Career Opportunities

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Central Queensland Rural Health is devoted to excellence and sustainability in rural health. We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to improving health outcomes. This brings a high degree of job satisfaction and the ability to make a difference. We offer flexible work hours with a high degree of professional autonomy. Our organisation is very family friendly and understanding of family commitments. 

Current Positions

Community Midwife: Lactation Consultant (Whitsunday)

This position is with the Central Queensland Rural Health Allied Health Services Program and is funded by the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN). This position will provide an enthusiastic Community Midwife/Lactation Consultant with the opportunity to establish a unique role across communities within the Whitsunday Region (Bowen, Proserpine, Collinsville and Cannonvale).


The role of the position is:

  • To establish plan, develop, co-ordinate and provide Community Midwifery and Lactation support services within a variety of settings. The clinics will be provided in partnership with General Practice.
  • Help connect women with other organisational services required during and after pregnancy.
  • To adopt a primary health care approach to obstetric services.
  • To provide increased availability and awareness of antenatal and postnatal health promotion education including topics such as nutrition, smoking, drug and alcohol cessation, exercise, immunisation and breastfeeding.
  • To provide lactation support services and increase availability and awareness of lactation support services.
  • To provide services as defined within the program/s or relevant CQRH contract/s and maintaining an up-to-date work plan, which reflects the program / contract requirements


Requirements for the Role:

  • Current registration with AHPRA with Midwifery endorsement;
  • First Aid/CPR Certificate;
  • Possession of a current Queensland Drivers Licence.


Additional Requirements:

These skills are essential to the position but it is not necessarily that you currently possess them. However, you must be prepared to acquire them with assistance once in position.

  • Hold an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) qualification, or be prepared to work towards this.
  • Knowledge of current immunisation schedules, Diabetes management, asthma management, enhanced primary care items, infection control, CPR and emergency resuscitation techniques, equipment & drugs;
  • Knowledge of the Enhanced Primary Care items;
  • Accredited Women’s Health Certificate;
  • Diabetes Education Certificate;
  • Asthma Education/Spirometry qualification/education.


For additional information or to obtain a copy of full position description, please contact us on 07 4992 1040 or email 

Mental Health Clinician (Gladstone)

Full-time, Part-time, Contract
Salary: $65,000.00 to $130,000.00 /year

Central Queensland Rural Health is seeking an enthusiastic Mental Health Clinician to establish a unique role across the communities within our region. You will have a relevant qualification and credentialing from a recognised tertiary institution and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

You will be responsible for establishing and providing Mental Health Services based in General Practice Surgeries whilst developing and conducting programs with an educational, supportive or therapeutic focus.

Your primary role will be to integrate Mental Health education and treatment by referring and collaborating with General Practitioners, Medical Specialists and other health professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team in the primary care setting.

You will adopt a primary health care approach to Mental Health service delivery through developing and maintaining relationships with other health service providers located in the communities where they provide services. You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with professional organisations and other organisations potentially or actively requiring Allied Health services.

You will have wide-ranging knowledge of Mental Health and the management of children and adults with the ability to keep abreast of and evaluate current knowledge and trends.

You will be able to demonstrated high level of responsibility and initiative, ability to cope with and instigate change and organisational ability and have an understanding of teamwork and the health service delivery process within Queensland and Primary Health Care service provision models in Queensland.

We offer:

  • A supportive and dynamic work environment
  • Professional learning and development opportunities
  • The chance to really make a difference
  • Salary Packaging
  • An autonomous, self directed position
  • Clinical scope to provide a holistic mental health service


For additional information or to obtain a copy of full position description, please contact us on 07 4992 1040 or email 


Contact Us:

PO Box 368, 66 Callide St

(07) 4992 1040