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Pursue your passion for regional anaesthesia

  • Experience the benefits of working in a brand-new, start-of-the-art hospital
  • Receive a competitive salary package and relocation assistance
  • Enjoy an enviable lifestyle just minutes’ drive from spectacular beaches

The Opportunity

As an experienced Specialist Anaesthetist, this is your opportunity to pursue a career in anaesthesia in the beautiful Bega Valley.

You’ll work in a fully equipped department with state-of-the-art anaesthetic machines (GE Aisys) and monitoring, both in the operating suite, the emergency department and the 6-bed critical care unit. This includes ultrasound/echo machines and videolaryngoscopes.

You will join a team of 7 FTE Anaesthetists, including 6 Australian Fellows, 3 GP Anaesthetists and 1 International Medical Graduate. There are also rotational medical students from the Rural Clinical School, NSW, and the department is currently applying for accreditation for rotational Registrar training with the college.

The hospital sees around 300 births annually, and has 3 operating theatres and 1 procedure room, performing over 4000 operations and procedures per year.

The Hospital

Serving a catchment population of over 33,000 people, this brand new facility has recently undergone a $183 million redevelopment allowing state of the art services to be provided to the growing community. Integrating a health campus for education, accommodation for families and patients and clinical services, this campus is the first of its kind within the district. The hospital hosts 134 beds to encompass high level care for ICU, Coronary care and domiciliary patients. A brand new 6 bed paediatric unit has recently been opened as part of the redevelopment, with Oncology, Psychiatric and Obstetric care services remaining available to the community. The Hospital is fitted with a modern 24-hour emergency department with approximately 14,000 presentations annually with over 8,600 admissions to the hospital.

The Location

Bega is the urban centre of the stunning Sapphire Coast and offers an enviable lifestyle with a strong economy, new infrastructure, relaxed lifestyle and mild climate. The area also boasts an affordable property market, a range of educational options and daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney.

Bega is flanked by national parks and rich farm land making the region a natural playground. In your downtime you'll find yourself enjoying the local food and wine, taking up surfing and kayaking, whale watching or going on tree top adventures.

Keys to Success

You will have demonstrable recent clinical experience in Anaesthetics and an ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will possess strong communication skills and encourage collaborative and collegiate relationships to ensure the best possible service delivery.

You will have a keen interest in sharing your knowledge, facilitating and contributing to the supervision and training of colleagues, junior medical officers and other relevant stakeholders within the hospital and region. You will also be committed to continuing education, research and quality improvement. Additionally, you will participate in an on-call roster and respond on site within a reasonable time.

Essential Criteria

You will hold Fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or equivalent with experience in Australia or a country with a comparable health care system such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA or Canada, and be eligible for Specialist registration with AHPRA.