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Director of Internal Medicine

Utilise your talent for leadership and management in tropical QLD

  • Great opportunity to develop in a busy and growing department
  • Lead a collaborative and integrated multi-disciplinary team
  • Raise your family in a friendly town with activities abound
The Position
In this appointment, you will provide strategic leadership and direction to the department of medicine. You will contribute to service planning and development and the provision of high-quality medical services. The Medical team currently consists of 13 Consultants (Visiting Medical Officers and Staff Specialists), 13 Principal House Officers, 6 Senior House Officers/Junior House Officers and 10 Interns. Subspecialty areas are currently Cardiology, Renal Medicine, Palliative Care and Geriatric & Rehabilitation Services with Gastroenterology a new service. Within General Medicine, there is specific expertise in Diabetes. The Department of Medicine provides exposure to a broad range of medical conditions both common and uncommon. The department consists of 40 beds. In addition, there is a 5 bed CCU, a 2-bed HDU, a 12-bed palliative care unit and a 16-bed rehabilitation unit.

You will bring your existing skills and knowledge to this exciting clinical, administrative and managerial position. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability and experience in leading clinical teams, providing leadership and effectively managing staff with a commitment to teaching, quality assurance and continuous improvement. There is a strong emphasis on teaching within the department with a UQ Rural Clinical School on campus.

The Hospital
The hospital has 230 beds and services an immediate and surrounding area population of roughly 250,000 people. As the regional referral centre for emergency services, the facility sees an approximate 45,000 ED presentations per year and a total of 22,000 admissions. There is a great variety of clinical presentations.

2012 saw the first stages of a major redevelopment of the facility including the completion of new phlebotomy, geriatric and rehabilitation services and expansion on medical imaging, emergency department and acute assessment and paediatric units, together with the consolidation of a number of outlying services into the main hospital complex. Construction of a $155 million seven storey ward block was completed in May 2015; three of the stories house cancer care services. A new helipad built on top of the seven storey ward block will enable better transport of trauma patients. Works are also underway on the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit that will be housed within the new seven storey ward block

The Location
Halfway between Brisbane and Townsville this town is only a short drive to the pristine beaches and national parklands of Queensland. The town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and offers plenty of activities close by to keep you and your family entertained; including museums, botanical gardens, a crocodile farm and a local zoo. The beach is perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and boating. 

The city hosts various arts, music and dance festivals throughout the year and has a thriving nightlife with many restaurants, bars, hotels and clubs to choose from. Locally there are four shopping centres. The region is well served by both private and public schools, including several for boarders. The architecture is a mix of colonial through to modern. Homes in the suburbs south of the river are predominantly older Queensland architectural styles; the northern suburbs contain most of the modern homes. The median price of a home is about $250,000 making it a very affordable city in which to live and raise a family. 

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or equivalent overseas qualification. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options. 

If you have an interest in working in a beautiful part of the world and in furthering your professional leadership and clinical skills in a dynamic and forward thinking service register today 

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