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Director of Intensive Care Unit – Beautiful climate, excellent package and great work/family-life balance – Bundaberg - Australia

Consultant - Anaesthetics - Queensland
Ref: 4947 Date Posted: Wednesday 17 Jan 2018
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  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland.
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$415 000+ depending on experience.
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef.
  • Excellent range of affordable housing – live in a house on the beach, apartment in the marina or on a farm in the hinterlands.
  • Over 60 education facilities including public and private schools, special education, Wide Bay Institute of TAFE and the Central Queensland University campus.
  • First class and well-resourced health service.
  • Regular daily flights to Brisbane and Sydney.

The Role

You will provide a specialist clinical consultant service to Bundaberg Hospital and clinical expertise in planning intensive care services for the Bundaberg Hospital, as well as participating in the provision of ICU/ anaesthetic service services and on-call as rostered.  You will have the opportunity, in partnership with the multidisciplinary team, to improve the quality of patient care by participation in peer review, mortality & morbidity clinical audit and quality assurance programs.  You will also advise in the development, review and implementation of procedures for the provision of ICU services.  Teaching and educational initiatives and responsibilities will also be an element of your role within the Department.

This is your opportunity to demonstrate your excellent communication skills, strong professional ethos and leadership skills, which, when allied to your very broad experience will enable you to enjoy multi-tasking between the Clinical, Managerial, Administrative, Educational & Training responsibilities of this exciting role in a great place with a fantastic, collegiate team.

The Hospital

The Bundaberg Base Hospital is a 158 bed acute health care facility providing services such as 24 hour emergency department, theatre & anaesthetics, breast screening, general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, speak care nursery, intensive care/coronary care, oral health (including orthodontics), pathology, paediatrics, renal services, specialist outpatients, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, palliative care, medical imaging and the Community Hospital Interface Program (CHIP).

Specialist services include gastroenterology, radiology, respiratory, rheumatology, oncology, paediatric respiratory, genetics and urology.

Major internal refurbishments are in progress in the Bundaberg Hospital. Some of these improvements include converting the old emergency department and maternity unit block into a department for allied health, pharmacy and medical records. $17.5 million in improvements to oral health facilities are also underway in the Wide Bay-Burnett region, including a new oral health facility at Bundaberg.

The Location

The Coral Coast region of Queensland is a 4 hour drive north of Brisbane and its regional centre Bundaberg is centred on the picturesque Burnett River. The area is nestled below the Southern Great Barrier Reef  and represents an incredible place to lead the life you always wanted to have. It really does provide a platform to enjoy a laid back, easy going subtropical coastal lifestyle that only Queensland can offer.

Just 15 minutes drive from the city are the pristine shores of Coral Coast.  Here you can fish, dive, whale and dolphin spot, snorkel the Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot coral cays or experience the turtle-nesting phenomenon at the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery. Much of Bundaberg is devoted to the preservation of its oceanic life. The “Whaling Wall" mural, painted by world-renowned environmental artist Wyland, is a dominant 7-storey landmark in the city centre and provides a year-round reminder of the nearby marine life.  From July to November, during their annual migration, Humpback whales take time out in the protected waters of Hervey Bay. The whales perform a variety of behaviours providing a spectacular display for visitors and locals.

Bundaberg itself is a modern city equipped with everything you need. You are well catered for with excellent shopping, fine restaurants and many attractions.

What Head Medical can do for you

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

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.

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:

Eunan O'Brien

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5271