Hand picking the best talent from around the world.

Senior Medical Officer - Mental Health (H20_3517)

Central West Hospital and Health Service provides health and hospital services to a rural and remote population of 12,500 residents spread across 23% of the State of Queensland. This includes a wide range of medical, community health, mental health and allied health services delivered throughout the region.

The major hospital hub for the Central West HHS is the Longreach Hospital which is a 31-bed acute care facility providing a comprehensive range of services to the Longreach Community. These services include 24-hour accident and emergency, surgery, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, general and specialist outpatients, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and ENT.

The new Blackall hospital will provide a 10-bed facility – including two emergency department bays and two observational chairs – which will provide coordinated and integrated healthcare for the community. This will include more flexible arrangements for overnight accommodation for carers/families of mental health, paediatric, palliative care and other inpatients requiring additional support.

Central West HHS is now recruiting to a Senior Medical Officer – Mental Health role. The role will be working out of Blackall and Barcaldine facilities. Blackall and Barcaldine are both attractive country towns. Barcaldine is known as the Garden City of the West and has strong Scottish heritage. Blackall is contemporary and has a strong history related to sheep farming and wool scouring trades. Blackall has the reputation as the Arts Capital of the West. The first artesian bore in the outback was drilled in Blackall in 1885 and today visitors can rest, relax and revive in the natural artesian waters at the Blackall Aquatic Centre’s thermal spa and swimming pool.

Central West Medical Officers work across 15 public facilities and 4 general practices to deliver a contemporary primary healthcare service that supports our communities’ healthcare needs with a focus on accessibility and continuity of care.

Central West also has a significant clinical and corporate governance structure and community network. The health service has a strong relationship with James Cook University and supports education and research opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in everything the region has to offer and positively contribute to improving health outcomes for the Central West community at large. A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the preferred applicant.

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact Catherine Poutasi

Catherine Poutasi E: cpoutasi@hardygroupintl.com M: +61 432 173 611

Applications Close: 11/11/2020