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Consultant – ICU - Coastal living in a great city with an affordable range of property in subtropical Queensland – Rockhampton - Australia

Consultant - Anaesthetics
Ref: 4470 Date Posted: Thursday 07 Sep 2017
  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$416 000 (GBP£250 000) depending on experience.
  • 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 be responsible for provision of high quality clinical services and assist the Director of Intensive Care in the general running of the unit.  Your responsibilities will include active participation in patient safety, audit, research and service planning activities as well as the education of medical staff and students, allied health, interested community groups and nursing staff.

In addition to your extensive clinical experience, you will have an interest and understanding of the policy framework for improving clinical practice standards, plus a proven commitment to leading and participating in an education program for clinical staff.

Experience in paediatric intensive care would be highly desirable.

The Hospital

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.

Rockhampton Hospital provides training for Medical Students participating in University of Queensland – Central Queensland Rural Clinical School, and has links with the Central Queensland University for Nursing and Health Studies. There is a strong emphasis on strengthening the “grow your own” medical workforce with an active Medical Education Unit and registrar training as a major focus within the health service.


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
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many 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 know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.
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.

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Eunan O'Brien

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5271