Rural Generalist (BB-97462)
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About the opportunity
The role is based in Lachlan Health Service across Parkes and Forbes and will be clinically responsible for conducting both inpatient and outpatient obstetric services; participating in the on-call obstetrics rosters; and providing medical leadership to the Lachlan Health Service Midwifery Group Practice model of care.
Parkes and Forbes are 30 kms apart and sit about 100 kms from the nearest regional centre, Orange.
Both towns are well connected to good solid infrastructure with 15,000 and 10,000 populations respectively.
Both LGA Councils offer great websites to inspire and inform people who might wish to relocate or visit the towns.
Parkes –Forbes – https://www,
Lachlan Maternity Services – Forbes and Parkes Procedural Hospitals birth approx. 300 women on average per annum and provide ante-natal, post-natal and intrapartum care. The service provides outreach clinics to surrounding towns.
We are working towards midwifery-led services based at Parkes Hospital working closely with Midwives and Medical Officers to improve our services.
What we can offer you
Where you'll be working
You will be based at Lachlan Health Service – Parkes and Forbes, 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.
Famous for its historical connections with the bushranger Ben Hall and its beautiful parks and gardens, Forbes is an important and centrally located inland town in the central west of New South Wales.
Forbes is located five hours from Sydney, just over an hour from the major rural city of Orange and under two hours’ drive from Dubbo, home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Forbes Hospital is part of the Lachlan Health Service (which also includes nearby Parkes Hospital) and is a major district health service and procedural hospital.
Forbes Hospital had a major refurbishment which was unveiled in 2016 so much of the facility is newly renovated, making it a world-class and modern facility to work.
The facility has 27 beds and includes acute and sub-acute medical, surgical, rehabilitation and palliative care services, two birthing rooms and two maternity rooms, one operating theatre, six renal dialysis chairs, two day treatment spaces, medical imaging and collocated community and primary health services including outreach services to surrounding smaller towns. The facility has a modern emergency department with a large resuscitation bay and three beds.
Famous for its annual Elvis Festival and the Observatory (‘the Dish’), the historic town of Parkes is located in the central west of New South Wales less than five hours from Sydney, just over an hour from the major rural city of Orange and under two hours’ drive from Dubbo, home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Parkes Hospital is part of the Lachlan Health Service (which also includes nearby Forbes Hospital) and is a major district health service and procedural hospital.
Parkes Hospital is a brand new facility which was opened in 2015, making it a world-class, modern and exciting facility in which to work.
The facility has 28 inpatient beds which includes acute and sub-acute, medical, surgical, rehabilitation and palliative care services.
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