Staff Specialist Dermatologist

An opportunity to trail-blaze the development and service offering of Dermatology in Northern Queensland

  • Make a huge difference in this major referral facility
  • Less than a 2 hour flight to Brisbane
  • A country town 'feel' within a tropical/coastal location
The Position
An opportunity has arisen for a Dermatology Staff Specialist to join the Hospital to help create and develop high quality clinical services. You will have a broad range of Dermatology experience and training to lead shape and develop the department. This role will be the platform to share your skills as this position will interact with a full range of medical and surgical specialties within the service. This position will include research as well as teaching the health professionals of the future, including physician trainees and undergraduate medical students of The Australasian College of Dermatology.  

The Hospital is the tertiary teaching hospital for North Queensland and has a patient case mix commensurate with that level of care provision. This includes patients from the local area and from the surrounding regions.


The Hospital
This 460-bed hospital is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia and is a major tertiary referral facility, serving  a population of roughly 600,000 people. This is a teaching hospital for students from the universities in the local areas and offers a supportive environment for employees in a progressive workplace. Every service in this hospital is committed to the continual review and development of both its operation and its staff. The Hospital provides complex, high level services across a wide range of specialities including cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, adult and paediatric ICU, general surgery, medicine, radiation and medical oncology, transplant haematology, paediatrics, obstetrics and neonatology to the North Queensland region. It also includes a 75 bay emergency department (ED) which is now the biggest ED in Queensland. The building also includes a 34 bed maternity unit and an expanded intensive care unit. 

The Location
This vibrant region is the largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast. It encompasses beautiful coastal towns, rainforests, rugged outback, wetlands and country terrain. With over 320 days of sunshine you and your family can take advantage of the gorgeous weather and go diving or snorkelling or explore the local malls and entertainment centres. With a theatre, art gallery, casino, boutique shopping, regular local markets and a lively restaurant scene you will always have plenty to do.

The region has affordable housing options, a comparable cost of living and a reputation for quality education. There is a full range of education facilities from early childhood, primary and secondary schools, through to universities and technical institutes. There is a range of housing styles, stunning locations and varied streetscapes across the city to choose from. Whether it’s a modern chic inner-city apartment or a traditional styled Queenslander, you are sure to find real estate that you’ll love. 

Essential Criteria
You will hold specialist registration (or be eligible to hold) with AHPRA as a dermatologist and hold Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) or The Australasian College of Dermatology or be close to completing your fellowship  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 great opportunity to work in major tertiary referral hospital in a tropical location. For further details register your interest today