About the Job

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  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$425 000 depending on experience.
  • Majority of Surgeons work a 4 day week 
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances
  • Just over an hour's flight down to Brisbane
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef
  • Excellent schooling options and affordable housing
  • Opportunity to become involved with projects that you wouldn’t normally get involved with in a big hospital

The Role

You will have the clinical experience and skills in Otolaryngology to undertake a wide range of procedures, allied to an understanding and commitment to the principles of continuous quality improvement and review.
You will have the chance to both lead and to contribute as a team member in a multidisciplinary approach to service provision and have the opportunity to participate in teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.


The Hospital and Department

Rockhampton Hospital is the main referral hospital for Central Queensland, now providing integrated cancer care services in Central Queensland in the newly established building boasting state of the art medical equipment.  The other primary hospitals within the health service are Gladstone, Emerald, Yeppoon and Biloela together with many smaller rural units transfer patients through to Rockhampton for specialist care and investigation.

The Hospital has recently gained accreditation for training in emergency medicine as well as being accredited for training in general surgery, anaesthetics, intensive care, general medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and psychiatry.  

Department of Surgery: The Rockhampton Hospital has four operating theatres and two procedure rooms. The operating theatre complex is supported by a 6 bed ICU/HDU. The Department is accredited for specialist training and is heavily involved in teaching and research.
CQ Health performed 3496 elective surgeries during 2015-2016 which equates to 4% more elective surgeries delivered to Central Queenslanders. The theatre staff also delivered 2079 emergency surgeries. Including other procedures, the health service delivered a total of 7187 surgeries in its operating theatres.
For the second consecutive year, on June 30 2016 no CQ Health patient was waiting longer than clinically recommended for an elective surgery


The Area

Rockhampton is a major regional city located slightly inland on the banks of the Fitzroy River, close to the Capricorn Coast and its white sandy beaches.

It offers a diversity of lifestyle options from coastal, to rural, to vibrant city living, with the best tropical climate Queensland has to offer. In 2009, it received a Bronze Award as one of the world’s most liveable communities.

The town’s colonial history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings, which hark back to its Gold Rush days – some of which have been lovingly restored to give the city a real ‘aussie’ charm, creating a real sense of community.

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 town, coast or country living. Stroll along the river, drive out to the coast exploring the many beaches, discover Carnarvon National Park, or spend time enjoying the galleries and botanic gardens - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here. You will have access to water sports, the best steak Queensland has to offer, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef for some fabulous deep sea diving.

Brisbane is just a short 1 hour flight from Rockhampton’s local airport.

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

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