About the Job

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This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a Specialist in the most adventurous and exciting part of Australia.  One of our recently placed specialists describes moving her family to Darwin as 'feeling like we live on a holiday'.  Darwin offers laid back lifestyle with an abundance of friendly locals to help you settle in - what are you waiting for?!

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The Benefits

  • Experience 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 AU$500,000 (dependent upon exp).
  • 6 weeks annual leave per year
  • Opportunity to work in the Northern Territory’s first new public hospital in almost forty years
  • Contribute to the improvement of indigenous health in Australia.
  • Work with a young population.
  • SE Asia on your doorstep. Spend a weekend in Bali (only a 3hr flight) or Singapore (4hrs).

The Role
To provide clinical expertise in Nephrology and Internal Medicine services, at the Royal Darwin Hospital and across the Top End Health Service.

Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is the principal tertiary hospital within the region and provides a broad range of referral services in all specialty areas to the Darwin urban population as well as serving the Top End of the NT, Western Australia and South-East Asia. RDH is the largest teaching hospital in the NT and is also recognised as Australia's National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC). Palmerston Regional Hospital is a satellite campus providing lower acuity elective surgical services.

RDH is a 345 bed tertiary hospital that services a population of over 142,000 in a catchment area including urban communities, regional hospitals and remote Aboriginal communities.

Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians (RACP) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

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The Location
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 approximately 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 medicine can be complex but hugely rewarding.

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.

How Head Medical can help

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.


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