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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



Bath, UK, rheumatology centre of excellence, is calling you.  Two rheumatology clinical fellow posts, with flexible starting time Feb to May 2019.  For more information, please go to the NHS jobs website.  If you are interest please contact Dr Ellie Korendowych (e.korendowych@nhs.net).
Closing date 26 November 2018.



Looking for positions. 
Rheumatology Locum available in 2019 – NSW/ACT preferred due to family commitments, but will consider other states and territories. Australian trained female rheumatologist with experience in all aspects of clinical rheumatology including the use of biological therapies and performing joint injections, will be available for short to medium term locums (for 1-3 month stints) from March 2019.
For more details, contact rheumatologylocums2019@gmail.com

(posted 20 September 2018)







Currently seeking a rheumatologist locum to cover maternity leave for a private practice in north-west Sydney from mid January to mid May 2019 (negotiable). Current days are full day Mondays and Wednesday mornings, though there is flexibility with days and bookings. Please email wlau@rheum.com.au to discuss further if interested.
(posted 2 October 2018)

Rheumatologist for Private Practice in South West Sydney
An exciting opportunity has come up for a rheumatologist to join our multi-specialty physician and allied health private practice. We are an established practice with an established patient and referral base, in the fastest population growth region in Sydney. Our only rheumatologist is leaving our practice to take up a new position at a hospital so we urgently require a rheumatologist to continue providing care for our patients, and continue to support the high demand service. We provide full administrative and billing support, along with mentorship for doctors new to private practice. Work hours flexible and is suitable for a rheumatologist seeking part-time private practice in our area.
To express your interest, please email your CV and contact details to physicianmedjobs@gmail.com.

(posted 13 September 2018)



The Goulburn Health Hub is a busy specialist centre in Goulburn, just 1½ hours from Campbelltown and one hour from Canberra. We currently have one visiting specialist who visits two-three times per month. We are struggling to keep up with the huge demand from the region. We are looking for another rheumatologist to do one or two clinics per month. We can guarantee a full day from the beginning. If you are interested in seeing a rural patient mix please contact Sophie Ashton on sophie@goulburnhealthhub.com or 0439 623 268.


Coffs Harbour
Rheumatologist wanted in Coffs Harbour, NSW.  Located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, the Mid-North Coast Arthritis Clinic provides Rheumatology services for a population of 150 000. Staffed by two Rheumatologists, we run a paperless practice of  >16 000 patients (> 800 biologics patients). We do both investigator-initiated research and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials. In-house musculoskeletal US is available via our practice manager/sonographer (or we can teach you). We also coordinate the Coffs Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Clinic. No joining fees, guaranteed full bookings of grateful patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease, excellent remuneration and two very supportive and amiable colleagues! Cheap house prices, minimal travel time to work, beautiful beaches, six flights a day to Sydney. What are you waiting for?  Contact:  Hanish Bagga mobile 0467 811 169 email: hanishbagga@me.com or Peter Wong mobile 0418 584 123 email: pkkw12@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



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 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 is a very busy Practice based within close proximity to Brisbane City with onsite patient and staff parking. We are centrally located within 2 minutes of the Princess Alexandra Hospital and 10 minutes from the Greenslopes Private Hospital, as well as the Mater Public and Private Hospitals. With over 35 years of experience our physicians are experts in the management of rheumatic diseases, specialising in the management of inflammatory joint disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis using the latest research and a multidisciplinary approach to optimize our patient care.

Ideally we would be looking for an AHPRA registered/ eligible Rheumatologist Specialist who could start as soon as possible on a full time or part time basis. At present we offer our Rheumatologists to work on a “sub-contract” basis. There are no out of pocket costs as this is a well-established Practice. Our current rooms comprise of three Rheumatologists (two part-time) and friendly long-established practice staff. The current wait for new patients stands at approximately two months. Brisbane is a fast-growing city and this is leading to blow-out wait times for new patients of approximately two months in the private sector.
Please contact Boh on 07 3255 1066.
(posted 24 July 2018)


Gold Coast

Expressions of interest are sought for rheumatologists interested in private practice. Benefits include mentoring into private practice, established referral base, flexible work hours, visiting opportunities to local hospitals, teaching, and networking with colleagues.
For more details, please contact Jeff Tsai on 0409 502 358, or admin@gcrheum.com.au.
(posted 21 August 2018)

Sunshine Coast

Closing Date: 10 January 2019


Senior Medical Officer (Immunology/Rheumatology), Medical Management, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Remuneration value up to $370 798 p.a., comprising salary between $171 044 - $216 865 p.a. (f/t) or salary rates $81.95 - $103.90 p.h. (p/t), employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) (L18-L27) (permanent full time/part time and temporary full time/part time for 12 months, hours negotiable). Applications remain current for 12 months. Please note: only applications from candidates will be accepted; applications that may result in an agency fee will not be considered).

We are looking for a Senior Medical Officer (Immunology/Rheumatology) who will join our team within the Medical Service group providing high quality specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adult patients with immunodeficiency, autoimmune diseases, allergy and general rheumatologic disorders. We provide a work environment that promotes a healthy balance between work and personal life. Your skills can help us shape the future of healthcare in the Sunshine Coast region.
Enquiries:  Dr Karen Morwood (07) 5202 1071. Application Kit:  https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-SC296423

I am intending to sell my thriving private rheumatology practice in Toowoomba within the next 5 years. The new owner would walk into a vibrant, fully functioning practice averting all the costly problems involved in setting up such a business from scratch.
There is an established extensive referral base with ongoing high demand for rheumatological services. My lovely receptionists would be happy to stay on throughout the transition period and beyond if needed.
The practice is located in the heart of beautiful Toowoomba, close to all three hospitals in beautifully refurbished rooms with radiology and pathology services nearby. It is a perfect community in which to raise a young family with superb schools, little traffic, a warm and friendly community but with also an active edgy art scene (First Coat Toowoomba), many new trendy cafés and roof top bars. The cost of the practice would be structured in a tax-effective manner so that I am sure an attractive purchase price could be reached. Please feel free to email me or phone me if you would like further details. You may also wish to visit my website www.drsonjanagel.com. Sonja Nagel. Ph 0418 718 273.



3 PhD and 3 Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities in Clinical Epidemiology, Monash University

The Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Institute, led by Prof Rachelle Buchbinder, is seeking candidates for 3 PhD opportunities and 3 Postdoctoral Fellow positions commencing in 2019 linked with NHMRC-funded programs.

You should ideally have a background in epidemiology, public health or health services, and an interest in:
 Reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment in musculoskeletal conditions - Wiser Healthcare
 Issues impacting health care system sustainability - Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability
 Clinical research in musculoskeletal conditions - Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network Centre of Research Excellence

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a department that performs high quality clinical research to answer clinically important questions and to promote the translation of clinical evidence into practice and policy change.

Closing date: 5.00pm, 30th November 2018

Please see the attached documents for more information about the PhD opportunities.

Please visit the following pages for more information on the Postdoctoral Fellow positions:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wiser Healthcare
Postdoctoral Fellow, Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability
Postdoctoral Fellow, ANZMUSC Clinical Trials Network

For enquiries, please contact Dr Denise O’Connor (denise.oconnor@monash.edu) or Ms JC Han (JHan@cabrini.com.au).


Visiting Rheumatologist needed in Echuca
Frequency of visits is flexible but ample work for monthly or bimonthly visits. The private consulting rooms at the hospital provide meet and greet facilities but can also provide billing, typing and other secretarial services by negotiation.
For further details please contact David Barraclough on 03 9349 3566.

(posted 19 November 2018)


The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc Clinical Trials Department is seeking Rheumatologists with an interest in clinical trials. We have a forthcoming study for Psoriatic Arthritis which will require a Rheumatologist to perform joint count assessments. Eligible candidates must have:
• Ability to see patients in Carlton
• Flexibility to accommodate patient visits as per trial protocol visit schedule (days and times can be negotiated)
• Time to undertake protocol training requirements
The chance to move into other areas of Rheumatology research and be part of driving expansion in this area also exists. This is a renumerated role and if you are interested in being a Principal Investigator (PI) then opportunity awaits you. We have a dedicated team of clinical trials nurse coordinators, clinical trials administration assistants and a full time sub investigator to support new opportunities and growth. The department currently has 20+ trials in maintenance phase, two actively recruiting studies and more trials in the pipeline.
A/Prof Peter Foley is the Director of the Clinical Trials department and primary Principal Investigator (PI). A/Prof Alvin Chong is currently PI for an Alopecia Areata trial and A/Prof Chris Baker has acted as PI for a number of studies.

For a confidential discussion please contact Christine Zahren who can arrange a time for you to discuss the role further with A/Prof Peter Foley. Rheumatologist, Dr Maree Micallef, has worked in the department and is also happy to speak with potential candidates about the role on request. Email:  czahren@skincancer.asn.au.