Director Infectious Diseases - Darwin - Australia

Consultant - Medicine - Northern Territory
Ref: 4483 Date Posted: Monday 11 Sep 2017
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This is a fantastic opportunity to work in the most adventurous and exciting part of Australia whilst developing an Infectious Diseases/General Medicine service.

Your rewards will include:

  • Experience at first-hand the glorious scale, beauty, diversity and environment of Australia.
  • Adventure wherever you turn – deep sea ocean fishing, Kakadu, The Red Centre, 4x4 etc.
  • A lucrative salary package up to AU460,000.
  • Contribute to the improvement of indigenous health in Australia.
  • Unique tropical medicine context.
  • Work with a young population.
  • SE Asia on your doorstep. Spend a weekend in Bali (only a 3hr flight) or Singapore (4hrs). 

Unlike other Metropolitan cities in Australia where it can be easy to mistake one for another, in Darwin you experience an Australia that is like no other,  with adventure at your doorstep. The Northern Territory is huge - but has a small population. Over 142,000 people live in the territory capital Darwin. with approx. another 100,000 living in remoter towns throughout the Territory such as Alice Springs, Katherine or even smaller, more remoter communities.

The  unique healthcare and social issues of the population attract  medical specialists from around the world. The medicince can be complex but hugely rewarding.

Your contribution in the Infectious Diseases service will be significant and  have a lasting impact in healthcare in Darwin and the Northern Territory. You will provide a first class Infectious Diseases and General Medicine service on an inpatient and outpatient department and HITH and hospital context as well as supervising and teaching junior medical staff. 

You will apply your planning and service development skills not just to this hospital or HITH but also to Infectious Diseases for the Northern Territory as a whole. The Northern Territory's "Top End" is one of the few truly tropical region

A number of medical conditions common in the Top End are rarely seen outside of the developing world. This provides an excellent and rare opportunity to experience tropical medicine in the developed world - with first world resources and facilities. Darwin is approved by the UK Royal College of Physicians for training in tropical medicine.

 
You will enjoy building a lasting service and contributing to the health and welfare of the population.
 
You will be a Consultant/Specialist in Infectious Diseases and with interests in General Medicine. More then half of admissions in General Medicine have an infectious disease, with the indigenous population presenting with combinations of diabetes, renal disease, ischaemic and rheumatic heart disease.

Darwin is a modern and very cosmopolitan city. It is extremely easy to get around and the lifestyle opportunities are amazing. Schools are great and there is a university.

For more information please call Alasdair Spinner on 0131 240 5276 or al@headmedical.com 

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Alasdair Spinner

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5276 LinkedIn