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Cairns Anaesthetic Group ( CAG) is seeking a specialist anaesthetist for a busy group practice in Cairns in Far North Queensland.

CAG provides anaesthetic cover to five hospitals. These include – a full care private hospital ( Ramsay Cairns Private Hospital), two fully equipped stand alone day-stay hospitals, a dental-surgical day surgery and part-time cover in a rural hospital in a nearby town. The major hospital involved is in the process of adding new operating theatres and anaesthetic service requirements are increasing over the near future. There is a secondary referral major public hospital in Cairns and additional part-time appointments may be available in that hospital.

CAG covers all surgical specialities in Cairns with the exception of open cardiothoracic and neurosurgery. The position is for a partner to cover all specialties from the spectrum and to be able to adjust coverage as required.

The patient spectrum of CAG includes children ( from about 1 year of age only but with no emergency work ) through all ages to the very frail elderly.
Surgical specialties have a heavy leaning toward orthopaedics though all specialties are covered including robotic urology, general and gynaecological surgery.
There is moderate obstetric workload though high risk patients are managed only in the public hospital.
CAG coverage also includes ENT, endoscopic lists, Cardiac Catheter Lab and ECT.
The Cairns Private Hospital patients requiring close monitoring post-operatively are managed in the Coronary Care Unit and those requiring Intensive Care are transferred to and managed at the public hospital.

The position includes an approximately 1 in 8 contribution to the on call roster though call-ins themselves are not usually onerous.

CAG currently has 16 full and part time partners in an associateship with all members sharing business costs.

Living and working in Cairns:

Cairns is a thriving attractive tropical city with a local population of about 150,000.
The hospitals drain a total Far North Queensland population of about 300,000. The city provides most social, cultural and administrative services and facilities found in large metropolitan cities. Educational facilities include several high performing secondary schools as well two university campuses ( James Cook and Central Queensland Universities). James Cook University has a well regarded medical school, dental school and engineering faculty. Cairns is a gateway for foreign travellers and has a busy international airport.

The Far North Queensland environment is one of outdoor activities. Cairns has easy access to water based activities ( Great Barrier Reef, ocean, rivers and lakes) as well as rainforest, outback and rural locations.

In the current COVID 19 environment Cairns has had negligible cases throughout the pandemic and has not had formal lockdowns or medical procedural limitations since the earliest closures at the beginning of the outbreak.

Interested anaesthetists may contact the Managing Director Dr John Martin 0419536668


Private Anaesthetic group seeks an Anaesthetist to join our long established practise

Darwin, Northern Territory

We are mainly operating at Darwin Private Hospital and provide anaesthetic services for a range of surgical specialties.

Due to the retirement of one of our partners we have work for two to three days per week but this will extend to probably five days in the next six months.

We provide services to an extended group of general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, obstetricians, gynaecologists, opthalmologists, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and dentists.

Please contact Babette Willis, Practice Manager on (08) 8945 9800, M: 0439 359 180.

or Email: northanaesth@bigpond.com


Anaesthetist required – Private Practice opportunity

Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital, QLD

An opportunity exists for a VMO Anaesthetist to establish an independent private practice to provide anaesthesia services to private inpatients of Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital (HRPH).

Located on the Central Queensland coast, HRPH is a busy 66-bed regional private hospital specialising in: Orthopaedics – robotic and general, urology, gynaecology, mental health, ophthalmology, bariatric surgery, general surgery, oral surgery and general medicine.

Facilities include four operating theatres including a state-of-the-art Stryker Orthopaedic i-Suite, 3 stage recovery and a 4-bed high dependency unit.

You will be responsible for working closely with the hospital’s accredited visiting specialist surgeons to provide high quality clinical care to patients of the hospital. Participation in the on-call roster will also be required.

An attractive relocation package is available to the successful candidate.

Living and working in central Queensland:

A city of 65,000, Rockhampton is approximately 640kms north of Brisbane. When including the surrounding districts, the population is close to 200,000 with 30% aged over 50 years.

Surrounded by coastal and rural landscapes, Rockhampton truly is the definition of the outback meeting the reef. The city provides a relaxed and casual lifestyle with all the essential facilities within easy reach. There are 4 major shopping centres and local restaurants cater for a variety of tastes and cuisines. In average traffic conditions, it only takes 20 minutes from one side of the city to the other.

Minimum requirements:

Candidates must have FANZCA, specialist registration with AHPRA and eligible for an unrestricted provider number that attracts Medicare benefits.

Download position description here.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Fiona Hebbard, CEO on (07) 4932 1121, M: 0417 608 386
or email: hebbardf@ramsayhealth.com.au


Fijian Ministry of Civil Service – doctor recruitment

The Fijian Ministry of Civil Service is looking to recruit 45 positions. Please click here for more information.
The Chair of Fiji Medical Council recognises Australian and NZ qualifications.
Work visas for up to three years would be issued with families’ residency visas.


The University College London Hospitals International Fellowship in Perioperative Medicine


Become part of the Perioperative Medicine Team in a world-renowned centre. We look forward to welcoming both UK and international applicants for a one-year senior fellowship for anaesthetist’s intent on becoming leaders in the field of Perioperative Medicine.
Based at University College London Hospitals and UCL we provide an opportunity to learn a multi-disciplinary team approach to the care of patients contemplating, undergoing and recovering from surgery.


The Fellowship


Successful candidates will gain experience in a diverse range of clinical, research and educational activities, working between hospital and university departments. The unique programme teaches first-hand Quality Improvement methods working directly
with our national Perioperative Quality Improvement team (pqip.org.uk/pages/ about pqip).

Fellows will work alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team gaining valuable knowledge of cardio-pulmonary exercise testing and insights into the work of our clinical psychologist, following up post-ICU surgical patients in clinic. We work closely with surgical ward teams and undertake rounds with geriatricians assessing complex elderly care needs and follow up every emergency laparotomy patient ensuring best
patient outcomes and experiences.

There is an active research and education programme to support fellows learning. Fellows develop skills in synthesis of research evidence through journal club activities, contribute to mortality and morbidity review, guideline development and teaching the MDT. A single two-year rotational fellowship is also available with successful candidates rotating between London and Auckland, New Zealand suitable for senior trainees looking to travel and work with their new skills.


Funding and Application


The fellowship offers a personal study budget of up to £10,000 to enable fellows to undertake the UCL Perioperative Medicine MSc where a generous amount of time is allocated for personal study alongside clinical duties.

In addition, successful fellows will have the opportunity to undertake a research project supervised by one of the faculty within the UCL Centre for Perioperative Medicine. During the programme fellows will undergo regular professional appraisal, clinical and educational supervision and mentorship by Professor David Walker, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Perioperative & Critical Care Medicine and programme lead.

Candidates must have at least five years clinical anaesthetic experience and three months critical care experience and be in possession of the FRCA qualification or a recognised equivalent qualification.

Successful candidates will be offered a 1-year fixed term contract to start in either February or August of each year.

For more information about the MSc:


For further fellowship information or to organise an informal visit contact
Professor Walker: d.walker@ucl.ac.uk