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New clinical recruitment campaign to boost NT’s healthcare workforce


The Northern Territory is on the cusp of a major healthcare revolution as 250 junior doctors gear up to commence at NT Health hospitals in 2023.

In 2023, 250 new junior doctors will start working at NT Health hospitals across the Northern Territory, including Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospital, Katherine Hospital, Gove District Hospital, Alice Springs Hospital, and Tennant Creek Hospital.

This impressive cohort, made up of Resident Medical Officers and interns, will bring a much-needed boost to the Territory’s clinical workforce, making it one of the most attractive destinations for healthcare professionals.

With the launch of a new clinical recruitment campaign, NT Health is now actively seeking medical, nursing and allied health staff from across Australia and internationally. The campaign is specifically targeting healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore, and New Zealand, and promises to offer an improved applicant journey and experience, with a dedicated single point of contact for each applicant enquiry.

The NT Health recruitment campaign is being supported through various collaborations with organizations such as the NT Primary Health Network (PHN). This collaboration offers potential candidates a range of unique and diverse health career options in the Territory.

The Territory Labor Government is investing $12.8 million in the Northern Territory workforce boost initiative, which aims to fill critical skill shortages and target both domestic and international markets. This significant investment reflects the government’s commitment to providing top-notch healthcare services to Territorians.

Chief Minister Natasha Fyles is excited about the impact the new junior doctors will have, “It is exciting to have 250 doctors starting with our hospitals across the NT this year. This new recruitment campaign will mean we will get more health professionals working in our clinics and hospitals, providing care to Territorians.

Having greater access to primary health care professionals will help relieve some of the pressures Territory hospitals and emergency departments have been experiencing,” Fyles added.

NT Primary Health Network Executive Manager Health Workforce, Paul Connolly, also said, “By teaming up with the NT Government, we are taking a sector-wide approach to what is a critical issue, with primary health care job vacancies more than doubling over the past 12 months.”

Visit to view the campaign and email or phone 8922 7020 to find out more about NT Health clinical opportunities.

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Ritchelle is a Content Producer for Healthcare Channel, Australia’s premier resource of information for healthcare.


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