Enjoy the benefits of working in a modern hospital without the pressures of a big city life
- An interest in subacute care and community geriatrics is desirable
- Work in a brand new state of the art hospital
- Live in a costal region, offering a lifestyle that never disappoints
This is a great opportunity to join the department of medicine in a brand new state of the art hospital. This is a truly collegial team who will be on hand to welcome and support you. The hospital is going through an exciting growth phase, presenting an opportunity to contribute to further development of services. With a new Clinical Director in place, they are focusing on developing their geriatric and rehabilitation service throughout the region. You will work alongside 7 physicians with various subspecialties including 1 geriatrician. The current geriatrician has a focus on acute geriatric care and the hospital is ideally looking for a Geriatrician/Rehabilitation physician with an interest in subacute care and community geriatrics.
With the James Cook University campus on-site and involvement in the Northern Clinical Training Network there is excellent opportunity to be involved in research within the department.
You will join a $408 million state-of-the-art facility with a new emergency department, outpatients department, birth suites and special care nursery, intensive care unit and coronary care unit, day surgery and operating theatre suite, inpatient surgical and medical wards, renal support services, day oncology, dental, allied health and mental health facilities. The hospital provides services to a population of around 180,424 people residing in a 90,000 km2 area.
The Health Service provides an integrated approach to service delivery across acute, primary health and other community-based services including aged care assessment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) programs. Primary Health services within the HHS cover a range of program areas including Integrated Mental Health; Integrated Oral Health; Home and Community Care; Mobile Women’s Health; Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs; Sexual Health; Aged Care Assessment Team; and Breast Screen.
This stunning region is renowned for beautiful beaches, hinterlands and mountains. The spectacular natural attractions together with the friendly residents and relaxed atmosphere will leave you wondering why you didn’t consider making this your home sooner. You will enjoy the benefits of the tropical climate, where summers are hot and the rest of the year is sunny, crisp and clear. With the Great Barrier Reef on your doorstep, you will have plenty to explore on your weekends and during your annual leave.
Housing is affordable with lots of options to choose from. You can rent a stylish 2 bedroom apartment from as little as $250 per week, or purchase a breath-taking waterfront home from $450,000. The city has an abundant range of services and facilities. You will enjoy an enviable lifestyle without the pressures and hustle and bustle of a big city, in a community offering you the luxury of being able to get to know your neighbours. There are parks, walking trails and a range of activities to ensure that you are integrated into the community.
Education services include two universities, three state high schools and over 20 primary schools to choose from. All denominations and private schools are catered for so that you can choose the best option for your family.
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or equivalent (or be close to obtaining your fellowship) and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. 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.
If you are looking for great work/life balance with shorter commutes to and from work, register your interest today.