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Consultant/ Specialist in General Medicine - Tropical living in the heart of Queensland - Australia

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 4109 Date Posted: Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
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We're seeking a Consultant/ Staff Specialist in General Medicine to be based in Rockhampton, Central Queensland - a regional city which offers an ideal lifestyle and is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

The health service provides health care to the Central Queensland catchment area of approx 250,000, a number which is expected to continue to grow.

  • Tropical living in the heart of Queensland
  • Commence in 2017
  • Well-established regional teaching hospital
  • Remuneration Package up to AUD$416,529 pa, dep on exp
  • FRACP preferred
  • Or deemed "substantially comparable" by RACP in General Medicine
  • Interest in Respiratory Medicine, Endocrinology, Rheumatology viewed favourably
  • Just an hour’s flight from Brisbane
  • Great family lifestyle, beautiful natural surroundings

You will have broad clinical experience and skills across General Medicine (a subspecialty interest in Endocrinology, Respiratory Medicine or Rheumatology would be ideal) along with a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; 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 quality improvement programmes.

You will hold Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent, and will be registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a specialist in General Medicine. If you are an International Medical Graduate and have already been assessed by the RACP as "substantially comparable" in General Medicine in the first instance (and ideally in your subspecialty too), this will also be viewed favourably.

The Hospital

Rockhampton Hospital (305 bed) is the main referral hospital for the Central Queensland region, which now also provides integrated cancer care services in the newly established building boasting state of the art medical equipment. In addition, there are smaller satellite hospitals in the region, namely Gladstone, Emerald, Yeppoon and Biloela who will transfer patients through to Rockhampton as required.

The Department of Medicine has 32 allocated medical beds. Development and implementation of Outreach services to other hospitals within the region is planned. The Department currently consists of 13 Consultants (Visiting Medical Officers and Staff Specialists), 13 Principal House Officers, 6 Senior House Officers/Junior House Officers and 10 Interns. Sub-speciality areas are currently Cardiology, Renal Medicine, Palliative Care and Geriatric, Oncology, Haematology & Rehabilitation Services.

The Hospital enjoys close links with the University of Queensland and the Central Queensland Rural Clinical School and culturally, there is an emphasis on medical education across the board for all professional disciplines but in particular, it is an accredited training.

The Location
Rockhampton’s colonial history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings – 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, spend time enjoying the galleries and botanic gardens, as well as the Great Barrier Reef - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here.

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

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Alasdair Spinner

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5276 LinkedIn