Head Medical are working with a major referral hospital located in one of Australia's most liveable and affordable cities – Launceston, Tasmania. These positions are suited to those possessing a minimum of 12 months experience within Emergency Medicine, hold MCEM (Part A) and keen to pursue a long term career within the specialty.
One of four acute hospitals in Tasmania, this 300-bed Hospital is the major referral hospital for the residents of the North and North West of Tasmania population of approximately 150,000 and for many specialties 250,000). As a referral hospital for the entire North of Tasmania, you can expect exposure to high acuity and diverse clinical experiences. The Emergency Department (ED) is a well-equipped, 43 bed unit with an annual attendance of 45,000 with a 30%-40% admission rate and approximately 22% paediatric caseload. The Emergency Department receives all types of patients including major trauma, with an onsite helipad. The hospital has all major specialities, including a fully supported ICU with ECMO capability and 24-hour cardiac interventional angiography.
There is a strong emphasis on medical education and due to its accredited teaching hospital status, the hospital also enjoys close links with both the University of Tasmania, as well as the School of Nursing.
This North Tasmanian city is picturesque and reflects its colonial history, you can also see Victorian and Georgian influences mixed in with the more modern architecture, which all adds to the overall charm of the place. Here, you can enjoy all the facilities of modern city living with excellent schools and affordable housing, whilst being free of traffic and large commutes. Launceston is the “hub” of the North and is a location for those seeking an escape from the frantic big city life for a more laidback pace of living.
And ask any Australian, Tasmania is known for its beautiful fresh produce and seafood, and this city makes the most of this reputation, attracting “foodies” with its restaurants and cafes.
The temperate climate and four distinct seasons - including gloriously warm summers without the oppressive humidity or heat, and cool winters - mean the region has perfect wine growing conditions and this is reflected in the excellent wines produced along the Tamar River, with lots of little boutique wineries.
Easily accessible, there is a local airport and short daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney, making connections to international flights really easy.
Find out more about Tasmania here
What Head Medical can do for you
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location. Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.