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We're recruiting for a General Practitioner to come and work in the great city of Townsville, located in the state of Queensland.

  • Generous Remuneration
  • Outdoor lifestyle guaranteed
  • Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

The Role 

The practice strives to offer the perfect work/life balance. Hours are flexible, ideally like 40 hours per week along the lines of 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday, with alternate Saturdays 8:30 -12:00 and on call duties once a month. You will be treating patients of all ages and backgrounds, with a wide variety of general practice type conditions, including medical, paediatric, dermatological, antenatal and postnatal care, surgical and work injuries.

Salary is 65% of Gross Billings or $100 p/hour, whichever is the greater for doctors who hold a specialist qualification. You will also be provided with accommodation for up to 1 month to assist you settle in. The rate for a non VR doctor is slightly lower.

The Location 
With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, World Heritage-listed national parks and lush tropical gardens, Townsville is home to some spectacular natural landscapes and attractions.

Townsville is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics and the Queensland outback. It’s a vibrant and bustling city sitting under the watchful gaze of Castle Hill. Enjoy alfresco dining, Federation-style architecture and boutique shopping, as well as the cooling ocean breeze and coastal vibe. It’s also Australia’s largest garrison town with Australian Defence Force bases and fascinating military history to explore.

Townsville is located about 350 kilometres (218 miles) south of Cairns and 1350 kilometres (839 miles) north of Brisbane. Townsville Airport has links to major eastern seaboard cities, as well as Darwin, Bali and some Queensland regional inland towns. From the airport it's a 10 minute drive to the city centre. 

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.

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