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Consultant Palliative Medicine - Gorgeous Central Queensland - Australia

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 3736 Date Posted: Monday 27 Mar 2017

An exciting opportunity exists for a Consultant in Palliative Medicine for a regional teaching hospital in tropical Rockhampton.

  • Fantastic lifestyle in the heart of Queensland
  • Remuneration up to AUD$416,529 pa, depending on experience
  • 305 bed teaching hospital, multidisciplinary team setting 
  • 1 hour flight to Brisbane
  • Southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

The 305-bed hospital provides services to a regional population of 250,000 and supports smaller satellite hospitals within its catchment area.

It is the main referral hospital for central Queensland, now providing integrated cancer care services in Central Queensland in the newly established building boasting state of the art medical equipment.

The Role

Joining a dedicated and passionate team of medical, nursing, social work and allied health staff, you will have experience as a specialist in Palliative Care Medicine and a commitment to providing a high quality service, demonstrating strong leadership skills and a collaborative team approach. You will have a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students and other clinical staff; and a commitment and willingness to be involved in continuous quality improvement programmes.

This is an interesting and varied position, and one that is professionally rewarding with a committed team who also take a keen interest in developing their own people through further education, peer support and dynamic leadership. 

You will hold FAChPM-RACP or equivalent, and be registered - or eligible for registration - with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) as a specialist in Palliative Medicine.

The Location

Rockhampton's colonial history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings, which hark back to its Gold Rush days – some of which have been lovingly restored to give the city a real ‘aussie’ charm, creating a real sense of community.

The region offers a superb lifestyle and a healthy family environment with a range of cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Real estate prices are affordable with a choice of town, coast or country living. Stroll along the river, drive out to the coast exploring the many beaches, discover Carnarvon National Park, or spend time enjoying the galleries and botanic gardens - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here. You will have access to water sports, the best steak Queensland has to offer, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef for some fabulous deep sea diving.

Brisbane is just a short 1 hour flight from Rockhampton’s local airport.

More about the Rockhampton lifestyle


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.

Contact Caroline today to have a further confidential discussion or email



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Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

Tel: +64 225214705 LinkedIn