About the Job

A rare opportunity is available for a specialist Neurosurgeon in Queensland, Australia!

  • Family-oriented lifestyle in a vibrant coastal regional city in sub-tropical North Queensland
  • Local airport servicing Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
  • Main base hospital for the region
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$456 000 (depending on experience)
  • Additional on call allowance and overtime
  • Excellent public and private schools available, as well as tertiary institutions
  • Affordable housing

The Role
The department is expanding its scope in terms of volume and subspecialisation to meet the needs of the north Queensland community.

The capabilities expected of the role are of a well-trained general neurosurgeon. Independent surgical practice in routine areas of elective, acute and traumatic brain, spine and peripheral nerve surgery is expected.  Of most importance is the ability to work as part of a team.

You will undertake outreach outpatient clinics as well as provide outpatient and inpatient care.  Air travel to outreach clinics is an expected part of this role.

The hospital is a well-equipped tertiary hospital has an intensive care unit, radiology department with interventional capability, PET scanner, radiation oncology and the full range of Surgical and Medical specialty groups.

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

  • 5 years Consultant/Specialist level work experience.

The Location
This is the largest regional centre in the North and a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

The gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320+ days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

The city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife. Take a stroll along the picturesque paths on the waterfront esplanade, do some shopping or attend the night markets, be spoilt for choice with alfresco dining options, sit and relax while the kids play at the water park or one of the family fun areas. Picnic and BBQ facilities are available, as well as gym equipment and amenities.

We have a dedicated Registration Team who seamlessly manage all aspects of your regulatory and temporary work visa applications after you accept a suitable job offer, at no cost to you.  Our aim is to get you ready to start work within agreed timeframes and with minimal hassle to you or your new employer.


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

karenp@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5255

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