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Consultant General Medicine - Laidback, relaxed living in North Tasmania - Australia

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 4243 Date Posted: Monday 24 Jul 2017
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Imagine dropping off the pager, going home and dining al fresco on the verandah after work, enjoying a fine wine and fresh seafood caught that morning, and sitting back and breathing in the fresh clean air… magical!

We are seeking a Consultant in Acute/General Medicine to join an experienced Medicine team on a permanent basis in North Tasmania. 

  • Great family lifestyle, excellent schools, with beautiful scenery
  • 28-bed Acute Medical Unit, co-located with the ED
  • FRACP or equivalent, e.g. FRCP
  • Or deemed "substantially comparable" by RACP in General Medicine
  • Total remuneration package up to AUD$350k pa, depending on experience
  • Easy access to Melbourne and Sydney with daily 1 hour flights

You will have broad clinical experience and skills across General/ Acute Medicine along with a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students and other clinical staff; and a commitment and willingness to be involved in quality improvement programmes.

You will hold Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent, and will be registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a specialist in General Medicine. If you are an International Medical Graduate and have already been assessed by the RACP as "substantially comparable" in General Medicine in the first instance, this will also be viewed favourably.

The Hospital
One of four acute hospitals in Tasmania, this 300-bed Hospital is the major referral hospital for the residents of the North and North West of Tasmania, treating over 24,000 inpatients and over 225,000 outpatients annually. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on medical education and due to its accredited teaching hospital status, the hospital also enjoys close links with both the University of Tasmania, as well as the School of Nursing, which is also based here.

The Location
This North Tasmanian city is picturesque and reflects its colonial history, you can also see Victorian and Georgian influences mixed in with the more modern architecture, which all adds to the overall charm of the place. Here, you can enjoy all the facilities of modern city living with excellent schools and affordable housing, whilst being free of traffic and large commutes. With a population of approx. 150,000, this is the “hub” of the North and its emerging as a location for those seeking an escape from the frantic big city life for a more laidback pace of living.

And ask any Australian, Tasmania is known for its beautiful fresh produce and seafood, and this city makes the most of this reputation, attracting “foodies” with its restaurants and cafes.

In addition, the temperate climate and four distinct seasons - including gloriously hot summers without the oppressive conditions and cool winters - the region has perfect winegrowing conditions and this is reflected in the excellent wines produced specifically in the lush and lovely valley along the Tamar River, with lots of little boutique wineries. It has become a great getaway place for visitors and in the summertime, the population swells with tourists following the Tamar Valley Wine Route, exploring the surrounding National Parks and the many coastlines. Tourism is a thriving industry here and a major contributor to the local economy.

Easily accessible, there is a local airport and short daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney, making connections to international flights really easy.

More about life in Tasmania

For more details, contact Alasdair Spinner on 0131 2405276 or email with a copy of your CV.


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Alasdair Spinner

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5276 LinkedIn