Cardiac Surgery Staff Specialist Position at Townsville Hospital

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Staff Specialist (Cardiac Surgeon)


Townsville Hospital and Health Service (HHS)


Townsville University Hospital, QLD

As the only tertiary referral centre in North Queensland, Townsville University Hospital treats patients from as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Why make the change?

Appreciate the change of pace as you immerse yourself in a tropical North Queensland lifestyle that comes with Living in Townsville; a vibrant, dynamic city and the largest regional centre in northern Australia. 

What’s on offer?

Temporary role up to 2 years. Full-time is preferred, but part-time hours can be negotiated.

Generous pro rata remuneration package (based on full-time equivalent value) up to $522,648 p.a. comprising: base salary rates between $204,206 and $258,910 p.a. (f/t) (L18-L27) with an attraction and retention allowance of 50% p.a. salary, rural and regional allowance, motor vehicle allowance, professional development allowance and 3.6 weeks leave p.a., 4 weeks p.a. recreational leave + 17.5% loading, and employer contribution to superannuation of 12.75%.

Salary sacrificing options are also available.


FRACS or equivalent. 5 years post fellowship experience as a Cardiac Surgeon. Mandatory requirement of Specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA).

Pre-employment screening required. 6-months probation. VPD risk role.

Highly desirable:

  • Strong interest in research and teaching.
  • A strong interest in Multidisciplinary Thoracis surgery.
  • Preferable experience in dealing with rheumatic valvular heart disease.

Contact: Donna Dowling on 07 4433 3496.


Closing date: Thursday 26 October 2023.


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