Medical Officer | Townsville | Flexible Days and Hours

  • Occupational Medicine with a pre-employment focus
  • Job Share opportunity!  Work a week on / week off pattern
  • Enjoy your lifestyle, work business hours

Benefits For You

Ever dreamed of work-life-balance?  With hours aligned to business hours, the ability to unwind annually over the New Year period… this dream can be a reality at CHG Defence.   This position enables you to leave work, at work and promotes a structured approach to your day.   Professional Development opportunities are offered internally to all employees providing a continual opportunity to develop and grow in the role.

About the Role

We are seeking a focussed and experienced Doctor (Medical Officer) to join the Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) Medical Assessment team in Townsville. 

This vacancy is for a Part Time (job share) team member to work four days per fortnight (Monday to Thursday) on fixed basis alternating with another Doctor.  Hours are normally 8am to 4pm with some earlier starts to accommodate Client requirements.  There is the requirement to be rostered on and work some (albeit limited) Saturdays.

This position is responsible for medically assessing candidates to determine their suitability for entry into the Australian Defence Forces.  Utilising your extensive medical background the successful applicant will make accurate clinical decisions that are relied upon at all stages of a candidates assessment and enlistment.

This role requires high level interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships as it works as part of a multidisciplinary team including Nursing, Administration, Psychology, Recruitment and Military personnel.

As this site forms part of a Region and a wider National team we have great opportunities to travel the state as well as travel interstate for those who are interested, travel is always fully paid.  CHG Defence considers all requests for professional development and attendance at conferences that will assist you within the DFR scope and for your individual development.

About CHG Defence

Corporate Health Group (CHG) Defence is the national provider of specialised medical examinations for candidates seeking to join the Australian Defence Force through Defence Force Recruiting (DFR).  CHG Defence employs more than 120 doctors, nurses, management and administrative personnel in 16 DFR Centres across Australia. 

CHG Defence lives out our values of Respect, Excellence, Loyalty, Integrity and Collaboration. When working at CHG Defence you must be prepared to contribute and work within the true spirit of teamwork and in return you will be afforded an environment that focuses on persistence in the face of obstacles, respects everyone’s strengths and talents and an environment that aims to exceed customer expectations.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a general practice, occupational medicine or medical on-base/defence background.  Specific experience in pre-employment medicals would be desirable.  Confidence in navigating company software and general computer skills along with a desire to be a team player is critical to the success of the applicant.  Experience in the provision of training and auditing of clinical services would be advantageous.

To be eligible for this position applicants must have unconditional registration with AHPRA, Australian Citizenship and be willing to undergo the Australian Defence Force (ADF) security clearance process.  Vocational registration with the relevant professional college would be highly advantageous.


If you are interested, please provide a cover letter and resume to

For more information please contact Sarah Stephens  (08) 8354 9837.

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