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Specialist Paediatrician

Make a difference to Aboriginal communities in regional WA

  • Professional and supportive environment
  • Join a team of highly-experienced and committed clinicians
  • Coastal living with a blend of adventure, sophistication, charm and outback spirit
The Position
In this appointment you will provide general paediatric specialist services, including community, outpatient, and inpatient services, within the region, in liaison with the other medical practitioners. You will have the opportunity to engage with Aboriginal communities to provide high quality and essential health care; spending nights away from home on a regular basis to serve these welcoming communities.

The hospital has a bustling Paediatrics department with an 8 bed inpatient unit, a level 2 nursery, a fascinating outreach program, and regional neonatal transport service. There will be opportunity to participate in Paediatric supervision and training along with teaching medical staff, nurses, medical students, Aboriginal Health Workers, allied health and other health professionals. Additionally, this post offers the unique prospect to engage in Population Health and research activities. 

The Hospital
You will be based in a 40 bed inpatient facility and serves as the Regional Resource Centre in the region. This hospital offers the following services: Emergency, Maternity, General Medical, Medical Imaging, Aged Care, Dental, Alcohol Rehabilitation, Aboriginal Health, Mental Health, Physiotherapy, Podiatry Day Surgery, Allied Health, Community Drug Service and Ambulance. 

In late 2012 the hospital underwent a redevelopment providing a new operating theatres, hospital entry and new visitors are; a new administration block; specialist centre including consulting rooms for visiting specialists, treatment bays, reception and waiting rooms, audiology booth and public dental surgery. As well as a new service building; extension to the acute inpatient wards by 10 beds; including a 4 bed high dependency unit plus the addition of a neonatal nursery; refurbished medical/surgical wards and maternity unit.

The Location
This unique and colourful town has a population of 15,000 increasing to over 45,000 during the tourist or ‘dry’ season of April to October. Over 2,200km from Perth, the sense of community and social fabric of the town is as diverse as any other major regional city in Australia, however, without the hustle and bustle, the traffic jams, pollution and noise - all detrimental to quality of lifestyle.

The town has numerous pubs and restaurants, an indoor and outdoor cinema and hosts a range of cultural events. There is a wide variety of recreation facilities is available including library, recreation centre, ovals, civic centre, aquatic centre, squash courts and school holiday programs. There are 7 local primary schools and 2 secondary schools. TAFE WA and two universities also have campuses in the town.

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 candidates with the desire and ability to work autonomously, flexibly, have strong leadership skills, and an appreciation of the complexities of remote Aboriginal child health.

Make the move for a career experience like no other in a unique tropical environment. Register your interest today.

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