Queensland Health employs staff in a range of roles and at many different locations. Whether you are seeking a work-life balance with rewarding challenges in rural Queensland, or wanting to transfer to a busy city hospital, it is worth meeting a few of the people already there.
Dr Gabriela Strey, senior medical officer
"I moved from Berlin to Queensland in 2006 to gain experience and advance my career as a doctor. What was a one year change in scenery stint has now been over four years. The working conditions in Queensland Health are fantastic. There is better shift structure, I'm working less hours and the remuneration is great. I also love the Queensland climate and being able to enjoy walking on the endless beaches and experience a diversity of flora and fauna that you would only see in a zoo anywhere else".
Nursing and midwifery
Rukhsana Aziz , midwife
"Goondiwindi is a great small town to live in, it is laid back and the people are friendly. I am blessed to work with a dynamic team of midwives and doctors who are ready to embrace change for themselves and the community. We are living and breathing continuity of care, we are looking to improve the service we offer all the time. We have a hospital and community who are very supportive of this model of care and we don't envisage ever working any other way now!".
Steven Dyer, nurse consultant"I moved from working in a major hospital in Brisbane to life and a new career at a rural town, and I am better for it. Some people mistakenly think that working and living in rural communities is limiting, but I have found that the work is more varied, you have greater autonomy, but you still have fantastic support of a close-knit team. We also have regular training and are very serious about supporting nurses in their transition to a rural area. Although I miss the gourmet foods in Brisbane, my lifestyle has improved immeasurably. I have more time in my day thanks to less traffic, my children are loving school and we live in a safe and friendly community".
Shail Maharaj, physiotherapist
"I'm not a 'desk job' sort of person, I'm a true 'people person'. A lot of people think physio is mostly about sports, but for me the most rewarding work is working in a rehabilitation environment, helping patients recover after an accident or a stroke ".
Anne-Marie Black, pharmacist
"We had the most amazing time diving the Great Barrier Reef and discovering the beautiful rainforests and tablelands. Luckily for me the local hospital had a vacancy and they were happy with my qualifications and experience".
Dr Naushad Rizwan, dentist
"I truly believe that the mouth is the doorway to good health. Dentistry is a career with terrific opportunities for travel, life experience and career development, but the most rewarding thing for me is seeing the happy smiles of the patients".
Joe Kan, pathology scientist
“I have a fabulous team – they’re a joy to work with. I feel truly lucky that after all these years I can still say I gain a great sense of satisfaction from my work”.