Townsville Hospital and Health Service is always looking for passionate doctors to join the team.
Work for a leader in healthcare, research and education and play a pivotal role in providing world-class medical care to communities in regional Australia.
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.
Explore our training opportunities here and kickstart your medial career as a junior doctor in north Queensland.
The North Queensland difference
Find out more about what sets us apart from any other health service.
Education, research and training
Townsville University Hospital is at the forefront of medical innovation and specialises in tropical and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.
Advance your career at a health service which prioritises clinician-led research and personal development. Our health service has a dedicated research support unit and an internal grant program available for clinicians.
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 doctors of tomorrow.
Our health service
Townsville University Hospital caters for a diverse range of presentations with extensive specialty and outpatient services.
Its position as the region’s tertiary referral hospital makes it the major treatment facility for people with complex injuries 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 doctors to continue their education at all stages in their career. Our specialty training is coordinated within departments and through accredited specialty college fellowship programs.
Staff specialists are supported to maintain their continuing professional development with regular grand rounds, journal clubs and departmental education.
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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
- Competitive relocation package
- Employee Assistance Program and return to work specialists
- Specialised medical hospital and health service library
- Access to clinical skills and simulation centre
- Telehealth to rural and remote facilities
- Adjacency to James Cook University with adjunct appointments available
- Proximity to Australia’s largest army barracks offering unique military medicine opportunities
- Professional indemnity cover
- Supportive multi-level supervision and teaching
- Professional development support
- Supported research for new researchers in a purpose-built facility
- A research support team to assist clinicians with research from idea conception through publication
- Facilities and resources for research innovation
Townsville Medical Staff Society
Our medical staff are represented by an active medical staff society which engages all levels of doctors from interns to staff specialists. The society values are collegiality, advocacy, leadership and mentorship which underpin the ongoing effort for continual improvement of the working lives of our doctors, from organising social events and educational meetings to advocating for changes in hospital policy. The hospital executive and the Townsville Medical Staff Society enjoy a strong collaborative partnership working together to achieve the health service vision.
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How to apply
Advertised vacancies for medical officer and staff specialist appointments are listed on Smartjobs.
We are always looking for talented clinicians to join our team. Don't wait to see a position advertised, contact us now.
If you are an overseas-trained doctor looking to relocate to north Queensland, our team can help guide you through the process.
We welcome applications from experienced clinicians who meet the following requirements:
Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA), supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Or be able to provide a comparability assessment from a specialist medical college if employed as a staff specialist, specialist general practitioner or recognised advanced practitioner.
- Curriculum vitae (CV) which is no older than 12 months
- Two references. One must be from your last place of employment and the other no older than 12 months
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) – documentary evidence is required against the following:
- Hep B – evidence of immunity, titre level >10.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
You can find out more about requirements to practice medicine in Queensland, career structure, salary and training here.
Are you interested in living and working in north Queensland?
We are always looking for talented medical staff to join our team. Don't wait to see a position advertised, contact us now.
Phone: (07) 4433 0998
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