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Registrar or Principal House Officer - Vascular Surgery (Clinical and Research)

Surgical Service Group, The TOWNSVILLE Hospital

An exciting opportunity is currently available with our health service for a part-time clinical and part-time university appointment as a PHO and research fellow in vascular surgery. The appointee is expected to contribute to clinical sessions (out-patients, theatre, digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and in-patient management) approximately 50% of the time and academic activities (research, teaching, audit) 50% of the time.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L4-L9
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV313459
Closing date 22-Jul-2019
Job duration TFT for 12 months, commencing 03/02/2020.
Contact person Jonathan Golledge
Contact details (07) 4433 2717 or
Our organisation is proactive and committed to delivering excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient's lifespan. If you are dynamic, innovative and prepared to help advance healthcare in the tropics, then the Townsville HHS could be the right fit for you. Join us today and enjoy generous employment benefits, a rewarding career and development opportunities.
What's on offer?
  • Generous remuneration package of up to $190,060 p.a.
  • Base salary range of $110,712 - $128,362 p.a. (Registrar L4-L9)
  • Base salary range of $110,712 - $121,941 p.a. (PHO L4-L7)
  • Recreational leave loading 17.5%
  • Employer contribution to superannuation of 12.75%
  • Vocational Training Allowance (if accepted into recognised vocational college training program)
  • Temporary full time position for 12 months, commencing 03/02/2020
Mandatory requirements are proof of qualification and registration with AHPRA as a Medical Practitioner. If not accepted into a recognised vocational college training program, the appointment will be at the PHO range of L4-L7.
Other employment benefits offered may include: shift allowances, locality allowances, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program. Salary sacrificing options may be available.
About the role:
  • Conduct vascular research undertaking a systematic review on a vascular topic.
  • Formulate and compile a research plan/proposal for review by supervisor.
  • Participate in the teaching of James Cook University medical students.
  • Ensure and review the quality of patient care by participation in clinical audits and quality programs.
  • Participate in the provision of an on-call roster or a shift roster to provide services out of hours, at night and on weekends.

The unit offers:

  • Well established easy access to digital subtraction angiography where currently approximately 500 procedures per year are performed by the department;
  • Open operating lists;
  • Regular out-patient sessions
  • An established vascular in-patient ward and access to ICU;
  • A vascular laboratory with resident sonographers and established duplex imaging;
  • Easy access to a radiology department with CT and MRI imaging;
  • Out-reach services to Mackay.

The unit is currently staffed by two staff specialists and a part-time academic vascular specialist, three full-time registrars, this post and two RMOs. The unit has established open and endovascular lists and currently undertakes over 700 procedures each year. Common procedures including lower limb revascularisation by endovascular, open and combined procedures; endovascular aneurysm repair; carotid endarterectomy; open aortic surgery; AV fistula creation and maintenance; other vascular access procedures for oncology and renal purposes; venous surgery; and diabetic foot procedures.

About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year and the perfect laid-back tropical/coastal lifestyle Townsville offers stunning natural attractions without sacrificing the benefits of a metropolitan city.  No matter your lifestyle… Townsville offers families, couples and individuals a place to call home.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities and/or other requirements for this position please review the Role Description. Applications should be submitted online and close on 22-JUL-2019.
Please note that unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

Please download the Role Description for future reference.

This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role:
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Pertussis.

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