About the Job

We're seeking a Consultant in Anaesthetics to be based in Rockhampton, Central Queensland - a regional city which offers an ideal lifestyle and is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$514,400 depending on experience.
  • Overtime & on-call allowances are in addition to the package above.
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef
  • Excellent schooling options and very family friendly
  • Main referral hospital for Central Queensland

The Role
You will assist the Rockhampton Director of Anaesthesia in ensuring that Anaesthesia services provided are of the highest standard and delivered safely, reliably and efficiently.

  • Provide a high-quality Anaesthesia service, both clinical and administrative, and work within the bounds of commonly accepted good clinical practice and ANZCA Guidelines.

  • Conduct acute pain service ward rounds, pre-anaesthetic assessment clinics and anaesthesia for endoscopy, general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics, gynaecology, urology, ophthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat, dental and investigative services for the care of patients within CQHHS.

  • Participate in the after-hours and weekend on-call roster for the Department of Anaesthesia.  

  • This position will primarily be located in either Rockhampton or Gladstone but may provide anaesthesia assistance for cover to Biloela and Emerald Hospitals as required.

The Hospital
Rockhampton Hospital is a 305-bed facility and 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 Rockhampton Hospital has four operating theatres and two procedure rooms. The operating theatre complex is supported by an 8 bed ICU/HDU. The Department is accredited for specialist training and is involved in teaching and research.

The Rockhampton Hospital Anaesthesia team provides great care for obstetrics, gynaecology, orthopaedics, general surgery, urology, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), ophthalmology, gastroenterology and dental procedures. It delivers a preadmission clinic and acute pain rounds and provides sedation for medical procedures. The Department supports four (4) Queensland Anaesthesia Rotational Training Scheme trainees, one (1) College of Intensive Care Medicine trainee, one (1) Rural Generalist trainee, two (2) Principal House Officers, two (2) Junior House Officers and one (1) Acute Pain Service Nurse.

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 for Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

The Location
Rockhampton’s colonial history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings – 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, spend time enjoying the galleries and botanic gardens, as well as the Great Barrier Reef - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here.

Brisbane is just a short 1 hour flight from Rockhampton’s local airport.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Karen today.

karenp@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5255

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