About the Job

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This is a great opportunity to take on a General Surgery role in a lovely part of central Queensland.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Fantastic lifestyle in relaxed subtropical Queensland
  • Remuneration package up to AUD$456k depending on experience.
  • Just over an hour's flight to Brisbane
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef

The Roles
There are two positions available and preference will be given to candidates with an interest/experience in and/or certification in either Colo-rectal Surgery or Upper GI Surgery.

The roles entail management of acute and elective surgical conditions both in adults and children. The successful candidates will assist with the education and supervision of surgical trainees at Registrar, RMO and intern level, of medical students and of other medical staff.  Senior staff members are expected to take part in the day to day management of surgical services, together with junior staff, on a rotational basis. The roles include active participation in patient safety, clinical audit, research and service planning activities.

Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

  • Accreditation in upper and lower GI endoscopy is essential.
  • Expertise in Laparoscopic Surgery is essential.

The Hospital and Location
Gladstone Hospital is at present a regional hospital with a total capacity of 100 beds and treatment spaces, offering 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.

Gladstone Hospital is growing and has at present approximately 498 full time equivalent staff delivering services across acute, community and primary care. Approximately 600 babies are born at the Gladstone Hospital each year and approximately 3165 surgical cases are performed in the two operating theatres. Around 1100 endoscopies are performed yearly in the procedure room. At present there is a 31-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 paediatric patients. The hospital has a busy surgical outpatient clinic reviewing a wide variety of surgical conditions.

The region offers a superb lifestyle and a healthy family environment with a range of cultural recreational and sporting activities. Real estate prices are affordable with a choice of city, coast or country living. Stroll along the beach, snorkel on the reef, drive out into the country or spend time in the city - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here. You will have access to water sports and sailing activities, the best seafood Queensland has to offer, and of course, the fabulous Southern Great Barrier Reef.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Karen today.

karenp@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5255

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