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Infectious Diseases Staff Specialist

Provide a vital service to a rapidly growing, multicultural population near Brisbane

  • Wonderful opportunity to exercise your innovation and leadership
  • State-of-the-art facilities and a supportive team
  • Charming town with modern amenities
The Position:

Join an innovative, multi-disciplinary team of specialists to provide clinical and non-clinical services to a rapidly growing and diverse population.  In this role, you will be responsible for conducting inpatient infectious disease consultations and outpatient clinics.

Additionally, you will act as the Clinical Lead of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme (AMS) to educate and advise hospital staff on the appropriate use of antimicrobials and infection prevention. This role entails collaborating across various clinical divisions, educating and gathering feedback from antimicrobial prescribers, and coordinating the audit of the AMS programme. 

The role reports directly to the Director Medicine and Clinical Director of Integrated Care and requires the supervision of Registrars, Principal House Officers, Senior and Junior House Officers and Interns in the performance of their clinical duties.

The Hospital:

This 351-bed hospital services all major health specialities, including anaesthetics, emergency, medicine, surgery, intensive and coronary care to name a few. It plays a major teaching role, providing both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical education and training. 

Situated just 40km from Brisbane’s CBD, this hospital underwent extensive expansion which was completed in 2014. This transferred the hospital into a state-of-the-art medical facility and provided additional capacity to help meet the growing health needs of the region’s population over the short-to-medium term.

The Location:

This city is an interesting blend of heritage charm, vast expanses of open green spaces with modern conveniences and facilities. A short 45-minute drive from the Brisbane city centre and one hour from the popular Gold Coast area, this city is within easy reach of the coast and the attractions of the capital city.

There is a large variety of preschool, primary, secondary and tertiary educational facilities for all ages. There are 21 primary schools in the area and 14 secondary schools. Of the 14-secondary school, 8 of which are private, independent or Catholic. The area also has a campus of the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland in addition to numerous TAFE facilities.

The median price for a house in the area is $330,000AUD and $220,000AUD for a unit. Rental properties rent for an average of $670AUD per month for a one bedroom unit and $1,185AUD per month for a 3-bedroom house.

Essential Criteria:

To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP in Infectious Diseases and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or be close to obtaining fellowship and be eligible as an Infectious Disease Specialist with AHRPA.

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