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Palliative Medicine Specialist - FAChPM or equiv - Tropical Lifestyle in Rockhampton, Queensland - Australia

Consultant - Medicine
Ref: 3369 Date Posted: Monday 19 Dec 2016
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New Year and a new job in Australia!

I am excited to be working exclusively with Central Queensland, recruiting to their Palliative Medicine Specialist position in Rockhampton.

  • Relaxed, tropical lifestyle and a welcoming team
  • Permanent role in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Regional teaching hospital and newly established Cancer Centre
  • Competitive package (up to AUD$416k) depending on experience
  • Just a 1 hour flight to Brisbane
  • Explore the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

The Hospital & The Department

As the main base hospital within the Central Queensland region, Rockhampton hospital (305 beds) provides services to a local population of 65,000 (and a regional population of 250,000) and supports smaller satellite hospitals within its catchment area. They opened their Cancer Centre in 2015, a modern and spacious facility, which delivers cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, survivorship and palliative care services. 

The Department of Medicine has an allocation of 32 beds, nine of these are dedicated to Palliative Care. 

The Medicine Team currently comprises 13 other Consultants (Clinical Director, Specialists and Visiting Specialists), 14 Registrars and Principal House Officers, 6 Senior House Officers/ Junior Medical Officers and 9 Interns.

The Role

Joining a dedicated and passionate team, you will have specialist experience in Palliative Medicine and a commitment to providing a high quality service, demonstrating strong clinical leadership skills and a collaborative team approach. You will have a sound understanding of contemporary models of care; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to junior doctors and other clinical staff; and a commitment and willingness to be involved in continuous quality improvement programmes.

This is a professionally rewarding role and meaningful work, vital to the local community.


You will be eligible for registration as a Specialist in Palliative Medicine with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA). This will require Fellowship of the Australian Chapter of Palliative Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FAChPM – RACP).

If you are an overseas trained physician with an equivalent specialist qualification, e.g. FRCP and you have been assessed by the RACP as "substantially comparable", this will also be viewed favourably.

The Location

Rockhampton is known as the “beef capital of Australia” – a nod to the cattle industry, which plays an important part in the local and national economy. The town’s colonial history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings, which hark back to its Gold Rush days – some of which have been lovingly restored to give the city a real ‘aussie’ charm, creating a real sense of community.

The region offers a superb lifestyle and a healthy family environment with a range of cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Real estate prices are affordable with a choice of town, coast or country living. Stroll along the river, drive out to the coast exploring the many beaches, discover Carnarvon National Park, or spend time enjoying the galleries and botanic gardens - the lifestyle is peaceful and serene here. You will have access to water sports, the best steak Queensland has to offer, and of course, the Great Barrier Reef for some fabulous deep sea diving.

Brisbane is just a short 1 hour flight from Rockhampton’s local airport.

More about the Rockhampton lifestyle

Contact Caroline today to have a further confidential discussion or email for details.

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:

Caroline O'Hagan

Associate Partner (NZ)

Tel: +64 225214705 LinkedIn