The Evocities offer world class healthcare with a range of services to meet the diverse needs of each community.
Each regional city is a strategically placed healthcare provider offering essential public and private hospital and allied health services to the residents of the city and the broader region, with some cities providing essential services to populations of up to 200,000.
There are also major hospital upgrades happening in a number of the Evocities. The first two stages of the $91.3 million Dubbo Hospital redevelopment are complete; a $282 million redevelopment of Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital is underway, construction continues on the $70 million Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre, while a $220 million redevelopment of Tamworth Base Hospital was completed in August last year.
As a result of these upgrades and the consistently growing and diversifying communities, employment opportunities in both health and allied services across the Evocities are increasing at an exponential rate. With over 60 positions currently recruiting, if you love working in the healthcare industry you can take your pick from seven regional Cities.
Couple the new hospital and medical facilities with the exciting challenges of working in a regional area and you’ve got a real opportunity to learn new skills and advance your career in the Evocities, but don’t just take our word for it.
Evocities relocator and Senior Emergency Department Physiotherapist at Dubbo Hospital, Kristy Hatswell said many medical and allied health professionals who rotate from Sydney hospitals to the Evocities are apprehensive about the move but ultimately end up loving it.
“I find the people much friendlier than in the City and enjoy the challenge of working with patients who have had to travel long distances to receive treatment. Working in the Emergency Department and being a large regional Hospital we frequently receive patients from smaller peripheral hospitals and via the Royal Flying Doctor Service,” Ms Hatswell said.
“I believe these patients often have a greater appreciation for the treatment they receive and can be more compliant with therapy. The challenge of distance also requires me as a therapist to think outside the square in terms of treatment programs and plans for follow up as a lot of the time they are not able to attend routine weekly appointments.”
“I believe in regional areas there are often more opportunities to attain higher level positions when compared to the City and I have found that my workplace is very supportive of professional development opportunities,” Ms Hatswell said.
Ms Hatswell said the best thing about life in Dubbo was the five minute commute to work.
“There are plenty of parks and the river if you enjoy the outdoors like I do and there are a number of small towns to visit within a short drive. There are also direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to make short getaways easier, and it is an easy drive back to Sydney.
“It is also much more affordable to purchase a house in Dubbo. My partner and I have a great place and we never would have been able to afford something similar in Sydney,” Ms Hatswell said.
Ready to look for your next employment opportunities in the Evocities? Simply click on the Jobs option in the menu above and choose the City your interested in. From there you’ll discover more about the employment industries across the City and can browse available positions on the Evojobs website.