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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) conducts the training for all rheumatologists in Australia.

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I am planning to retire and I am looking for a rheumatologist(s) who may be interested in living and working in NZ. This is a large busy private practice established for 30 years with a large patient database and referral base. It comes with two consulting rooms in a modern facility on the North Shore. Can you let me know if it is possible to include an advertisement in your newsletter or email to the membership as we do here in NZ. Dr Raoul A Stuart email: rastuart1957@gmail.com for more information.








Kogarah, Randwick & Macquarie

Rheumatologists Required (Full or Part Time) to join our busy, growing multi-speciality practice. Established and still growing diverse patient base. If you are a Rheumatologist that enjoys working in collaboration with passionate, like-minded practitioners as a team, supporting patients for best health outcomes and well-being, please consider joining our experienced team.

An opportunity exists for Rheumatologists to join our multi-speciality practice across Sydney either part or full time.  Our practice has a large referral base of the full spectrum of rheumatic disease patients.  There is strong collaboration and clinical support across the disciplines with cross-referral opportunities. Mentorship is available for those new to private practice.  There are also opportunities to teach medical students at University of New South Wales, Macquarie University as well as research opportunities.  Please contact Prof Paul Bird paulbird@emeritusresearch.com or A/Prof Fred Joshua fredrick.joshua@mq.edu.au for further information. 
(Posted 3 May 2021)



Consultant Rheumatology Position Orange NSW - Late 2021. There will be a vacancy in late 2021 for a consultant rheumatologist with an opportunity to join a busy specialist private practice in Orange. Orange is a large beautiful country town situated 3 1/2 hours’ drive and 30 minutes by air west of Sydney. The position is supported by the Rural Doctors Network which provides an allowance including air fares, accommodation and meals for up to 12 visits to Orange per annum (usually 2 days each visit). The practice is based at Central West Specialist rooms in a central location in Orange and includes spacious modern rooms with good facilities. The practice arranges patient bookings and billing and provides a typing service as part of a modest facility fee.  Expressions of interest should be directed to either Associate Professor Les Schrieber Leslie.schrieber@sydney.edu.au or 0412 106753 or Prof Mark Arnold mark.arnold@sydney.edu.au or 0412 356 064.
(Posted 5 May 2021)


Port Macquarie

Rheumatologist position available in Port Macquarie in private practice F/T or P/T .There are also opportunities for appointment to Port Macquarie Base Hospital and teaching opportunities UNSW Medicine years1-6 Rural and Regional Campus. Port Macquarie is a thriving city with a large feeder population and is serviced by large Base and Private Hospitals. There are multiple medical and other subspecialty services, with 29 physicians. With 2 radiology practices, there are excellent Radiology services including x 3 MRI scanners, PET scanning, Nuclear Medicine and Interventional Radiology. The range of Rheumatology problems is broad, fascinating and engaging. This is a private practice established 31 years ago and has a broad referral base from Buladelah to the south, Dorrigo to the west and Grafton to the north. It is a friendly practice with a mix of private and medicare billing. This is a beautiful coastal city with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, a wonderful coastline and hinterland and with multiple opportunities to achieve that work life balance. Housing, education for children, sporting and cultural activities are so easy to access. Feel free to email me.mprowse@bigpond.net.au or call 0408 658 960.
(re-posted 9 February 2021)



Locum Rheumatologist required for Flexible Telehealth Locum opportunity.
The Position: Exciting ongoing locum opportunity available for a Rheumatologist to assist Rural communities in Queensland through Telehealth.
Position offers flexible working within the hours of 0830 -1600 Monday - Friday, with sessions times between 2 - 8 hours per week available. Start date flexible.
Technical Requirements: Access to reliable broadband internet and a suitable computer with webcam and microphone are essential for the position. Full training provided prior to first session.
For additional details please click here or contact: Carole Paterson / Melissa Welsh on Tel: 02 8353 9045 or Email: cpaterson@wave.com.au / mwelsh@wave.com.au
(Posted 19 January 2021)



Retiring Perth based rheumatologist looking for replacement for her Subiaco based practice as of January 2022. Currently consulting 2.5 - 3 days per week plus 1-2 clinics per month in regional WA (2 hour drive from Perth) . The practice is shared with 3 other part-time rheumatologists. Please contact Janet Roddy on jroddy@iinet.net.au for further information.
(Posted 17 June 2021)