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ENT (Head & Neck) Surgeon - Locum up to 12 months in Beautiful Tasmanian Wine Country - Australia

Consultant - Surgery - ENT
Ref: 3995 Date Posted: Wednesday 05 Jul 2017
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**Maternity cover post until July 2018**

Are you an ENT Surgeon with experience in Head and Neck Cancer?

Tasmania is one of Australia’s hidden gems and is often overlooked by people focused on heading to the major metropolitan cities. But if you take a second look, you will find it’s a beautiful place that offers a laidback easy lifestyle.

We are seeking an ENT Surgeon to join a team of 3 other specialists on a temporary basis in the Ear, Nose and Throat service in Launceston, North Tasmania.

  • Commencing ASAP until July 2018
  • Must have FRACS or have already been assessed by RACS as comparable
  • 342-bed district general hospital and a focus on medical education
  • Excellent remuneration package based on years of experience
  • Easy access to Melbourne and Sydney with daily 1 hour flights
  • World class golfing, boutique vineyards, beaches to explore

The Role
Offering a full scope of specialist ENT procedures, inpatient and outpatient treatment, this is a varied and interesting role. You will have a multidisciplinary approach to teamworking, as well as a commitment to medical education and teaching, along with a willingness to contribute to and participate in continuous quality improvements for the benefit of the service and for the patient experience.

This is a 1 in 4 on call, with registrars being the first on call.

Experience in Head and Neck cancer is essential.

The Hospital
One of four acute hospitals in Tasmania, this 300 bed Hospital is the major referral hospital for the residents of the North and North West of Tasmania, treating over 24,000 inpatients and over 225,000 outpatients annually. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on medical education and due to its accredited teaching hospital status, the hospital also enjoys close links with both the University of Tasmania, as well as the School of Nursing, which is also based here.

The Location
Launceston is picturesque and reflects its colonial history, you can also see Victorian and Georgian influences mixed in with the more modern architecture, which all adds to the overall charm of the place. Here, you can enjoy all the facilities of modern city living with excellent schools and affordable housing, whilst being free of traffic and large commutes. With a population of approx. 150,000, this is the “hub” of the North and its emerging as a location for those seeking an escape from the rushed big city life for a more laidback pace of living.

Tasmania is a wealth of arts and cultural experiences, from the cutting edge contemporary art galleries, to its many varied festivals, design shops and museums. Tasmania has become a great getaway place for visitors and in the summertime, the population swells, tourism is a thriving industry and a major contributor to the local economy. And interestingly, many national and international congresses are held in Tasmania’s state capital of Hobart, including medicine and healthcare conferences.

And ask any Australian, Tasmania is known for its beautiful fresh produce and seafood, attracting “foodies” with its restaurants and cafes. There’s a real dedication to providing a truly authentic food and wine experience. The temperate climate and four distinct seasons - including gloriously hot summers and cool winters - the region has perfect winegrowing conditions and this is reflected in the excellent wines produced all around Tasmania, in particular the Tamar Valley very close to Launceston.

Being such a compact island state, its easy to explore and go beyond the city up into the mountains or along the coastal roads. The diverse landscape lends itself to just about every outdoor experience you could wish for, from the world class golf courses, multi-day adventure races like the Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge, mountain bike trails, and of course, the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht racing. But there really is so much to see and do, appealing to urban sophisticates escaping the hustle and bustle of big city life, outdoor enthusiasts seeking the fresh air and open spaces, and generally families of all ages.

There is a local airport and short daily flights to Melbourne (1 hr) and Sydney (just over 1 hr), making connections to international flights quick and easy to arrange.

Its not uncommon for locals to plan a weekend up in Melbourne for the many International Festivals or major sporting events, such as the Australian Tennis Open or the cricket at the MCG, as well as to enjoy a bit of high end, luxury shopping along Toorak Road.

More about life in Tasmania

If you would like to explore this role further, please contact with a copy of your cv.


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