Toowoomba is ideal for those who want to live the relaxed Australian lifestyle yet also be close to a metropolitan centre with an international airport. This is a great opportunity to take on a Consultant Anaesthetist role in a lovely part of South Queensland.
Only a 90 minute drive from Brisbane and 2 hours from the Gold Coast so is ideally placed, whether your preference is the countryside, the beach or the city.
- Great family lifestyle, with close proximity to Brisbane
- Local airport servicing Sydney (1h40min), Melbourne (2h10min), Cairns (2h10min) and Brisbane (40 min)
- Main base hospital for the region
- Competitive remuneration package (up to AUD$430,000, depending on experience)
- Excellent public and private schools available, as well as tertiary institutions
- Affordable housing
The Role and Hospital
The purpose of this role is to be responsible for the provision of quality cost efficient anaesthesia, preadmission review and acute pain services care and clinical consultative services within the Toowoomba Hospital.
There are eight operating theatres, 2000 deliveries per annum, high dependency and intensive care. The Department of Anaesthesia’s current medical establishment is 22 specialists, including the Director, Visiting Medical Specialist, 11 Registrars / PHO/JCCA trainee and 2 Residents.
The Department is accredited for training of registrars with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Medical students from the Rural Clinical School, UQ rotate through 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 Royal 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 or New Zealand.
Nicknamed the “Garden City”, Toowoomba (population 125,000) is a picturesque modern city located on the rim of the Great Dividing Range. The region enjoys a temperate mountain climate of four distinct seasons, including glorious summers and cool winters.
Toowoomba is the largest inland settlement in Queensland, and the economic centre of the Darling Downs region. It is a modern city, known for its beautiful parks and gardens, good shopping, cultural and sporting facilities, as well as excellent public and private schools, and universities. While it provides all the benefits of a major city, it also offers a relaxed lifestyle and pace of life.