General Surgeon Consultant - Australia

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    Salary: $354,487-451,677 pa (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation and professional development allowance)

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    over 2 years ago

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An exciting opportunity exists for two skilled and enthusiastic Consultant General Surgeons to join the clinical team in a regional hospital in coastal Western Australia in a role which offers a vast range of varied experience, and requires initiative, resilience and a sense of adventure.

Key Facts

  • Public sector regional hospital in Western Australia with excellent modern facilities
  • Clinical duties are combined with active teaching role
  • Full time role with a contract up to 5 years duration
  • Laparoscopic skills and ability to perform Gastro-intestinal endoscopy, gastroscopy and colonoscopy required
  • Experienced in the management of surgical trauma
  • Specialist registration in General Surgery with Australian Medical Board (AHPRA) required
  • FRACS or equivalent essential
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Competitive salary package

The Role

In this role you will provide a high standard of surgical care to in patients and out patients. You will also provide administrative leadership in combination with other Surgeons and with the Clinical Nurse Specialist of Surgery, as well as participate in programs to ensure safety and quality of surgical services including audit, incident review and clinical practice Improvement projects. You will take responsibility for policy development and review and provide training, supervision and education for trainee Medical Officers.

You must be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA), hold fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons or equivalent at the date of commencing duties and a member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA) for upper and lower endoscopies. You must have demonstrated extensive training and experience in General Surgery with an understanding of the complexities of regional and remote hospital based health services.

You must have well developed communication and interpersonal skills, effective participation and leadership in a multi-disciplinary team environment with a strong interest and commitment to teaching and research. Understanding of the rural medial environment, substantial and current experience in relevant research including study design, implementation, evaluation, presentation and publication. Experience and abilities to foster strong relationships between general practice and specialist medical services is desirable.

Employee Benefits:

Salary: $354,487-451,677 pa (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation and professional development allowance)

In addition to the great salary employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance.
  • Other professional and location based allowances

The Hospital

The health campus is a recently revitalised 106-bed general inpatient facility and the second largest regional public hospital in WA. It services more than 50,000 residents of the city as well as outlying towns, and rural and remote communities in the region. 

The Location

The hospital is located in a town in the largest of Western Australia’s 9 regions and is located in the south eastern corner of Western Australia covering 770,488 sq km (including offshore islands). Geographically, the region is bounded by the Pilbara region to the north, the Wheatbelt region to the west, the Great Southern region to the south-west, the Southern Ocean and the state border with South Australia to the east. The economy is based upon the extraction and processing of various minerals including gold and nickel and agriculture constributing over $9 billion to the Australian economy annually.

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