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VMO Anaesthetist required

Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital, QLD

An opportunity exists for a VMO Anaesthetist to establish an independent private practice to provide high quality 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, general surgery, urology, bariatric surgery, oral surgery, ophthalmology, mental health, gynaecology, IVF and general medicine.  The Hospital has 4 operating theatres including a new 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 VMO Surgeons to provide high quality clinical care to patients of the Hospital.  You will also be required to participate in the on-call roster.

An attractive relocation package is available to the successful candidate.

Minimum Requirements:

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

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


Specialist Anaesthetist – Mackay, Queensland

Mackay Anaesthetic Group comprises of eight directors/anaesthetists plus six other anaesthetists upon requirement. Each doctor works independently within an anaesthetic group setting.

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic specialist anaesthetist to join our team based in Mackay, Queensland. The position offers an unique opportunity to influence the further development and expansion of anaesthetic services within the private hospital sector.

  • Join a highly motivated team providing anaesthetic services to the Mackay Mater Misericordiae Hospital and Specialist Day Hospital.
  • Opportunity to work alongside various proceduralists in the fields of obstetrics, gynae, orthopaedics, cosmetic/maxillary, urology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and general surgery.
  • To support continued improvement of health services by participating in quality improvement opportunities within the hospital.

The position requires the incumbent to fulfil clinical on-call requirements in anaesthetics practice.


  • Current registration with or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • The applicant will hold Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) or equivalent acceptable to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and registrable as a specialist with the Medical Board of Queensland.

For further information click here.

To apply please forward your resume and cover letter to admin@magmackay.com.au

For more information about this role and other opportunities, please call Dr Bevan Wilson on 0408 786 800.


Consultant Anaesthetist/Kairehu Mātanga

The Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, is seeking applications from Specialist Anaesthetists for a fixed-term vacancy we currently have available. Clinical work will encompass anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialties, preoperative assessment of patients, involvement in acute post operative pain management, and participation in an on-call roster. A challenging, tertiary level, case-mix is offered but can be tailored to the individual’s past experience and areas of interest.

Capital and Coast District Health Board’s hospitals include Wellington Regional Hospital (servicing a tertiary population of 900,000) and Kenepuru Hospital (a secondary level community hospital). There are a total of 19 operating theatres. We provide anaesthesia for all surgical specialties with the exception of plastic surgery, paediatric cardiac surgery and Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery.

Skills and experience:

  • Vocationally registered in Anaesthesia with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FANZCA or equivalent qualification (e.g FRCA) and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Relevant experience

For further information click here.

Applications close on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.


Cook Islands Paid Locum position

Dates: 6 months duration 24 February – 31 August 2020. Can be taken as whole 6 months or two of 3 months duration and possibility of monthly cover

Hours: On call 24/7 for anaesthesia and HDU services. On call not required for after hours or weekends. When there is a HDU patient, you are required to be on site 24/7.

Case type: Elective cases are mostly general surgery and orthopaedic with a few paediatric cases for orthopaedic, hernia and orchidopexies. Not common for paediatric under 1-year old. Fridays Dental list for paediatric is usually for 1 – 8 years old. Typical weeks list about 8-15 cases. Some gynaecology cases and elective caesarean on list as well. Emergency cases – caesarean, laparotomy, trauma, etc. There can be outer island emergency surgery PRN.

HDU: 3 bed HDU unit with 2 transport Hamilton ventilators. There are 2 to 3 admissions per month usually. The anaesthetist is expected to be on site almost the duration of patients stay. Ward may outreach for critically ill patients . Sometimes may have to transfer ventilated patients to NZ or retrieve sick patients from outer island.

Other:  Non-anaesthesia work such as general outpatients / ED work is not necessarily required but at times might have to help to clear long list during normal working hours if not in theatre.

Remuneration: Salary base. Return airfare and registration covered; accommodation and transportation being finalised.

Contact: Dr Teokotai  Maea teokotai.maea@cookislands.gov.ck


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.