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  • Total remuneration package of up to AU$425k plus oncall.
  • Well funded public health service.
  • Well staffed workforce.
  • Major referal centre in the region.
  • Location by South Pacific Ocean.

This service is looking for a Consultant Ophthalmologist 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. This position comprises outpatient and theatre sessions, specifically 2 half day theatre sessions each week, 3 half day outpatient clinics each week.

The Service

Rockhampton Hospital (305 bed) is the main referral hospital for the Central Queensland region. 

The service is supported by 1.5 FTE Orthoptists, 1.0 FTE PHO in addition to nursing support. The service is well equipped with the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT, A & B scans, Nidek Corneal Topographer, Humphrey VF Analyser, IOL Master, Fundus Camera with FFA/FAF capability, Ellex Argon and Tango YAG Lasers and the Stellaris PC with inbuilt Argon laser. 


1 in 2 week days after hours on call and, 1 in 4 weekends on call.

Rockhampton’s history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings – some of which have been restored to give the city a real charm.

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.

There is a good choice of private and public schools.

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 Barrier Reef.

Brisbane is just a short 1hr 15m flight from Rockhampton’s local airport.

Rockhampton Lifestyle

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You will be an experienced clinician with a range of experience in ophthalmology. You will be competent and confident in working autonmously and from time to time in outreach clinics in the region.

Contact me on +44 131 240 5276 to have an informal confidential discussion or  al@headmedical.com 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

al@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5276

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