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Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

  • : HealthcareLink Support
  • : 19-Apr-2016
  • : Darwin NT 801
  • Be exposed to a variety of cases
  • Relocation and accommodation assistance
  • Unique work in the city and remote outreach clinics

The Position
As Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist you will join a busy clinical unit with a collegiate team of Specialists with strong junior doctor support. Reporting into the Director of O&G you will handle a varied case load including a high preterm delivery rate (15%) and serious maternal morbidity with diabetes mellitus, renal disease and rheumatic heart disease. 

You will gain clinical exposure to indigenous health issues and high risk medical obstetrics, as well as a firsthand experience of varied and specific challenges faced in providing health care to a diverse population. There are approximately 2200 births per year. 

An interest in and qualifications in diagnostic ultrasound and feto-maternal medicine will be highly regarded.

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 – approximately twice the size of Victoria.

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 hHealth.

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 supportive of newcomers.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in obtaining this position you must have FRANZCOG 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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