Central Australia Health Service specialities and rotations

Surgery positions in CAHS

Alice Springs Hospital is a level two Trauma Centre and the General Surgical Department is fully accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for surgical training with two accredited surgical trainees, three pre-SET trainees and seven interns and junior medical officers.

The surgical department is affiliated with Flinders University and the Northern Territory Medical School for medical student training.

Alice Springs is one of the last frontiers of true broad spectrum general surgical centres, managing all general surgical traumas, including neuro and vascular surgical emergencies, and elective surgery encompassing all conditions, including oncology surgery.

The incidence of soft tissue infections and acute pancreatitis are very high. The hospital has the largest single-standing dialysis unit in the southern hemisphere with more than 400 patients on dialysis. The vascular access for haemodialysis is managed by the general surgical team along with a visiting vascular surgeon.

The surgical term gives extraordinary exposure to unique surgical conditions and the cultural background of Aboriginal people.


For further information email MedicalRecruitmentASH@nt.gov.au.

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Last updated: 23 December 2020

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