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Consultant in General Medicine - Relaxed coastal lifestyle, just a 45 minute flight from Perth, WA - Australia

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 3693 Date Posted: Wednesday 15 Mar 2017
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Closing 20th March 2017.

Does the idea of country coastal living in Western Australia appeal?

We are seeking a Consultant in General Medicine for a friendly medicine team in a regional teaching hospital in Geraldton, Western Australia.

The Hospital has 66 beds for acute medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity patients, and a 24 hour Emergency Department.

The coastal setting and the ocean views make this is an ideal spot to settle into the relaxed Australian lifestyle with the family. The beach is just a 5 minute walk from the hospital.

  • Experience in General Medicine, High Dependency Care & Coronary Care highly desirable
  • FRACP, or assessed as “substantially comparable” in General Medicine
  • Remuneration package AUD$320k–$406k pa + additional benefits (subject to level of experience)
  • Only a 45 minute flight from Perth
  • Relaxed coastal lifestyle for all the family

The Role

As a General Physician joining a team of three other physicians, you will provide specialist expertise in the Department of Medicine, which includes the oversight and management of both inpatients and outpatients, including direct clinical care of patients in acute care and the High Dependency Unit, as well as taking referrals from other clinicians within the region. With your proven knowledge and experience in current developments within general medicine, you will also have an interest in medical education and have a willingness to be involved in and implement training programmes for junior medical staff and medical students.

All applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia/Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA); be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP); or alternatively have a specialist qualification deemed to be equivalent to the FRACP; or be on a documented pathway towards achieving these goals (i.e. assessed by RACP as "substantially comparable" in General Medicine).


Geraldton, situated in the Midwest Region of the State is a lovely coastal town some 260m (420km) south of the State's capital, Perth. Locals describe the climate as 'Mediterranean ' and the surface temperature of the sea often exceeds 25 degrees Celsius. Geraldton offers beachside living alongside a fantastic civic and rural context. It is a major minerals port and the town has grown affluent during the mining boom. Geraldton is famous for its sailing, kite, wind and wave surfing. Culturally it is a major centre of aboriginal art and heritage.

The West Australian Country Health Service is the largest in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, delivering comprehensive health care to more than 540,000 people including 49,000 Aboriginal people across a 2.5 million square kilometre area.

More about the lifestyle in Geraldton and Western Australia

What Head Medical can do for you
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 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 more information about this exciting and unique position please get in touch for more information. 


If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

Tel: +64 225214705 LinkedIn