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Work with us in Medical Services

T​here are a variety of opportuniti​es for a great lifestyle and rewarding career practicing as a doctor within ​​​Western NSW Local Health District.​

Whether you’re just embarking upon a career in medicine, or have an established career in general or subspecialty practice, there are opportunities with Western NSW Local Health District for you to make a difference in your professional life, and to make the most out of the time you spend outside work.

Junior Medical Officer training occurs at Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange Health Services, with the opportunity to do a full two (2) year internship and residency in either Dubbo or Orange. This experience will give you a firm foundation of general medical and surgical terms, and subspecialty terms, from which to embark upon specialty training or move into training in General Practice.

Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange Health Services also have accredited registrar training posts in all the major disciplines, and can provide advanced-skills posts for GP trainees in anaesthetics, emergency medicine, obstetrics, paediatrics, and psychiatry. Dubbo can also arrange co-joint appointments with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and also has a provincial training post in obstetrics. Outreach to many of the smaller rural sites is also possible to gain a breadth of experience in outback medicine.

Career Medical Officers are an increasing part of our workforce, and have the opportunity to develop a practice arrangement that suits their lifestyle and professional interests at Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange Health Services, or the procedural facilities at Cowra, Forbes, Mudgee and Parkes. 

Specialty appointments can be arranged at Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange Health Services, with the opportunity to combine subspecialty interests with general medicine; or negotiate a networked subspecialty appointment. All specialists participate in the provision of outreach services to the surrounding communities.

General Practitioners interested in either procedural practice or non-procedural practice will find rewarding opportunities throughout our Local Health District, with hospital practice, and the management of critically-unwell patients supported by a network of local specialists, the Patient-Flow Unit, the Critical Care Advisory Service, the Royal Flying Doctors Service in Dubbo, and the Orange-based State Retrieval Service helicopter. The District now has Rural Generalist Posts in all three major hospitals focu​sed on obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine and anaesthetics. Many of our smaller sites are staffed by General Practitioners and our facilities at Cowra, Forbes, Mudgee and Parkes are staffed by GP anaesthetists and GP obstetricians.