Positions Vacant


The Association does not assist in identifying positions for physicians other than through the Positions Vacant listings.  Please contact the advertisers direct.


Please note:  Overseas Trained Physicians

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

It is recommended that you have a look at the background reading/information available on the RACP website in the first instance:


If you are considering working in Australia, you may need to contact the Australian Embassy in your country regarding eligibility criteria for an Australian visa.

If you have any further queries, please contact the Overseas Trained Physician (OTP) unit of the College at OTPApplications@racp.edu.au



Locum Position in Port Macquarie

Rheumatology locum required for Port Macquarie June 2017, for all or part of this time.

Busy well supported practice. There will be another rheumatologist there part time during this period.  House and car provided.

Please contact Dr Michael Prowse 0408 658960 mprowse@bigpond.net.au

Expires:  1 June 2017


Rheumatologist Position in Orange

Expressions of interest are sought for Rheumatologists interested in taking over a well-established patient and referral base at Orange Rheumatology. Services are currently provided by four FIFO rheumatologists, one of whom wishes to retire.
Interested colleagues should consider the many career and lifestyle benefits of rural relocation, including mentoring into the position, the opportunity for VMO consulting rights at Orange BaseHospital and a collegial working environment, in one of New South Wales’ most agreeable regional centres. The Australian Bureau of Statistics identified that the largest regional growth area in 2013-14 was in the Central West SA2 of Orange – North. 
The electoral district of Calare comprises a land area of 32,666 km with a population of 165,029, with Orange itself having 41,809 residents as of 2016.
There are no incoming costs. Early-career rheumatologists will be mentored into the position by our four senior rheumatologists. The case load of Orange Rheumatology is heavily biased towards inflammatory arthritis. A highly skilled and experienced practice manager coordinates appointments, biologics applications and other practice functions; there is no requirement for practice management responsibilities. The opportunity exists for an academic appointment with the University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health, with the possibility of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, as well as clinical research. Though this is envisaged as a full-time position, colleagues who might consider providing FIFO services are most welcome to enquire.
For more information please contact A/Prof Mark Arnold on 0412 356 064, or mark.arnold@sydney.edu.au.




arthritisCARE, Dutton Park is a new and very busy consulting practice with 5 large consulting suites, on-site parking, full-size kitchen and staff facilities.  The practice is in walking distance to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, five minutes from Greenslopes Private Hospital and three minutes to the Mater Private and Public Hospitals.

We are VMO’s at Greenslopes Hospital and use it for private inpatient care and the infusion service. We are also VMO’s at the Princess Alexandra Hospital which is the major public hospital on the south side of Brisbane. We are a training practice for advanced trainees who do a year with 50/50 time spent at these two hospitals and assist us with inpatient care.  Currently we have three rheumatologists of whom two are part -time. We cover each other for holidays, illness etc. Our waiting list for new patients is now four to five months and increasing due to a marked shortage of Rheumatologists in Queensland.

A rheumatologist joining the practice will be guaranteed as much work as they require.

Our reception staff is wonderful and highly valued by us and our patients.

There are no joining fees or incoming costs –the practice works on a consultancy/invoice model.

ARAQ is welcoming and vibrant. Moving to Queensland will be both professionally and personally satisfying.

Please contact Dr Peter Landsberg on 07 3255 1066 or peter@arthritiscare.com.au


Sunshine Coast

Life’s for the Living” - Rheumatology in Paradise

A full-time position is available with immediate start for an AHPRA registered/eligible Specialist Rheumatologist. Join six of your colleagues in a dedicated private practice in Maroochydore, on the glorious Sunshine Coast in Queensland, 60 mins north of Brisbane.

30 days full clinics guaranteed, salaried or independent contractor, opportunity to be involved in clinical trials and investigator initiated clinical research, in an experienced private practice setting. No startup costs, no outlay, established mature practice and staff. What are you waiting for? Contact Dr Dave Nicholls on drdave@coastjointcare.com or 0419 761 208.



Employment Opportunity - Postdoctoral Centenary Fellowship (John T Reid Fellow)

An outstanding opportunity currently exists for a postdoctoral clinician-scientist to join the Reid Rheumatology Laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute as the ‘John T Reid Centenary Fellow’.

The Institute is also highly supportive of women scientists. A new childcare facility will commence building in early 2017 with a proposed completion date of 2018.  Click here for more information.

Application closing date: 11 May 2017



Vibrant Bendigo Clinic seeking Rheumatologist

Bendigo Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic offering specialist and allied health services in the following:-
Orthopaedic surgery
Musculoskeletal injuries and sports medicine
General surgery
Hand surgery
Hand therapy
Nurse Practitioner

At the Bendigo Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, we pride ourselves on providing a friendly and efficient service. Clients find our staff pleasant, caring and above all effective in diagnosing and treating condition/s. Our goal is to find and solve Client’s problems, to relieve their pain and return optimal function.

Our clinic is currently seeking the services of a visiting Rheumatologist to join our team. Please contact the Practice Manager on 03 5442 5288 or michelle@dugaljames.com.au for further information.



Staff Specialist (Rheumatology)
Tasmanian Health Service
Rheumatology Unit
Royal Hobart Hospital
$140,592 to $213,700 pro-rata, per annum

The role
The Rheumatology Department of the Royal Hobart Hospital is seeking a Staff Specialist to join our team. The Staff Specialist provides a consultant role in Rheumatology, including inpatient and outpatient care to public and private patients of the Royal Hobart Hospital, and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in addition to actively participating in research.
The Royal Hobart Hospital is a 505 bed tertiary referral hospital and a teaching hospital associated with the University of Tasmania's Medical School. The rheumatology department has close links with the Musculoskeletal Research Group at the Menzies Research Institute and Clinical Trials programs.
The Rheumatology unit currently consists of 5 Consultants and an accredited Registrar training position, a Resident Medical Officer, and a multidisciplinary team including a specialist rheumatology nurse and extended scope musculoskeletal physiotherapists. We offer a supportive learning environment that includes weekly departmental meetings (radiology, pathology, journal club, case presentations, and morbidity and mortality) with a range of experienced physicians. There is an interesting case mix of Rheumatology inpatients, in addition to providing a consulting service to other inpatient units, and busy outpatient service.
The position offers competitive remuneration according to the Tasmanian Salaried Medical Practitioners Award. This position combines the full benefits of a tertiary hospital and state capital with an attractive Tasmanian lifestyle and natural Tasmanian environment. This position is fixed-term, part-time day work (with on-call) for 12 months; working up to 30.4 hours per fortnight. Hours to be negotiated.

We offer
• salary packaging
• opportunities to contribute to broader strategy and decision making processes
• highly affordable real estate unbeatable lifestyle

Essential Requirements
The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
• Specialist or limited registration with the Medical board of Australia in a relevant specialty.
1. Conviction checks in the following areas: a) Crimes of Violence; b) Sex Related Offences; c) Serious Drug Offences; d) Crimes involving dishonesty.
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

How to apply
You are asked to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties. Apply online at www.jobs.tas.gov.au, please click the blue Apply Now button to submit your application.
To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Dr Deb Speden by calling (03) 6166 7190 or email rheumadmin@ths.tas.gov.au
Vacancy No: 518753
Apply online at www.jobs.tas.gov.au


Vacancies for Rheumatologists in Tasmania 

Are you looking for a fabulous lifestyle and the chance to work in both private and public rheumatology with the option of clinical trials research? 
There are opportunities for rheumatologists to join friendly and dynamic rheumatologists in Hobart within busy expanding private rheumatology practices. You will be working as part of a well-established rheumatology service, with several rheumatology colleagues who can provide mentorship. There is a statewide referral base with the opportunity for Telehealth and outreach services. Current waiting time for new patients is 6 months.
The experienced administrative and specialist nursing support team are familiar with all aspects of rheumatology practice including biological agents. There is the opportunity to be involved in clinical trials research.
There are no joining fees or incoming costs - the practice works on a consultancy/invoice model.
Working arrangements and times are flexible. Additional part-time or sessional appointments at the local public hospital are optional.
Hobart offers a relaxed family friendly lifestyle, suitable to a wide variety of interests, with the advantages of a state capital.  Sailing, fishing, hiking, and the natural wonders of Tasmania’s iconic national parks are all on the doorstep.
Please contact:
Dr Jane Zochling, phone 03 6223 3801 or email: reception@rheumtas.com.au
Dr Helen Cooley, phone 03 6213 4560 or email: mhcooley@bigpond.net.au
Dr Deb Speden, phone 0417 303039 or email: deb.speden@ths.tas.gov.au