Position Details
Position Title Trainee
Position Number 19319
Employment Status Part Time - Exempt
Applications Close 24/01/2019
Maximum length of training contract 02/02/2020
Local Health District NSW Health Pathology
Facility Prince of Wales Laboratory
Specialty Pathology
Sub Specialty Anatomical pathology (including cytopathology)
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical Officer
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $127,539.00
Current Rotations/Networks (which may change from time to time) NOTE: This ad hoc vacancy is for the PAEDIATRIC ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY SUB-SPECIALTY ONLY.
Main Purpose of Position *****************************************************************************

NOTE: This ad hoc vacancy is for the PAEDIATRIC ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY SUB-SPECIALTY at NSWHP - Prince of Wales Hospital on a 0.5 FTE for the 2019 clinical year (4 February 2019 - 2 February 2020) only.


Incumbents are expected to:

1. Develop appropriate knowledge and technical skills to fulfil the requirements of the RCPA for training in Anatomical Pathology and to become a competent Anatomical Pathologist;

2. Fulfil the service requirements of their department, including contribution to the provision of advice to clinicians regarding Anatomical Pathology, notification and discussion of results with clinicians, attendance and participation in meetings and conduct research.
Position Requirements 1. Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

2. Have at least two post-graduate years of general clinical medical practice.

3. Be able to be registered with the RCPA as trainee in Anatomical Pathology.

4. Participate in routine laboratory work under the direction and instruction of scientific, technical and medical staff including review and verification of laboratory results according to departmental procedures.

5. Assist Consultant Pathologists in the interpretation and diagnosis of Histo- and Cyto pathological specimens and autopsies in accordance with RCPA trainee curriculum requirements.

6.Participate in teaching and research activities under supervision.
Local Background & Environment All laboratories participating in the centralised recruitment system are accredited by the RCPA for specialist Anatomical Pathology training.

All participating facilities perform a wide range of diagnostic Anatomical Pathology services.

A number also perform work for smaller suburban hospital within their network and for rural hospitals.
Key Internal and External Relationships Anatomical Pathology trainees routinely interact with hospital scientists and technicians, other Anatomical Pathology medical staff and hospital clinical staff as part of their duties.

Liaison with clinicians external to the hospital or the Local Network may be required depending on the referral patterns of the laboratory.
Supervision Arrangements Anatomical Pathology trainees are not usually required to supervise other staff.

They are required by the RCPA to nominate at least one supervisor to oversee their training.
Challenges/Problem Solving Trainees must also develop skills and competencies as specified in the Anatomical Pathology curriculum of the RCPA.
Decision Making Close and effective liaison with Anatomical Pathology consultants will allow the trainee to: demonstrate their level of ability and understanding of patient care; have their decision-making ability assessed; and enable them to expand areas of responsibility as appropriate for level of training and competence.
Communication The trainee will work closely with other laboratory staff members and will need to contribute as an effective team member. The trainee must demonstrate ability to deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature and be able to exercise discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality.
Performance Monitoring Trainees are assessed by their supervisor in accordance with the minimum requirements of the RCPA for their specialty training. Trainees may also be assessed as required in accordance with HR requirements for matters not of direct relevance to their specialty training.
Additional Information

This vacancy is for the Paediatric Anatomical Pathology Sub-Specialty at the Prince of Wales Hospital campus only.


The following facilities provide Paediatric Anatomical Pathology sub-specialty training:

  • Children's Hospital Westmead
  • Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick (Prince of Wales Campus)

The following facilities participate in the State-wide NSW Anatomical Pathology Training Program.

  • Australian Clinical Labs
  • Children's Hospital Westmead
  • Concord Hospital
  • Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology
  • Gosford Hospital
  • ICPMR Westmead
  • John Hunter Hospital
  • Liverpool Hospital
  • Nepean Hospital
  • Neuropathology (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
  • Orange Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • St George Hospital
  • St Vincent's Hospital & Sacred Heart Health Service
  • Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
  • Tamworth
  • Wagga Wagga Hospital
  • Wollongong Hospital / Southern IML Pathology
Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided

College Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
Organisation Chart ORGANISATIONAL CHART - Trainee Anatomical Pathology.pdf
Job Demands Checklist Click Here to View
Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia.

2: Evidence of general registration and 24 months of clinical experience OR hold an Overseas Trained Specialist determination issued by the RCPA.

3: Evidence of satisfactory acquisition of skills and competencies as specified in the Anatomical Pathology curriculum of the RCPA.

4: Evidence of progress up to at least the third year of Anatomical Pathology training, including supervisor's reports, success in exams, satisfactory progress in procedural or completion of research.

5: Evidence of participation in quality improvement initiatives relevant to Anatomical Pathology.

6: Evidence of working in a multidisciplinary team environment, including improvement in patient care and an understanding of the NSW Health Code of Conduct.

7: Demonstrated experience or vocational interest in the Paediatric Anatomical Pathology sub-specialty.
Contact Details Dr Trent Davidson
02 9382 9012