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An exciting opportunity is currently available for an experienced Staff Specialist (Surgeon) to join the Department of General Surgery at the Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospitals within the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service.

The Benefits

  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland.
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$392,483 depending on experience.
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances
  • Flexible rostering arrangements
  • Professional development allowance
  • Motor vehicle allowance
  • Low cost of living
  • Excellent range of affordable housing
  • First class and well-resourced health service
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef.
  • Regular daily flights to Brisbane and Sydney. 

The Role and Hospital

This role will afford you the opportunity to work in a smaller provincial hospital and demonstrate your clinical knowledge, experience and skills extending across the broad range of general surgery.  You will be comfortable working either on your own or as part of a multidisciplinary team, and you will have the chance to become involved with projects that you wouldn’t normally in a big hospital.

Hervey Bay Hospital is the acute facility on the Fraser Coast and works in close partnership with Maryborough Hospital to deliver high quality health care to the community.

Hervey Bay Hospital has built a reputation for excellence especially in professional education and attracts medical and nursing programs in conjunction with the University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Central Queensland University (CQU) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

A new state of the art Emergency Department opened its doors in January 2019. The new ED has 46 treatment spaces in total, including 37 emergency bays, three isolation rooms, a safe assessment room and five procedure rooms – more than doubling the department’s capacity.

To meet the increasing health needs of a fast-growing community, a new medical ward has also been opened at Hervey Bay Hospital, increasing its medical inpatient capacity and helping patient flow out of the emergency department.

The Health Service covers the coastal stretch from Agnes Waters in the north to Maryborough and Hervey Bay in the South and serves a population of approximately 184,000 residents.

The Location

The Fraser Coast is one of the most rapidly growing regional centres in Queensland with Hervey Bay listed as one of Queensland’s best natural holiday destinations. Situated only 3 hours drive north of Brisbane, with direct flights daily to Brisbane & Sydney, the region is very accessible, enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate as well as being the renowned whale watching capital of Australia.

The World Heritage Listed Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island are just a short distance away plus there is the opportunity to view humpback whales from July-November.  During their annual migration, Humpback whales take time out in the protected waters of Hervey Bay. The whales perform a variety of behaviours providing a spectacular display for visitors and locals.

A range of cosmopolitan and alfresco cafes, shops, parklands, picnic areas, playgrounds along the Esplanade and a vibrant marina there is plenty to see and do.


Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and Fellowship  of  the  Royal  Australasian  College  of  Surgeons  (FRACS  General  Surgery) or equivalent,  as  recognised  by  the  Australian  Medical  Council  (AMC)  including  maintenance of  CPD  and  good  standing  as  required  by  AHPRA  for  the  maintenance  of  Specialist Registration.

What can Head Medical do for you?

Once we have secured a job for you, our specialist and dedicated Registrations team will manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the actual relocation itself.

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we appreciate it can also be extremely daunting and time consuming given the registration process. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we have helped hundreds of 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 take the responsibility of relocating candidates seriously and we know it’s critically important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through yours and your loved ones plans in detail, getting to know you to ensure we provide a seamless service which is second to none and - above all - right for you.

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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