General Surgical Consultant (Katherine/Darwin)

28 January 2020

General Surgical Consultant

(Staff Specialist/ Senior Staff Specialist)

Royal Darwin Hospital is seeking expressions of interest and applications for General Surgery Consultant to work three weeks in Katherine Hospital and one week at Royal Darwin Hospital. There will be opportunities for an elective list and clinic every week. The Katherine hospital has capacity for procedures such as endoscopies, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hernia repairs and the limitations would be ASA 1 and ASA 2 as well as BMI <35. The rest of the days would be emergency cases.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • As a General Surgical Consultant, provide care and advice on the management of patients with surgical conditions to colleagues both within and outside the specialty
  • Provide routine and emergency after hours care on a roster basis
  • Provide an after-hours consultancy service to colleagues and junior medical staff
  • Participate in continuous medical education including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, professional development, peer review, research, teaching, and clinical audits as appropriate
  • Conduct regular inpatient ward rounds and outpatient sessions, and provide specialist opinion to referring medical practitioners 
  • Participate in other activities as directed by the Director of General Surgery

Selection Criteria: 

  • Eligible for general or specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) or equivalent
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact positively in a cross-cultural work environment, as a team member
  • An interest in and a commitment to improving Indigenous health

Total remuneration package is $379000 (SMO1.1) - 450000 (SMO2.3) and allowances in line with EBA.  

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Manimaran Sinnathamby or 

Please email your expressions of interest and CV to