Residents

Applications are now being accepted from Resident Medical Officers (RMO) wishing to apply to the Northern Territory Hospital Networks.

Resident Medical Officers (RMO) may choose to work for the Central Australian Health Service (CAHS), incorporating Alice Springs and Tennant Creek hospitals or the Top End Health Service (TEHS), incorporating Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and Gove hospitals.

Alice Springs Hospital

Alice Springs Hospital is accredited by the Northern Territory Postgraduate Medical Council on behalf of the Medical Board of the Northern Territory for intern and junior medical officer training, and has an active clinical training program. It provides excellent clinical training opportunities and experience relevant to rural general practice, and is an affiliated teaching hospital of the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales and Queensland.

There are over 30 RMO positions with three to six month rotations through General Medicine, Renal Medicine, Surgery incorporating ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Two positions are filled on rotations from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. In conjunction with NT General Practice Education, the Hospital provides support for PGY2s to undertake a remote term as part of the Post-Graduate Prevocational Placement Program (PGPPP).

Royal Darwin Hospital

Royal Darwin Hospital offers broad clinical experience and opportunities to improve practical skills as well as a great lifestyle, spectacular geography and unique medical opportunities. On site facilities include a  beautiful 25mtr swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts.

There are over 70 RMO positions with three to six month rotations through Emergency Medicine including ED Certificate, Anaesthetics, ICU, General Medicine, Renal Medicine, Cardiology, Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Rehabilitation Medicine, Rapid Assessment and Planning Unit, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology including Dip O&G, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Darwin Private Hospital, Katherine Hospital, Gove District Hospital. 

Training

Royal Darwin Hospital is a major teaching hospital co-located with the National Critical Care Trauma Response Centre and has strong links to the Flinders University and James Cook University Medical Schools. There is also the recently established NT Medical Program which is a collaboration between Flinders University and Charles Darwin University.

Alice Springs Hospital, is the only major secondary referral hospital in Central Australia with a catchment area that covers approximately 1.6 million square kilometers and supports the people residing in the Northern Territory and also in remote communities in northern South Australia and in the south west of Western Australia. The hospital provides an outstanding junior doctor training program with an award winning team of educators and clinicans deeply committed to offering the junior doctor a rich and diverse education and training program that reflects the unique challenges that come with working in Indigenous health and rural and remote locations.

Junior Doctors are encouraged to attend regular education and up-skilling sessions covering broad areas of professional development. Most departments also have formal grand rounds, journal clubs and specific sessions such as radiology meetings each week, and junior doctors are supported in attending these. In addition, all our junior doctors receive a profession training allowance paid fortnightly and to support individual training needs. Territory hospitals provide a comprehensive training program for junior medical officers. The training and experiences in PGY1 and PGY2 years follow the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors.

A variety of pathways are offered from PGY2 years, opportunities for rural and remote practice are a key feature of these pathways. Pre-vocational pathways offer a general, well rounded experience leading to a diverse range of vocational options, as well as tailored pathways leading to specific vocational programs. Pathways can be structured over one, two or three years.  Junior doctors can also complete the following post graduate qualifications:  Diploma of Obstetrics, Diploma of Paediatrics, Certificate in Emergency Medicine and Graduate Diploma of Indigenous and Remote Child Health. A number of junior doctors also undertake further studies such as a Master of Public Health through the Menzies School of Health Research and James Cook University.

Orientation 

RMOs undertake an Orientation program prior to commencing ward duties. Key elements include cultural competencies, use of the extensive electronic health systems used throughout the hospital, and an introduction to management of unique and complex patient presentations.

Orientation to specific departments and the team you will be attached to takes place at the commencement of ward work.

For general enquiries regarding Resident Medical Officer Applications by emailing hospitaldoctors.THS@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 28 November 2017