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Director of Paediatrics

  • : HealthcareLink Support
  • : 04-Apr-2016
  • : Brisbane QLD 4001
  • FRACP essential
  • Lead a collaborative and integrated mutli-disciplinary team
  • Live in a friendly town that is ideal for raising your family

The Position
Provide strategic leadership and direction to the department of paediatrics in this major regional hospital. 

As Director of Paediatrics you will contribute to service planning and development and the provision of high-quality paediatric services. The paediatric team currently consists of 4 FTE Consultants with support from PHO's and Registrars. You will have exposure to a broad range of paediatric conditions both common and uncommon. The department consists of a 16 bed Paediatric Unit, Outpatients, Neonatology Unit with ventilation capability, Community Paediatrics, Child Protection, and Aboriginal Health.

You will bring your existing skills and knowledge to this exciting clinical, administrative and managerial position. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability and experience in leading clinical teams, providing leadership and effectively managing staff with a commitment to teaching, quality assurance and continuous improvement. There is a strong emphasis on teaching within the department with a UQ Rural Clinical School on campus.

The Hospital
The hospital has 230 beds and services an immediate and surrounding area population of roughly 250,000 people. As the regional referral centre for emergency services, the facility sees an approximate 45,000 ED presentations per year and a total of 22,000 admissions. There is a great variety of clinical presentations.

2012 saw the first stages of a major redevelopment of the facility including the completion of new phlebotomy, geriatric and rehabilitation services and expansion on medical imaging, emergency department and acute assessment and paediatric units, together with the consolidation of a number of outlying services into the main hospital complex. Construction of a $155 million seven storey ward block was completed in May 2015, three of the stories house cancer care services. A new helipad built on top of the seven storey ward block will enable better transport of trauma patients. Works are also underway on the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit that will be housed within the new seven storey ward block.

The Location
Half way between Brisbane and Townsville this town is only a short drive to the pristine beaches and national parklands of Queensland. The town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and offers plenty of activities close by to keep you and your family entertained; including museums, botanical gardens, a crocodile farm and a local zoo. The beach is perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and boating. 

The city hosts various arts, music and dance festivals throughout the year and has a thriving nightlife with many restaurants, bars, hotels and clubs to choose from. Locally there are four shopping centres. The region is well served by both private and public schools, including several for boarders. The architecture is a mix of colonial through to modern. Homes in the suburbs south of the river are predominantly older Queensland architectural styles; the northern suburbs contain most of the modern homes. The median price of a home is about $250,000 making it a very affordable city in which to live and raise a family. 

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options. 

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Director of Paediatrics
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Australian Health Practitioner Registration
Brisbane QLD 4001
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