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Consultant seeking a new professional challenge and a warmer climate?

  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland.
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$410 000 depending on experience.
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef.
  • Excellent range of affordable housing – live in a house on the beach, apartment in the marina or on a farm in the hinterlands.
  • Over 60 education facilities including public and private schools, special education, Wide Bay Institute of TAFE and the Central Queensland University campus.
  • First class and well-resourced health service.
  • Regular daily flights to Brisbane and Sydney.

The Role
An opportunity exists to join a committed team of clinicians to run and further develop gastroenterology services within the Division of Medicine, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service.

Currently the service is operated by visiting and locum gastroenterologists and staff specialist surgeons, with strong visiting and telehealth links to tertiary gastroenterology services in Metro North HHS. Endoscopy and out-patient services are well developed. Your expertise with ward consultations will be sought by high performing general medical and general surgical teams. The service is well supported and coordinated by senior nurses, administrative and other multi-disciplinary staff. There is potential to lead and develop general gastroenterology services and subspecialty areas interest, such as inflammatory bowel disease or hepatology.

Requirements
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 Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

The Hospital
The Bundaberg Hospital is a 158 bed acute health care facility providing services such as 24 hour emergency department, theatre & anaesthetics, breast screening, general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, speak care nursery, intensive care/coronary care, oral health (including orthodontics), pathology, paediatrics, renal services, specialist outpatients, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, palliative care, medical imaging and the Community Hospital Interface Program (CHIP).  Specialist services include gastroenterology, radiology, respiratory, rheumatology, oncology, paediatric respiratory, genetics and urology.

The Area
The Coral Coast region of Queensland is a 4 hour drive north of Brisbane and its regional centre, Bundaberg, is centred on the picturesque Burnett River. The area is nestled below the Southern Great Barrier Reef and represents an incredible place to lead the life you always wanted to have. It really does provide a platform to enjoy a laid back, easy going subtropical coastal lifestyle that only Queensland can offer. Just 15 minutes drive from the city are the pristine shores of Coral Coast.  Here you can fish, dive, whale and dolphin spot, snorkel the Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot coral cays or experience the turtle-nesting phenomenon at the Mon Repos Turtle Rookery.

For more information about this position, great hospital and the amazing lifestyle on offer, please call Karen Prosser on +44 131 240 5255 or karenp@headmedical.com

 

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

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

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