The Townsville University Hospital
  • Townsville QLD, Australia

The Townsville University Hospital is Australia’s northernmost tertiary facility. We are a mixed ED caring for 84,000 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.

$88.25 - $111.89 hourly
Working as a Senior Medical Officer (SMO) with Hospital in the Home (HITH) provides a unique opportunity to experience the delivery of hospital level care in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Patients are admitted as inpatients of the hospital, however their physical location is in their own home or residence. As an SMO with HITH you will be providing senior medical support for a small team of dedicated nurses that deliver predominantly IV antibiotics, IV diuretics and anti-coagulation for patients in the community. Benefits of the job include flexible working hours, self-managed working schedule and the ability to work from home (within the Townsville region) via remote access which is attractive for those with young families or busy lifestyles. In hospital attendance and home visits for patients will be required for a portion of each shift. The job is well suited to senior medical officers with experience in emergency medicine, general medicine or general practice (eg...
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