Western NSW Local Health District

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Classification: Trainee

Remuneration: $90,062 – $127,922 per annum

Hours Per Week: 38 hours per week

Location: Orange NSW

Trainee – Rehabilitation Medicine

Orange Health Service

This position offers twelve (12) months of accredited training in Rehabilitation Medicine. The trainee will provide a consultative and educational service on all matters associated with rehabilitation, as part of a multidisciplinary team. In particular, the trainee will provide assessment of the medical, physical, functional, psychological and social needs, with a view to providing appropriate rehabilitation opportunities as well as assessment for resettlement support of patients back into the community.

Orange Health Services is a 270-bed major non-metropolitan referral hospital, serving a population of 300,000. It constitutes the largest Rural Campus in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the regional trauma centre for Western NSW and has a fully FACEM staffed ED. The Intensive Care Unit is the referral unit for the Local Health District. It is a level 5 unit and is staffed accordingly. There are a comprehensive range of specialist services including almost all medical and surgical services, with the exception of spinal, burns, cardiothoracic and neurosurgical. Of note, there are services such as interventional cardiology, and endovascular suite, and excellent on-site digital radiology, including a 3T MRI and 2 LINACs for radiation oncology. Orange Health Service also has acute specialists in cardiology, renal, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, haematology, neurology, ophthalmology and specialists in medical and radiation oncology. There are also local specialists in palliative care, nuclear medicine and dermatology.

Just three and a half hours from Sydney, Orange is one of Australia’s leading wine growing regions, with a love of fine food and coffee, and a burgeoning café culture. With good schools, and thriving farming and mining communities young professionals and families alike are drawn to this unique Australian Country Town. Perhaps unexpected is Orange’s involvement in the Arts with a vibrant musical and theatrical scene and is a fixture for touring international and Australian theatre and orchestral companies. Orange is rich in festivals highlighting local produce and featuring celebrity chefs from Sydney and Melbourne, while also having 3 “Hatted” restaurants in the area. The hospital is very much at the heart of the town, and new staff will find themselves welcomed by a friendly, cosmopolitan community.

Orange Health Service is a teaching hospital associated with the University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University. There is an excellent record of success in college professional exams and also future placement with metropolitan hospital training programs.

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What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager)
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you’ll be working

You will be based at Orange Health Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

Essential Requirements:

  • MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia in an appropriate registration category.
  • Completion of at least two (2) postgraduate years of medical practice.
  • Valid NSW Working with Children check.
  • Cleared National Police check.
  • Aged Care Check for Australian Government funded positions.
  • To be employed by NSW Health you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy, this includes any amendments made from time to time.

You must take all reasonable care for yourself and others and comply with any reasonable instruction, policies and procedures relating to work health safety and wellbeing.

To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria:

  1. Qualifications and experience commensurate with the Essential Requirements for the role.
  2. Successful completion of PGY1 & 2 years, including terms in Rehabilitation medicine, with a minimum of 12 months experience working within the Australian public health care system within the previous 24 months. Intention to or already registered with a nationally recognised training body (e.g. RACP)
  3. Broad ranging knowledge of orthopaedic, medical, surgical, psychiatric issues affecting rehabilitation patients.
  4. Demonstrated experience managing patients with cognitive impairment (in assessment and management of cognitive impairment of varying aetiology).
  5. Understanding of community based resources and subacute services which contribute to patient management.
  6. Demonstrates commitment to pursuing a career in Rehabilitation Medicine or Aged Care Medicine or associated specialty with registration or intention to register with an appropriate professional body.
  7. Demonstrates ability to work independently within a supervised complex clinical environment utilising excellent clinical skills (at the required level of competency) and judgement and expertise.
  8. Demonstrates teamwork, organisational, time management skills and problem solving skills as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Need more information?

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8100 or email dubbo.recruitment@aes.org.au Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

Working Visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident is identified.


Applications close: 8th December 2021