About the Job

This is a great opportunity to take on a Clinical Director of Anaesthesia & High Dependency Unit role in a lovely part of central Queensland.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Fantastic lifestyle in relaxed subtropical Queensland
  • Remuneration package up to AUD$535k (depending on experience.)
  • Additional oncall, overtime and generous allowances
  • Just over an hour's flight to Brisbane
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef

The Role
The Clinical Director, as a part of the clinical executive leads, manages the Gladstone and Banana Anaesthesia team & High Dependency Unit (HDU) portfolio enabling high quality, contemporary services integrated within the clinical services framework of the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS). Liaison and coordination with other clinical departments is critical as is on-going service development and teaching to provide for a sustainable service.

The position provides strategic leadership and direction, service planning, effective management and provision of anaesthesia and HDU services. The role will also be responsible for the quality, cost efficiency and effective delivery of anaesthesia and HDU services at Gladstone Hospital and professional support to other locations within the CQHHS.

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 Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

The Hospital and Location
Gladstone Hospital is an 83-bed hospital and offers a range of general and specialist inpatient and outpatient services including emergency, general medicine and surgery, basic orthopaedic, clinical investigation, obstetrics, maternity, gynaecology, high dependency and coronary care, palliative care, medical imaging, pathology and paediatrics. Additional services include Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs Service, oral health, physiotherapy, dietetics, speech pathology and outreach/community-based facilities, as well as a Primary Health Care Centre located at Boyne Valley and the newly acquired West Wing (formerly Gladstone Mater) offering extended medical and surgical services inclusive of private specialist care. Gladstone Hospital has approximately 392 full time equivalent staff delivering services across acute, community and primary care.

One of the many rewards of this post is a sensational coastal subtropical lifestyle in Australia. It is a regional town (not remote) of approx. 50,000 inhabitants known for its deep sea harbour and port, and as a lifestyle choice for those seeking a change in pace enabling a true work/life balance. Feedback from Consultants placed in Queensland previously regularly cite a greater balance between work and leisure time. 

The region offers a superb lifestyle and a healthy family environment with a range of cultural recreational and sporting activities. Real estate prices are affordable with a choice of city, coast or country living. Stroll along the beach, snorkel on the reef, drive out into the country or spend time in the city - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here. You will have access to water sports and sailing activities, the best seafood Queensland has to offer, and of course, the fabulous Southern Great Barrier Reef.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Karen today.

karenp@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5255

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