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About our Department

Cairns Hospital is the major Obstetrics and Gynaecology referral centre for Cairns and Far North Queensland.  There are over 2700 births annually.  Most gynaecological procedures, apart from procedures such as cancer surgery, complicated urogynaecology cases can be performed here.  The hospital specialists also visit smaller regional and remote towns across the Hospital and Health Service area to see outpatients e.g. Weipa, Thursday Island, Lockhart River, Cooktown.

Services we offer

  • Maternity
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Gynaecology

Interested in working for us?

Principle House Officers (PHO)

Cairns is the largest and best known centre for the RANZCOG Advanced Diploma in Australia, and positions are highly sought after.  We take 4 trainees annually, for 12 month appointments.

ITP (Integrated Training Program )Trainees

We have one RANZCOG ITP training program, with the rotation of Cairns, Townsville and Mater Mothers.  A 4th year trainee rotates from Logan.

Elective Trainees

We have 4 elective or Senior Registrar positions.

  • 2 general Senior Registrar positions
  • 1 'outreach' registrar to assist the consultant visiting Cape York indigenous outreach centres
  • 1 Obstetric Medical Registrar - a senior trainee who liaises with the Department of Medicine and manages complicated pregnancies.

Interns and Junior House Officers (JHO)

5 JHOs and interns rotate through the department for 10 week terms.

Staff Specialists, Senior Medical Officers and Visiting Medical Officers

These are highly sought after and rewarding positions that are advertised as they become available. If you are interested and there are no current vacancies then please contact CHHHS Medical Workforce Service on  +61 7 4226 7434 / 4226 6317or submit an Expression of Interest.

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Contact us to find out more

Further information about training programs and the department:  +61 7 4226 6252
Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Campaign Enquires:  +61 7 4226 6252
Current vacancies visit Work For Us

Last updated: 1 August 2013


Cairns Hospital
Level 2, Block C
The Esplanade
CairnsQld 4870

Contact Details

Women's Health Unit
Cairns Hospital
PO Box 902
CairnsQld 4870

Further information about training programs and the department: +61 7 4226 6252

Current vacancies visit Work For Us