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Consultant/Specialist - General Medicine/Acute Care Services - Launceston, Tasmania's 2nd city - Australia

Consultant - Medicine - Tasmania
Ref: 4477 Date Posted: Friday 08 Sep 2017
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Launceston is arguably one of the best locations for an overseas trained physician to start their career in Australia.


A charming city, it has full amenities it is also the epicentre of a dynamic Australian food & wine scene. Restaurants and cafes are amazing Launceston. There are fine boutique vineyards and craft beer breweries.


The schools are excellent in Launceston. You have a rich choice with 13 private schools to choose from, as well as government ones.  


The University of Tasmania is based here and the city is the engine of the Northern Tasmanian economy.


Your quality of life in Launceston can be exceptional. Short commute times, no traffic jams. Cycling is easy with the fantastic spring and summer climate.


Median house prices are approx AU$430k - compared to Melbourne and Sydney where average prices are now over AU$1m - which means you don’t have to compromise on your dream home.


Meanwhile, the natural environment in Tasmania is one of the most stuning on the planet - massive ancient old growth forests. Mountains for trekking and bike trailing. Great beaches. Some great surf and fishing.


Some details:

The Launceston General Hospital  is a 350 bed teaching hospital for the  University  of Tasmania  including a clinical school.   The service is undergoing a transformation. Part of this includes increased funding and as such they have openings for two Consultant/Specialists.


You will provide first class specialist medical care to public patients,  involve yourself in research and quality improvement activities, undergraduate and post graduate teaching, providing specialist advice to inpatient units as required. You will provide consultancy services to other specialty departments in the hospital, collate clinical data, participate in relevant committees and fulfil admin responsiblities.


You will be a Consultant/Specialist with specialist qualifications in GIM or Acute Medicine. If not a FRACP, you will have completed this specialist training in a country with comparable training programs to Australia: NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa, USA or Canada.  Or, you will have had substantial consultant/specialist work experience in one of these countries.

Naturally, applicants in this context who have been assessed or who are close to being assessed by RACP will be highly regarded.

Closing date: 22nd September!


For more information please call Alasdair Spinner on +44 131 240 5276 or


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Alasdair Spinner

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5276 LinkedIn