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Senior Medical Officer - Rural Generalist (Anaesthetics / Obstetrics) (Thursday Island)

Thursday Island

Are you a dedicated and compassionate doctor seeking a unique opportunity in the medical industry? Thursday Island is the perfect destination for you! Join our vibrant community and enjoy a fulfilling career while embracing an idyllic lifestyle like no other.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L23
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/TC564399
Closing date 28-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Dr Jen Wharton
Contact details (07) 4069 0640
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Tell me more...Work within a remarkable ‘corner' of Australia and make a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of the local communities within the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service and to become a valued member of a dynamic rural health care team that provides quality and culturally appropriate medical services.

Professional and personal motivators!

As a Senior Medical Officer working in Torres and Cape HHS, your expertise, skills and dedication play a crucial role in providing quality care and ensuring positive outcomes for patients across the Torres and Cape.

You'll work in diverse and supportive environments that offer attractive lifestyle opportunities and experiences and enable you to make a valuable contribution in small communities. These communities will help you grow, connect, learn and create life-defining experiences that will shape who you are as a health professional and a person.

If you make the move to a Torres and Cape remote location, you may be eligible for up to $70,000 in relocation benefits. Please refer to the guideline located on the Attraction Incentives website to view eligibility and conditions.

Torres and Cape will give you a career with purpose, plus excellent benefits and allowances;

  • Base salary comprising between $204,206 - $231,563 p.a – you may be eligible for additional benefits – refer to Workplace benefits | Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service
  • Competitive salary packaging: In addition to a base wage, we also provide a generous employer superannuation contribution of 12.75% and have salary packaging options Salary and benefits | Careers (
  • Work / Life balance, variety and flexibility
  • Generous leave entitlements including 17.5% loading on annual leave
  • Professional Development: Our training is recognised as some of the best in the world 
  • Relocation and accommodation incentives 
  • Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance

Living within the Torres and Cape region means you will be able to enjoy: 

Professional and personal qualities TCHHS are looking for;

  • Competence and capability in primary rural medical practice (particularly hospital-based practice and/or primary health) and in the relevant advanced skill(s) if appointed as a Rural Generalist.

Torres and Cape HHS Values - Courage | Accountability | Respect | Engage

How do I apply? Applications should be submitted ONLINE via the Smart Jobs and Careers website.

Do you need more information? Simply call the contact person listed on the role description.

Please no unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies

Further information

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

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