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Specialist General Physician

A rewarding and flexible job whilst living in a stunning region with big skies

  • Modern facilities and collegial team
  • Scope to develop your special interest
  • Spectacular regional lifestyle opportunity
The Position
Your prime responsibility will be to provide high-quality, efficient general medicine services to the surrounding community. The position can be entirely hospital based, utilising the hospital’s outpatient clinics, or can be a mixture of private and public work.
You will be part of a collegial team of 3 other Specialist Physicians and 2 VMOs each with their own sub-speciality interests including oncology, geriatrics and gastroenterology. You will also have ample junior support in the form of 8 registrars and 6 interns. There is scope to develop your own special interest and you will take part in the general medical on call roster.
The hospital is affiliated with a rural clinical school and a university and the opportunity exists for an honorary teaching appointment.
The Hospital
The hospital is a 146 bed level 1 tertiary teaching hospital, supported by strategic alliances with the Victorian State Government, universities and other tertiary facilities in Victoria. There are 2 units of 32 beds each that are shared between medical and surgical meaning the number of beds allocated can vary depending on need. Services are supported by 3 theatres, an endoscopy suite, a 16 bed day unit, a 9 chair dialysis unit, a 4 chair chemotherapy unit and an 18 bed acute geriatric/rehabilitation and palliative care unit.

Located in the beautiful wine belt region, the hospital provides a range of acute services including Emergency, Maternity, Intensive Care, General Medicine and Surgery, Medical Imaging, Pathology, Dialysis, Mental Health (Inpatient and community services) and a range of Ambulatory Services and caters for a catchment population of approximately 80,000.
The Location
You will find wide, tree lined street surrounded by vast numbers of wineries and fruit farms in this picturesque location.  Located in North West Victoria on the Murray River approximately 600 kms from Melbourne and 400 kms from Adelaide, this area serves as a popular tourist destination and bustling regional centre. 
The area is renowned for its junction of two major rivers, historically preserved landmarks and vibrant café culture.  The location has a significant range of education facilities both public and private, from childcare through to primary and secondary years and onto further education with two university campuses and a TAFE Institute.  Residents of the community enjoy the space and freedom that the area provides, as well as its cheaper housing and shorter commuting times when compared to city-living.  Getting to the region is also easy. Board a plane, bus or train, or drive along one of the major highways that enter the city from all directions.

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. Our client is looking for a candidate with extensive recent experience in general medicine. Desirable attributes include teaching and training experience along with research experience.

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.
This is a really exciting appointment that can offer you a rewarding career with a great place to live for the whole family. Register your interest today! 

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