Practical acute medicine - We are a small team that emphasises practical skills. With no sub-specialty units, procedures such as fracture reduction, relocations or lysis are done by ourselves, with support from a tertiary referral centre approximately 950km away. We do our own sedations, insert the required tubes and lines for those going to our HDU and maintain the very sick until transfer. Our SMO team run the Met calls for the hospital and assist inpatient teams with procedures as required. Your exposure to all aspects of acute medicine will rarely be this good again.
Casemix - The case mix of our region clearly demonstrates that we have the coolest patients in the country. Rheumatic fever, septic arthritis, congenital heart disease, as well as all manner of injuries and infections are numerous. Trauma is common. Our patients can be very resilient, surviving remarkable lengths of time without lifesaving therapies and walking in on septic joints.
Accredited for 6 months advanced training - your DEMT will work with you on however you wish to improve. Early advanced trainees have very good access to procedures, and our late phase trainees can lead any shift they wish.
Provisional trainees welcome - we have a 100% pass rate in the primary exams so far, with a very solid preparation program.
We understand that Mount Isa is a very little known unit in the desert. However, there is so much to do here. For those enjoying the outdoors, there is so much to do. Nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River, Mount Isa is a bustling melting pot of culture and industry and home to the world's third largest rodeo. Mount Isa has ample places to fish, camp or relax and enjoy an outback sunset. The rugged terrain is a four-wheel-driver's haven. The twin jewels in Mount Isa's crown are the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge in Boodjamulla National Park and its neighbour, the world heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Fields.
The package - In addition to the standard package of Queensland Health, we provide a $5000 relocation package, accomodation and a remote retention allowance of $17,250 once you are here 6 months and 1 day
So call us. The pay is amazing and the patients are the best.