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Consultant Ophthalmologist - Australia

Consultant - Ophthalmology
Ref: 3975 Date Posted: Thursday 25 May 2017
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Consultant Ophthalmologist (General) - Australia

  • Lucrative salary package.
  • 50k catchment population - across region the size of France.
  • Working with a disadvantaged population group - make a difference. 
  • Develop indigenous healthcare and culture.
  • Very friendly and social medical community.
  • Established, well-resourced teaching hospital with full services.
  • Close links to major universities.

The Central Arrernte people are the traditional owners of the land here. In representing Alice Springs and this region, we pay respect to the traditional custodians, ancestors and continuing cultural, spiritual and religious practices of the Arrernte

The location of this job is in Alice Springs in Australia's amazing Northern Territory - a landscape and environment offering endless adventure and unique professional opportunities.

Alice Springs is a remote regional cetnre. The hospital has 190 beds servicing an area of approx. 1,000,000 km2. It has strong associations with Flinders and Sydney University.  The hospital has a brand new ICU, Emergency Department, AU14m teaching auditorium, medical library and a AU45m research centre. The population served is 50,000 of whom 38% are Indigenous Australians.

The town is dynamic and progressive - a friendly and relaxed community.  Alice Springs is a major Australian tourist destination for visitors. This mean transport links and town facilities are excellent with daily flights to major metropolitan cities. The natural environment in the area is simply spectacular and if you love the outdoors it is a playground like no other. Gorges, canyons, waterfalls – perfect for exploring, canyoning, trekking,mountain biking etc. Alice Springs has no shortage of amenities including: Olympic sized pool, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries etc.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing first class general ophthalmology services to Alice Springs Hospital as well as outreach clinics in remoter areas.
  • Working with all resident and visiting eye specialists to ensure schedules, workplans and on-call responsibilities are shared.
  • Supervising junior medical staff and students - promoting a culture of collaboration and learning - all the while, leading from example. 
  • Research.

You will have completed your specialist training and have had a minimum of 3 years service as a Consultant Ophthalmologist within a general context. You will be interested in social justice and making a difference within disadvantaged population groups - but within the context of a first class medical system, technology and support.  

For more information please get in contact now with Alasdair Spinner +44 131 240 5276 or  

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Alasdair Spinner

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5276 LinkedIn