Find The Right Surgery Job For You
Our consultants have the in-depth industry knowledge you need to help find the perfect locum or permanent Surgery job for you. With nearly 30 years experience in medical and healthcare recruitment, Careers Connections International has a diverse portfolio of public and private hospitals and health clinics throughout Australia.
We specialise in permanent and locum positions from Registrar through to Consultant and Director levels. Our team of Senior Recruitment Consultants have the recruitment expertise to ensure you are given every possible opportunity to secure the perfect Surgery job in Australia that is right for you.
If you need any assistance with AHPRA or RACS registrations or applications, we will be more than happy to assist. See further information below about the FRACS process and qualifiers.
What does a Surgeon get paid?
Surgeon pays are influenced by location and season, however, typical salaries can be in the range of
- $250 000 - $500 000 for permanent consultant positions
- $2000 - $3000 per day for locum consultant positions
- $1500 - $2500 per day for locum junior positions
International Medical Graduates – Applying for Specialist Recognition of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Before applying for a Specialist opportunity in Australia as an International Medical Graduate Specialist (IMGS), it is essential for your qualifications and experience to be evaluated by the RACS specialist training committee. The evaluation process aims to assess the ability of IMGs to practise as an unsupervised Surgeon at a comparable standard to that required of RACS.
For further information on how to commence the RACS specialists’ assessment process, go to the RACS International Medical Training for Graduates and the RACS FAQ’s for International Medical Graduates.
Pursuing a Fellowship in Surgery
To become a Surgeon Specialist, several years of rigorous surgical training is required in the Surgical Education and Training (SET) program. Surgical Trainees are selected early into the speciality in which they will continue to undertake specialist education and training. Although, Surgeon Trainees undertake different specialities, the same common standards and principles are the foundation across all the specialities.
Fellowship is gained in Australia from the specialist qualification known as of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Scope of Practice for a Surgeon Specialist
In medicine, a Surgeon is a specialist in surgery. Surgeons through the RACS training program train Doctors in nine surgical specialities:
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- General Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
- Paediatric Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Vascular Surgery