Dubbo Base Hospital General Manager Debbie Bickerton announced the launch of Dubbo Health Service's recruitment marketing strategy on Tuesday, which aims to attract more doctors, nurses, allied health workers and support staff to our city.
Recruitment is the next step for the hospital as the NSW Government's $240 million redevelopment of the Dubbo Hospital progresses, with stages three and four including a new $35 million Cancer Centre currently under construction.
Ms Bickerton said historically the hospital hasn't been very good at bragging about all the positives of working within Dubbo Health Services and living within our region.
The launch aims to highlight the ability for health services workers to grow professionally, prosper financially and socially, be part of a diverse, active and culturally rich community and enjoy stress-free living with minimal downtime in traffic.
Out here, I can use my qualifications for good and to help promote people's health. When it came to looking for a job Dubbo was probably my number one pick because it is a beautiful town and a great place to work.Dr Florikn Honeyball
"We also wanted to highlight that if you work with us here in Dubbo, you will have access to the latest and greatest in the medical technology and world-class facilities," Ms Bickerton said.
Medical Oncologist of the Dubbo Base Hospital, Florikn Honeyball, is one of our local doctors who relocated to Dubbo from the city and said if he hadn't, he would probably have been working one day a week trying to get his foot in the door.
"I think I would have been biding my time, waiting for a job to come up and working one day a week, and really not using my specialist credentials," he said.
"Out here, I can use my qualifications for good and help promote people's health.
"When it came to looking for a job i think Dubbo was probably my number one pick.
"Dubbo is a beautiful town and it is a great place to work."
The launch compromises the development of the Dubbo Hospital Careers Website, which was put together with the help of Marketing Consultant Rebekah Bullock.