Consultant – Director of O&G – Stunning location, redeveloped facility, great package and excellent real estate opportunities – Lismore, NSW
- Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical New South Wales – all the convenience of a city with all the advantages of a regional lifestyle
- AUD$80+ million redeveloped, regional referral, level 5 hospital.
- Excellent transport links with 52 flights to Sydney per week (90mins), only an hour’s drive from the city of Gold Coast and 45 minutes to Byron Bay.
- Competitive remuneration package, AUD$300 - 400 000+ depending on experience.
- Excellent schooling options and affordable housing - choose town, coast or country living.
- Follow those Australians already making the move from Sydney and Melbourne in search of a better lifestyle.
Lismore Base Hospital is a regional referral, level 5 base hospital within the Northern New South Wales Health District which is currently undergoing an $80 million redevelopment. It is a regional teaching hospital with strong links to Royal North Shore, Prince of Wales and John Hunter Hospitals.
The $80 million Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment project will provide improved access to and equity in the delivery of a wider range of services, and additional capacity to respond to the rapid growth in demand and the needs of the local community. It will deliver a contemporary facility in a mix of new and refurbished space.
- A new multi-storey development will include:
- A new and significantly expanded Emergency department
- Emergency Medical Unit
- Emergency Care / Fast Track zone
- Expanded Medical Imaging capacity
- A new ambulance drop-off and bay
- A new renal dialysis unit
- A new Hospital Mortuary
- Future expansion space
Refurbished spaces will accommodate an expanded community health unit consisting of purpose designed consult and interview rooms, while the project will also include construction of a new Pathology Unit and temporary 10 bed Maternity Dept.
The role and department
You will be an experienced Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who can work with a multi-disciplinary team of staff, providing expert medical assessment and management of patients within the department. You will provide sound Clinical Leadership including oversight and clinical supervision at both Lismore and neighbouring Grafton Base Hospitals. You will have the opportunity to support and drive development of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services and offer both a Consultation and Admission service for patients admitted. There will also be significant opportunities for teaching and research.
Due to the supervision responsibilities of this role, you will need to be a fellow of the Australian O&G college (FRANZCOG.)
The women’s Care Unit is a well-regarded Level 5 service with in excess of 1100 pregnant women every year. The Special Care Nursery is a Level 4 Neonatal Unit providing specialist care to sick term and preterm neonates greater than 32 weeks’ gestation. Lismore Base Hospital’s Women’s Care Unit provides maternity care to over 1100 pregnant women every year. The midwives and nurses of the Women’s Care Unit work in collaboration with local GP’s, Home Birth Midwives, Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service Midwives and Aboriginal Health Workers to provide care to women and their families in the Lismore and surrounding areas. The unit also cares for women undergoing gynecology surgeries. The maternity service is a Level 5 service caring for women in a variety of women centered models of care. These include midwives clinic, a team midwifery model (Lismore Community Midwifery Service LCMS), a midwife/General Practitioner shared pregnancy care program, and a doctors clinic for women requiring complex care. Women may also choose care with a private obstetrician or private midwife. There are 4 birthing rooms and 14 antenatal and postnatal beds with an early discharge program. There is also an early pregnancy assessment service and a pregnancy day stay unit for pregnant women.
The Special Care Nursery (SCN) is a Level 4 Neonatal Unit providing specialist care to sick term and preterm neonates greater than 32 weeks’ gestation. The nursery is supported by highly experienced neonatal nurses and midwives, staff specialists, paediatricians and paediatric registrars. Allied health provides social workers, speech therapy and physiotherapy support to families and babies in the SCN.
City Convenience allied to Regional Lifestyle - Lismore is a city that boasts the culture and convenience of a major regional centre and all of the lifestyle advantages of an extraordinarily beautiful natural environment.
Nestled between the rainforest and the sea in the Northern Rivers of NSW, 45 km inland from Byron Bay and 100 km south of the Gold Coast, Lismore is the cultural and economic capital of the Northern Rivers region. Escape the commotion of city-life and experience a true Sea or Tree change (your choice!) to the beautiful northern rivers and beaches.
It is on the doorstep of several magnificent World Heritage National Parks offering easy access to walking trails, waterfalls that cascade into clear mountain pools and breath-taking lookouts. It is only a short drive to the beautiful Ballina, Byron Bay and Lennox Head beaches perfect for surfers and families alike.
Lismore has a comparatively young population, with the median age being just 37 – the youngest median age in the region. Its population continues to grow at a sustainable level with the City’s residents maintaining the highest household income for the region. This recent population growth in the region is part of the phenomenon of population shift from Sydney and Melbourne for lifestyle reasons and to take advantage of the ambient climate and natural environment.
The area is well serviced by quality private and public schools, pre-schools and TAFE colleges, in addition to a Conservatorium of Music and a range of Adult Community Education programs. It is also home to the main campus of Southern Cross University, one of Australia’s most progressive and contemporary Universities.
The subtropical climate means Lismore enjoys warm and mild weather all year round. You will enjoy warm summers, a mild winter and plenty of sunshine to allow for recreation and relaxation.
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