Consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Consultant/Specialist - Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Ref: 366Wednesday 15 March 2023

Canberra is welcoming and multicultural, it's a great place to raise a family and is the centre of culture and the arts

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Canberra is 


  • Welcoming and multicultural.
  • A great place to raise a family.
  • Australia’s leading centre for culture and art.


Canberra has


  • Accessible outdoor and natural spaces, a safe environment and an outstanding education system.
  • The highest average income in Australia.
  • The highest level of education in Australia. 


And it has


  • Mountains to its west.
  • Sydney, an easy 3 hr drive to the north.
  • World-class ski-fields to its South with stunning coastline two hours east.

The service

Canberra Health Services provides acute, sub-scute, primary and community based health care to the Australian Capital Territory.

The Obs & Gyn Department provides tertiary level obstetrics and gynaecological services to the ACT and surrounding regions. The hospital has >3700 births per year and is a level 6 referral centre for high risk pregnancies. It’s the only tertiary care perinatal unit between Sydney and Melbourne and it has a busy Fetal Medicine Unit. 

The department is accredited by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics for its subspecialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine.  The Hospital’s Centre for Newborn Care has over 650 admissions per year.The Fetal Medicine unit is made up of a multidisciplinary team who provide high quality care for high risk pregnancies, collaborating with the Neonatology team and allied health including Genetics.

Your new job

The department needs a Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialist or a DDU trained specialist who will work in the FMF unit with pro-rata on call duties and be able to contribute to inpatient management when required. You’ll provide 1st class clinical care in managing high risk pregnancies, including diagnostics, amniocentesis and chorionic villous sampling.You’ll manage inpatients and undertake outpatient clinics, participating in ultrasound and provide leadership in standards of practice, including CME, teaching, training and research. 


Additional benefits 

*Highly competitive remuneration package of up to $AUD450k

*Hospital and department is academically oriented and committed to excellent clinical care, education, and research.

*Opportunity for academic-affiliated post - the hospital has research links with the Australian National University, *University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. 

*Well developed postgraduate teaching programs. 

*Fully equipped medical library - large collection of hard copy and online journals and textbooks.

*Comprehensive benefits package.

*Canberra has great connectivity - it's the seat of the national and territory government, foreign embassies etc. 

Selection criteria

*FRANZCOG with MFM subspecialist qualifications or equivalent training completed in either UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand. 

*Experience in and high levels of capability to work in a high-risk obstetric environment.

*Ability to manage inpatients under the high-risk obs team, providing ward support. 

*Ability to manage outpatient clinics , participate in ultrasound. 

*Demonstrated ability and willingness to participate in internal education programs. 

*Experience in supervising junior medical staff.

*High levels of sensitivity, empathy and collaborative skills. 

*Willingness to participate in on-call rosters. 

*A commitment to clinical excellence and governance. 


Spinner Medical Recruitment provides free end to end services. We help you find a job and if you're an overseas trained MFM specialist we help and guide you through the statutory processes so, when you arrive in Australia, you're good to go! Simply, our goal is to take the pain out of the process for you.

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For more information about this, other jobs and the 2022/2023 workforce outlook in Australia, please contact Alasdair Spinner at or call/message +44 7414 531 583 


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