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Specialist Rehabilitation Physician

Make a real difference in this community providing high-quality health care to patients with complex medical illnesses as well as challenging psychosocial circumstances

  • Join a community of adventurous healthcare professionals
  • Participate in training of advanced trainees in rehabilitation medicine
  • Enjoy a laid back lifestyle with an emphasis on outdoor activities
The Position
Provide specialist rehabilitation services including the supervision of both inpatient and ambulatory patient care. The average age of patients at this hospital is young in comparison to metropolitan hospitals, and the majority of inpatients are Indigenous. The hospital provides services to some of the nation’s most socially disadvantaged people, with high levels of morbidity and mortality, many with diseases not seen elsewhere in the country. 

You will join a supportive team, working in consultation with allied health and nursing rehabilitation staff. You will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and skills undertaking supervision and training of advanced trainees in rehabilitation medicine. 

The Hospital
This 189-bed hospital is the specialist referral centre for Central Australia providing services across an area of 1 million square kilometres, equivalent to the size of NSW. The hospital provides general speciality services in most areas including day procedure, emergency, intensive care and high dependency, maternity, medical, outpatients, paediatric, surgical and mental health services. The nearest referral hospitals are some 1,500 kilometres distant. Because of the relative isolation the hospital services must be able to handle most medical situations. 

The hospital has strong links to Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre as tertiary referral centres and through visiting specialists from these hospitals. It is affiliated with Flinders University with an on-site medical school and linked closely with Baker Institute of Diabetes and Menzies School of Health Research. 

The Location
You will be based in the second largest town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Averaging 576 metres above sea level, the town is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin, close to the geographic centre of Australia. The city is located in an area of great scenic beauty with rugged ranges and spectacular gorges in a desert landscape.

The town offers air-conditioned shopping centres, a wide range of restaurants, cafes and a cinema complex. There are numerous sporting, recreational and cultural activities to suit both families and single people. There is a range of educational facilities and housing costs are equivalent to metro Australia. The town has plenty to offer; its combination of lifestyle, strong economy and well-connected, friendly multicultural community make it a fantastic place to live.

Essential Criteria
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.

Register your interest today and experience practicing healthcare in a unique and challenging environment with a great community of healthcare professionals. 

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