Gladstone Hospital is at present a regional hospital with a total capacity of 79-beds with the ability to increase to over 100 beds and treatment spaces (with a new emergency department opening a total 36 treatment spaces). Gladstone Hospital is the hub for Gladstone and Banana regions. The Hospital offers a range of general and specialist inpatient and outpatient services including Emergency, General Medicine and Surgery, basic Orthopaedic, Clinical Investigation, Obstetrics, Maternity, Gynaecology, High-Dependency and Coronary Care, Palliative Care, Medical Imaging, Pathology and Paediatrics.
Additional services include Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs Service, Oral Health, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Speech Pathology and Outreach/community-based facilities, as well as a Primary Health Care Centre located at Boyne Valley.
Gladstone Hospital is growing and has at present approximately 498-full time equivalent staff delivering services across acute, community and primary care. Approximately 600-babies are born at the Gladstone Hospital each year and approximately 3165-surgical cases are performed in the two operating theatres. Around 1100-endoscopies are performed yearly in the procedure room. At present there is a 31-bed mixed General Surgical and Medical Ward and a four bed High Dependency Unit, where patients may be held pending retrieval, or for close observation not possible on the wards. Additional beds are available for paediatric patients. The hospital has a busy elective surgical environment and Surgical Outpatient Clinic reviewing a wide variety of surgical conditions.
Gladstone Hospital is preparing for “Destination 2030” and has already reorganised the Acute Supportive Services and Anaesthetic Department accordingly.
The Clinical Directors are responsible for the supervision and co-ordination of duties of the various Visiting and Staff Specialists, Senior Medical Officers, Registrars, Resident Medical Officers and Medical Students on placement with the respective departments.
The Staff Specialist positions at the Gladstone Hospital are supported by a team of Senior and Junior Medical Officers. These positions support the Emergency Department and inpatient units providing anaesthetic and obstetric services as well as general inpatient services. Gladstone Hospital also has full time specialists in Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesia and Paediatrics.
The Director of Medical Services (DMS) is a member of the Gladstone and Banana (Business Unit) and carries the following main responsibilities:
Mandatory qualification/s: MBBS or equivalent eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
Possession or progression towards either a FRACMA or FACHSM.
For assistance, contact email@example.com or call Monica Seth at 07 4976 3342.
Applications close: Monday 31 October 2022.
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