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  • Advert number: 301610-0
  • Posted Date: 03/05/12
  • Closing Date: 04/06/12

Northern Territory Government

Director/Academic Head Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, Royal Darwin Hospital -
Top End Hospital Network

An exciting and rewarding position exists for a Director/Academic Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the Top End Hospital Network in Darwin Australia.

This is a unique opportunity to strategically lead and develop Obstetrics and Gynaecology services within Royal Darwin Hospital and the Top End, which includes Gove District Hospital and Katherine Hospital and referrals from the Kimberley.

The successful applicant will also lead the development of a Women’s Health and Wellbeing Research program in collaboration with the internationally-recognised Menzies School of Health Research.

The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is a 345-bed hospital in the Top End of the Northern Territory servicing a population of 140,000. It is the only tertiary referral centre in the Top End and caters for a wide range of clinical conditions – it is more than 3000 kilometres to the nearest tertiary referral centre. It caters for a diverse young population including high numbers of Indigenous patients.

The workload will provide substantial exposure to complex obstetric and gynaecological cases with many patients retrieved from some of the most remote communities in the world.

Candidates must be eligible for general and/or specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia together with a current Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist.

For further information please contact:

Dr Charles Kilburn,
Medical Co-Director Division of Maternal and Child Health, Royal Darwin Hospital

Phone: +61 8 8922 8888 or email:

To apply online please send your current CV, referee details and a covering letter to

Closing date: 4 June 2012.