Meet new people and work in an established hospital in Queensland. This locum consultant position is for the respiratory department only. The working hours are Monday to Friday 0800-1700. <br />
There are approximately 7-8 clinical sessions and 2-3 clinical support sessions per week. Clinical sessions include inpatient morning ward rounds and outpatient clinics in the afternoon. Commitment for 1 in 5 on-call for after-hours & weekends is required. On the weekend on-call consultant is expected to do post take ward rounds and review of unwell patients as requested by the junior medical officers of the unit. There are altogether five respiratory physicians in the team. <br />
The respiratory department is further supported by 1.5 FTE advanced trainee registrars in Thoracic Medicine, 2.0 FTE basic physician trainees, and 1 RMO (SHO) and 1 intern. There are on-site sleep and respiratory laboratory with skilled staffing. <br />
The average number of inpatients is 10-15, including 1-2 admissions and 1-3 consultations per day. Cairns hospital is a 550 bedded regional tertiary referral centre. Hospital is supported by fully functional Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac care unit, Endoscopy unit, and Medical Assessment unit, etc. PET, MRI, CT as well as interventional radiology services are available on-site.
Several locum shifts
Travel and accommodation provided.
Must have own Medical Indemnity & AHPRA Registration. Must be either an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or on a 457 Temporary Work Visa. Hospital paperwork must be completed. Must be willing to complete QLD Health paperwork.