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Staff Specialist - General Surgeon

Enjoy a change of pace in this Heritage Outback town

  • Join a newly rebuilt rural hospital
  • Showcase your leadership skills in this teaching facility
  • Base yourself in Outback NSW
The Position
Wavelength currently holds an exciting opportunity for a Staff Specialist – General Surgeon based in regional New South Wales. You will provide care to both public and private patients in this teaching hospital to provide both routine and emergency surgeries. You will participate in an on call and after hours roster as well as conducting ward rounds appropriate to patient needs. You will have an interest in showcasing your leadership and mentoring skills as you supervise residents, registrars and career medical officers to assist with their training and career paths. Additionally you will have a keen eye for details as you maintain comprehensive patient records and contribute to relevant committees as required.

The Hospital
This rural teaching facility has 80 beds and offers a broad range of services including general medical, surgical and specialist services. A historic hospital, a completely new facility was built and opened in 2000 after the receipt of $32 million in funding. More recently,  $6.6 million was assigned to the completion of a brand new 10 bed mental health facility. The hospital offers services such as Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Dialysis, Palliative Care and surgery. Furthermore, support services such as Radiology and Pathology are located on sit. The Emergency department sees approximately 20, 541 presentations per year, with 7, 285 patients admitted to the hospital during the same period.

The Location
Located in the far west of New South Wales this rural location holds more than first meets the eye. Nestled amongst historic mining landmarks this heritage listed city boasts spectacular desert landscapes alongside a wide array of museums, art galleries and heritage walks for you to explore. You will find a multitude of shops and dining options which to enjoy in the year round temperate climate as you become part of this close knit, vibrant community. With a population of over 19,000 this town offers a great base to explore the wider outback with well-maintained roads and easy access to rail links to explore the area.  Housing is affordable and a range of historic and modern architecture is available to suit your taste, alongside quality educational facility connections for all levels.

Essential Criteria
The successful candidate will be an experienced fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and hold specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia

Are you looking for a change of scenery and would like to further your career – Apply today!

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