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Is it time to move ‘downunder’ for sunshine and work/life balance?

This service is looking for a Consultant Ophthalmologist to work in the coastal city of Rockhampton, Central Queensland - a regional city which offers an ideal lifestyle for singles, couples, families alike and is the southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$425 000 (depending on experience) + oncall.
  • Well funded public health service.
  • Major referral centre in the region.
  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland
  • Just over an hour's flight to Brisbane
  • Coastal living with islands, waterways and beaches, as well as national parks and Great Barrier Reef
  • Excellent schooling options and affordable housing

The Role and Hospital
This position comprises outpatient and theatre sessions, specifically 2 half day theatre sessions each week, 3 half day outpatient clinics each week. Oncall consists of 1:2 week days after hours on call and, 1:4 weekends on call.

Rockhampton Hospital (305 bed) is the main referral hospital for the Central Queensland region. 

The service is supported by 1.5 FTE Orthoptists, 1.0 FTE PHO in addition to nursing support. The service is well equipped with the Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT, A & B scans, Nidek Corneal Topographer, Humphrey VF Analyser, IOL Master, Fundus Camera with FFA/FAF capability, Ellex Argon and Tango YAG Lasers and the Stellaris PC with inbuilt Argon laser. 

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

Rockhampton’s history can be seen in its palm tree-lined streets and grand old heritage buildings – some of which have been restored to give the city a real charm.

The region offers a superb lifestyle and a healthy family environment with a range of cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Real estate prices are extremely affordable with a choice of town, coast or country living. House prices and availability mean you can choose the house you want instead of compromising in a major metropolitan city. This means tropical garden, swimming pool etc.

There is a good choice of private and public schools.

Stroll along the river, drive out to the coast exploring the many beaches, the Carnarvon National Park, the botanic gardens, as well as the Great Barrier Reef.

You will be an experienced clinician with a range of experience in ophthalmology. You will be competent and confident in working autonomously and from time to time in outreach clinics in the region.

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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