second training year. This assessment will include an interview by the Supervisor and a second Anatomical Pathologist. If progress is satisfactory the trainee will be able to continue training. If progress is not satisfactory renewal of contract will not guaranteed.

Contact: Dr Aijye Lim jayelim@yahoo.com

Contact:

A/Professor Margaret Cummings,
Coordinator of Education and Training,
Anatomical Pathology,
Pathology Queensland,
07 3646 5828 Margaret_Cummings@health.qld.gov.au

Queensland Anatomical Pathology Registrar Training

Appointments to the Queensland Training Programme are co-ordinated by the Medical Support Unit, Pathology Queensland in conjunction with Pathology Queensland’s State Director and the Coordinator of Education and Training, Anatomical Pathology. The Anatomical Pathology Registrar Training Programme is organised through a conjoint training committee which includes senior staff from the public and private laboratories. Registrars are generally rotated to different sites each year.

Queensland Anatomical Pathology Training Laboratories

Central Laboratory, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
Gold Coast University Hospital Laboratory
Forensic & Scientific Services
Mater Hospital Laboratory
Sunshine Coast University Hospital Laboratory
Princess Alexandra Hospital Laboratory
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, SNP (in Brisbane and Toowoomba)
The Prince Charles Hospital Laboratory
Queensland Medical Laboratories, QML
The University of Queensland
Cairns Hospital Laboratory
Townsville Hospital Laboratory

There are currently 45 Anatomical Pathology training positions. Typically there between 5 and 8 vacancies each year. Vacancies sometimes arise during the year. These vacancies are advertised on the RCPA website.

Eligibility Criteria

The holder of this position must have an MBBS or equivalent qualification and be registrable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The incumbent must become a registered trainee with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Applications from overseas trained doctors without FULL AMC accreditation will not be considered.

Applications from overseas trained specialists who are not residing in Australia with a valid working visa will not be considered.

It is a Queensland Health requirement that all Australian and New Zealand citizens and applicants with Australian permanent residency who are eligible for appointment be offered positions before those with temporary visas.

Key Skill Requirements/Competencies

Demonstrated academic achievement and interest in pathology.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member and to relate successfully with other staff at all levels.

Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both spoken and written English, including formal and informal presentation of scientific, teaching or clinical material.

Ability, interest and willingness to participate in the teaching of pathology and in research.

An understanding of the concepts of a client focused service, and of the principles of quality management and continuous quality improvement.

How to apply

Positions for all pathology disciplines are advertised through the Queensland Health RMO Campaign at http://www.health.qld.gov.au/rmo/default.asp and also on the RCPA website.

The RMO Campaign opens in mid June and closes in mid July.

Application for a training position must be completed online at the above Queensland Health website.

The Selection Process

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be further considered.

Applications and referee reports from all eligible applicants with be evaluated based on the selection criteria, and a short list will be created.

Interviews are usually held in mid to late August.

Applicants who are offered an interview will be notified by phone and email at least a week before the interviews.

NOTE:
Applicants are encouraged to attend the interview in person.

The Interview

The interview panel will generally include, The State Director, Anatomical Pathology, the Coordinator of Education and Training, Anatomical Pathology, Pathology Queensland, Anatomical Pathology Directors from public and private laboratories. The panel usually consists of 5 – 6 people.

Successful Applicants

Offers of training positions are e-mailed shortly after the interviews and letters of appointment are made to successful applicants by the Medical Support Unit, Pathology Queensland usually by early October.

Unsuccessful Applicants

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by the RMO Campaign and feedback on their application will be provided if requested.

Subsequent Years

All Anatomical Pathology Registrars have to reapply through the RMO campaign each year to continue in the program, however, competitive interviews are not required.

SA Pathology is a state-wide pathology service, being formed on 1 July 2008 by the amalgamation of all public laboratories within South Australia.

There is a single centralised appointment process, and anatomical pathology trainees are rotated through all major metropolitan Hospitals, namely the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) and the Womens and Childrens Hospital (WCH), as well as Forensic Science SA.

There are a total of 13 anatomical pathology trainees usually distributed as follows:
RAH – 5, FMC – 3, TQEH – 2, LMH – 2, WCH – 1.

Advertising is on the SA Health Careers Website (www.sahealthcareers.com.au and careerone.com.au) and usually occurs in July for appointments commencing in early February the following year. The number of vacancies varies but is typically between 1 and 4.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must have an MBBS or equivalent qualification and be fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Completed or likely to have completed a minimum of two years post graduate training in clinical posts by the time of commencing the program.
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident, or residing in Australia with a valid working visa.
Note:
  • Applications from overseas trained doctors without full AMC accreditation and general registration will not be considered.
  • Applications from overseas trained specialists who are not residing in Australia with a valid working visa will not be considered.
  • It is a SA Health Department requirement that all applicants with permanent residency who are eligible for appointment be offered positions before those with temporary visas. Depending on the numbers of eligible applicants and vacancies, those on temporary visas may not be offered an interview.

Selection criteria:

  • Meets all eligibility criteria.
  • Demonstrated clinical competence. Preference may also be given to applicants with clinical experience within the Australian or New Zealand Health System.
  • Evidence of commitment to the discipline of anatomical pathology.
  • Evidence of academic achievement and appropriate progress towards career goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing education, teaching and research.

Selection process:

  • Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be further considered.
  • Applications from all eligible applicants will be evaluated based on the selection criteria, and a shortlist will be created.
  • Interviews are usually held in September.
  • Applicants who are offered an interview will be notified by phone and email at least a week before the interviews.
  • Interviews will be held at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville Road, Woodville, South Adelaide.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the interview in person. However if necessary, interstate applicants will be offered a phone interview.

The interview panel will consist of:

  • Clinical Director of Anatomical Pathology.
  • The Heads of Department of the five major Metropolitan sites.
  • The Chair of the Anatomical Pathology Training Committee.

Applications will be assessed by the interview panel based on their application, covering letter, response to selection criteria, resume, referee reports, and performance at interview.

Members of the interview panel will individually rank each applicant deemed suitable for appointment and a combined rank will be calculated.

Offers of training positions will be made to successful applicants based on their rank.

Successful applicants will be notified of the interview outcome by phone and email approximately a week after the interview. In general, applicants will be given 24 hours to respond to the offer.

All applicants will require a criminal history (DCSI) check prior to appointment.

All Anatomical Pathology Trainee contracts are yearly, but re-appointment is virtually assured if performance is satisfactory.

There are four training positions in Anatomical Pathology in Tasmania. All are located at the Royal Hobart Hospital, though trainees are rotated through a large private laboratory (Hobart Pathology), and the Tasmanian State Department of Forensic Pathology. Trainees are exposed to all major subspecialty areas.

The application process is institution based and appointments are made through the Royal Hobart Hospital. The number of actual vacancies each year is highly variable, though generally, there are at least one to two vacancies per year.

Application Process

Applications are made to the Medical Staffing Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Applications usually open in May and close in early August each year (http://www.jobs.tas.gov.au/)

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be currently registered or be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Have completed a minimum of two years post graduate training in clinical posts by the time of commencement of the program.

Selection Criteria and Selection Process

Applicants must have demonstrated clinical competence, and a commitment to the study of anatomical pathology. Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work effectively in a team.

Applications and referee reports from all eligible applicants will be evaluated, and a short list of applicants will be prepared. Interviews (possibly by telephone) may be conducted depending on the circumstances. Applications are considered by Anatomical Pathologists at the Royal Hobart Hospital, the Director of Pathology at the Royal Hobart Hospital and representatives from Hobart Pathology and the Department of Forensic Pathology. Appointments are made on the basis of merit, though consideration is given to providing a balance between junior and senior registrars in the department.

Offers of appointment are generally made by early September. Appointments are usually for one year after which trainees will need to re-apply. Two year appointments may be negotiated in some circumstances.

Trainees are required to follow this centralised appointment process. Failure to do so may result in your training not being accredited.

New Applicants

All new applicants including RCPA Trainees in other states or regions, please complete and return the Form VAPTP-2A Victoria New Application 2020.

 

Transfers

All current Victorian Trainees must complete and return the Form VAPTP-2B Victoria Transfer Application 2020.

NOTE:
  • For current Victorian Trainees NOT WISHING TO TRANSFER please fill out the first page only followed by ticking the option “I DO NOT wish to transfer” on page 2, then sign the declaration at the end of the document.
  • For current Victorian Trainees WHO DO WISH TO TRANSFER please fill out the first page followed by ticking the option “I DO wish to transfer” on page 2 and complete the remaining pages, then sign the declaration at the end of the document.
 

Further information

Please contact Aleen Nazaretian (Victoria Anatomical Pathology Training Program administrative assistant) – aleenn@rcpa.edu.au

All Applications close 20th July, 2019.

General Information

Appointments to all WA training institutions are co-ordinated by a committee with representation from all of the training institutions, the Anatomical Pathology Registrar Training Committee. Successful applicants are employed by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and seconded to the training institutions as per the rotation roster. Placement is determined according to requests by the incumbent registrars, what stage of training the registrar is at, and availability.

Training positions are available within the following institutions:

Perth Teaching Hospitals

PathWest (QE 2 Medical Centre), Nedlands
PathWest (Fiona Stanley Hospital), Murdoch
PathWest (The New Children’s Hospital, QE 2 Medical Centre), Nedlands
PathWest (King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women), Subiaco

Private Pathology Practices

Western Diagnostic Pathology, Myaree
St John of God Pathology, Subiaco

Specialised Training Units

Neuropathology, PathWest (Royal Perth Hospital), Perth
Forensic Pathology, PathWest (QE 2 Medical Centre), Nedlands

There are approximately 27 training positions within these institutions.
Typically there between are 3 and 7 vacancies each year.

Both the incumbent registrars and new applicants are required to apply each year.

Applications usually open in June and close in July in accordance with all WA Health JMO job applications.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS ON LINE TO SIR CHARLES GAIRDNER HOSPITAL VIA THE HEALTH CORPORATE NETWORK.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

  • Currently registered or eligible for general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Completed or likely to have completed a minimum of 2 years post graduate hospital based work, ie at least an intern year and PGY2, by the time of commencing the program.
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident, or residing in Australia with valid working visa.

Notes

  • Applications from overseas trained doctors without full AMC accreditation and general registration will not be considered.
  • Applications from overseas trained specialists who are not residing in Australia with a valid working visa will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

  • Meets all eligibility criteria
  • Demonstrated clinical and procedural experience in a range of medical disciplines. Applicants must have at least 2 years experience by the time of commencing the program. Preference may also be given to applicants with clinical experience within the Australian or New Zealand health system.
  • Ability to provide teaching, supervision and training support.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of continuous quality improvement principles.
  • Commitment to the Hospital’s Vision, Mission and Values
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing education and research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a career in Anatomical Pathology.
    This is outlined in the job description form (JDF) available at the time of the position being advertised.

Selection process

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be further considered.

Applications from all eligible applicants with be evaluated based on their resume and letter addressing the selection criteria, and a short list will be created.

** Depending on numbers of eligible applicants and vacancies, those on temporary visas may not be offered an interview.

Interviews are usually held in late July / early August. The date of interviews will be decided after the period of job application has closed.

Applicants who are offered an interview will be notified by phone and/or email at least two weeks before the interviews. Interviews will be held at PathWest (QE 2 Medical Centre), Nedlands.

NOTE:
Phone interviews will not be offered to those applicants interstate and overseas.

The interview panel will consist of a minimum of three members of the Anatomical Pathology Registrar Training Committee.

Applicants will be assessed by the interview panel based on their application, ie their resume (CV), response to selection criteria, referee reports and performance at interview.

Unsuccessful Applicants

Applicants will be deemed unsuitable for appointment to the WA Anatomical Pathology Centralised Appointments Scheme for any of the following reasons:

  • Evidence of clinical competence not adequately demonstrated.
  • Evidence of commitment to the discipline of anatomical pathology not adequately demonstrated.
  • Level of academic achievement and progress towards career goals not regarded as sufficient.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills not adequately demonstrated.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team not adequately demonstrated.
  • Commitment to teaching and research not adequately demonstrated.
  • Referee reports not regarded as satisfactory.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by letter following the interviews. Applicants may submit a request for feedback.

Successful Applicants

Each member of the interview panel will rank each applicant deemed suitable for appointment and a combined rank will be calculated.

Offers of training positions will be made to successful applicants based on their ranking and the number of vacancies. Where there are insufficient places for successful applicants they will be placed on a reserve list and may later be offered a place should a position become available.

Successful applicants will be notified by Health Corporate Network (HCN) of the interview outcome by letter ASAP after the interviews.

Once the job offer has been accepted the information will be forwarded to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the applicant will be sent a formal contract of employment.

Those on the reserve list may be offered a training position at any time after the interview process, up to 6 months after the commencement of the academic year relevant to the selection process.

Contact: Dr Daniel Wong daniel.wong@health.wa.gov.au, phone number: 08 6457 2727

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