An opportunity is available for a specialist Cardiologist in the Townsville Hospital outreach service.
- Family-oriented lifestyle in a vibrant coastal regional city in sub-tropical North Queensland
- Local airport servicing Sydney (2hr35min), Melbourne (3hr) and Brisbane (1hr50 min)
- Main base hospital for the region
- Competitive remuneration package (up to AUD$476 000, depending on experience)
- Excellent public and private schools available, as well as tertiary institutions
- Affordable housing
The Role and Hospital
To provide Clinical Cardiology, Echocardiography including Transoesophageal Echocardiography, 3D Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI.
The Townsville Hospital – Cardiac Services Unit is the tertiary cardiac referral unit for North Queensland. The unit services a population of approximately 600,000 people. The Cardiology Unit is part of the overall Surgical Service Group which provides the full range of adult cardiac surgery and cardiology services (except for transplants).
Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians (RACP) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.
Townsville is the largest regional centre in the North and a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
The gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320+ days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.
The city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife. The Strand is Townsville's waterfront esplanade; take a stroll along the picturesque paths, do some shopping or attend the night markets, be spoilt for choice with alfresco dining options, sit and relax while the kids play at the water park or one of the family fun areas. Picnic and BBQ facilities are available, as well as gym equipment (including a rock climbing wall) and amenities. Swim in the man-made rockpool or the lifeguard monitored beaches. All with magnificent views of the jewel in Townsville's crown, Magnetic Island. A short, scenic ferry ride will get you there.
How Head Medical can help
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.