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Consultants in Anaesthesia – Australian east coast rural & regional NSW locations now hiring!

Hunter New England
Rural and Regional area in Hunter Valley and New England Areas NSW – multiple sites available
AUD $246,059 – $303,643p.a. incl special allowances + Education Leave (TESL) & 11% superannuation
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

Hello Anaesthetists!
Contact us today to lodge your expression of interest 
Multiple opportunities across diverse regional and rural facilities
Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD)

  • Are you looking to enrich your career and lifestyle?
  • Do you love the great outdoors? 
  • Ever dreamt about living and working in Australia? 

Do not miss this opportunity to start a conversation with us on how to live and work in a stunning east coast Australia location. 

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About our local health district – we provide services to

  • 920,370* people, including 52,990* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • 169,846 residents who were born overseas
  • Employ 16,033 staff
  • Have a support team of 1600 volunteers
  • Span 25 local government areas

We are the only district in New South Wales with:

  • A major metropolitan centre
  • A mix of several large regional centres
  • Many smaller rural centres and remote communities within its borders.
  • Many urban professionals call our area home as they seek a more relaxed lifestyle and to indulge passions for the great outdoors, while still maintaining a fulfilling progressive career. The area has everything you will ever want or need with no compromise. 

We are north and north west of Sydney and have great connections with other capital cities via flights. A temperate climate - mild winters and warm summers, all adds to the liveability of our region. We have world class university facilities, research institute, numerous sporting facilities, award winning restaurants, cafes and attractions plus countless public, private school and preschool options. 

Enjoy the work life balance at our stunning locations plus enjoy the benefits of affordable housing and the space to live and grow: 

Armidale - a picture-postcard university town is the main hub of the wildly beautiful New England High Country including towns of Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Inverell, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha, and surrounding villages. Enjoy our rich culture & contrasting landscapes of dramatic gorges, stunning waterfalls, beautiful architecture and awe-inspiring views to the east and rolling granite landscapes and open plains to the west. Fresh air and lots of adventure await just a short drive or direct flight from Sydney or Newcastle.  Click here to find out more about New England High Country!

Tamworth - renowned for its laid-back lifestyle, diversity, thriving city, outdoor adventure and friendly locals – not to mention the world renown annual Country Music Festival. The area also includes the villages of Barraba, Manilla and Nundle.  Close to Newcastle and a 4hr drive (or even faster flight) from Sydney, Tamworth is a place to enjoy all that nature has to offer, along with a great place to raise children and make long term friends. Boasting a range of educational, career, sporting and recreational activities. Click here to find out more about Tamworth!

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Manning Valley - shining like an Emerald on the NSW North Coast and cut by the double delta Manning River, the Manning Valley is a natural wonderland with spectacular ocean beaches, dramatic waterfalls and fertile farmland. Surf, swim, kayak or fish; or take a walk in a subtropical rainforest. If you’re an avid cook, fresh produce is a highlight of the region with local wines, oysters and farmers markets. Only 90mins drive from Newcastle. Click here to find out more about the Low Mid North Coast - Barrington Coast!

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Maitland – one of the fastest growing regional areas, set in an idyllic location in the Lower Hunter Valley within a picturesque riverine landscape and historic buildings. Lots of choice of affordable housing and excellent local public and private schools. Maitland is well connected by road, rail and air, is located less than 2hrs north of Sydney, only 20 minutes from Hunter Valley Wine Country and 30 minutes from Newcastle and its pristine world renowned coastline and beaches. Click here to find out more about Maitland and Hunter Valley!

Newcastle – NSW second largest city in a prime coastal location. We are proud to boast about our stunning beaches, gorgeous coastline, NSW largest saltwater lake, National Parks, beautiful architecture and varied dining and entertainment options. Just two hours north of Sydney with great flight and train connections with other capital cities and international destinations. Enjoy a temperate climate – mild winters and warm summers, everything adds to the liveability of our region which includes a world class university, superb sporting facilities and excellent schooling options. Click here to find out more about the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions!

Living in Our Region

Some requirements of the role: 

  • A primary medical degree registrable with AHPRA and Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA), and/or overseas trained specialist pathways.
  • Demonstrated by recent and comprehensive experience in Anaesthesia
  • Contact us for full position descriptions and more information about our facilities

Find out more about ANZCA's Specialist international medical graduates pathway and process

What we can offer you
Hunter New England Local Health District is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. 

  • Negotiable relocation and onboarding support packages 
  • Flexible work life balance opportunities 
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals and expand your career through our networked anaesthetic service
  • Potential for a conjoint appointment with the University of Newcastle at an academic level commensurate with your qualifications and experience 
  • Research opportunities including with Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

A great range of benefits:

This is a Category A position. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in NSW Health policy PD2024_015: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. 

To lodge your interest and start a conversation with us please email copies the following documents:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Current registration
  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Fellowship/Membership relevant to the role

Plus anything else relevant including if you have reach out to the Australian Medical Council (AMC/AHPRA) or Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)

Senior Medical Recruitment Unit HNELHD - 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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