Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 30 minutes from Melbourne!

Head Medical
Victoria (AU)
Very Competitive
08 Sep 2021
06 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to be working with Western Health, one of the largest providers of maternity services in Australia. 

Our client is looking to appoint enthusiastic & experienced, full-time OBGYN specialists. These positions will support the Level 6 (Tertiary) maternity service within the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s building.

The $200 million Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital, on the Sunshine Hospital site, opened in May 2019 to meet the demand for world-class maternity and paediatric services in Melbourne’s west.

Named after Victoria’s first female premier, the new hospital allows more women to give birth locally. It gives families better access to vital children’s services – closer to home.

The hospital has nine floors and during construction, enough concrete was used to fill nearly four Olympic size swimming pools. It has 20 maternity delivery rooms, 237 beds, 39 special care nursery cots, four theatres and additional clinics.

The hospital also has the western suburbs’ first ever neonatal intensive care unit to care for the most critically ill babies. 


  • Work-life balance (option for a 4-day working week)
  • Live in one of Melbourne’s fantastic suburbs or option to live more rurally in Victoria
  • Options for career progression
  • Fantastic support level of junior doctors and MDT
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary ranging from 270,000 – 330,000 Australian dollars (depending on experience)
  • Hospital is aiming to be the number one maternity facility in Australia

What are we looking for?

Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANCOG) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

Please note, in addition, we are also looking for one specialist who has experience in high-risk pregnancy.

The Location

Boutique shopping, multiculturalism, and a thriving foodie scene define St Albans, a suburb approx. 30 minutes North West of Melbourne, Victoria.  St Albans is regarded as a great suburb to live offering good infrastructure, multi-cultured people, excellent schools and all within a 25-30 minutes drive to Melbourne's CBD.  However, many choose to live in other Melbourne suburbs and travel in for work purposes.  St Albans offers warm summers and cooler winters and fantastic access to stunning beaches, along the coastline of Victoria.

How Head Medical can help

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.

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