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Consultant – ENT Surgery – 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.
  • This is laidback lifestyle at its best.

The Hospital

Lismore Base Hospital is a regional referral, level 5 base hospital within the Northern New South Wales Health District which is currently undergoing an AUD$ 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 department and role

Your role will be to provide a comprehensive ENT Surgery Service to Lismore Base Hospital including elective and emergency surgery plus consultation regarding admitted and Emergency Department patients.  You will help support and facilitate a culture of learning and best practice while there will also be significant opportunities for teaching and research.

You will be a dedicated team worker, able to manage and prioritise competing demands and be comfortable advising the Director Medical Services on priorities for new equipment acquisitions or replacements.

The Location

City Convenience and 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.

Lismore 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.

Lismore 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.

What can Head Medical do for you?

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