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Consultant/ Specialist Geriatrician - Dive the Great Barrier Reef or Sail the Whitsundays in Stunning Queensland - Australia

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 3858 Date Posted: Thursday 11 May 2017

We’re looking for a Consultant Geriatrician, with broad skills and experience, to join the team in Mackay in tropical Queensland.

The Mackay region is a stunning part of Australia with its National Parks, the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. If you love the outdoor lifestyle, there is so much to see and do, both on the water or on land.

...all of which are within easy reach during the weekends.

The hospital itself has an excellent reputation as a teaching hospital and is a large, modern, spacious working environment.

  • Closing 15th May 2017
  • Fantastic lifestyle opportunities in a lovely tropical region
  • State-of-the-Art 318-bed teaching hospital
  • Remuneration up to AUD$416,560 per annum, depending on experience
  • FRACP or
  • Already assessed as "substantially comparable" by RACP in Geriatrics & General Medicine
  • Only a 1.5hr flight from Brisbane
  • Beautiful coastal location – sail, dive, swim, kayak, surf or paddleboard the beautiful blue ocean
  • See and experience firsthand the diverse marine and wild life - dolphins, whales, koalas, wallabies, platypuses

The Hospital

The hospital provides services to a population of approximately 160,000 with 40,000 ED admissions annually. It is the main base hospital for the region, supporting 7 smaller facilities. Along with Medicine, the hospital provides specialist services in obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry, urology and oncology and many other specialty areas.

As a result of continuing growth across the region, the Hospital has recently undergone huge expansion, increasing from 180 beds to 318 beds. The re-development includes a new emergency department, outpatients department, delivery suites and special care nursery, intensive care unit and coronary care unit, day surgery and operating theatre suite, inpatient surgical and medical wards, renal support services, dental, allied health and mental health facilities. In addition, a $1.5 million MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner allows for more medical imaging on-site.

With such huge investment in leading edge technology and resources, this is an exciting time to become part of the Medicine team, bringing your specialist skills and experience in Geriatric and General Medicine.

The Location

Mackay offers superb lifestyle options for all the family, with a range of cultural, recreational and sporting activities available. Real estate prices are affordable with a choice of town, coast or country living to suit your preferences.

Explore the Eungella National Park, dive the Great Barrier Reef, sail the fabulous Whitsundays…

When you think of the Queensland lifestyle, this is it!

Visit the link for information on Mackay and the lifestyle

If you would like to explore this opportunity further, please contact me for a confidential discussion or send your cv to 


If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Caroline O'Hagan

Managing Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5252 LinkedIn