The Royal Darwin Hospital

Head Medical is working with The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) to recruit doctors for positions in Darwin, Northern Territory - Australia

About Royal Darwin Hospital

Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is the largest teaching hospital in the Northern Territory. The 360-bed tertiary hospital serves a population of over 142,000 people in a catchment area including urban communities, regional hospitals, and remote Aboriginal communities. The hospital provides a broad range of referral services in all specialty areas.

We are currently recruiting Post Foundation doctors for Emergency Medicine positions commencing August 2024.

Current Vacancies

Emergency Medicine (SHO / Trust Grade / CT) – Darwin

The catchment area for RDH incorporates Darwin, the East Arnhem region and the Katherine region to the Southeast. Patients may also be retrieved from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, as well as areas of Indonesia, back to RDH for management.

It is the largest teaching hospital in the Northern Territory and is also recognised as Australia's National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC). Palmerston Regional Hospital is a satellite campus providing lower acuity elective surgical services.

Living and working in Darwin

Darwin boasts a large Aboriginal population, with over 70 languages and rich multiculturism shaped by First Nations people as well as individuals from various parts of Europe and South East Asia. You will be living in a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive community that is the centre of culture, creativity, and learning. Enjoy the tropical relaxed lifestyle, cultural festivals, Mindil Beach Markets, the Darwin Waterfront, jumping crocodiles, or the national parks.

Working as a Junior Doctor in Royal Darwin Hospital, the case-mix is unique with the highest per capita rates of acute rheumatic fever, TB, haemodialysis, blunt and penetrating trauma in Australia. 30% of the population are First Nations people who still suffer major inequalities in health. 

Get in touch

If you would like further information, please contact Sharon Spence

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