The Townsville Hospital
  • Townsville QLD, Australia

The Townsville Hospital Emergency Department is Australia’s northernmost tertiary facility. We are a mixed ED caring for 80,000 presentations per annum with a 30% admission rate. Paediatric patients account for 25% of ED presentations. We are the primary referral centre for North Queensland and beyond.

We are accredited for 24 month ED time as a major referral centre. We have positions available in Emergency Medicine and a special skills rotation in Remote and Indigenous Health (at Palm Island Hospital)(STP). We offer accredited terms in Ultrasound training (STP) and our external rotations include ICU, Paediatric ICU, Anaesthetics, Medicine and Hyperbaric. Townsville ED also has strong links with Lifeflight Retrieval Service.

Dedicated primary and fellowship teaching programs, with high recent success rates.

We offer a mentoring program and a flexible rostering to accommodate full time and part time employees with commitments outside of work and have great access to leave.

Relocation packages are available.

Townsville is a large regional centre in tropical North Queensland, with a population of approximately 180,000. We enjoy 300 days of sunshine per year, with average July temperatures 25 degrees. Trust us, winter here is amazing. Townsville is a cosmopolitan centre with a wide variety of restaurants, cultural activities and sporting teams in national competitions. It is a 20 minute ferry ride to Magnetic Island, and easy travel to the Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef, tropical beaches and rainforests. It is a family-friendly city with variety of outdoor activities and excellent public and private schooling options. James Cook University and School of Medicine are adjacent to the hospital. There are direct flights to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne from the Townsville Airport with excellent links to other centres.