Consultant anaesthetist (general)

Consultant/Specialist - Queensland, Australia

Ref: 261Tuesday 8 November 2022

All year round sunshine, Rockhampton, Queensland, up to $467k ++, substropical, 77 bed hospital, network of 5 hospitals


Rockhampton is a city on Queensland’s coastline. The living is easy, the package and entitlements are great as is the climate. The Hospital is the largest hospital in this part of Queensland and the main referral hub for the region.You will be based in this hospital but may be expected to provide clinical cover for another and other district hospitals. You will work closely with your peers and colleagues across all facilities - allowing you to attend peer review, education and anaesthetic meetings with the Anaesthetic Department there.


You will provide the full spectrum of anaesthetic services including general and regional anaesthesia, obstetric services including epidural/spinal anaesthesia.


  • Money - total package up to $467k + on-call, call-back, over-time allowances etc.
  • Guaranteed work/life balance here.


Remuneration highlights:

  • Up to $467k package plus on-call and other (depending on years at consultant level).
  • $467k includes: up to 25k per annum car allowance paid w. salary.
  • 21k per annum professional development allowance paid w. salary.
  • Allowance for treating patients with private health insurance. 
  • Retention allowance. 
  • Annual leave loading allowance.
  • Employer paid 10% pension allowance (tax free).
  • Salary sacrifice system.
  • Medical insurances paid. 
  • Relocation allowance.


Leave highlights:


2 weeks annual leave.

Long service leave bonus.

3.6weeks professional development leave.

13 public holidays. 

Community highlights:


  • Rockhampton is an extremely liveable community with private schooling. 
  • Enjoy subtropical climate and lifestyle - choose beach, suburb or hinterland residential location.
  • Excellent airport connectivity w. rAustralia.


Job scope includes but is not limited to:




  • Acute ward rounds for high acuity patients, pre-anaesthetic assessment clinics, provide anaesthesia for endoscopy, general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, dental and investigative services.
  • Providing critical care input to HDU patients while on-call for anaesthesia and HDU in consultation with the admitting specialists.
  • Organising and supporting transfer of patients by liaising with Retrieval Services Queensland.


Quality & safety. 

  • Initiate and develop QA projects.
  • Participate in the hospital risk management system.
  • Audit. 


Education and research.

  • Teach and supervise junior and middle grade medical staff.
  • Encourage all medical and nursing staff to continue their medical education (as well as your own).
  • Engage in your own or support department research projects.


Selection Criteria

  • FANZCA or equivalent training gained in either the UK, Ireland, South Africa, USA or Canada. 
  • Extensive clinical experience with very good knowledge and skills extending across the range of
  • Anaesthetic services.
  • Ideally extensive clinical experience in critical care – ICU and Anaesthesia.
  • Commitment to quality improvement.
  • Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary workplace setting and leadership skills within this context.
  • Experience in an education program for junior medical staff.

For more information please call/message Alasdair Spinner on +447414531583 or 

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