Position: Cardiac Electrophysiologist – Darwin, NT
Salary details: Specialist/Senior Specialist – Remuneration dependent on skills and negotiable
Temporary: Contract up to 5 years with option to renew
Location: NT Cardiac at Darwin Private Hospital co-located Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory, Australia

This job opportunity is for a position to join the Cardiology Team in the Northern Territory of Australia.

The successful candidate will be joining NT Cardiac Pty Ltd, a well-established private cardiology practice conveniently located at the 100-bed Darwin Private Hospital (DPH) which is adjacent to Royal Darwin Hospital.  The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is a 345-bed tertiary Hospital which is designated as the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre and a teaching Hospital affiliated with Flinders University.  The catchment area is vast, and includes urban communities, regional hospitals and remote Aboriginal communities servicing a population of 240,000 with patients also being transferred from Northern Western Australia and Timor.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to have a public position at the Royal Darwin Hospital to undertake general cardiology duties.  NT Cardiac is contracted to the NT Government to provide cardiac diagnostic services including Echocardiography, Diagnostic Coronary Angiography / Angioplasty and Electrophysiology Services to public patients in the Northern Territory.  This combined Public and Private Practice arrangement has been considered unique and has provided a high standard of care for both the public and private sectors.  NT Cardiac has established a Cardiac Angiography Lab and a “Chest Pain Assessment Clinic” which has a full range of non-invasive cardiac investigations including a Canon’s premium CT Scanner, the Aquilion ONE / PRISM Edition (640 Slice) for CT Coronary Angiograms.  The Cardiac Electrophysiology service is mature, complete with 3D mapping system and Cryoablation console for complex arrhythmia.

Diagnostic services include Exercise Stress Testing, Holter Monitoring, Transthoracic and Trans-oesophageal Echocardiography, Stress Echocardiogram, CT coronary angiography and Diagnostic Coronary Angiogram. Coronary intervention is also carried out. Cardiac devices such as Loop Recorders, Permanent Pacemakers, Defibrillators and Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) are implanted. The Cardiac Electrophysiology service provides comprehensive care for patients with complex arrhythmias.  Nuclear Cardiac Perfusion imaging services are also available on-site.

The candidate is required to have successfully completed an advanced clinical fellowship in cardiac device and rhythm management service at a reputable centre of excellence, experience in basic and advanced electrophysiology procedures including electrophysiology studies and radiofrequency ablation of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation by pulmonary vein isolation procedure, a thorough knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias and their management, and training and experience in the safe implantation and follow-up of cardiac rhythm management devices, including implantable cardiac defibrillators.

Applicants must be eligible for registration with AHPRA (Medical Board of Australia) together with a Cardiology accredited Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or equivalent specialist overseas qualifications.  This is a unique opportunity for a candidate to join a well-established private cardiology practice and make a difference while enjoying a tropical lifestyle.


Dr Marcus Ilton
Director, NT Cardiac Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 8 8920 8200 (request for Rama Nair if contacting NT Cardiac via the main line)
E-mail: marcus.ilton@nt.gov.au or marcus.ilton@gmail.com

Please forward your Expression of Interest and CV to Rama Nair: recruitment@ntcardiac.com.