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Consultant General Surgeon – Amazing location, excellent package, transformational work/life balance. - Australia

Consultant - Surgery - General
Ref: 4595 Date Posted: Friday 06 Oct 2017
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Have you ever thought about relocating to a stunning part of the world where clean fresh water is on tap and where you won't get stuck in traffic jams for hours?

We are seeking a Consultant General Surgeon to be part of a great team in a stunning setting in Northern Western Tasmania.

The Role

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Staff Specialist – General Surgeon who will work as part of the General Surgical team across the North West Region.  This is a true generalist role with more of a low acuity spread.

Located on the beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania, this position is ideal for a professional who seeks the opportunities, challenges and rewards that come from working within regional communities, whilst enjoying a lifestyle that is rated second to none.

The medical services across the North West Region of Tasmania are based primarily at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie and at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe close to Devonport. A team of four general surgeons provide general surgical services across both sites with the base being NWRH. The MCH is predominately day case surgery. The two hospitals both have very busy emergency department and general medical departments. Both Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics are primarily located at the NWRH with outpatient services at both sites. There is anaesthetic services provided at both sites however the team is based at NWRH. A busy orthopaedic service is at NWRH. An expanding rehabilitation service is located in a purpose built unit at the NWRH.

Attractive remuneration packages can range from $235000 per annum to $320000, dependant on level and experience, plus extras and superannuation.  There is also the potential for relocation and accommodation assistance, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

The cost of living is low compared to many areas in Australia while the property market enjoys significantly lower prices than on mainland Australia, and is attracting considerable interest from families and investors


The Location

The North West, we can provide you with a stimulating and exciting career opportunity where your skills can really make a difference to the health outcomes of the community.

They can also provide a region full of stunning white beaches, top class restaurants and vineyards.  The area is close to pristine wilderness with wide open natural spaces, great for rambling and mountain biking.

Burnie is a port city with an industrial past that has reinvented itself as a vibrant and creative city on a beautiful stretch of Tasmania's North West Coast. Take a beachside and downtown stroll and find a vibrant mix of shops and eateries serving up fresh coffee, seafood and local produce. Burnie has an art deco flavour, with fine architectural examples that you can explore on foot.

Latrobe is a river town famous for its heritage and the fresh produce that grows in the region's rich and fertile soils. There are lots of eateries serving fresh produce, plus scenic farm gates and vineyards where you can sample food from the source.

What can Head Medical do for you?

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we appreciate it can also be extremely daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped hundreds of 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 take the responsibility of relocating candidates seriously and we know it’s critically important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through yours and your loved ones plans in detail, getting to know you to ensure we provide a seamless service which is second to none and above all right for you.

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


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:

Eunan O'Brien

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5271