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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



An opportunity of a lifetime
Clinical Research Fellow at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, RUH Bath FT
Specialty: Rheumatology
For more information please click here.
If you have any questions please contact Dr John Wood (johnwoodvet@gmail.com)



The Henry Langley Fellowship
The Fellowship shall promote and encourage postdoctoral research into the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. In 1988 the University of Sydney established a postdoctoral award for research into the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in accordance with the conditions of a bequest received from Mr Henry Langley in 1970. The successful applicant will be appointed at an appropriate level within the University of Sydney salary scale for Research Fellows, usually Level B. In addition, an appropriate clinical loading may be paid to eligible fellows. While senior scientists are not precluded from applying, preference will be given to scientists at an earlier stage of their careers i.e. within five years of award of their PhD. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other award from the University of Sydney. Applicants are not required to have a current affiliation with the University. For more information and applicatio click here.
Applications close 23 March 2018


St Vincent’s Clinic Darlinghurst.  A part time locum rheumatologist is being sought for one day per week within an established rheumatology practice at St Vincent’s Clinic, Darlinghurst. There is an emphasis on inflammatory rheumatology and biologic therapy, with a mix of multi-system diseases and patients referred from rural locations. Initially, we are seeking someone who will cover 8 Friday clinics, 15th June to 3rd August 2018, although there is some flexibility. Future opportunities are likely.
Contact: Dr Malcolm Handel on: 0417378146 or malcolmhandel@gmail.com


Griffith - would suit a rheumatologist living in Sydney
FIFA Rheumatologist neededExcellent experience of biologics for a new graduate. Locum rates $2,500 per day paid by hospitalFlexible days and flexible bookings (usually once a month but you can vary)Option to take registrar (you need to organise)Contact surenj@gmail.com

Rheumatologist sought for busy dementia practice in Sydney.  Click here for more information.


VMO Rheumatologist required for busy Private Specialist Medical Centre in Katoomba

We are the only dedicated Specialist Medical Centre between Lithgow and Penrith and currently house 13 specialists on a rotating bases as well as Laverty pathology, Vision Australia, Hearing Life and Integrated Dental Health. Until recently we had an Rheumatologist who visited us monthly but sadly had to finish up in December 2017, as a result we now have a very full patient list with no Doctor for them to see. We am very keen to get a new Rheumatologist on board, so if you are interested in potentially expanding your consultation net and joining us in Katoomba we would love to talk to you about establishing some consulting days.
Qualifications: Ability to be registered as a medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority; Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, including advanced training and specialist recognition as a Cardiologist, eligible for a Medicare Provider Number for the provision of specialist services and Medical indemnity cover commensurate for the expected provision of services
Contact Details: Melissa White- Manager via either email manager@pssc.com.au or phone 02 828400 to have a confidential discussion or for further information.


Rheumatologist for Private Practice in Campbelltown

We are looking for a Rheumatologist to join our growing specialist practice in South Western Sydney. You will be working as part of a well-established specialist clinic, consisting of various medical specialties. The practice is well supported by administrative and clerical assistance, as well as close links with allied health on site. Working arrangements and times are flexible. The practice also offers options for work at local private hospitals for appropriate specialties, and mentorship to help establish your private practice career.
Qualifications: FRACP or equivalent (such as Fellowship of the Faculties/Chapters of the RACP)
Contact Details: Karen Gregory, PO Box 990, NARELLAN NSW 2567 Ph: 0419 986 980 E: kag119@bigpond.com


Rheumatology Position available in Port Macquarie

"Gods own country”.  This is a busy practice and a position is available to join either F/T or P/T. There is the opportunity for appointments at Port Macquarie Base Hospital and Private Hospital if desired . There are currently two Rheumatologists practising here and serving a population of approximately 150,000. There are excellent sub-specialist Physicians in all specialities in a highly collaborative environment. Radiology including MRI x 2, interventional radiology as well as nuclear medicine, cardiac catheterisation and there are seven Orthopaedic surgeons. This is the opportunity to achieve the work/life balance in this beautiful, progressive and fast growing coastal city. There are excellent schools both primary and secondary and rural campuses for several Universities. The Rural Clinical School UNSW in Port Macquarie is now teaching years 1-6 and there may be an opportunity to be involved in the teaching program. Enquiries to Dr Michael Prowse 0408 658 960; 02 6583 3555 (surgery); 02 6582 0137 (home); mprowse@bigpond.net.au


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.





Rheumatology Locum required for Cairns Base Hospital 1-15 June 2018.  The rate will be $2,000 per day including accommodation close to hospital plus return air fares. Please contact Dr Zia ur Rehman at ziarehmaan@yahoo.com.


Are you interested in some locum rheumatology work in Townsville for March 2018 to cover an unexpected leave?  Please contact Dr Sayed Fayez 0434 252 986, fayez.zinat@bigpond.com if you are keen to join a friendly group in tropical paradise.

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.




John T Reid Centenary Postdoctoral Fellowship - closing date 30 March 2018
Based in the laboratory of Professor Ian Wicks, you will use the latest 'omics' technologies (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics) and systems biology to improve diagnosis, monitoring and outcomes in inflammatory diseases. The position is available for a period of 5 years. Click here for more information and the Position Description.





Rheumatologist for Private Practice in Brighton

A full-time position is available with immediate start for an AHPRA registered/eligible Specialist Rheumatologist to join our busy private practice at Southern Rheumatology. Contact Dr Tina Racunica on drtina@southernrheum.com.au


Locum position available July-August 2018
A Rheumatologist locum is required for July-August 2018 - approximately one day per week, but days and times are very flexible.
Practice located at Cabrini Medical Centre in Malvern, Melbourne.
If interested, please contact Prof Rachelle Buchbinder via email rachelle.buchbinder@monash.edu or phone 0418 105 043.


Western Health

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services.

The Rheumatology Unit has a vacancy for a Non-Core Rheumatology Registrar / Fellow position on a 6 or 12 month placement commencing 06 February 2018.  For more information, click here.


Springvale and Toorak

A position is available for a qualified rheumatologist to join Dr Diana Tran's busy medical specialist group consulting at our Springvale and Toorak surgeries.  An emerging rheumatologist practice with exceptional growth potential has been established over the last 12 months and needs servicing due to the recent interstate relocation of one of our specialists.  The pracitce is based at two modern, well-equipped clinics with attrative tenancy conditions on offer.  Full administrative and receptionist support is available.

For further information, please contact Perry Morison, Business Director of Clinical Services (dtranpm@doctor.com Ph (03) 9824 1011 / 0418 468 889)

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.