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Tasmanian Health Service - North West Region

"While my mainland counterparts might be competing with a large number of other junior doctors to be included in procedures, those opportunities were far easier to obtain at the North West Regional Hospital"

Luke Mitchell, Registrar

It is an exciting time to join the Tasmanian Health Service - North West Region (THS-NW), as you would be working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team of over 1200 full time equivalent (FTE) staff to make a real difference in the community. The THS-NW incorporates North West Regional Hospital, Mersey Community Hospital and primary health services.

Information on our current Drs-in-Training recruitment campaign and application processes

Our Health Service

Our Hospitals

Opportunities for Drs-in-Training - anaesthetics, emergency, obstetrics, Rural Medical Generalist Pathway Program, and more

Living in the scenic NW

Our Health Service

By integrating community and acute care services our goal is to create seamless pathways for our patients across the system. We want to support our patients every step of the way, and we are developing new and innovative ways to make this happen.

The THS-NW is governed by a matrix style organisational structure, which focuses on three streams of care: Acute, Elective, and Chronic, Complex and Community Care. These streams are led by three General Managers, who are also site managers for either North West Regional Hospital, Mersery Community Hospital or primary health services.

The THS-NW serves a population of over 100,000 and we face a number of challenges with high levels of chronic disease and an ageing population.

We are meeting the challenge head on by taking our services as close to people's homes as possible.

This provides unique opportunities for you to work across one or more of our diverse sites, ensuring you get maximum exposure to a range of opportunities to advance your skills.

Our hospitals have a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program and are affiliated with the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School, as well as TAFE Tasmania. Our range of core specialties allow you to experience the wide range of medical presentations and illnesses, with diverse and interesting caseloads. Our excellent training and career pathways provide unique opportunities to develop your skills in a wide variety of areas, which might not be as possible in a larger metropolitan settings.

Talk to us if you would like a fellow medical student to join you on a placement with us. We recognise sharing the NW experience can be more fun. We also have great links with the University of Tasmania's Rural Clinical School

Our hospitals

North West Regional Hospital

The North West Regional Hospital at Burnie is a modern 160 bed facility providing high quality health care and specialist services to North West Tasmania and King Island. The hospital offers services in medical, surgical and allied health specialties through inpatient and outpatient departments.

Mersey Community Hospital

The Mersey Community Hospital is a 100 bed facility offering general and specialist health services to the region. The Mersey is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. We currently have a dedicated team of more than 300 full time equivalent staff who are committed to providing quality healthcare services to our community.

More information about the Tasmanian Health Service - North West Region

Opportunities for Drs-in-training

We provide Drs-in-Training with strong hands on experience to develop really practical and diverse skills.

Information on Statewide Anaesthetic Registrar opportunities

Emergency Department Registrar Roles

Obstetrics, gynaecology and maternity opportunities

The Tasmanian Rural Medical Generalist Pathway Program

Email Jasmine Thorpe or call (03) 6478 5327 to find out more on the above and other opportunities with us

Living in the North West

Quality of life is important and the North West provides a range of enviable lifestyle options and great career advantages. You can have it all right on your door step - from dramatic coastlines to world class beaches, rugged mountains, highland lakes, and extensive heritage listed wilderness.

With a relaxed lifestyle, an amazing array of outdoor pursuits, a flourishing cafe culture and welcoming communities, we have all the services and facilities needed to create a safe and peaceful home for you and your family. Everything is in close proximity, making it possible to live in rural tranquility or by the beach, with only a short commute to work or the nearest city. The North West is a gateway to mainland Australia with access to regular interstate flights and Melbourne's passenger ferry terminal.