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  • Stunning location less than 20 mins from the beach and only a one-hour flight to Sydney.
  • Salary package of AUD$225 – 350,000+ (depending on experience.)
  • Choose from sophisticated beachside living or an idyllic rural lifestyle on your own land.
  • AUD$20 million hospital redevelopment nearing completion.
  • In the same valley as 9 stunning National Parks, Reserves and State Forests
  • Close to 11 beach areas all offering a range of different beach experiences from surfing to swimming protected and patrolled areas

The Role

You will be an experienced General Surgeon who will provide quality General Surgery services, undertaking electing and emergency surgery lists as required for the patients of MRRH, part of the Hunter New England Local Health District.

As well as your clinical role, you will have the opportunity to participate in the supervision and training of Surgical registrars and junior medical staff.

The Service and Hospital

Manning Rural Referral Hospital is the major acute specialist hospital of the Lower North Coast Health Service and operates 160 beds (including 20 Mental Health) from its location in Taree on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.  

It provides a range of health care services to the local population (100,000 people encompassing an area of about 1500 sq. miles), including intensive care, general surgery, general medicine, fast track rehabilitation, maternity services, children’s services, medical oncology and palliative care. The hospital has a stroke unit which is co-located in a general medical ward.  The campus also has mental health, drug and alcohol units.

The service started a $20 million redevelopment just last year which led to significant enhancements of cancer care and renal services. This included construction of a new two storey cancer treatment and renal dialysis building. Within the new purpose-built facility for cancer services and renal dialysis, the Manning Hospital redevelopment will deliver improved staff and patient amenities and clinical spaces that will assist the delivery of contemporary models of care. Construction of the new building is expected to be completed later this year.

The Area

Taree (the main town of the Manning Valley) lies next to the Manning River, is less than 20 mins from the beach and only a one-hour flight (3 hour drive) North from Sydney.  While it’s only one hour north to Port Macquarie, and thirty minutes south to the resort town of Forster, Taree itself has magnificent waterways, and is a large attractive town.

There is a huge diversity of housing options to suit your requirements, choose from sophisticated beachside living or an idyllic rural lifestyle on your own acreage. You’ll also find many superb restaurants, relaxing outdoor cafes, and plenty of interesting specialty shops to enjoy, while Manning Aquatic Centre boasts a 25m heated indoor pool, plus a 50m outdoor pool.

From the coast to the hinterland, the Manning Valley offers 9 stunning National Parks, Reserves and State Forests that conceal some of our best kept secrets. There are so many bush tracks, mountains and lookouts that can be walked on, climbed up, cycled across or flown over.  Another must-do is pay a visit to the stunning waterfalls. The ever-cool Ellenborough, Waitui and Potoroo Falls are all unique and allow you to take a refreshing dip after exploring the area. 

The Manning Valley is home to a range of some of the best beaches in Australia and features some 11 beach areas all offering a range of different beach experiences from surfing to swimming protected and patrolled areas alongside some great beach walks.

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.

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