For medical professionals, the Townsville Hospital and Health Service offers an incredibly unique opportunity to deliver tertiary-level patient care and specialty career advancement, in a laid-back regional setting.
Home to Townsville University Hospital, the only tertiary-referral facility in North Queensland, our clinicians are given the opportunity to work to top of scope in their field. As a teaching hospital, we also have close ties with local universities, allowing our clinicians to contribute to growing the doctors of tomorrow.
Our health service also prides itself on our commitment to research. With a dedicated research support unit and a number of internal grants available for research and education, we are delighted to be helping shape healthcare into the future.
Our medical teams enjoy:
- Attractive remuneration packages
- Education and research
- Professional indemnity cover
- Work-life balance
- Modern, purpose-built doctors lounge
- Professional development
- Research opportunities
- Regular clinical meetings in specialties in our hospitals
- Weekly ‘Grand Rounds’
You can find out more about requirements to practice, career structure, salary and training on the Queensland Health website.
For more information on the career pathways available to you, visit the Northern Queensland Regional Training Hub.
We welcome applications from all experienced health professionals.
You will be required to:
- Obtain registration with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA), supported by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Provide a comparability assessment from a specialist medical college if employed as a staff specialist, specialist general practitioner or recognised advanced practitioner.
More information on requirements to practice in Queensland.
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service prides itself on its intern doctor program, offering support and mentoring to the next generation of doctors.
Interns at Townsville University Hospital undertake five terms which includes three core rotations plus one long and one short elective rotation:
Acute Mental Health Unit & ATODS
Country Practice (Ingham, Palm Island, Charters Towers)
Emergency Medicine (Charters Towers)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Rural GP Term – Ingham Family Medical Practice
Townsville University Hospital partners with the Mater Townsville, allowing options for rotations through both the public and private systems. Rotations at Mater Hospital are listed in the FAQ.
Interns at the Townsville HHS can rely on training and support from both the Medical Education and Workforce Services (MEWS), as well as the TTH Doctor for Doctors mentoring campaign.
Medical Education & Workforce Support (MEWS)
The MEWS team assists junior doctors with a range of considerations such as junior doctor allocation, junior doctor rostering, junior doctor leave, general queries regarding hospital systems, registrations and visas, formal teaching programs for junior doctors, RMO workshops and simulation lab sessions and running the Doctors for Doctors peer mentoring program.
Doctors for Doctors
The Doctors for Doctors program provides an opportunity for junior doctors to work with a mentor who can provide support, guidance and encouragement during their employment with the Townsville Hospital and Health Service. The mentors are doctors who volunteer to take part in the program and are at various stages of their own careers.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on rotations, accommodation, educational sessions, late starts and more please refer to the FAQ document here.
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