REQ437742 Requisition #

WE ARE RECRUITING Staff Specialists and Visiting Medical Officers in Anaesthesia

Hunter New England Local Health District

Metro, regional or rural locations - with immediate start options
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•    Armidale Hospital – Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer positions
•    Tamworth Hospital – Visiting Medical Officer positions
•    Manning Base Hospital - Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer positions
•    Maitland Hospital – Staff Specialist or Visiting Medical Officer positions
•    John Hunter Hospital – Staff Specialist positions

This is an excellent opportunity to join a networked anaesthetic service whilst working for the largest local health district in New South Wales which services a population of more than 900,000 across the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast areas. You will join experienced consultants in providing quality, holistic and best practice anaesthetic services to inpatients and outpatients of HNELHD.

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!

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!

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 Manning Valley & Barrington Coast!

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 & 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!

Find out more about living in our region!

Suitable Applicants will: 

  • Be eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist Anaesthetists and/or overseas trained specialist pathways 
  • Hold Fellowship or be eligible for Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or within 6 months of completion. 
  • Have demonstrated recent and comprehensive experience in Anaesthesia 
  • Provide and support training to clinicians across multiple disciplines to achieve quality education and safe clinical practice 

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. HNELHD has strong, innovative connections with the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute.

  • 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:
- John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct & other building projects
- Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
- Fitness Passport
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
- Salary Packaging


To obtain a copy of the relevant facility position description or if you would like to express your interest in the role please email your CV to HNELHD-SnrMedRecruit@health.nsw.gov.au or phone Stacey on (02) 4985 3297.


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Agency applications will be accepted for the right applicants. Agencies are encouraged to follow the expression of interest process as above.

Application Enquiries: Stacey Burbridge, HNELHD Senior Medical Recruitment
E: HNELHD-SnrMedRecruit@health.nsw.gov.au Ph: 02 498 53297

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