About the Job

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  • A rare opportunity to lead a small cohesive team in a unique environment.
  • Excellent total remuneration package from AUD$500 - 600,000 dependent on experience.
  • Rent free accommodation provided in addition to above.
  • Known as the ‘oasis of the outback.’
  • Previously a frontier town, now grown into a thriving industrial and commercial city.
  • Brisbane and Townsville within 1 - 2 hours flight with regular services.
  • Has several primary schools and two high schools as well as a local TAFE.
  • FRACS required.

The Role

Your ability to lead, manage and inspire will be matched by your skills in trauma management, general and emergency surgery.  You will have excellent communication skills (in both a clinical and corporate function), facilitating your interaction with a multidisciplinary team as well as your ability to teach and train medical staff and/or medical students.  

An interest in Public health, particularly as it pertains to Indigenous and Rural and Remote Health, is advantageous.

The Department

Surgical Services at Mount Isa Hospital is staffed by a Director of Surgery and a Staff Specialist Surgeon (General Surgeon), Visiting Surgeons, Principal House Officer, and a Junior Medical Officer. The Surgical Ward has 15 beds and a Day Surgery Unit. Surgical patients may also be accommodated in the 5-bed High Dependency Unit. Surgical consultative services are provided to the 24-bed Medical Ward and 18-bed Maternity Unit. Most referrals for admission arise from acute presentations to the Emergency Department, however on occasion patients may also be admitted from Surgical or specialist outreach Outpatient Clinics or are referred from a peripheral facility. Mount Isa Hospital has 2 operating theatres and over 140 operations are performed each month, of which approximately half are acute.

Procedures are performed in both adults and children, in the speciality areas of General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Orthopaedics, acute trauma, ENT, minor Vascular, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dental.

The Area

Mount Isa is a unique and progressive city nestled among the splendour of the Selwyn Ranges in the heart of North West Queensland. Once a raw frontier town built around the vast mineral resources, Mount Isa has grown into a thriving industrial and commercial centre renowned for its friendly and welcoming nature. Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback,’ Mount Isa represents over 50 nationalities which give the city a unique cosmopolitan flavour. People enjoy living in this modern community, with restaurants, excellent health care, shopping, churches, clubs, service clubs and social activities. You will love the yearly carnival of festivities and celebrations.

Mount Isa covers a vast area of over 43,310 sq km and although the population is relatively small the city enjoys all the amenities of a much larger city. The city has a great climate, allowing for recreational pursuits such as water-skiing, canoeing, picnics, swimming and fishing on the picturesque lakes of Moondarra and Julius. Mount Isa is surrounded by the rugged Selwyn Ranges where Australian Aboriginal rock paintings and carvings can be viewed.  

Camping out under the stars is a particularly breath-taking experience given the lack of light pollution or you could just Jump in the four wheel drive, explore the outback and do a bit of fishing.

If you’re feeling like a weekend escape to the big city or further afield, you can easily reach Brisbane and Townsville in 1 - 2 hours flight.

What can Head Medical do for you?

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we appreciate it can also be extremely daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped hundreds of 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 take the responsibility of relocating candidates seriously and we know it’s critically important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through yours and your loved ones plans in detail, getting to know you to ensure we provide a seamless service which is second to none and above all right for you.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage all the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.


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

eunan@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5271

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