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Staff Specialist Anaesthetist (Cardiac and Thoracic Anaesthesia)

Townsville University Hospital

Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the public healthcare provider for more than 250,000 people across a geographic area of 150,000km2, delivering a comprehensive range of services across 21 facilities, from primary care in regional locations to highly specialised care at the main hospital.

Townsville University Hospital, located adjacent to one of Queensland’s leading tertiary institutions, James Cook University, is the largest tertiary hospital in northern Australia, providing specialist referral services for 700,000 people living from Mackay, to the Torres Strait, to the Northern Territory border.

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Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L13-L27
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV490490
Closing date 28-Jun-2023
Job duration Permanent full-time
Contact person Grant Turner
Contact details 4433 4533
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What's on offer?
Remuneration package of up to $486,763 p.a., comprising base salary range of $189,408 - $239,377 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 and leave (3.6 weeks p.a.), private practice arrangements, communications package, professional indemnity cover and inaccessibility allowance (if applicable). 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 attractive salary sacrificing options.

About the role

  • Provide specialist anaesthetic, analgesic and related services for patients, including cardiac and thoracic surgery, undergoing elective and emergency procedures.
  • Undertake anaesthetic outpatient consultations, pre-operative assessments and other specialist services.
  • Manage the delivery of patient care in the speciality of anaesthetics including management of complex clinical cases.

Role requirements

  • 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. Candidates who will be obtaining fellowship in the near future are encouraged to apply. Appointment will be at a lower classification level until minimum requirements for the Staff Specialist classification are obtained.

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

About the department
Townsville University Hospital (TUH) is the major referral hospital for North Queensland.  Most surgical specialties are provided including adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, paediatric surgery, neurosurgery, ENT, urology, vascular, plastics, subspecialty general (including hepato-biliary, colorectal and breast), and tertiary obstetrics and gynaecology.  The hospital has approximately 600 inpatient beds and takes referrals for its tertiary services from Rockhampton to Torres Strait and out to the Northern Territory border.  TUH is also the main teaching hospital for the James Cook University Medical School, which is located adjacent to the hospital.

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 Dr Grant Turner on (07) 4433 4533. Applications close on Wednesday, 28 June 2023.

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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