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Consultant General Surgeon - Accommodation included in a great package with the climate and work/life balance to be able to enjoy it - Gladstone - Australia

Consultant - Surgery - Other
Ref: 4533 Date Posted: Wednesday 01 Nov 2017
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  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland
  • Competitive remuneration package range from AUD$350 - 470 000 depending on experience.
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances.
  • Rent free furnished home available with the position.
  • Relocation assistance including flights to Australia plus relocation and storage of effects.
  • Just over an hour's flight down to Brisbane.
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and the Great Barrier Reef


You will be a General Surgeon who has significant experience in both upper and lower GI endoscopy.  Additional sub-speciality interests that would be highly desirable are:
• Upper GI and/or Colorectal Surgery
• Laparoscopic Surgery 
• Bariatric Surgery


The Hospital

Gladstone Hospital is a 70 bed hospital and offers a range of general and specialist inpatient and outpatient services including emergency, general medicine and surgery, basic orthopaedic, clinical investigation, obstetrics, maternity, gynaecology, high dependency and coronary care, palliative care, medical imaging, pathology and paediatrics. Additional services include Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs Service, oral health, physiotherapy, dietetics, speech pathology and outreach/community based facilities, as well as a Primary Health Care Centre located at Boyne Valley. A private Mater Misericordiae Hospital is adjacent to the Gladstone Hospital and operates within a co-location agreement.

Gladstone Hospital has approximately 282 full time equivalent staff delivering services across acute, community and primary care. Approximately 500 babies are born at the Gladstone Hospital each year and approximately 1600 surgical cases performed in the two operating theatres. There is a 29 bed mixed General Surgical and Medical Ward and a four bed High Dependency Unit where patients may be held pending retrieval, or for close observation not possible on the wards. Additional beds are available for paediatrics. The hospital has a busy surgical outpatient clinic reviewing a wide variety of surgical conditions.

Consultants are supported clinically in both the ward and clinics by Registrar and RMO cover 24/7. Administrative support for the ward and the Department is also provided.

The Area

The region surrounding Gladstone is a diverse and fascinating one with an adventurous outdoor flavour complementing the busy, urban environment. The region includes beachside towns, secluded beaches, scenic National Parks as well as Gladstone being the major port city exporting minerals from Central Queensland.

Gladstone is truly a city where industry and tourism work together to form an exciting holiday destination. Local residents and decision makers alike have a passion for the environment and keeping our city beautiful, which is recognised through the many Queensland’s Tidiest Town awards. The community ensures the impact of industry on our city’s natural attractions is kept to a bare minimum.

The area boasts an average high of 32 degrees in the Summer with a low of 13 degrees in winter which makes it highly liveable.  You can enjoy coastal living in the area - opportunities for boating, island hopping, exploring are bountiful.  Additionally, you can enjoy the Southern Great Barrier Reef - sailing, snorkelling and diving.

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