Discover Some of Australia's Hidden Gems as an ED CMO

By Melinda McCarthy published on 28/03/2024

If you’re a seasoned locum Doctor you know how exciting and rewarding life in the locum fast lane can be. As a locum Doctor, you can combine your career with adventure.

We are currently seeking skilled and motivated Emergency Doctors for locums. A rural placement will provide invaluable experience for doctors wanting to expand their skill sets and platform their knowledge in a rural setting for doctors of the future.

Today we take you to the Pilbara in WA, across the desert to Wide Bay QLD, and over the border to Wagga NSW

First stop... The Pilbara: A land of wonder and adventure

Hedland Health Campus is a new, modern, purpose-built facility providing a 24-hour emergency department, outpatient and allied health services, day surgery, aged care services and visiting specialist services in child health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and home nursing services. 

We are keen to speak with emergency doctors PGY5 and above, who have at least 6 months of ED experience in the last 12 months and 12 months of experience in the last 24 months. You'll also have General Registration with AHPRA.

You'll be open to FIFO week-on-week-off arrangements and enjoy a mix of day and night shifts. Earn $2,300 per shift | 3 June - 31 Dec | Click here to read more or register your interest

5 reasons to locum in the Pilbara

1.  Work with a bunch of legends: Be part of an exceptional team recently honored with the 2023 WA Rural Health Award for their remarkable contributions to building healthier communities in the Pilbara region.

2. Medical Challenge: In the realm of rural and remote healthcare, you'll face distinctive challenges that offer unparalleled learning opportunities. Your journey will be marked by a diverse array of medical cases that often demand innovative and resourceful solutions, leading to remarkable growth in your medical skills and knowledge

3. Work-Life Balance: The Pilbara offers a relaxed and laid-back lifestyle, allowing for a healthier work-life balance. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities and nature during your downtime.

4. Travel Opportunities: As a locum in the Pilbara, you'll have the freedom to uncover the region's best-kept secrets and dive into its vibrant tourism scene. From awe-inspiring landscapes to culturally rich experiences, your journey will be filled with exciting travel opportunities that showcase the Pilbara's unique charm and attractions.

5. Networking and Collaboration: Working in the Pilbara provides the chance to collaborate with a diverse and dedicated healthcare team. You'll build valuable professional relationships and potentially form long-lasting connections.

Next stop... Wide Bay: The Scenic Heart of Queensland

Gayndah is a small rural hospital providing healthcare services for Gayndah and the North Burnett region and is part of the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service. Their services include emergency, rehabilitation and palliative care.

If you are looking for the security of an ongoing locum, where you become a part of a small team, flying in and out each month, this role opportunity is worth considering. 

Again, we are keen to speak with emergency doctors PGY5 and above, who have at least 6 months of ED experience in the last 12 months and 12 months of experience in the last 24 months. You'll also have General Registration with AHPRA.

Earn $2,500 per day | 17 June | 4 Jan 2025 | Two weeks on two weeks off preferred. Click here to read more or register your interest

Things to do in the Wide Bay Region

Known as the largest sand island in the world, the Wide Bay-Burnett region boasts an array of world-class nature-based activities. Here are our top 5 suggestions on what to do in Wide Bay.

1. Island Hopping: Wide Bay-Burnett is known for a variety of islands surrounding the area and a favourite spot for swimming and island hopping. The famous Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island, and Great Sandy Biosphere are situated in this region.

2. Whale Watching: Awesome whale encounters can be enjoyed up close and personal while you're in the region. Take pictures, swim with the whales, or simply enjoy their natural beauty as they frolic in groups around the Bay.

3. Hiking & Nature Trails: Try out the Achievers Walk and have a blast while enjoying the crowd in this unique walking trail. There are also plenty of parks where you can bask under the shade of large trees as you enjoy the stunning views of the region.

4. Arts & Gallery Scene: Wide Bay Burnett has a lively and interesting art scene. Visit several galleries and art shows in the area that showcase works of professional artists in a variety of art mediums, even perfect for those with a sophisticated taste.

5. Wineries: Spend the day at one vineyard or book a tour to include Hill Of Promise Winery, Vintner's Secret Vineyard, Ohana Cider House and Tropical Winery + Dusty Hill Vineyard and finishing at the Irish Pub

Final stop... Wagga Wagga: The City of Good Sports

Situated on the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga is NSW's largest inland city and is considered the capital of the Riverina area of NSW. Halfway between Sydney and Melbourne and a two-and-a-half hour drive from Canberra, Wagga derives it's from a local Aboriginal word meaning 'place of many crows'.

Known as the "City of Good Sports" visiting the Museum of the Riverina will bring you up to speed with the region's rich sporting history. Enjoy a lazy Gin with lunch at the Crisp Galleries. From its beautiful garden to hosting fantastic concerts and events, this place is beautiful. Peter Crisp is world-famous for his slumped glass creations.

Work in this Tier 1 Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) accredited hospital. Supported by a team of registrars, RMO’s, nursing staff and with 24-hour FACEM on call. Wagga Wagga Health Service supports over 40,000 emergency presentations each year.

From May this year through to Jan 2025, there are opportunities for ED CMOs to secure regular ongoing work at the Wagga Base Hospital. Earn $200 per hour and choose your preferred weeks Click here to read more or register your interest

If you are a doctor who loves a bit of adventure and the opportunity to uncover hidden treasures in new destinations whilst securing ongoing locum work,, we'd love to speak with you.

If these three locations are not quite what you are looking for, give Danni Daly a call on 0449 865 353... and tell her where you'd like to go and she'll help you get there. Alternatively email [email protected]

We also have ongoing opportunities for FACEMs, Registrars and RMOs. Contact Naomie Rapira on 0498 441 118 for FACEM roles (in addition to all other grades) or Joe Smith on 0423 699 405 if you are an RMO or Registrar.

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