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Living and Working in the Central West

We welcome health professionals with a heart


A sense of innovation and compassion can drive people to take on leadership roles when working in an interesting and iconic natural environment, rich in heritage and wealthy in community spirit.

Health professionals elevate readily to leadership roles in our small communities due to the number and scope of opportunities for contribution to local decisions for local solutions.

Working remotely, you will play an important role in patient care, leadership, advocacy, education, research and much, much more.

And you can’t underestimate the sense of freedom out here. To consider, to plan, to catch your breath, to care … to genuinely care.

If you are passionate about improving the health outcomes for remote Queenslanders across all domains, then join the Central West team and use all your skills and learn so much more.

Broaden your career horizons


There are 18 unique communities in our region and we consider it a genuine privilege to work with our communities towards better health outcomes.

Central West Hospital and Health Service looks to a skilled, dedicated and diverse workforce to help deliver its vision of becoming leaders in far-reaching health care.

Your advanced, specialised rural health care skills can be applied to a broad range of roles and venues and enhanced to include supervision, state wide student education and state and national research program engagement.

If you have developing skills you will have access to unique opportunities across the continuum of care in primary, acute and allied health. The integrated model of care provides a unique framework in which to holistically care for our patients and also allows you to complete your fellowship training (for doctors) within the one employment position.

An experienced and dedicated leadership group helps ensure the provision of supervision and support as you consolidate your advanced skills and training.

All our hospitals are accredited to allow you to follow your training course via:

  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Remote Vocational Training Scheme
  • ACRRM independent pathway
  • Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway

Research Programs

  • CWHHS strives to be a leader in Rural and remote medicine with avenues to foster and drive rural research and innovation. Our clinicians are encouraged and supported to incorporate best practice into our clinical practice.

We definitely don’t go it alone


We are a key player in a regional health care system that delivers consistently in an ever-changing delivery environment.

Organisational partnerships are essential to positive health outcomes in remote communities and in response we work hard every day to achieve effective partnership engagement.

Our cohort of organisational partners is extensive, however a few key partners are Queensland Ambulance, Queensland Royal Flying Doctor Service, Western Queensland Primary Health Network, North and West Remote Health, Anglicare and Centacare.

Information technology solutions take on extra meaning here and do a brilliant job at mitigating the tyranny of distance. Telehealth technology enables patients’ access to local GP consultations if the road is wet and impassable (a frequent occurrence with even the lightest rainfall) and outreach Specialist consultations, and clinicians’ access to the Telehealth Emergency Management Support Unit.

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Last updated: 1 June 2020