Specialist Clinician Ophthalmologist

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Alice Springs (Suburb), Northern Territory (AU)
$196,938 - $175,026
21 Mar 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Clinician or Senior Specialist Clinician (Remuneration Package Range $196,938 - $275,026)
Department of Surgery Alice Springs Hospital
Fixed vacancy for up to 5 years in Alice Springs

Medical Officer Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.


Come to Australia’s beautiful Red Centre, and experience a unique working and living environment.


Specialist Clinician Remuneration Package Range $196,938 - $240,611

(Comprising salary $171,755 - $210,166, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)

Potential total Remuneration Package in the vicinity of $400 700 which includes the above Package Range and in addition; salary sacrifice, second roster allowance, private practice allowance and professional development allowance

Senior Specialist Clinician Remuneration Package Range $248,784 - $275,026

(Comprising salary $217,355 - $240,435, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)

Potential total Remuneration Package in the vicinity of $463 900 which includes the above Package Range and in addition; salary sacrifice, managerial allowance, private practice allowance, second roster allowance and professional development allowance

Department of Surgery – Alice Springs Hospital

Fixed vacancy available for up to 5 years

Alice Springs is a beautiful and unique part of the world with good schools, interesting community, many art and sporting facilities and a backyard that many travel across the world to see.

Alice Springs has an exciting position for an enthusiastic Ophthalmologist to join the existing Specialist in developing a sustainable regional service to better meet the expanding workload. The post suits a general ophthalmologist but relevant sub-speciality expertise would be welcome. A regular schedule of visiting subspecialty consultants cover paediatric, retinal, glaucoma and anterior segment. Surgery is challenging and rewarding with some acute work. Regular remote community visits and bi-monthly visits to Tennant Creek permit coverage of the service area and improve patient uptake of eye care.

The catchment area is over 1M square kilometres and the healthcare environment is complex. There are high levels of medical co-morbidities including infectious diseases, rheumatic and ischaemic heart disease, high prevalence of renal disease, diabetes, bronchiectasis and many autoimmune diseases that make the medicine unique and interesting. Around half of the work addresses the needs of Aboriginal patients and includes moderate levels of trauma with long retrieval times and delayed presentations adding to the severity of injury.

The eye department is well equipped and is accredited for registrar training as part of the South Australian RANZCO training program. The Fred Hollows Foundation supports a senior registrar ‘Fellow’ position for a 3 month placement, 1 to 3 times a year.

The Eye Department is also a partner with several university departments for the NHMRC CRE in Diabetic Retinopathy. Many opportunities for research and expanding the relationship with Flinders University or the Baker Institute are available.

We are looking for an enthusiastic consultant with relevant post fellowship experience.  Interest in developing and improving services through education and safety and quality work is expected. An interest in working in the field of Indigenous health is highly desirable.

Applicants should be Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and be eligible for specialist medical registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).

For application or questions please contact Dr Tim Henderson the Head of Department for Ophthalmology by email tim.henderson@nt.gov.au phone +61 8 8951 7777 page or Dr Samuel Goodwin, Executive Director of Medical and Clinical Service, email samuel.goodwin@nt.gov.au or phone +61 8 8951 7998

The level of appointment will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Salary and conditions are determined by the Northern Territory Medical Officers Enterprise Agreement, full award details can be accessed on https://ocpe.nt.gov.au/nt-public-sector-employment/Information-about-ntps-employment/current-enterprise-agreements

For more information please contact Dr Tim Henderson, Head of Department for Ophthalmology on phone +61 8 8951 7777 or email tim.henderson@nt.gov.au


Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address).

Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available at www.australiasnorthernterritory.com.au

Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ www.workingwithchildren.nt.gov.au) and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Department of Health is a Smoke Free Workplace

Quote vacancy number: 39363                              

Closing date: 10/05/2018

Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit www.nt.gov.au/jobs or contact us on 1300 659 247

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