About the Job

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  • Opportunity to immerse yourself in an area close to National Parks and freshwater lagoons
  • Excellent work life balance in a stunning location
  • Salary package of AUD$225 – 350,000+ allied to low cost of living
  • Several golden beaches only a short drive away
  • More than 30 weekly direct flights to and from Sydney
  • Large, varied and affordable housing - buy a few acres of land and graze cattle or grow some olives, vines or fruit trees….

The Role and Hospital

You will provide Specialist Anaesthetic Services to emergency and ICU patients in the Clarence Valley in Northern New South Wales, and ideally be dually trained.  

Grafton Base Hospital is a level 3/4 Base Hospital within the Northern New South Wales Local Health District, providing care to over 12,500 inpatients every year. Specialist Services provided include Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics.

Grafton Base Hospital undertakes over 3,300 surgical procedures and sees over 22,700 Emergency attendances annually. It has 110 beds and is equipped with 3 state of the art Operating Theatres. Grafton Base Hospital’s Operating Theatres, Emergency Department and Medical Imaging Department have undergone extensive redevelopment within the last 18 months.

Maclean District Hospital is a local community, level 3 rural hospital within the Northern New South Wales Local Health District, providing care to over 2,300 patients every year. The hospital undertakes over 390 surgical procedures and sees over 13,400 Emergency attendances annually.

Both Hospitals are affiliated with Medical Schools for student teaching (University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong, and University of Western Sydney).

The Location:

Grafton Base Hospital is located in the picturesque Clarence Valley - http://www.clarencetourism.com/ . Grafton is famous for its tree lined streets, colonial architecture and acts as a Gateway to the country with 11 National Parks and State Forests in the surrounding area. Get active at one of the many sporting facilities, grab a bite to eat at one of the many gourmet cafe’s, restaurants and bistros, or spend the day shopping at the farmers markets or shopping centre. With several golden beaches only a short drive away, Grafton makes the perfect home base to meet all your lifestyle needs.

Clarence Valley Regional Airport is located 12 km from Grafton’s town centre.

Regional Express operates more than 30 weekly direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Grafton.


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