Central Australia Health Service specialities and rotations

Rural generalist positions at Tennant Creek Hospital

Tennant Creek Hospital (TCH) is a 20-bed acute care hospital offering challenging remote work for medical practitioners. The hospital is located in Tennant Creek, about 500 kilometres north of Alice Springs, which has a population of more than 3,500 residents with a further 8,500 people living in the Barkly region.

The Emergency Department sees more than 10,500 patients annually with General and Paediatric wards caring for patients with short-term acute illness’ and injury, plus a nurse-run 17-chair renal dialysis unit. Patients requiring advanced care are transferred by road or by air to Alice Springs Hospital.

Registrar Positions

Registrar positions are available to applicants with a strong interest in Rural and Remote Health and a desire to become a Rural Generalist.

Training positions are through either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), facilitated by the Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) - RACGP or ACRRM.

The hospital has modern videoconferencing facilities allowing networked medical education delivered by the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health, Flinders University and other providers.

Specialist Positions

Specialist positions are available for Rural Generalists with Fellowship of either ACRRM or RACGP. Applicants must have rural or remote medical experience and ideally RACGP Fellows have completed their Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP). ​

To apply

To apply for a position at Tennant Creek with the Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) complete the following and email through to MedicalRecruitmentASH@nt.gov.au

  • Application with three referees.
    • The Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health will contact the referees of all short-listed applicants.
  • Cover letter outlining your application, including:
    • why you want to work in the NT
    • any rural or remote experiences you have had
    • links to the NT (family, friends, etc.)
    • commitment to the NT.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).

For more information

Medical Recruitment
Phone: +61 8 8951 7989
Mail: PO Box 2234, Alice Springs NT 0871

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Last updated: 23 December 2020

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