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Escape the British weather for a life in the sun on this tropical island paradise.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work on a tropical island? Our client has a modern, well facilitated practice in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. And what makes this vacancy extra attractive is that the island has a large resident population rather than the practice relying on a fluctuating tourist population for patient numbers.

The Practice…

This is a beautifully refurbished, 3 doctor practice on a large island in tropical North Queensland. They are very busy and need another full time permanent GP to meet current patient demand.

The practice was fully renovated 3 years ago and has 5 spacious consulting rooms, each with a window and natural light. They also have a dedicated room for minor surgery, a nurse’s treatment room, Allied Health Room, Pathology room, onsite parking, room controlled ‘aircon’, natural lighting to each consult room, and a staff room with a fully equipped kitchen.

The surgery consulting hours are Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm. 

​The island has a permanent population of over 2,000 approximately made up of a mix of families and retirees, but the population can double in the tourist season and com, which can double in the tourist season

There is an equal proportion of chronic disease management, everyday medicine and mental health patients. Despite the small population of the island its unique demographics mean the surgery is kept very busy all year round.

​They are a mixed billings practice and doctors there see 25-30 patients per day.

The Location… 

​​Tropical North Queensland fits in more untouched beauty, ancient culture and adventure within its borders than some entire countries manage to do, with the World Heritage-listed double-act of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest its most prized stars.​

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.


For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Sarah today.

sarah@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5277

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