About the Job


Job title: Consultant in General (GIM) & Respiratory Medicine , Permanent, Location: Mackay, Queensland



The Department of Medicine is a vibrant, collaborative, and supportive workplace.

Working as a Consultant split across the GIM & Respiratory department you will be part of a team comprising of physicians with different subspecialties (including endocrinology, respiratory, infectious disease, oncology, neurology, nephrology, acute medicine etc) working in close partnership with cardiology (who provide 24/7 Primary PCI service), emergency medicine (FACEM lead) and intensive care (CICM led).

As a dual trained Consultant, your role will be comprised of 0.5FTE General Medicine and 0.5FTE sub-specialty duties on an alternating fortnightly basis.

  • The General Medicine role will include rotating through the Acute Assessment Unit and General Medicine Teams as well as participating in the on-call and weekend roster.
  • •The Respiratory Physician role will involve inpatient consultation of medical patients, outpatient specialty clinics, and relevant procedural lists (bronchoscopy etc).

You will work closely with 2 other respiratory physicians a registrar and several respiratory nurses. you will get to work with a clinical case mix that is broad, challenging and very professionally satisfying.

The position is responsible for assisting the Director in provision of high-quality clinical services as part of the Department of Medicine, education of Medical Staff and Students, Allied Health, interested Community Groups and Nursing Staff.

The position will involve active participation in patient safety, audit, research, and service planning activities. The staff Specialist will be supported by a full team of junior doctors including BPTs, PHOs, RMOs and Interns. There is currently one Advanced Trainee in General Medicine, Oncology and Rehabilitation, with space to add one more General Medicine Advanced Trainee

Hospital information

Your area of work is a 236 bed regional hospital that services 10 rural hospitals and multi-purpose health facilities across the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region. A health board that is embarking on an exciting period of growth with a $250m redevelopment of the base hospital to provide an additional 112 inpatient beds and an expansion of outpatient and support services. Significant upgrades are also underway at rural hospitals in Bowen, Moranbah, Proserpine and Clermont. Clinicians enjoy a challenging and rewarding clinical casemix that includes busy inpatient and outpatient general medicine, paediatrics, surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics & gynaecology and mental health services. These core inpatient services are well integrated with active emergency medicine, anaesthetic and intensive care departments and supported by a wide range of allied health services.

Specialty services are provided by tertiary hospitals in Townsville and Brisbane, including a strong undergraduate teaching affiliation with James Cook University

The Benefits of this role

  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland.
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD $514k 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 

Requirements to apply:

  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia with Specialist registration in General Medicine or Subspecialty or appropriate registration with the Medical Board of Australia to practise in the specialist position or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

The Location

If you are looking for a place to visit that offers natural beauty, cultural diversity and economic opportunity, you might want to consider Mackay, Queensland. Mackay is a coastal city on the eastern or Coral Sea coast of Queensland, Australia, about 970 kilometres north of Brisbane.

It is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the home of Australia's longest stretch of subtropical rainforest, Eungella National Park. Mackay is also the sugar capital of Australia, producing about a third of the nation's sugar crop and hosting a sugar-research institute.

Mackay has a rich history and culture, influenced by its indigenous Yuwi people, its South Sea Islander and European settlers, and its more recent migrants from Italy, Malta, and the Philippines.

Mackay is known for its seafood, tropical produce, public art and laneways, jazz scene, and festivals such as the Mackay Festival of Arts and Jazz in the Park. Mackay has a deepwater artificial port with one of the world's largest bulk-handling installations, making it an important hub for trade and industry. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, business or pleasure, Mackay has something for everyone. Come and discover why Mackay is one of Queensland's best-kept secrets.

What Head Medical can do for you

Arranging a position in Australia 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 out 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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