This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a substantive position as a Consultant/Staff Specialist Anaesthetist in one of Australia's most liveable and affordable cities – Launceston, Tasmania.
- Attractive salary package up to AUD$500k (dependent upon experience) and access to salary packaging
- Relocation and accommodation assistance
- Commitment to ongoing professional development, including conference and sabbatical leave, in additional to annual leave entitlements
- Flexible work/life balance
- Dynamic team environment
The Hospital and Role
One of four acute hospitals in Tasmania, Launceston General Hospital is a 300-bed Hospital and the major referral hospital for the residents of the North and North West of Tasmania, treating over 24,000 inpatients and over 225,000 outpatients annually. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on medical education and due to its accredited teaching hospital status, the hospital also enjoys close links with both the University of Tasmania, as well as the School of Nursing, which is also based here.
Your duties will include:
1. Provide clinical care to public and private inpatients and outpatients of the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) in accordance with hospital policies.
2. Participation in all activities performed by the Department of Anaesthesia, including but not limited to:
• Patient pre-anaesthetic assessment in the Pre-operative Assessment Unit.
• Clinical anaesthesia care in the Operating Room Suite, Day Procedure Unit, Medical Imaging, Holman Clinic, Angiography Suite and Birthing Suite.
• Involvement in the provision of services delivered by the Acute Pain Service.
3. Participate in an out of hours on call roster with other specialist anaesthetists as required.
4. Liaise with medical colleagues for the coordinated care of hospital patients and provide a consultative service to other specialist units.
5. Assist in the arrangement of the onward referral of patients for medical services not available locally.
6. Participate in the undergraduate and post graduate teaching programs of the LGH and the University of Tasmania Clinical School.
7. Supervise and teach junior medical staff and medical students attached to the Department of Anaesthesia.
Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA (ABA certified) or New Zealand.
This North Tasmanian city is picturesque and reflects its colonial history, you can also see Victorian and Georgian influences mixed in with the more modern architecture, which all adds to the overall charm of the place. Here, you can enjoy all the facilities of modern city living with excellent schools and affordable housing, whilst being free of traffic and large commutes. Launceston is the “hub” of the North and is a location for those seeking an escape from the frantic big city life for a more laidback pace of living.
And ask any Australian, Tasmania is known for its beautiful fresh produce and seafood, and this city makes the most of this reputation, attracting “foodies” with its restaurants and cafes.
The temperate climate and four distinct seasons - including gloriously warm summers without the oppressive humidity or heat, and cool winters - mean the region has perfect wine growing conditions and this is reflected in the excellent wines produced along the Tamar River, with lots of little boutique wineries.
Easily accessible, there is a local airport and short daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney, making connections to international flights really easy.
We have a dedicated Registration Team who seamlessly manage all aspects of your regulatory and temporary work visa applications after you accept a suitable job offer, at no cost to you. Our aim is to get you ready to start work within agreed timeframes and with minimal hassle to you or your new employer.