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Consultant Emergency Medicine - Up to AUD$400kpa - Gorgeous Coastal Living in Geraldton, WA - Australia

Consultant - Emergency Medicine
Ref: 3393 Date Posted: Wednesday 28 Dec 2016

Does the idea of country coastal living in Australia appeal to you?

We are seeking a Consultant in Emergency Medicine for a friendly team in a regional hospital in Geraldton, Western Australia.

The Hospital has 66 beds for acute medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity patients, and a 24 hour Emergency Department.

The coastal setting and the ocean views make this is an ideal spot to settle into the relaxed Australian lifestyle with the family.

The beach is just a 5 minute walk from the hospital.

  • Only a 45min flight from Perth
  • Teaching hospital in a regional setting
  • Busy ED with approx 30,000 presentations pa, with an admission rate of 20-30% paediatric load
  • Competitive package up to AUD$400,223 pa depending on experience
  • Plus study leave and relocation assistance
  • Ideally you will hold (or be close to holding) FACEM
  • With no ICU or Mental Health Unit, you must be skilled in managing critical care patients for extended periods

The Role

Geraldton hospital is a teaching hospital and the ED is one of the busiest in the WA Country Health Service, with a considerable number of high acuity and trauma patients presenting to the department.

With your proven knowledge and experience in current developments within emergency medicine, you will also have an interest in medical education and have a willingness to be involved in and implement training programmes for junior medical staff and medical students.

You will hold Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) or equivalent, 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 already been assessed by ACEM as "substantially comparable", such applications will be viewed favourably.

*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.


Geraldton, situated in the Midwest Region of the State is a lovely coastal town some 260m (420km) south of the State's capital, Perth. Locals describe the climate as 'Mediterranean ' and the surface temperature of the sea often exceeds 25 degrees Celsius. Geraldton offers beachside living alongside a fantastic civic and rural context. It is a major minerals port and the town has grown affluent during the mining boom. Geraldton is famous for its sailing, kite, wind and wave surfing. Culturally it is a major centre of aboriginal art and heritage.

The West Australian Country Health Service is the largest in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, delivering comprehensive health care to more than 540,000 people including 49,000 Aboriginal people across a 2.5 million square kilometre area.

More about the lifestyle in Geraldton and Western Australia

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 about this exciting and unique position please get in touch for more information. 

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

Tel: +64 225214705 LinkedIn