About the Job


Are you a dynamic Consultant in General Medicine seeking a new professional challenge and a warmer climate? Queensland & the cities of Bundaberg/Hervey Bay could be the area for you!

Key points of the role

  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland.
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$521,000 depending on experience.
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as local national parks and The Great Barrier Reef on your doorstep.
  • Excellent range of affordable housing – live in a house on the beach, apartment in the marina or on a farm in the hinterlands.
  • Over 60 education facilities including public and private schools, special education, Wide Bay Institute of TAFE, and the Central Queensland University campus.
  • First-class and well-resourced health service.
  • Regular daily flights to Brisbane and Sydney.


Requirements to apply
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

The Position

Working as a General Medicine Specialist you'll provide high-quality, expert clinical services within the Department of  Medicine to patients part of the Wide Bay Hospitals and Health Service. This includes research as well as teaching the health professionals of the future

Duties include:

  • Contribute to improvements in quality of service by participating in clinical audits and clinical meetings within the Department of Internal Medicine
  • Establish and manage a virtual ward with limited number of patients when needed.
  • Participate in and facilitate educational activities in the Department of Internal Medicine
  • Provide clinical leadership in the multidisciplinary environment
  • Provide expert clinical services including patient assessments, diagnostic workup, medical and procedural treatments within a defined and credentialed scope of practice
  • Contribute to comprehensive patient care, by participation in case planning, which includes appropriate pre-admission planning, inpatient care, discharge planning, and outpatient care
  • Champion patient and carer engagement regarding assessment, outcomes, and treatment options, including seeking appropriate consent, to ensure best possible clinical outcomes
  • Facilitate family meetings with the multidisciplinary team when appropriate
  • Lead regular multidisciplinary patient review meetings, to plan safe and effective rehabilitation and discharge pathways, managing length of stay within divisional and state benchmarks
  • Provide clinical supervision of patient care by registrars, principal house officers, resident medical officers, and interns

The Hospital

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) provides health services to a fast-growing regional area. The Health Service covers the coastal stretch from Agnes Waters in the north to Maryborough and Hervey Bay in the South and includes the accompanying rural hinterland. Included in WBHHS are Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospitals and Bundaberg Hospital, the main referral centres, with health facilities at Gin Gin, Childers, Biggenden, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mt Perry and Monto. The WBHHS serves a population of approximately 219,000 residents.

The Location
The Coral Coast region of Queensland is a 4-hour drive north of Brisbane and its regional centre, Bundaberg, is centred on the picturesque Burnett River. The area is nestled below the Southern Great Barrier Reef and represents an incredible place to lead the life you always wanted to have. It really does provide a platform to enjoy a laid back, easy going subtropical coastal lifestyle that only Queensland can offer. Just 15 minutes drive from the city are the pristine shores of Coral Coast.  Here you can fish, dive, whale and dolphin spot, snorkel the Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot coral cays or experience the turtle-nesting phenomenon at the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery.

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

See what it’s like working abroad

Find out more about living and working overseas from doctors who have previously made the move.

View testimonials

View our top locations

We recruit to a number of countries across the globe – discover more about your preferred destinations.

View locations

Latest Job Alerts

Get all the latest job alerts straight to your inbox

Cookies on this website
We will ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you wish, you can restrict or block cookies by changing your browser settings. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.