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Is it time to move ‘downunder’ for sunshine and work/life balance?

This service is looking for a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist to work in the coastal city of Rockhampton, Central Queensland - a regional city which offers an ideal lifestyle for singles, couples, families alike and is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$466,700 (depending on experience) + oncall.
  • Well funded public health service.
  • Major referral centre in the region.
  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland
  • Just over an hour's flight to Brisbane
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef
  • Excellent schooling options and affordable housing

The Role and Hospital
The Department provides maternity care services for just under 1,500 deliveries annually, through a mixture of Shared Care, Continuity Midwife teams and multidisciplinary High-Risk Clinics. The Maternity Unit is supported by a level four (≥32 weeks) special care nursery.

The department also provides level five laparoscopic and major gynaecological surgical services with twelve to fourteen scheduled operating theatre lists per fortnight. There are daily general gynaecology and antenatal clinics, plus uro-gynaecology and colposcopy services, as well as a community-based Indigenous antenatal clinic service. The opportunity also exists for upskilling in obstetric ultrasound.

Rockhampton Hospital is a 305-bed facility and is the main referral hospital for Central Queensland. Specialist Medical Services include Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Cardiology, Renal Medicine, Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics. There are also a range of clinical services provided on a visiting basis from tertiary hospitals in Queensland. A new Cancer Care Unit provides care for local patients, with state-of-the-art equipment and services

Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

The region offers a superb lifestyle and a healthy family environment with a range of cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Real estate prices are extremely affordable with a choice of town, coast or country living. House prices and availability mean you can choose the house you want instead of compromising in a major metropolitan city. This means tropical garden, swimming pool etc.

Stroll along the river, drive out to the coast exploring the many beaches, the Carnarvon National Park, the botanic gardens, as well as the Great Barrer Reef.

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 Karen today.

karenp@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5255

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