Specialist Paediatrician

Find substantial satisfaction and meaningful community engagement in this role

  • Gain exposure to indigenous healthcare and experience a varied case-mix
  • Highly supportive paediatric team
  • Live in outback oasis with something for everyone
The Position
Delivery of health care services in this location is a unique and exciting challenge. An opportunity exists for a General Paediatrician wishing to make a real difference to the paediatric landscape of remote Queensland.

The roles will assist the Director of Paediatrics in the development and expansion of paediatric services within the region, while also managing diverse and complex paediatric conditions rarely seen in metropolitan centres.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated clinical knowledge, proficiency and skills extending across the broad range of paediatrics, with an ability to work autonomously. Paediatric healthcare provision is also extended to the wider region via telehealth and outreach clinics to towns and indigenous communities. Teaching, training and research opportunities exist within the scope of this position.

To attract and retain a workforce the health service offers a generous remuneration package and employment benefits.

The Hospital & Health Service
This health service covers an area of approximately 300,000 square kilometres and services many of the remote communities within North Western Queensland. The primary facility is an 80-bed, level 4 hospital which offers primary, secondary and community health services in addition to specialist services such as anaesthetics, paediatrics, psychiatry, surgery and obstetrics & gynaecology.

The paediatric service is staffed by a Director of Paediatrics and two Senior Medical Officers/Staff Specialists Paediatrics. Paediatrics monitors public clinics, emergency department presentations and inpatients in the 10-bed children’s ward and the 3-bed nursery.

The Location
You will be living in a town, considered by many as the capital of northwest Queensland, located just 200 kilometres from the Northern Territory border. Over 23,000 people enjoy living in this modern community with over half the population under the age of 35 years old. There is a great range of shopping facilities including local markets and no shortage of nightlife with a range of venues offering live music, dining, theatre and entertainment. Housing prices are competitive and locally there are 35 education facilities, including state and private schools, TAFE, special education, School of the Air and MIGATE. 

Make the move to a town that brings out the adventurous spirit in everyone, with ample places to fish, camp, four-wheel drive or enjoy an outback sunset.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or be close to completing your fellowship and be eligible for registration with AHPRA. An interest in and proven ability to teach at both an undergraduate and post-graduate level is desirable.

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.

To work in a unique location and experience medicine urban practitioners only dream of, contact Androulla today