About the Job


Are you an Acute Medicine Consultant looking to move to a city that is known as Australia’s happiest city, a city that offers high average income, short commuting times, and ample access to services and green spaces?

Head Medical is delighted to support Canberra Health Services with the recruitment of an Acute Medicine Specialist to join their AMU team in the delivery of services to the people of the ACT and regional NSW.

The Department

The AMU is a short-stay ward and unit for adults, designed to deliver timely, evidenced-based, and holistic care during the admission phase of medical inpatient care.  The AMU provides early senior medical and multidisciplinary input for patients that require admission under internal medicine units.  It also allows further work up of patients with acute undifferentiated medical conditions in a non-Emergency Department (ED) clinical space.  The AMU is physician-led and has dedicated medical, nursing, allied health, and support staff to ensure patients begin their hospital journey with a comprehensive management plan.

The AMU commenced in a ward environment in late 2021 and has progressively expanded since.  It is an exciting time for the unit as they are looking towards moving into the new, state-of-the-art Critical Services Building later this year.

The AMU service sits within the Division of Medicine governance structure.  There is an opportunity for joint roles, to give applicants a flexible job plan and work in other complementary areas within the Division.  As such, the AMU role may be combined with other options such as also working in General Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Hospital in the Home, or other sub-specialty units according to the availability of positions and success in relevant recruitment processes.

Applicants should have had training and experience in the management of adults with acute medical conditions requiring hospital-level management.  You will work in a multidisciplinary clinical environment with a team of nursing, allied health, and medical staff.  This includes Advanced and Basic Physician Trainees in General Medicine and prevocational doctors who are involved in well-developed postgraduate teaching programs.

Benefits & Pay

  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions within a tertiary hospital. Salary package may reach up to $408,058 - $550,742 AUD, inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and superannuation
  • 11.5% Superannuation.
  • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions.
  • Medical Education Expenses allowance reimbursement up to $19,782 AUD per annum.
  • Generous leave provisions, including up to 4 weeks training/education leave and up to 5 weeks annual leave per annum.
  • Up to $55,000 AUD in reimbursement of relocation expenses for permanent and long-term appointments.
  • VISA/Sponsorship for eligible candidates.

Requirements to apply

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or an equivalent high specialist qualification in your country of specialist training 

The Location
Canberra- Australia’s Capital city and set in a state all of its’ own, ACT is home to over 345,000 residents and the Australian Parliament. It is a unique city as it was purpose-built as a compromise capital between the two rival cities Melbourne and Sydney.

Canberra is a thriving city with a low unemployment rate, and only a few hours drive from Sydney. It is also close to some of the East Coast’s most beautiful coast line and some of Australia’s ski fields. Other leisure pursuits include wineries with cellar doors that welcome visitors to taste their locally grown produce.

This clean safe city has the lowest unemployment rates in Australia and also the highest levels of pay.

Different people require different lifestyles and Canberra has it all to offer. You can choose to live in a city apartment or why not live the rural dream and spread out on suburban land! Most people only live about 20 minutes away from the city centre, so commuter stress is non existent. Imagine being able to either walk to work or take a short bus journey with no traffic queues!

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

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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