- Fantastic lifestyle in a stunning part of New South Wales.
- Regular short flights to Sydney (50 mins, 3 times a day) or a 2.5 hour drive
- Salary package of AUD$250 – 300,000+ (plus the work/life balance to enjoy it.)
- Up to 5 weeks Annual Leave, 5 weeks per year Training Education and Study Leave (TESL), and up to 10 days paid sick leave per year.
- Excellent choice of some of the best schools in Australia - public, private and university.
- Large, varied and affordable housing - buy a few acres of land and graze cattle or grow some olives, vines or fruit trees….
- Lovely climate with warm summers and mild winters.
You will advise on and provide direct clinical management of patients within the Bathurst Intensive Care Unit (ICU). You will work closely with the Director of ICU and the clinical heads of the other hospital departments while networking with the District's main referral centre, Orange Health Service, and building supportive relationships with other acute hospitals within the District.
This opportunity is a chance to demonstrate your strong clinical acumen, influence and foster an enthusiastic team of health professionals, and contribute to reviewing service requirements and introducing new models of care in what is a very dynamic team environment.
You will be experienced in quality improvement, a great team contributor (both with doctors and in the multidisciplinary context), be keen to contribute to service planning and policy development and have an interest in health research.
Bathurst Hospital serves a population of some 40,000 people and the specialist clinics operate five days a week with specialist services in renal, gynaecology, gerontology, rehabilitation and general surgery fully utilised. The Emergency Department see approximately 25,000 patients per year with a rate of admission of 35%.
It has recently acquired a new $560,000 CT (computer tomography) scanner, eliminating the need for stroke and heart patients to travel to Orange Hospital.
It is currently undergoing accreditation as a training facility for emergency medicine, while the obstetricians and gynaecologists have been working with the general manager to upgrade the maternity unit to level 4 and the special care nursery to Level 3. They now meet Ministry of Health standards for this upgrade which means premature babies can be treated locally rather than undergo the long trip to Sydney.
Additionally, the intensive care unit is being upgraded to be a fully accredited level 4 service.
Set in a wonderful natural environment with warm summers, clear, crisp winters, occasional snowfalls and lovely spring and autumn colours, Bathurst is one of the region's most beautiful cities, offering a diversity of attractions, activities and facilities.
It also has short regular flights to Sydney (50 mins, 3 times a day) or take a leisurely 2.5 hour drive.
Affordability is one of Bathurst’s key strengths. The average house price (RP Data 2014) for a 3 bedroom home is $321,000 compared with Sydney’s inner ring $831,000.
As a demographically young city with the median age being 36, Bathurst is supported by a strong educational sector. There are over 55 institutions from the headquarters of Charles Sturt University, to 6 high schools and pre-school and family Day Care Schemes.
Historic sites and architecture, cultural facilities, the famous Mount Panorama motor racing circuit and the growing wine industry all contribute to making the city an appealing destination.
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