General Practitioners

Other Health Care

Posted: 26 Oct 2022

Location: Darwin NT

The Red Lily Health Board Aboriginal Corporation (RLHB) now have an exciting opportunity for a General Practitioner looking to make a difference in the community.

  • Look­ing for a sea change? Relo­ca­tion assis­tance avail­able to help you make a dif­fer­ence in a reward­ing role in this pic­turesque setting
  • Gen­er­ous salary of up to $304,000 pro-rata + super and option­al salary pack­ag­ing to fur­ther increase your take-home pay!
  • Part-time posi­tion with the option to tran­si­tion to full-time 
  • Ulti­mate work/​life bal­ance: work up to 6 days per fort­night and spend the rest of the time either work­ing else­where or explor­ing this pic­turesque region!

About Red Lily Health

The Red Lily Health Board Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (RLHB) was formed in 2011 to empow­er Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple of the West Arn­hem region and address the health issues they face through pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship and gov­er­nance in the devel­op­ment of qual­i­ty, effec­tive pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices, with a long-term vision of estab­lish­ing a region­al Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Health Service.

Thanks to ongo­ing expan­sion, we now have an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­er look­ing to make a dif­fer­ence in the community.

About the Benefits

In addi­tion to a pro-rata salary of up to $304,000 plus super, you will also receive option­al salary pack­ag­ing as well as future devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties for can­di­dates who wish to even­tu­al­ly tran­si­tion to 0.8 or 1 FTE. This will involve a stronger focus on exe­cut­ing and pro­mot­ing health ini­tia­tives with­in the com­mu­ni­ty to make even more of an impact. 

For can­di­dates locat­ed out­side of Dar­win, relo­ca­tion assis­tance will also be available.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will have the unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to expand their career and con­duct var­ied work in oth­er roles dur­ing their time at RLHB. Work­ing up to 6 days each fort­night, this means you can either max­imise your earn­ing poten­tial or, alter­na­tive­ly, spend your time explor­ing this pic­turesque region. Whether you’re look­ing for a change in lifestyle, or the oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­duct research while you car­ry out a ful­fill­ing role, Red Lily Health is offer­ing the ulti­mate work/​life bal­ance oppor­tu­ni­ty for ded­i­cat­ed gen­er­al practitioners. 

About the Role

A key tenet of your role will involve the inte­gra­tion of Indige­nous cul­tur­al imper­a­tives in the deliv­ery of health­care in the con­text of an Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Health Ser­vice.

You’ll achieve this by split­ting your time pri­mar­i­ly between clin­i­cal ser­vices and organ­i­sa­tion­al duties, as well as occa­sion­al inter­ac­tions with Health Advi­so­ry Groups as need­ed (e.g. pro­vid­ing respon­sive health advice at the request of local communities). 

This is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with one of the world’s old­est liv­ing cul­tures, with unique clin­i­cal pre­sen­ta­tions as a result of the remote nature of the community.

This is a part-time posi­tion (rang­ing from 0.3 FTE to 0.6 FTE depend­ing on your pref­er­ence) that will see you trav­el­ling from Dar­win one day a week, to Min­ji­lang and War­ruwi com­mu­ni­ties to pro­vide clin­i­cal ser­vices, leav­ing anoth­er one day each fort­night for review­ing results, case con­fer­enc­ing, care plan­ning, gen­er­al admin, etc. 

This role pro­vides a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for a GP to split their time between remote indige­nous pri­ma­ry care in an ACCHS ser­vice, and main­stream urban GP prac­tice, for exam­ple. Alter­na­tive­ly, it is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for the suc­cess­ful appli­cant look­ing for a bal­ance between work and fam­i­ly, or those look­ing to com­bine work with their per­son­al research and/​or study goals.

Note: you will trav­el to and from the islands one day per week, leav­ing anoth­er one day each fort­night for fol­low­ing up on results, strate­gis­ing, admin, etc.

For full infor­ma­tion and Appli­ca­tion process please click here