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Imagine yourself in a city where things are just easier. Where there’s always plenty to do, and the time to enjoy it.

Head Medical is delighted to supporting Canberra Health Services with the recruitment of a Community Paediatrician to join their Developmental Paediatrics team in the delivery of services to the people of the ACT and regional NSW.

Working collaboratively as a member of the Community Paediatrics service, you'll work in tandem with Nursing, Medical, and Allied Health professionals across the Enhanced Health Services, and with external agencies and healthcare professionals, to facilitate comprehensive care and interventions for children and young people with a background of trauma and complex health needs.

Furthermore, you will be expected to prepare medical reports and actively participate in clinical consultations, collaborative multi-disciplinary assessments, and team meetings to ensure the provision of evidence-based holistic care.

Additionally, as with a senior position you will provide leadership, in the supervision of Community Paediatric Registrars, and research programs in the service as well as taking a leadership role in student teaching.

Benefits and Remuneration

  • 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 specilaist training

The Department

The Division of Women, Youth and Children at Canberra (WYC) provides a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services. Service provision is based on a family-centred, interdisciplinary approach to care, in partnership with consumers and other service providers. 

These services include support, education and information; counselling, assessment and screening; early identification and referral; and the delivery of public health programs. 

The Enhanced Health Services (EHS) includes the Early Family Support Service (EFSS), Enhanced Child Health Service (ECHS), Community Paediatrics and Women’s Health Service (WHS).

The team provides medical services for children and adolescents requiring assessment, treatment or review relating to suspected or established developmental delay or disability, and behavioural or emotional disturbance

Specialist medical services for children and young people are provided through the community paediatric outpatient services. The team work with an understanding of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the physical, emotional, and social development of children and young people and collaborates with others across the Enhanced Health Services to provide holistic care.

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 couple hour's drive away from Sydney. It is also close to some of the East Coast’s most beautiful coastline 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!

Final note:

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time-consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

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.

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

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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