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Practice Medicine where you can challenge yourself, make an impact and shape the future.

If you are a Doctor who likes to challenge yourself, make an impact on the people and communities you treat and would like to be part of shaping the future of rural health we encourage you to join us!

Whether you’re just embarking upon your career, or are established in general or subspecialty practice, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding professional life, and a lifestyle that wants for nothing, you’ll only miss the traffic.  Our larger cities are connected by air directly to capital cities on the eastern seaboard and when at home, you can enjoy great value housing and a wide range of activities from sport - including water sports, fresh produce supporting an enviable restaurant scene, vibrant arts community, national parks, festivals and friendly locals who really value having you as part of the community

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.

The JMO experience in Western NSW LHD​​​

Find out more about our JMO positions:​

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

Connecting JMOs & registrars with senior specialists​​

Career Medical Officers have the opportunity to develop an arrangement to suit their lifestyle and professional interests the major hospitals of Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange and the procedural facilities at Cowra, Forbes, Mudgee and Parkes. 

Specialty appointments are available 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 or non-procedural practice will find supported and rewarding positions throughout our health district, with hospital practice and the management of critically-unwell patients reinforced by a network of local specialists, vCare - our critical care advisory service, the Royal Flying Doctors Service in Dubbo and the Orange-based state retrieval service helicopter.

The GP VMO experience in Western NSW LHD​​​​


Rural Generalist posts are available in all three major hospitals, focused 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 have opportunities for GP anaesthetists and GP obstetricians.

Job opportunities for Medical Staff are advertised through our Career Portal​.  We do hope you will come and join us!


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