About the Job

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Are you a Consultant/Specialist in Nephrology looking to move to a city that is known as Australia’s happiest city, a city that offers high average income, short commuting times, and ample access to services and green spaces?

Delighted to share we are working in partnership with Canberra Health Services for the full-time permanent placement of a Consultant in Renal Medicine.

The Renal Network across Canberra offers a range of services for patients with various stages of renal impairment.  These include chronic kidney disease clinics, acute, satellite, and home dialysis services, pre and post-transplantation services, hypertension clinics, and a supportive care clinic. This team has a multidisciplinary approach with an emphasis on research and evidence-based practice and is committed to partnering with patients to provide excellent care.

As the appointed Renal staff specialist you will be required to provide tertiary renal services (including dialysis and transplantation care) to patients under the governance of the Renal Network at Canberra Health Services and the regional hospitals, dialysis clinics, and outpatient clinics across the Renal Network. The position is based at the Canberra Hospital in the ACT and reports to the Director of Renal Services.

Additionally, you will be expected to participate in the training and education of junior medical staff (including advanced trainees) and nursing staff in Renal Medicine. This includes supporting/ supervising/ mentoring basic physician trainee education and preparation for examination.

Benefits and Remuneration

  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions within a tertiary hospital. Salary package may reach up to $408,058 - $550,742 AUD, inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and superannuation
  • 11.5% Superannuation rate.
  • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions
  • Medical Education Expenses allowance reimbursement up to $19,782 AUD per annum
  • Generous leave provisions, including up to 4 weeks training/education leave and up to 5 weeks annual leave per annum
  • Up to $55,000 AUD in reimbursement of relocation expenses for permanent and long-term appointments.
  • VISA/Sponsorship for eligible candidates

Requirements to apply

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or an equivalent high specialist qualification in your country of specialist training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to provide leadership and education to colleagues in a clinical setting

The Location
Canberra- Australia’s Capital city and set in a state all of its’ own, ACT is home to over 345,000 residents and the Australian Parliament. It is a unique city as it was purpose-built as a compromise capital between the two rival cities Melbourne and Sydney.

Canberra is a thriving city with a low unemployment rate and only a couple hour's drive away from Sydney. It is also close to some of the East Coast’s most beautiful coastline and some of Australia’s ski fields. Other leisure pursuits include wineries with cellar doors that welcome visitors to taste their locally grown produce.

This clean safe city has the lowest unemployment rates in Australia and also the highest levels of pay.

Different people require different lifestyles and Canberra has it all to offer. You can choose to live in a city apartment or why not live the rural dream and spread out on suburban land! Most people only live about 20 minutes away from the city centre, so commuter stress is non existent. Imagine being able to either walk to work or take a short bus journey with no traffic queues!

Final note:

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 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

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