About the Job

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  • Fantastic lifestyle in subtropical Queensland
  • Competitive remuneration package up to AUD$425 000 depending on experience.
  • Majority of Surgeons work a 4 day week 
  • Additional overtime & on-call allowances
  • 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
You assist the Director in ensuring that Orthopaedic services provided by Rockhampton Hospital are of the highest standard and delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

You will have the opportunity to help with the education and supervision of surgical trainees and other medical staff, medical students, and allied health, interested community groups and nursing staff as well as in the day to day management of orthopaedic services including active participation in patient safety, clinical audit, research and service planning activities.

Significant clinical experience in Foot and Ankle Surgery or Spinal Surgery would be highly regarded.

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 or New Zealand.

The Hospital and Department
Rockhampton Hospital is a 305-bed facility and is the main referral hospital for Central Queensland.

The Orthopaedic Department is a 40-bed combined surgical ward. The Department comprises a Clinical Director, 5 full-time Staff Specialists, 8 Principal House Officers and 5 Junior Medical Officers. The Orthopaedic Department is currently applying for training status for SET trainees. Medical students from the University of Queensland rotate through the Unit. The Department also has a close working relationship with colleagues in two local private hospitals.

The Operating Theatre Suite comprises four theatres recently upgraded and two procedure rooms which offer a range of surgical services.

The Area
Rockhampton is a major regional city located slightly inland on the banks of the Fitzroy River, close to the Capricorn Coast and its white sandy beaches.

It offers a diversity of lifestyle options from coastal, to rural, to vibrant city living, with the best tropical climate Queensland has to offer.

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.

What Head Medical can do for you
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK's specialist in international medical recruitment and we‘ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008. We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.
Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

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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