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Staff Specialist (Anaesthetics)

Medical Services, MOUNT ISA Hospital

Work with us and help keep vital services functioning as part of a world-class health service that actively embraces technology, training, teamwork and supports your career ambitions.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to our vision of creating:

Pathways to better health

for our North West communities.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L27
Workplace Location North West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/MI488611
Closing date 15-Jun-2023
Job duration Ongoing - 80 hours per fortnight
Contact person Dr Desire Banda
Contact details 07 4744 4882
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North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS)

  • Unique locations
  • Friendly communities
  • Regional, rural and remote $$$ incentives

We are currently looking for a Staff Specialist (Anaesthetics) to join a highly motivated team based at the Mount Isa Hospital in far North Queensland providing anaesthetic services within the North West HHS.

This is your opportunity to delvelop areas of clinical interest to you within anaesthesia (including obstetrics and regional), ICU, perioperative medicine, pain management, medical education and well being.

Provide training to anaesthetic trainees and other health professionals and ensure continued evidence-based practice.

The ideal candidate:

  • Skills in epidurals for delivery suite and anaesthsia for obstetrics is required.
  • Scope of Practice in paediatric anaesthesia (5 years and younger).
  • An interest in Intensive Care management of patients.
  • An interest in, or experience in, regional anaesthesia and acute and / or chronic pain management.
  • Fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or equivalent.
  • MBBS or equivalent registrable with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration as a Specialist in a relevant clinical specialty.

Wide open spaces and panoramic views; the NWHHS covers a total population of around 36,000 people living in a geographical area spanning 300,000 km2!

We have a number of critical industrial facilities in the region and a patient cohort that represents some of the challenges and casemix diversities that clinicians may not have encountered in previous roles.

Once a raw frontier town built in the heart of North West Queensland around the vast mineral resources, Mount Isa has grown into a thriving industrial and commercial centre renowned for its friendly and welcoming nature.

Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback,' Mount Isa represents over 50 nationalities which give the city a unique cosmopolitan flavour. People enjoy living in this modern community, with restaurants, excellent health care, shopping, churches, clubs, service clubs and social activities. You will love the yearly carnival of festivities and celebrations including the Mount Isa Rodeo.

The Traditional Owners of the area are the Kalkadoon people.

Mount Isa is a great place to live and work!

Have you considered the benefits of working with us?

A permanent full-time role is on offer with job security and flexible working arrangements negotiable (including the potential to work 5 months/year).

A competitive remuneration package is available from between $420,341 and $582,677 p.a. (refer to Annexures A and B in the role description):

  • Base salary rates between $189,408 and $239,377 p.a. (L18-L27)
  • Attraction and retention incentive allowance 50% base p.a. salary
  • Regional and rural attraction allowance 15% base p.a. salary
  • Inaccessibility allowance of $34,500 p.a.
  • Motor vehicle allowance
  • 5 wks p.a. Recreational Leave accumulation with 17.5% loading
  • 12.75% super
  • Professional development allowance and leave of 3.6 wks p.a.

Plus we can offer: FREE accommodation and tax savings through salary packaging options.

If you are interested in this role:

Contact: Dr Desire Banda on 07 4744 4882.

Apply ONLINE by: Thursday 15/06/2023.

Pre-employment screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

This is a VPD risk role: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Tuberculosis and COVID-19.

6 months probation may apply.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Our vision is to be Queensland's leading HHS delivering excellence in remote healthcare to our patients, working as an integral part of the community.

We are an equal opportunity employer.


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