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Consultant Anaesthetist – Coastal living in a Mediterranean climate, excellent package and great work/family-life balance – Whyalla - Australia

Consultant - Anaesthetics - South Australia
Ref: 4956 Date Posted: Monday 22 Jan 2018
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  • Fantastic lifestyle in Mediterranean South Australia.
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$300,000 - 450 000+ depending on experience.
  • Coastal living with exceptional diving and marine wildlife.
  • Excellent range of affordable housing
  • Multiple education facilities including primary schools, high schools a TAFE and University.
  • First class and well-resourced health service.
  • Regular daily 45minute flights to Adelaide.

The Role

Working with the Director of Medical Services you will provide comprehensive anaesthetic services for elective and emergency anaesthetic patients, including paediatric and obstetric cases. You will also participate in resuscitation and intensive type care until a patient is retrieved.

You will contribute to medical teaching/training programs at all levels and will also have the opportunity to initiate/participate in research as well as initiate and support clinical improvement activities.

Key to this role will be your highly developed interpersonal skills enabling you to maintain a strong spirit of co-operation with all co-workers.  An ability to manage change and any rural experience would also be advantageous.

The Hospital

Whyalla Hospital underwent a major $69 million redevelopment, completed in 2013, comprising new facilities including the Regional Cancer Centre, Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit, specialist rehabilitation unit, new surgical services and 48 single patient rooms.

It provides a wide range of services utilising local general practitioners, resident specialists, visiting specialists and telemedicine for people in the surrounding areas. The hospital has a combination of acute care beds, palliative care beds, day surgery beds and recliner beds. There are integrated community, mental health, domiciliary care, palliative care and allied health teams (including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology) located on site and off site. In addition, there is a designated mental health unit and two purpose built units located in the medical assessment and rehabilitation ward.

The Location

The third most populous place in the Australian state of South Australia, the regional city of Whyalla is situated on the coast of the Eyre Peninsula. With a pleasant Mediterranean climate, it boasts excellent fishing and water sports, and is well situated for day trips to many beautiful areas across the Eyre Peninsula, Clare Valley & Flinders Ranges.

Dive or snorkel with the world’s largest aggregation of Giant Cuttlefish which occurs just off the Whyalla coast May – August each year.  Witness the antics of South Australia’s friendliest Dolphins who frequently visit the Whyalla Marina and will often gate crash and join in on your offshore ocean escapade.

As for retail therapy, Whyalla Westlands is the largest undercover shopping centre in regional SA, with department stores, popular franchise outlets, supermarkets and a food hall. A number of other shopping strips are also located throughout the city, and Whyalla Cinema shows all the latest releases. Whyalla Leisure Centre has a 25m indoor heated swimming pool, squash and racquetball courts, sports hall, weightlifting facilities and the all-important cafe. Classes include aqua aerobics, circuits, aero boxing, tai chi, and swimming.

There are more than 15 GPs, three pharmacies and a selection of dentists, orthodontists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists and other specialist health care providers.

There’s an array of childcare centres, pre-schools and primary schools, plus four high schools. If you’re keen on returning to studies, TAFE SA has a campus here as does the University of South Australia, the largest uni campus in country SA.

There are daily 45 minute flights to Adelaide, leaving from the modern airport with car hire and cabs available.

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