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Private Specialist Paediatrician

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  • FRACP essential
  • Supportive working environment
  • Relaxed city lifestyle with affordable housing options
The Position
An opportunity exists for a Specialist Paediatrician to join a premier private hospital in regional QLD. 

In this full-time role you will provide high-quality general paediatric services. The workload is predominantly ambulatory and includes neonatal support for Obstetricians. The ambulatory work is interesting, 30% of the patient load is developmental/behavioural and the remainder provides a highly varied clinical experience. Whilst the patients are typically low risk infants, you are required to have excellent neonatal skills. 

The support and collegiality of the existing paediatrician workforce is guaranteed and there is room to develop your own area of specialist interest. The on-call roster is currently 1:5 shared between the public and private paediatricians. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to provide outreach clinics and Tele-health services to those in outlying areas.

The hospital will build up your reputation locally, introduce you to GPs and assist you with marketing to your referral base. 

Working within a collegiate and structured organisation presents a genuine opportunity for you to enjoy a rewarding career with long term prospects. This position will provide an enriching and interesting professional career and help regional and rural families and their children.

The Hospital
You will be working in a beautiful heritage-listed 140 bed private hospital. Services include: general surgery, general medicine, orthopaedics, urology, oncology and palliative care, coronary/high dependency care, obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatal intensive care, gastroenterology, day surgery, sleep disorders unit, paediatrics, after hours medical service, rehabilitation, radiology and, visiting specialists clinics. 

There are over 700, mainly low risk, deliveries annually. Infants looking likely to deliver at < 32weeks gestation are transferred to a major centre. There is a 4 bed Level 2 Special Care Nursery and a small paediatric unit for paediatric admissions. An excellent retrieval service retrieves infants that need a higher level of care.

The Location
Living half way between Brisbane and Townsville you will enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in a city that was recently listed at number 19 in a report of the top family-friendly places to live, ahead of Sydney and Brisbane. 

The city has all the amenities you would expect including four shopping centres, a range of high-quality cafes and restaurants and plenty of places to indulge a love of sport, with local tennis courts, parks and fields and 8 golf courses all within a 45 minute drive. The city is close to the beach for snorkelling, scuba diving or boating and has a nearby national park and botanical gardens. The city hosts various arts, music and dance festivals throughout the year and has a thriving nightlife with many bars, hotels and clubs to choose from. 

With a low crime and unemployment rate, affordable housing and extensive education options living here offers an attractive lifestyle for family members of all ages. 

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or equivalent and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Unless you are a native English speaker you must also meet the English language proficiency requirements. 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. 

Join a hospital renowned for its exceptional level of patient care; contact Lisa Delehanty on +61 2 8353 9036 for a confidential discussion. Alternatively, email ldelehanty@wave.com.au

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