Our health service
As the largest civilian employer in North Queensland, the Townsville HHS has a range of clinical and non-clinical career options available.
The health service is always on the lookout for enthusiastic people who are passionate about caring for the North Queensland community to join our team.
Learn more about the areas on offer and how you can launch your career with the Townsville HHS.
Townsville HHS is organised into five clinical service groups. Click below to see an overview of each one.
Mental Health Service Group
The Mental Health Service Group comprises six clinical program areas and one non-clinical program area with 25 teams responsible for the provision of comprehensive, specialised mental health assessment and treatment services across the age spectrum. Services include acute inpatient care, crisis intervention, homeless outreach, specialist community teams, community integration and health rehabilitation, case management, ATODS, forensic mental health, court liaison, older persons mental health and culturally appropriate mental health services.
Health and Wellbeing Service Group
The Health and Wellbeing Service Group is comprised of a diverse collection of health services from primary health care in community settings through to acute and critical care, with health services ranging across the age spectrum from antenatal to aged care. They comprise of several large specialist workforces including maternity, neonatal, paediatrics, community health and aged care, oral and offender health and smaller specialised teams including BreastScreen, mobile women's health, urogynaecology, child protection, and sexual health.
Surgical Service Group
The Surgical Service Group provides secondary care combined with a range of tertiary services across various specialities. They deliver perioperative services including elective surgery, anaesthetics, and theatre care as well as medical imaging and other diagnostic care. They provide critical care to adults and children and offer a full range of surgical specialities, including cardiology and hyperbaric medicine. The paediatric intensive care unit is the only one of its kind north of the south-east corner.
Medical Service Group
The Medical Service Group provides services across clinical units including emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurology, gerontology, infectious diseases, endocrinology and diabetes, respiratory, gastroenterology, renal, rheumatology, rehabilitation and sub-acute care. It also includes comprehensive cancer services including medical oncology, palliative care, haematology and bone marrow transplantation and radiation oncology.
Rural Hospitals Service Group
Rural Hospitals Service Group provides services to the people of the Burdekin Shire, Charters Towers Regional Council, Flinders Shire, Hinchinbrook Shire and Richmond Shire.
Their facilities deliver a range of services including, emergency, general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics, inpatient, outpatient, primary health, community and aged care services.
You can view the full list of rural health facilities and their services here.