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Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Intensivist)

Intensive Care Unit, Mackay Base Hospital

The Mackay Hospital and Health Service is looking for an Intensivist to join the Division of Surgical Services at Mackay Base Hospital. Newly qualified Fellows 2017 are welcome to apply. The Mackay Base Hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital in a sunny coastal location only an hour and 20 minutes flight from Brisbane. The Intensive Care Unit is a 10 bed unit, including 6 High Dependency Unit beds, admitting 800-900 critically ill adult and paediatric patients per year. Case mix includes General Medicine and Surgical Intensive Care, Trauma, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Interventional Cardiology and Paediatrics. To learn more about the Mackay HHS please view our corporate video:

Job details

Position status Permanent,Temporary
Position type Flexible-flex,Full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L24, L25-L27
Workplace Location Mackay region
Job ad reference QLD/MK270551
Closing date 11-Apr-2018
Job duration Short term (6-12 months) or Permanent Full-time
Contact person Dr Stuart Baker
Contact details 07 4885 5456

Remuneration value up to $425,825 p.a. comprising salary between $7,840.10 p.f. to $8,312.40 p.f. (L25 - L27), or Remuneration value up to $389,462 p.a. comprising salary between $6,566.10 p.f. - $7,615.30 p.f. (L18-L24); employer superannuation contribution (up to 12.75%), annual leave loading (17.5%), professional development allowance, professional development leave 3.6 weeks p.a., professional indemnity cover, plus overtime and on-call allowances.  Applications will remain current for 12 months.  Job Ad Reference: MK270551.

Mandatory qualifications/Professional registration/Other requirements

  • Mandatory possession of a medical degree from a registered tertiary institution and;
  • General and specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (Medical Board of Australia), and;
  • Fellowship or eligibility for Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM).
  • Demonstrated engagement and compliance with a recognised CME program – either with the College of Intensive Care Medicine, or with another recognised body.
  • Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and if applicable registration or membership with the appropriate registration authority or association. Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the commencement of clinical duties.
  • Candidates must provide certified copies of requested proof of identify documents for the purposes of general Criminal history and National Police Certificate checks.
  • Shift Workers:  Appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster.
  • Licence to Operate Vehicle: This position requires the incumbent to operate a class C motor vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided prior to the commencement of duty.
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Requirements:  It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough).
    Existing staff that are engaged prior to 1 July 2016 are not subject to this condition of employment unless they apply for a role with VPD requirements that is with a different Queensland Health entity (i.e. one HHS to another HHS, Department to a HHS, or HHS to Department).
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination: Health Care Workers in Queensland Health whose occupation poses a potential risk of exposure to blood or body fluids must be immunised against Hepatitis B according to the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Immunisation Handbook and the Queensland Health Infection Control Guidelines.

How to apply

Please download the Role Description and Information Package for Applicants for instructions on how to apply for this role. If you have difficulty viewing this role description in .pdf format, please contact Mackay Medical Workforce Unit at to request it in .doc format.Please note that if the information requested in the ‘how to apply’ section is not provided, plus the now mandatory requirement for all curriculum vitae to be provided in a standard template (located at the link in the boxed area above), you may not meet the requirements for further consideration of your application. The Information Package for Applicants outlines pre-employment checks that will be undertaken for successful applicants.

Further information

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