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  • Fantastic lifestyle in New South Wales with a Mediterranean climate.
  • Excellent transport links with daily flights to Sydney (80mins.)
  • 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 living in the heart of Wine and Food Country!

The Hospital

Griffith Hospital is a 119 bed C1 peer grouped hospital providing a range of acute specialists services with 2 well-equipped operating theatres. There is general surgical, general medical, paediatric and obstetric emphasis. The hospital is also serviced with a 24hr Emergency Department, ICU/CCU and an extensive Outpatient Clinic. Each year there are approximately 19,500 emergency presentations, 2,500 operations and 540 births.

The role

Working collaboratively with an excellent team of medics and health professionals throughout the hospital, you will provide high quality anaesthetic services, clinical leadership and operational management of anaesthetic services to the patients of Griffith Base Hospital.  Reporting to the Director of Medical Services you will display a high level of clinical experience within anaesthesia and a high level of flexibility and integrity as per your role as an integral part of the senior medical team.  You will help lead clinical governance activities and service planning/development as required.  Key to your success will be your demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously as part of the team you’re your ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and staff.  Any experience in rural hospital practice, including trauma and emergency scenarios would be advantageous. You will have the opportunity to teach medical students and other staff of the hospital which will reinforce your demonstrated commitment to continuing medical education relevant to Anaesthesia.

The Location

Griffith is the 'oasis' of the Riverina and the heart of Wine and Food Country. Boasting a Mediterranean climate, this thriving city is a unique mix of cultures from all around the world, which give Griffith that truly cosmopolitan feel. It is renowned for its quality restaurants and European style cafes, all serving divine gourmet cuisine complimented by the local fine wines. With a reputation as one of New South Wales most beautiful towns"  Griffith is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city while its unmistakable Italian heritage is evident in the great range of rustic cafes which dominate Banna Avenue, and the passion for good food and wine. Majority of Italian families in Griffith are from either the Veneto or Calabria region of Italy.

The foodie scene is gaining momentum with the return of young entrepreneurs growing family businesses and investing in new ones. Good food has always been at the heart of Griffith, and the city has an enviable reputation for excellent pizza, pasta and gnocchi. It is home to great orange juice, craft beer and Australia’s largest wine region - in fact there are so many kilometres of trellised vines they could lap Australia’s coastline three times! Griffith wineries export over $800M of wine per year and Griffith is the home of Yellow Tail and De Bortoli Noble One.  (The region also recently planted one million hazelnut trees for chocolate maker Ferrero…)

Griffith has a range of schools (13 primary, 3 secondary) while early childhood centres also feature prominently.  TAFE NSW Riverina Institute offers a variety of study options including integrated University pathways in partnership with both Charles Sturt and Deakin University with Griffith City Council. A Country Universities Centre is soon to be established in Griffith.

There are also regular daily flights (80mins) to Sydney (where the median house price is $1.1M compared to $325,693 in Griffith….)

What can Head Medical do for you?

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we appreciate it can also be extremely daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped hundreds of 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 take the responsibility of relocating candidates seriously and we know it’s critically important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through yours and your loved ones plans in detail, getting to know you to ensure we provide a seamless service which is second to none and above all right for you.

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

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