About the Job

The Opportunity

Head Medical is looking for an experienced General Medicine Consultant for this beautiful regional Victorian city.

Situated on the border of New South Wales and on the banks of the Murray River, this historic city is close to wineries and local produce markets.

With a regional population of over 80 000, this site provides residents and visitors with a cultural and lifestyle experience few rural and metropolitan cities can offer.  With the 10th busiest airport in Australia and direct flights in and out of Melbourne and Sydney as well as Adelaide, accessing other parts of Australia is easy.

Find yourself integrated into a community that deeply values their healthcare workers and where every team member can make a meaningful and substantial difference.  

The Benefits

  • Attractive remuneration package.  Base salary up to AUD$442,000 plus generous shift penalties (dependent upon years of service). 
  • Relocation assistance for appropriate candidates, salary packaging, generous study leave and professional development opportunities.
  • Fly to Melbourne or Adelaide in an hour.
  • High performing public and private schools. 
  • All about the outdoors, red earth and mighty rivers, pioneers and a cultural heritage over 50,000 years in the making


The Role and Hospital

The General Medicine Unit requires involvement in the on-call roster, outpatient clinics and wards. Key responsibilities of the role include review of patients presenting to the emergency department, management of inpatients and conducting outpatient clinics.

Liaison with general medicine colleagues and hospital staff specialists for collaboration on patient care is an essential facet of this role, as well as participation in departmental meetings and reviews as required. This service is a teaching hospital, and the role provides leadership and teaching for Doctors in Training and medical students.

This hospital provides a range of medical and surgical care to its patients. With 32 dedicated bed units, three operating theatres, a 16-bed day unit, dialysis chairs and chemotherapy, palliative care and rehabilitation units, they are well-placed to care for the diverse needs of our patients. Services are provided by Visiting Medical Officers, Registrars, Hospital Medical Officers, Interns, and a range of highly qualified nursing and Allied Health professionals.

Clinical Duties

Hours: Monday to Friday 0800 – 1700 (including public holidays)

  • Provision of medical services to patients of this hospital
  • Provide emergency services for patients as necessary according to the Physician on-call roster
  • Consult on patients when requested by fellow medical officers
  • Conduct ward rounds, outpatient clinics and post discharge clinics
  • Develop and maintain policies for admission, discharge and care of medical patients, in consultation with other appropriate service deliverers
  • Prompt and effective liaison with Hospital staff, GPs and external organisations as necessary
  • Maintenance of complete and thorough medical records
  • Participation in teaching of doctors in training and undergraduate medical students
  • Provision of an outpatient consulting service within their Specialist Clinic.
  • Active participation in continuing medical education, quality improvement and clinical review activities
  • Collaborative involvement with other clinicians and managers in service improvement initiatives
  • Initiation of research and development projects and quality assurance programs associated with the speciality service
  • Participation in relevant Hospital meetings
  • Preparation of statements and reports as necessary
  • Participate in a review of competence, in consultation with senior practitioners and evaluation from peers and/or supervisors, sub-committee recommendations, or peer review
  • Provide a satisfactory record of continuing education, sufficient to make the practitioner aware of major advances, complications, and other significant events in the speciality
  • Provide such other clinical services as may be necessary and appropriate to the speciality

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 Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

Significant experience in specialty in a public hospital

The Location
This north-west Victoria regional city is set on the banks of the magnificent Murray River.  Within an hour's flying time to Melbourne and Adelaide, it has the perfect Mediterranean climate, with a high number of warm sunny days perfect for visiting the many cafes and restaurants or relaxing by the Murray River.  There are great shopping precincts and markets, excellent sporting and cultural facilities, hosts numerous festivals and has many high-performing public and private schools

This location is also known as the centre of Victoria's Food Bowl and is a major producer of citrus fruits (especially oranges), and wine. It is also notable for its grape production, supplying 80% of Victoria's grapes. Many wineries also source grapes from here.

Do you want to live in an oasis in the sun – a mixture of vineyards, the Murray River, and the outback? With an abundance of quality restaurants, cafes, retail, and outdoor activities, including motor and water sports, this is a great place to live and work!

What can Head Medical do for you?
We have a dedicated Registration Team who seamlessly manage all aspects of your regulatory and temporary work visa applications after you accept a suitable job offer, at no cost to you.  We aim to get you ready to start work within agreed timeframes and with minimal hassle to you or your new employer.

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

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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