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One of the many rewards of this post is a sensational coastal Subtropical lifestyle in Australia. Of course, it also offers an ideal role if you are looking for a new professional overseas challenge or getting your foot in the door in Australia with your first job in Australia.

We are currently seeking a Consultant in Emergency Medicine for an exciting opportunity joining a small but high performing team in a sunny subtropical town on Queensland's coast.

It is a regional town (not remote) of approx. 50,000 inhabitants known for its deep sea harbour and port, and as a lifestyle choice for those seeking a change in pace enabling a true work/life balance. Feedback from EM Consultants placed in Queensland previously regularly cites a greater balance between work and leisure time. 

The EM Department is being upgraded courtesy of major investment from the State government. The aim of the upgrade is to double the capacity of the existing facility and enable the hospital to meet future demographic demands whilst improving clinical capability, patient care etc

The hiring manager is looking for a specialist to join the team. Someone who is proactive and innovative, up to date with current developments in Emergency Medicine, and who is experienced in teaching and interested in medical education.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Fantastic lifestyle in relaxed subtropical Queensland
  • Opportunity to help shape the service, funding approved for a new state-of-the-art ED
  • Approx 30,000 presentations per annum, admission rate 20% for both adult & paediatric
  • The ED sees on average 70-110 patients per day with increasing number of patients with high acuity
  • Remuneration package up to AUD$474k depending on experience.
  • Rent free furnished home available + relocation assistance
  • Just over an hour's flight down to Brisbane
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef

You will have significant experience and skills across Emergency Medicine; have proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, providing supervision and education to medical students and other clinical staff, and take a proactive approach to maintaining your own professional development; as well as have a commitment to quality improvements and a willingness to be involved in continuous quality improvement programmes.

You will hold Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) or equivalent from, e.g. FRCEM, and be registered or eligible for registration with AHPRA as a specialist in Emergency Medicine.

If you are an overseas trained physician and you have been assessed by the ACEM as "substantially comparable", this is very helpful.

Please note that depending on your personal background and experience, you may be required to fulfil English language requirements, such as IELTS or OET, as part of the registration process.

The Hospital caters to a regional population of approximately 65,000 incorporating smaller rural/coastal settlements within its catchment area. The Hospital is a 70 bed facility and has approximately 282 full time equivalent staff who deliver services across acute, community and primary care. Approximately 500 babies are born at the Gladstone Hospital each year and approximately 1600 surgical cases are performed in the two operating theatres.

To reiterate: 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 city, coast or country living. Stroll along the beach, snorkel on the reef, drive out into the country or spend time in the city - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here. You will have access to water sports and sailing activities, the best seafood Queensland has to offer, and of course, the fabulous Southern Great Barrier Reef.

What Head Medical can do for you
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many 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 know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

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

For more information please call Alasdair Spinner on +44 131 240 5276 or al@headmedical.com 

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

al@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5276

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