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Job title: Consultant in Non-Interventional Cardiology, Permanent, Location: Mackay, Queensland


The cardiac department is currently staffed with FTE 5.0 Cardiologists (4 x Interventional & 1 x non-Interventional), 6 Principal House Officers/Registrars (including 2 x Advanced Trainee’s), 4 Junior /Senior House Officers and 3 interns and provides cardiology services to a local population of 180,000.

The department is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) for cardiology advanced training status. A wide range of cardiology diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are provided including Echo, TOE with 3D capacity, stress echo, Dobutamine, CTCA, Cardiac MRI, coronary intervention and pacing device implantation.

Working as a Consultant in Non-Interventional Cardiology you'll be required to carry out the following tasks.

Assist the Clinical Director in the following:

  • Provision of high-quality clinical services as part of the Unit/Department.
  • Education of Medical Staff and Students, Allied Health, interested Community Groups and Nursing Staff.
  • Active participation in patient safety, audit, research and service planning activities.
  • Professional responsibility for Junior and Senior Medical Officers.

More on the department:

  • The Cardiac Catheterisation Suite is equipped with modern facility with IVUS, OCT and FFR.
  • 24/7 Primary PCI is to be commenced in early 2020.
  • Cardiac Investigations Unit - equipped with 3 echo machines with 3D imaging capability, including transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echo.
  • Other services offered included Holter, Ambulatory BP monitoring, Stress testing and Event Recorders.
  • Cardiac surgical input is from The Townsville Hospital with weekly heart team conference.
  • Onsite CTCA and cardiac MRI services
  • 8 beds dedicated CCU • Heart Failure/Titration Service.
  • Weekly video-conference link to TPCH education programs such as ECG morning run and Echo forum.
  • Short stay unit for low-risk chest pain admission.

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:

  • Mandatory possession of a qualification from a recognised tertiary institution and experience appropriate for current registration as a Specialist in Cardiology with the Medical Board of Australia 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.

Final note

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.  Our aim is 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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