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Sub Specialty Roles

Sub Specialty Roles

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

Staff specialists and Visiting Medical Officers in non-GP specialties have the opportunity to develop an arrangement to suit their lifestyle and professional interests the major hospitals of Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange.

Specialist positions appointments are available at Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange health services, with the opportunity to combine subspecialty interests with general medicine or surgery, or negotiate a networked subspecialty appointment. All specialists participate in the provision of outreach services to the surrounding communities.

Our rural referral hospitals and procedural hospitals are based in cities 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.


“The opportunities in Dubbo far outweighed any in Sydney, the colleagues I work with are young and dynamic – I’d be battling away in Sydney for years trying to get a similar position”

Dr James Collett
Kidney Specialist Dubbo

Rural Referral Hospitals

Western NSW LHD has three rural referral hospitals. Click on the images for more on each location.

Bathurst Base Hospital is a large regional hospital with 148 beds, a 10-bed mental health unit and an emergency department. Services include medical, surgical, midwifery, gynaecology, paediatrics, surgery, day surgery, rehabilitation, intensive care/coronary care, oncology, ambulatory care/community acute post-acute care, pathology, radiology, and community health.

Dubbo Hospital has recently undergone remarkable transformation and offers world class health care, work environment and training facilities. Servicing 15% of NSW approx 160,000 people, the hospital has specialty units in acute renal dialysis, coronary care, diabetes, emergency, intensive care, obstetrics, oncology, paediatrics, psychiatry and drug & alcohol.

With a focus on innovative models of care, Orange Health Service is the largest rural hospital in New South Wales and the regional teaching, referral and trauma centre for the Central West. Newly developed in 2011 on the grounds of Bloomfield Campus, the 520 bed state of the art facility has a 150 bed general hospital, with five operating suites and 60 specialised treatment areas.


“Establishing a stroke pathway which is improving the patient care throughout Western NSW, and setting up the neurophysiology service are two key achievements I am most proud”

Dr Kate Crossley
Neurologist, Dubbo


Available roles

You can browse our advertised positions – but don’t stop there – if you think we could be what you are looking for we encourage you to submit an expression of interest as we are always seeking staff specialists.  In the first instance please get in touch with Jan Worsley  02 6369 8178  Jan.Worsley@health.nsw.gov.au


How Far?

We’re a big district and really well connected by air. Download our driving and flying getting round time map and find our how easy it is to get here and away  – we are much closer than you think!

What our people say….

Hear from our team as to their experience working in our Health District

“You get a good mix of all types of cases, there are no super sub-specialties to send patients to, so you can apply your trade and work with the major sub-specialties who you know well to care for your patients. It is a truly collegiate place to work”

Dr Randall Greenberg
Former Head of Emergency, Dubbo

“Dubbo is big enough for career satisfaction but small enough that you know everyone – but collegiality doesn’t end there, we also have great working relationships with specialists based in the large Sydney Hospitals – we don’t feel isolated at all”

Dr Tim Stanley
Head of ICU, Dubbo


Fast track careers – here’s proof. By 35 years of age, Dr Florian Honeyball was in his fourth year as a consultant, sitting on several regionally focused panels, chair of his clinical stream across our district and well positioned for a move into management.

Dr Florian Honeyball
Oncologist, Dubbo

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