About the Job

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  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland with an enviable year-round climate.
  • Competitive remuneration package of AUD$415 000+ depending on experience.
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances plus professional indemnity cover.
  • Low cost of living.
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef.
  • 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.
  • Regular daily flights to Brisbane (45 minutes) and Sydney.
  • Flexible rostering arrangements
  • Professional development leave
  • First class and well-resourced health service, with $40million Emergency Department upgrade due to start this year.

The Role

You will provide a specialist clinical consultant service to Hervey Bay Hospital and clinical expertise in planning intensive care services for the Hospital, as well as participating in the provision of ICU/ anaesthetic service services and on-call as rostered.  You will have the opportunity, in partnership with the multidisciplinary team, to improve the quality of patient care by participation in peer review, mortality & morbidity clinical audit and quality assurance programs.  You will also advise in the development, review and implementation of procedures for the provision of ICU services.  Teaching and educational initiatives and responsibilities will also be an element of your role within the Department.

Paediatric ICU or Echocardiography experience are not essential but any skills in these areas would be advantageous.

This is your opportunity to demonstrate your excellent communication skills, strong professional ethos and leadership skills, which, when allied to your very broad experience will enable you to enjoy multi-tasking between the Clinical, Managerial, Administrative, Educational & Training responsibilities of this exciting role in a great place with a fantastic, collegiate team.

The Hospital and Department

Hervey Bay Hospital is the acute facility on the Fraser Coast and works in close partnership with Maryborough Hospital to deliver high quality health care to the community.  It has built a reputation for excellence especially in professional education and attracts medical and nursing programs in conjunction with the University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Central Queensland University (CQU) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT.)  The Health Service covers the coastal stretch from Agnes Waters in the north to Maryborough and Hervey Bay in the South and serves a population of approximately 184,000 residents.

Hervey Bay Hospital Intensive Care Unit is a mixed adult CICM Level 2 unit.  Currently an 8 bed unit, the planed construction of a new ICU will see it increase to 12 beds.  Patients requiring mechanical ventilation, renal replacement therapy and invasive cardiovascular monitoring are managed at the facility.  The ICU admits approximately 500 patients per annum with almost half of those patients requiring ventilation.  The Hervey Bay Hospital Intensive/Coronary Care Unit supports a range of services for the community including General Medical, Renal, General Surgical, Obstetrics, Paediatrics and oncology.  The Hospital is currently undergoing a major multi-million dollar upgrade including an expanded Emergency department, Education Centre and ICU. 

The Location

The Fraser Coast is one of the most rapidly growing regional centres in Queensland with Hervey Bay listed as one of Queensland’s best natural holiday destinations. Situated only 3 hours drive north of Brisbane, with direct flights daily to Brisbane & Sydney, the region is very accessible, enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate as well as being the renowned whale watching capital of Australia.

The World Heritage Listed Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island are just a short distance away plus there is the opportunity to view humpback whales from July-November.  During their annual migration, Humpback whales take time out in the protected waters of Hervey Bay. The whales perform a variety of behaviours providing a spectacular display for visitors and locals.A range of cosmopolitan and alfresco cafes, shops, parklands, picnic areas, playgrounds along the Esplanade and a vibrant marina there is plenty to see and do.

The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is well known for its relaxed lifestyle, natural beauty and local attractions. Bundaberg is located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef with access to coral islands and scuba diving. Possibly the most famous beach in Bundaberg is Mon Repos. Located 15 kms east of Bundaberg, Mon Repos is known for having the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and is considered one of the two largest loggerhead turtle rookeries in the South Pacific Ocean.

For a taste of the Australian bush, Cania Gorge, located in the hinterland west of Monto, is popular for bushwalks and abseiling.

What Head Medical can do for you

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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.


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