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Director of Paediatrics

This is an opportunity for you to utilise your talent for leadership and management in tropical QLD

  • FRACP essential
  • Lead a collaborative and integrated mutli-disciplinary team
  • Live in a friendly town that is ideal for raising your family
The Position
As Clinical Director of Paediatrics with exemplary leadership and communication skills, you will be working in a Hospital is committed to excellent patient care based on values of Customers First, Ideas into Action, Unleashing potential, Being Courageous and Empowering People. You will contribute to service planning and development and the provision of high-quality paediatric services. You will be responsible for the supervision and the coordination of duties of the team. The paediatric team currently consists of 3 FTE Consultants, 1 VMO, 3 Registrars, with support from Principal House Officers, RMO’s and Interns. You will have exposure to a broad range of paediatric conditions both common and uncommon.

The department has a 16 bed Paediatric Unit, 6-bed special care nursery and provides a range of services, including outpatient clinics.

Being the hub for Central Queensland, it accepts referrals in consultation with the Paediatrician and Qnets, of children and Neonates enabling high quality, contemporary services to be integrated within the clinical services framework of Rockhampton Hospital and outreach services to other facilities across the Hospital and Health Service. 

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 of 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 storeys 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
Half way 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 $150,000 making it a very affordable city in which to live and raise a family.
 
Essential Criteria
To be successful in this role you 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.You will bring your existing skills and knowledge to this exciting clinical, administrative and managerial position.
 
You must hold FRACP and be eligible for specialist registration with AHPRA.
 
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 contact Lisa Delehanty today on +61 2 8353 9036 or alternatively, email ldelehanty@wave.com.au

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