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Medical Director Gastroenterology (H20_3307)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to join a progressive, friendly and modern gastroenterology and hepatology department at the recently opened Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a 1.8 billion dollar state of the art facility which is the largest new public hospital build in Australian history. Initially offering 450 beds, this will expand to 738 beds with the potential for further expansion to 900 beds beyond 2021. The hospital provides services to approximately 400,000 people on the Sunshine Coast, an area expected to expand by at least 100,000 in the next few years, and to a much wider tertiary population in SE and central Queensland. In addition to clinical services, the new site will provide a new Medical School and has superb research and education facilities within the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, a 21st century facility which includes “wet” labs for basic science research.

The current department of gastroenterology and hepatology is staffed by eight full-time and two part-time consultant gastroenterologists and one full-time consultant hepatologist. The department is supported by a large team of highly skilled gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy nurses with a diverse range of skills including a nurse practitioner in IBD and a nurse endoscopist. In addition, there is a dedicated clinical psychologist and GI dietetic service. The department prides itself on its progressive and team-based approach to patient care.

There is a comprehensive endoscopy service based in a new three-room state of the art interventional suite with the latest Olympus endoscopy equipment and facilities for GI physiology and capsule endoscopy. There is room for further expansion within the current facility as well as the future development of outreach endoscopy services at other sites within the HHS. The department is supported by an outstanding interventional radiology department offering biliary drainage, TACE, ablation and TIPSS as well as the full range of surgical services including upper GI, pancreatic and hepatobiliary. There is an excellent histopathology department with quick turnaround of endoscopic pathology.

We are now looking for an experienced gastroenterologist with management experience to help build on the achievements of the past few years and to work with us to move to the next level of development. It is anticipated that the successful applicant would have between 0.4-0.5 of their working week to dedicate to clinical director responsibilities with the remainder consisting of clinical work commensurate with their expertise and skill sets. Full participation in the out of hours on call roster would be expected but regular ward work would not be an essential component of the clinical load.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Principal Consultants:

Kate Wallwork +61 (0)410 052 125 or Via email kwallwork@hardygroupintl.com

Kevin Hardy on +61 (0)412 131 334 or via email khardy@hardygroupintl.com

Applications Close: 24/07/2020