Staff Specialist Interventional Cardiologist

Be part of an exciting period of transition and join this health service to assist with the implementation and operation of a new Cardiac Catheter Laboratory

  • Exercise your clinical teaching skills
  • State-of-the-art regional referral centre
  • A short drive to pristine beaches
The Position
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative Interventional Cardiologist who has the skills to take the service to the next level. The service is currently being redesigned and expanded and we would love to involve our next full-time Cardiologist in the process. The challenge will include the implementation and operation of a diagnostic cardiology service and establishment of a new Cardiac Catheter Laboratory to service Central Queensland. You will be integral in all stages of service delivery from the design and layout of the catheter laboratory or the planning of future services such as the implementation and operation of a 24 hour, seven day interventional cardiology service.

The Hospital
The hospital has 230 beds and services an immediate and surrounding area population of roughly 250,000 people. As the regional referral centre for emergency services, the facility sees an approximate 45,000 ED presentations per year and a total of 22,000 admissions. There is a great variety of clinical presentations. Construction of a $155 million seven storey ward block was completed in May 2015; three of the stories house cancer care services. A new helipad built on top of the seven storey ward block will enable better transport of trauma patients. Works are also underway on the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit that will be housed within the new seven storey ward block.

The Department of Medicine comprises 32 medical beds, 5 coronary beds, 12 medical oncology and haematology shared beds, 9 palliative care beds and provides specialist outpatient clinics each week.  

The Location
Halfway between Brisbane and Townsville this town is only a short drive to the pristine beaches and national parklands of Queensland. The town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and offers plenty of activities close by to keep you and your family entertained; including museums, botanical gardens, a crocodile farm and a local zoo. The beach is perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and boating. 

The city hosts various arts, music and dance festivals throughout the year and has a thriving nightlife with many restaurants, bars, hotels and clubs to choose from. Locally there are four shopping centres. The region is well served by both private and public schools, including several for boarders. The architecture is a mix of colonial through to modern. Homes in the suburbs south of the river are predominantly older Queensland architectural styles; the northern suburbs contain most of the modern homes. The median price of a home is about $250,000 making it a very affordable city in which to live and raise a family. 

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or an equivalent overseas qualification and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), also Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology with accreditation for Intervention as per CSANZ 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.