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Consultant Geriatrician - FRACP (or equivalent) - Tropical Living in Central Queensland - Australia

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 3402 Date Posted: Wednesday 28 Dec 2016

Looking for a new professional challenge in 2017? 

We are seeking an enthusiastic Consultant Geriatrician for an expanding team in sunny Rockhampton, Central Queensland - a major regional city which offers an ideal lifestyle and is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

The 227-bed Hospital provides services to a local population of 65,000 (regional catchment area is approx. 200,000) and also supports smaller satellite hospitals within its catchment area.

  • Tropical living in the heart of Queensland
  • Well-established regional teaching hospital
  • Competitive package (up to AUD$416k) depending on experience
  • Relocation assistance
  • Just a 1 hour flight to Brisbane
  • Great family lifestyle, excellent schools and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef

The Role

We are looking for someone who is up to date on recent developments within health of older people and is passionate about maintaining strong links with the wider multidisciplinary team, including Emergency and Acute Medicine, as well as local GPs and community groups.

You will have broad experience and skills across Geriatrics and General Medicine along with a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students and other clinical staff; and a commitment and willingness to be involved in continuous quality improvement programmes.

You will hold Fellowship of the Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent, e.g. FRCP, and be registered or eligible for registration with AHPRA as a specialist in Geriatrics (and General Medicine).

If you are an overseas trained physician and you have been assessed by the RACP as "substantially comparable", this will be viewed favourably.

Please note that depending on your personal background and experience, you may be required to fulfil English language requirements, such as IELTS or OET, as part of the registration process.

The Location

Rockhampton is known as the “beef capital of Australia” – a nod to the cattle industry, which plays an important part in the local and national economy. The town’s colonial history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings, which hark back to its Gold Rush days – some of which have been lovingly restored to give the city a real ‘aussie’ charm, creating a real sense of community.

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 town, coast or country living. Stroll along the river, drive out to the coast exploring the many beaches, discover Carnarvon National Park, or spend time enjoying the galleries and botanic gardens - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here. You will have access to water sports, the best steak Queensland has to offer, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef for some fabulous deep sea diving.

Brisbane is just a short 1 hour flight from Rockhampton’s local airport.

More about the Rockhampton lifestyle

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

Contact Caroline today to have a further confidential discussion or email


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:

Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

Tel: +64 225214705 LinkedIn