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Careers

The Difference is Opportunity

The Department of Health is the leading employer of health and community service professionals and the largest public employer in the Northern Territory.

Working in health and families services in the Territory offers unique and diverse career opportunities where you can make a real difference to the lives of others and probably your own.

We invest in our people and offer considerable training and professional development programs and flexible work arrangements, including the ability to work in different areas of the department and locations in particular professional fields.

Unique opportunities

The health setting in the Northern Territory offers unique and diverse opportunities like no other in Australia.

In the clinical setting, the Northern Territory offers some of the most unique opportunities and clinical presentations not seen in other parts of Australia. You can practice in remote areas, medical retrievals, the National Critical Care and Trauma Centre, tropical medicine and research, and be exposed to leading and innovative acute care.

Nursing and Midwifery opportunities

Our nursing workforce is also increasing and opportunities are available for graduate and experienced nurses right across our health sector, including community health, acute care nursing, renal nursing, mental health, and remote area nursing.

Our modern hospitals provide a range of nursing opportunities in major and regional centres. Midwives are also sought to work across our hospitals and in our community midwifery practice.

Remote nursing offers autonomy and the unique experience of working with Aboriginal Health Workers in a primary health setting.

A focus on families

In the community setting we are increasing our focus on supporting children, young people and families and increasing health and family services in remote areas. This is providing new opportunities for Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, Aboriginal Community Workers, Child Protection Workers and Team Leaders and Social Workers.

Medical Officers Opportunites

Nursing jobs

Dentistry with a difference

Foster Care

Indiginous Employment and Careers

Overseas Applicants

Remote Health Careers