Allied health and health practitioner recruitment
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is always looking for passionate allied health professionals to join our team.
Our health service is home to a clinically diverse group of allied health practitioners, from first-year graduates to specialists in their chosen fields. An allied health role with Townsville Hospital and Health Service is a unique opportunity to progress your health career in a tertiary setting with a city life, without the commute.
Work for a leader in healthcare, education, and research and play a pivotal role in providing world-class patient care to communities across regional Queensland.
Our health service consists of more than 20 facilities, including 19 hospitals and community health campuses as well as two residential aged care facilities.
Townsville University Hospital is the region's major tertiary referral hospital and the largest teaching hospital in northern Australia. Townsville is the largest city in north Queensland with almost 240,000 residents and a steady, diverse economy.
Who we are
No two days at our health service are ever the same. Staff at Townsville Hospital and Health Service work to top of scope and are challenged in their practice with a diverse client base and a variety of pathologies. Our allied health staff work in a variety of health settings including outreach to rural and remote communities and through telehealth.
Townsville Hospital and Health Service prioritises innovative and flexible clinicians, and encourages them to put ideas into action to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
Allied health careers
We are always looking for allied health staff to join our team. We recruit for temporary and permanent opportunities from graduate roles to experienced practitioner positions in the following allied health areas:
- clinical measurements
- exercise physiology
- medical imaging
- occupational therapy
- orthotics and prosthetics
- psychology (neuropsychology and clinical psychology)
- social work
- speech pathology
- allied health assistants/ clinical assistants
The North Queensland difference
Find out more about what sets us apart from any other health service.
Education, research and training
Advance your career at a health service which prioritises clinician-led research and personal development.
Townsville Hospital and Health Service is at the forefront of healthcare innovation and specialises in tropical and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.
Our on-site Clinical Simulation Centre ensures our clinicians have the skills they need to provide world-class healthcare by delivering multidisciplinary skills-based education.
As a teaching hospital, we have strong relationships with local universities, allowing our clinicians to contribute to growing the health professionals of tomorrow.
The health service has dedicated research support for health practitioners that is available to assist staff, whether novice or experienced, on their research journeys. Given the diversity of the region the research opportunities are endless.
Our health service
Townsville University Hospital caters for a diverse range of presentations with extensive specialty and outpatient services across a range of allied health specialties.
Its position as the region’s tertiary referral hospital makes it the major treatment facility for people with complex injuries or illness across central and northern Queensland. The hospital treats patients from the Cape York Peninsula, across the Gulf of Carpentaria and even across the border into the Northern Territory.
Townsville Hospital and Health Service is home to one of Queensland’s two hyperbaric medicine units, is a hub for transfers and emergency helicopter and fixed-wing retrievals, offers experience in disaster and tropical disease management and has a public health unit which coordinates and supports local, state and national public health responses.
Our health service is still growing, with major development underway.
We pride ourselves on encouraging our health practitioners to continue their education at all stages in their career.
Staff are supported to maintain their continuing professional development with departmental education, journal clubs and support to attend professional development opportunities.
Explore our health service
Community and lifestyle
City lifestyle without the commute? Laidback life off the beaten track? It is possible in north Queensland.
From the Great Barrier Reef and its tropical islands, lush rainforests and the red dirt of the Aussie outback, to World Heritage listed national parks, there is something for everyone in north Queensland.
Townsville is a modern metropolis which invites you to discover, appreciate and immerse yourself in everything northern Queensland has to offer.
Our catchment stretches from the outback to the sea and encompasses unique communities living in remote locations like Hughenden and Palm Islands.
Find out more about life in north Queensland here.
What do we offer?
- Experience at the region's major tertiary referral facility
- Opportunities to work at our rural and remote health services
- Unique experiences with tropical and First Nations medicine
- Attractive remuneration packages
- Work-life balance, variety and flexibility
- Telehealth to rural and remote facilities
- Adjacency to James Cook University with adjunct appointments available
- A research support team to assist clinicians with research from idea conception through publication
- Facilities and resources for research innovation
Your opportunities to develop
Townsville Hospital and Health Service values and encourages life-long learning for our allied health professions.
There are many professional development, education, and training opportunities available including:
- Study and Research Assistance Scheme (SARAS) provides financial and/or leave assistance for part-time and full-time study or research.
- Allied Health Professional Enhancement Program (AHPEP)
- Professional development leave
- Education and training in the simulation centre
- Access to clinical leadership programs
- Career progression and opportunities
- Clinical experience across a range of clinical specialty areas
- Online learning and clinical education modules
- Supportive supervision and teaching
Requirements to practice
How to apply
We are always looking for talented health practitioners to join our team. Job vacancies are listed on the Queensland Government Smart Jobs website.
Don't wait to see a position advertised, contact us know.
Are you interested in living and working in north Queensland.
We are always looking for talented allied health staff to join our team.
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