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Consultant General Surgeon (6 month contract)

  • : HealthcareLink Support
  • : 29-Apr-2016
  • : Darwin NT 801
  • 6 month contract to start in early 2016
  • Be exposed to a variety of cases
  • Unique work in the city and remote outreach clinics

The Position
As Specialist General Surgeon you will be responsible for providing clinical care to patients, ensuring that the highest quality of care is delivered in the most professional and ethical manner. You will work within a varied caseload including trauma and must be proficient in scopes; GESA accreditation essential. 

The Surgical Division has resident specialists in General Surgery, Urology and Vascular Surgery. As part of your role you will be involved in the 1:6 on call roster. 

The Hospital
This tertiary teaching hospital holds over 360 beds and serves as the primary hospital for an estimated current population of 127,500. The hospital also serves as the referral hospital for rural and remote communities for the surrounding areas expanding the services area to 614,000 square kilometres.

The hospital has a wide range of specialist services in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Coronary Care, acute medical and surgical, Rehabilitation, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Mental Health.

The hospital prides itself on looking after their staff. It offers staff accommodation on campus, from single air-conditioned units to four bedroom houses. In addition there are many sporting facilities you can use to keep fit and healthy including an air-conditioned gymnasium and squash courts, outdoor tennis courts and a sparkling 25-metre pool under shade cloth. There is also a comprehensive health library you can access with 10,000 books and 500 journal titles available. Medical data bases are networked throughout the Campus and there are Medline searching, reference and inter-library loans services as well.

The Location
You will be living in a vibrant harbour city renowned for its tropical climate and enviable laid back, outdoor lifestyle. The city has many miles of unpolluted beaches which provide the backdrop for beautiful sunsets. You can spend your free time with the locals on the beach attempting to catch the barramundi that are famous in the region.

The international airport provides direct access to South East Asia and beyond. Sunny days and balmy nights support a lifestyle that is relaxed with an emphasis on outdoor activities for both single people and families. Lifestyle is laid back and friendly, and the community is very supportive of newcomers.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in obtaining this position you must have FRACS and have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

If you want the opportunity to live and work in a truly diverse city then this is the job for you. There is a cosmopolitan range of inhabitants with a population made up of people from more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds.

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Consultant General Surgeon (6 month contract)
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Darwin NT 801
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