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Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Anaesthetist - Paediatric, Neonatal and General)

Townsville University Hospital

Townsville Hospital and Health Service (HHS) offers Specialist Anaesthetists with a paediatric sub-speciality the opportunity to work in a vital and innovative department in tropical North Queensland. Anaesthetists here have the opportunity to deliver high quality anaesthetic and perioperative care to patients of the tertiary referral Townsville University Hospital, with a special focus on Paediatric and Neonatal Anaesthesia.

The Townsville (HHS) 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 Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L18-L27
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV397506
Closing date 16-Feb-2022
Job duration Please refer to the Role Description
Contact person Grant Turner
Contact details 07 4433 1138
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What's on offer?
Fixed Term Temporary Full-time position for 12 months (with the possibility of extension).

Remuneration package of up to $476,037 p.a., comprising base salary range of $184,196 - $233,538 p.a. (L18-L27), recreational leave loading (17.5%), employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%), attraction and retention incentive allowance, regional and rural attraction allowance, motor vehicle allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave (3.6 weeks p.a.), private practice arrangements, communications package, professional indemnity cover and inaccessibility allowance (if applicable). Level of appointment is dependent upon experience and advanced qualifications. Assistance with relocation expenses may also be available for this position.

Other employment benefits offered by our health service (if applicable to the position) include: on-call allowances, shift allowances, locality allowances, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs, employee assistance program and salary sacrificing options.

About the role
The role requires the applicant to undertake a broad range of anaesthetic and perioperative practice and there are opportunities to develop special clinical interests across a wide range of specialties. Townsville Hospital Health Services delivers tertiary paediatric and neonatal surgery (including burns, urological, neurosurgery and general) and is supported by a sub-speciality anaesthetic group and separate paediatric and neonatal intensive care units.

The Specialist Anaesthetist will lead and manage the provision of medical services in accordance with the standards of the speciality, the ethics of the profession and in accordance with the Townsville HHS and Queensland Health policies in a hospital, community and outreach setting.  Research and teaching at under-graduate and post-graduate levels are encouraged.


  • Qualified as a medical practitioner with specialist qualifications and registration, or eligible for registration, as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia in the appropriate discipline.
  • Fellowship of ANZCA with appropriate AHPRA registration.

It is a condition of employment for all prospective and existing health service employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as per Health Employment Directive 12/21 and Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

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 Townsville offers the perfect laid-back coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of big city living. It is a great place for families, couples and individuals to call home.

Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Grant Turner on (07) 4433 1138. Applications close on Wednesday, 16 February 2022.

Please note that unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

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

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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