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Deputy Director of Anaesthesia


The Rockhampton Hospital Anaesthesia team provides great care for Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Urology, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, and Dental procedures. It delivers a preadmission clinic and acute pain rounds and provides sedation for medical procedures.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Director of Anaesthesia who will be responsible for assisting the Clinical Director to;

  • Provide a high-quality clinical service as part of the Anaesthetic Department
  • Educate medical staff, students and nursing staff
  • Actively participate in patient safety, audit, research and service planning activities
Bring your extensive clinical expertise and leadership skills to this exciting opportunity within a dynamic team today!

Job details

Position status Permanent,Temporary
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L24, L25-L27
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/RK4C549810
Closing date 16-Apr-2024
Job duration
Contact person Dr Beena Parker
Contact details (07) 4920 6460
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This role may be eligible for the Queensland Health Attraction Incentive. See link - Workforce Attraction Incentive Guideline Scheme

About the role:

  • Commitment to continuing professional education including maintenance of personal knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated interest and understanding of the policy framework for improving clinical practice standards.
  • Proven commitment to leading and participating in an education program for clinical staff at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level, demonstrated ability to construct and/or maintain opportunities for research and education.
  • Developed leadership skills and experience in leading and contributing as a team member in a multidisciplinary approach to service provision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide medical care, including emergency care, in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • High level oral and written skills including ability to prepare comprehensive and concise documentation of all clinical observations, opinions, diagnoses, other data and procedures undertaken.
  • Extensive clinical experience with appropriate knowledge and skills extending across the range of Anaesthetic services, with an ability to work in relative isolation, deliver quality specialist care to patients in a clinical setting including directing the process of assessment, admission, ongoing care, transfer and discharge of patients.
  • Commitment to the principles of quality in health care including participation in quality improvement programs relevant to Anaesthesia.

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • MBBS or equivalent eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Specialist in Anaesthesia with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA). This will require Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA).
  • Enrolment and maintenance of ongoing CME program with the appropriate bodies
  • Proof of qualification and 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.

What we offer:

Salary information:

Total remuneration value of up to $514,074 p.a. (L27) is comprised of:

  • A salary between $204,206 - $258,910 p.a. (L18 – L27)  
  • 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% leave loading

Other benefits include:

  • Education Opportunities – Study and Research
  • Professional Development Leave 3.6 weeks p.a.
  • Professional Development Allowance ($21,500 p.a.)
  • Motor Vehicle Allowance
  • Over-time and on-call allowances
  • Attraction and Retention Incentive Allowance (Granted Private Practice arrangements)
  • Generous Salary Sacrificing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Fitness Passport

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Requirements:

It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases as listed on the Role Description.

How to Apply:

To submit your application / expression of interest, please include:

  • Your current CV or resume, including referees.
  • A short 1 to 2 page cover letter outlining how your experience, abilities and knowledge align with the organisational values, accountabilities and “How you will be Assessed” section of the Role Description.
  • Include any additional forms / evidence as attached or listed on the Role Description.

Please note pre-employment checks will be carried out on applicants recommended for appointment/employment which may include confirming your qualifications, professional registration/s, previous employment history (including any previous disciplinary action), criminal history, Australian work status and vaccination requirements.

For assistance, contact Medical Recruitment @ CQ Health and quote the Job Ad Reference (JAR) RK4C549810.

Applications close: Tuesday, 16 April 2024

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