About the Job

Are you a Consultant General Surgeon looking for a new professional challenge and a warmer climate? Special interest in Colorectal / Upper GI or Abdominal wall desirable but not essential.

Situated close to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, there’s plenty to do for those looking for an outdoor lifestyle.

  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland.
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$515k depending on experience.
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances
  • Professional development allowance and motor vehicle allowance
  • Low cost of living and excellent range of affordable housing
  • First class and well-resourced health service
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef
  • Regular daily flights to Brisbane and Sydney 

The Role and Hospital

  • Provide a high-quality surgery service (emergency and elective) as part of a comprehensive public sector health service.
  • Provide acute in-patient and outpatient care, participation in the 24 hour on-call roster and other duties as determined by the Director of Surgery.
  • Undertake teaching and educational initiatives and responsibilities within the Department of Surgery.
  • Appropriate development of general surgical expertise of surgical trainees to RACS standards, resident medical staff and medical students and to be involved in the overall education, evaluation and feedback of performance of these three categories.

To reflect the growing demand for health care in the region, the Mackay Base Hospital has been redeveloped at a cost of $408 million with a current bed capacity of 236 beds. The redeveloped hospital is a digital hospital, equipped with leading edge technology to assist staff to provide the highest level of care and comfort to our patients. It is the first regional hospital in Queensland to have the complete integrated electronic medical record. The hospital provides specialist services in mental health, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry, ENT, urology and oncology and many other specialty areas.

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.

The Location
Located on the central coast of Queensland, the Mackay region stretches from secluded islands off the coast through golden sand beaches and into lush sub-tropical rainforests. The historic town of Mackay is filled with 1920s Art Deco buildings and public artworks, as well as a vibrant dining precinct. See wallabies on the beach at Cape Hillsborough National Park, dive with shy platypus in Eungella National Park or throw a line in at some of the state’s best fishing spots. 

Families are well serviced by a choice of high-quality schools and a wide range of sporting clubs with excellent facilities.


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

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

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