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Remote Area General Practitioner

Other Health Care

Posted: 27 Feb 2024

Location: West Arnhem Region NT

Embark on a Rewarding Medical Journey as a Remote Area General Practitioner:

Seek­ing ded­i­cat­ed and pas­sion­ate Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­ers for dynam­ic roles avail­able in War­ruwi and Jabiru. 

This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to be at the heart of devel­op­ing a new ser­vice where your skills can make a sig­nif­i­cant impact in qual­i­ty ser­vice pro­vi­sion and bet­ter out­comes for Indige­nous people.

This is more than a job, it’s a chance to be part of a com­mu­ni­ty’s health rev­o­lu­tion. This posi­tion cham­pi­ons com­mu­ni­ty con­trol and local involve­ment in the deliv­ery of PHC services. 

About us

The Red Lily Health Board Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (RLHB) is a region­al health ser­vice that aims to empow­er Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple in the West Arn­hem region, seek­ing to address health issues in the com­mu­ni­ty with the long-term vision improv­ing health out­comes by estab­lish­ing a region­al Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty-con­trolled mod­el of ser­vice delivery. 

About the Team

This posi­tion is part of the Red Lily Pri­ma­ry Health Care team that pro­vides pri­ma­ry health care in the West Arn­hem region (includ­ing home­lands). Coor­di­na­tion with oth­er com­mu­ni­ties and teams with­in Red Lily and beyond will be nec­es­sary to ensure that the com­mu­ni­ties receive high qual­i­ty ser­vices and achieve opti­mal outcomes. 

What’s the role?

  • You will be work­ing as part of a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary remote pri­ma­ry health care team, that man­age client care through­out the lifes­pan, treat ill­ness, pro­mote well­be­ing, pro­vide edu­ca­tion & train­ing, and encour­age com­mu­ni­ty health action to con­tribute to bet­ter health outcomes.
  • Your new role will involve the inte­gra­tion of Indige­nous cul­tur­al imper­a­tives in the deliv­ery of health­care in the con­text of an Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Health Service.
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with­in a ded­i­cat­ed team to advance the health out­comes of the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty in the West Arn­hem region.
  • Share in the devel­op­ment of a per­ma­nent GP ser­vice, based on the unique needs of the res­i­dents of the community.
  • Expe­ri­ence a rare 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. 

Ben­e­fits

  • Explore a range of job open­ings tai­lored to fit your sched­ule, offer­ing up to 0.4 FTE Dar­win based fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) GP role at War­ruwi, or 1.0 FTE GP role at Jabiru.

The 0.4 FTE FIFO role is open for imme­di­ate start in War­ruwi. The 1.0 FTE role will be avail­able in Jabiru from Mid-Year 2024.

  • Ben­e­fit from a high­ly com­pet­i­tive Pro Rata Salary that can reach up to $304,000, com­ple­ment­ed by Superannuation.
  • Salary pack­ag­ing of up to $15,900 per year.
  • Medicare incen­tives up to 20% of total billing.
  • Accu­mu­late leave enti­tle­ments in line with your work hours.
  • Relo­ca­tion assis­tance and future devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties available.
  • Accom­mo­da­tion pro­vid­ed, with access to vehi­cle out­side clin­ic hours negotiable.
  • Eli­gi­bil­i­ty for Work­force Incen­tive Pro­gram (WIP) Doc­tor Stream pay­ments of up to $60,000 in MMM7 locations.
  • GP’s apply­ing for the posi­tion at Jabiru will be work­ing in a brand new mod­ern facil­i­ty, cur­rent­ly under con­struc­tion and due for open­ing in mid-2024.
  • Treat unique clin­i­cal pre­sen­ta­tions not seen in oth­er parts of Australia.
  • Explore the region’s unique land­scapes and peo­ple, with oppor­tu­ni­ties for fish­ing, hik­ing and swim­ming in the pic­turesque surroundings. 

Before you reach out and apply at https://​jobs​.swa​gapp​.com/​jobs/… we need you to have:

  • Spe­cial­ist Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­er reg­is­tra­tion with Med­ical Board of Aus­tralia (AHPRA).
  • Fel­low of the Roy­al Aus­tralian Col­lege of Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­ers (RACGP) or the Aus­tralian Col­lege of Rur­al and Remote Med­i­cine (ACR­RM).
  • Open exclu­sive­ly to Aus­tralian cit­i­zens or per­ma­nent residents.
  • Broad-based pri­ma­ry care expe­ri­ence in a rural/​remote set­ting, ide­al­ly in Indige­nous health.
  • Abil­i­ty to inter­act effec­tive­ly with peo­ple from dif­fer­ent cultures.
  • Cul­tur­al aware­ness and knowl­edge of cur­rent issues impact­ing remote Indige­nous communities
  • Accred­i­ta­tion or expe­ri­ence as a GP super­vi­sor is advantageous

The North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry PHN may be able to offer gen­er­ous finan­cial assis­tance to Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­ers who are relo­cat­ing to the NT or where they are mov­ing with­in the NT, to a more remote location. 

Embrace the oppor­tu­ni­ty to dri­ve mean­ing­ful change in remote health­care and sub­mit your appli­ca­tion for the Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­er role today. Your exper­tise can shape the future of com­mu­ni­ty well-being. 

For more infor­ma­tion on who we are and what we do please go to: https://​redlily​.org​.au.