SHO: Emergency Medicine in sunny, subtropical Queensland

Core Training - Queensland, Australia

Ref: 248Friday 8 July 2022

12 month Australian placement, fun friendly ED in Mackay hospital, subtropical Queensland




  • Beaches, subtropical lifestyle access to Great Barrier Reef, diving, bars restaurants.
  • Travel throughout Australia via Mackay airport.
  • 1yr Aussie work opportunity.



Mackay is a modern Queensland coastal city. The health service employs 2700 people, has 6 hospitals. The major hospital is a teaching hospital and state of the art contemporary facility. The ED department is a fun, friendly & welcoming unit. You’ll have fun working hard here as well as exploring the beautiful coastal region - whether walking in the rainforest hinterland or snorkelling, diving, sailing along the coast or out on the reef. 


The ED has 2 resus bays, 3 high dependency bays, 20 consult rooms, a short stay unit and a rapid track zone with 3 consultation rooms. 


Opportunity highlights


  • Rem up to AUD151k pa depending on level of experience w. generous overtime, penalty rates.
  • Great accommodation options.
  • Employer pension contributions up to 12.5%.


If you’re a UK doctor this job is pitched perfectly between a SHO and Junior Registrar grade post. So suited to post-grad year 4 and beyond making it an ideal 12 month post as you develop your career in EM. 



Job highlights


  • Provide medical care under the supervision and direction of senior medical staff.
  • Document relevant clinical information and in-patient charts accurately. 
  • Ensure discharge summaries and other correspondence are completed with minimum delay and that all such
  • correspondence is complete prior to leaving the unit.
  • Conduct interviews, examinations and the identification of clinical problems including day-to-day review of patients.
  • Arrange investigations, surgical treatment, medical treatment and discharge as directed by the assigned consultant.
  • Provide assistance with surgical procedures and outpatient clinics as directed by assigned Consultant on duty.
  • Provide support for colleagues.
  • Assist with case presentations at teaching meetings where necessary.
  • Participate in clinical meetings undertaken within the appropriate clinical unit.
  • Participate in after-hours shift roster as required.
  • Participate in continual professional development and medical education.


Selection criteria


  • Vaccine requirements - including Covid & Hep B.
  • At least 3yrs post-graduate experience. 
  • 9-12months experience in emergency medicine. 
  • Willingness to work shifts.



Sound like you ? Fancy a break for 12 months?


Contact Alasdair on 07414531583 or email or apply via this website.





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