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Toowoomba is ideal for those who want to live the relaxed Australian lifestyle yet also be close to a metropolitan centre with an international airport. This is a great opportunity to take on an Anaesthetist role in a lovely part of South Queensland.

Only a 90 minute drive from Brisbane and 2 hours from the Gold Coast so is ideally placed, whether your preference is the countryside, the beach or the city.

  • Great family lifestyle, with close proximity to Brisbane
  • Local airport servicing Sydney (1h40min), Melbourne (2h10min), Cairns (2h10min) and Brisbane (40 min)
  • Main base hospital for the region
  • Competitive remuneration package (up to AUD$413 000, depending on experience)
  • Excellent public and private schools available, as well as tertiary institutions
  • Affordable housing

The Role
As a General Anaesthetist you will be responsible for the provision of quality cost efficient anaesthesia, preadmission review and acute pain services care and clinical consultative services within the Toowoomba Hospital.

The Hospital
The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, of which Toowoomba Hospital is the major hospital with over 320 beds, delivers clinical services to a regional population of approximately 300,000. Spanning 90,000 square kilometres, the catchment area includes both large and small rural community settings and the Hospital is the major regional centre.

There are eight operating theatres, 2000 deliveries per annum, high dependency and intensive care while the Department of Anaesthesia’s current medical establishment is 22 specialists, including the Director, Visiting Medical Specialist, 11 Registrars / PHO/JCCA trainee and 2 Residents.

The Department is accredited for training of registrars with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Medical students from the Rural Clinical School, UQ rotate through the Department of Anaesthesia.

There is a strong commitment to medical education and continuing professional development, and the Hospital and Health Service has a major teaching role, with active clinical training programmes in place at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

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 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

The Location
Nicknamed the “Garden City”, Toowoomba (population 125,000) is a picturesque modern city located on the rim of the Great Dividing Range. The region enjoys a temperate mountain climate of four distinct seasons, including glorious summers and cool winters.

Toowoomba is the largest inland settlement in Queensland, and the economic centre of the Darling Downs region. It is a modern city, known for its beautiful parks and gardens, good shopping, cultural and sporting facilities, as well as excellent public and private schools, and universities. While it provides all the benefits of a major city, it also offers a relaxed lifestyle and pace of life.

For more information about this position, great hospital and the amazing lifestyle on offer, please call Karen Prosser on +44 (0)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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