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Remote General Practitioners (Permanent / FIFO)

Other Health Care

Posted: 9 May 2024

Location: East Arnhem Land NT

At Miwatj Health, we believe in empowering communities through quality healthcare. We're inviting General Practitioners to join our dynamic team, serving Aboriginal communities in picturesque remote Northern Territory locations including Nhulunbuy, Gunyangara, Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku, Milingimbi, Ramingining, and Gapuwiyak.

  • We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Abo­rig­i­nal healthcare.
  • Total Remu­ner­a­tion of $275,118 to $319,518 per annum
  • Full time employ­ees maybe eli­gi­ble for a Reten­tion Bonus start­ing at $10,000

Join Us in Mak­ing a Mean­ing­ful Impact!

At Miwatj Health, we believe in empow­er­ing com­mu­ni­ties through qual­i­ty health­care. We’re invit­ing Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­ers to join our dynam­ic team, serv­ing Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties in pic­turesque remote North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry loca­tions includ­ing Nhu­lun­buy, Gun­yan­gara, Yir­rkala, Galiwin’ku, Milingim­bi, Ramingin­ing, and Gapuwiyak.

Work­ing and liv­ing along­side the Yol­ngu peo­ple in East Arn­hem Land is a remark­able oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence the cul­tur­al wealth of Indige­nous Aus­tralia. Their deep-root­ed con­nec­tion to the land, their art, lan­guage, and tra­di­tions all con­tribute to a pro­found sense of cul­tur­al rich­ness that is both enlight­en­ing and hum­bling for those for­tu­nate enough to engage with this vibrant and ancient culture.

Why Choose Miwatj Health?

  • Flex­i­bil­i­ty for your lifestyle: We offer a range of posi­tions to suit your needs, includ­ing Full Time, Part Time, FIFO, and fixed-term placements.
  • Seam­less relo­ca­tion: Whether you’re already in the region or con­sid­er­ing a move, we pro­vide relo­ca­tion assis­tance to make your tran­si­tion smooth.
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tive envi­ron­ment: Work along­side exter­nal Health Ser­vice Providers and a ded­i­cat­ed team, fos­ter­ing a net­work of pro­fes­sion­als com­mit­ted to com­mu­ni­ty wellbeing.

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Com­pet­i­tive Com­pen­sa­tion: Enjoy a total remu­ner­a­tion of up to:
    • Gove Penin­su­la – Nhu­lun­buy, Yir­rkala and Gunyangara
      • $275,118 pack­age per annum, includ­ing a cash com­po­nent of $240,000, $26,400 super­an­nu­a­tion (11%) and $8,718 not for prof­it salary pack­ag­ing benefit.
        • Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Malmald­har­ra and Ramingining
      • $319,518 pack­age per annum, includ­ing a cash com­po­nent of $280,000, $30,800 super­an­nu­a­tion (11%) and $8,718 not for prof­it salary pack­ag­ing benefit. 
  • Com­pre­hen­sive Leave: Receive annu­al leave with addi­tion­al leave load­ing, Miwatj Annu­al Leave Trav­el Assis­tance, Fares Out Leave, and Com­pas­sion­ate Leave.
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment: Access oppor­tu­ni­ties for growth with pro­fes­sion­al and study leave.
  • Sup­port­ive Pack­ages: Ben­e­fit from mobile phone and car allowances, hous­ing and util­i­ty pack­ages, and relo­ca­tion and repa­tri­a­tion assistance.
  • Reten­tion Bonus: Full-time employ­ees may be eli­gi­ble for a reten­tion bonus, start­ing at $10,000 (sub­ject to eli­gi­bil­i­ty criteria).

About Miwatj Health:

Estab­lished in 1992, Miwatj Health is an inde­pen­dent Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty-Con­trolled Health Ser­vice ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate, com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health­care to over 8,000 remote Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander res­i­dents. Join us in enabling empow­ered, healthy com­mu­ni­ties across the East Arn­hem region.

Essen­tial Requirements:

This role involves work­ing in remote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties. All appli­cants must demon­strate a com­mit­ment to Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trol, self-deter

mina­tion, and an under­stand­ing of the unique chal­lenges faced by Yolŋu peo­ple in remote set­tings. A cur­rent Reg­is­tra­tion and Prac­tic­ing Cer­tifi­cate as a Med­ical Prac­ti­tion­er through AHPRA is essen­tial, along with exten­sive expe­ri­ence in Gen­er­al Prac­tice and/​or in a rur­al or remote Pri­ma­ry Health Care Setting.

Vac­ci­na­tion & Immu­ni­ty Screening:

Miwatj Health is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a safe and healthy work­ing envi­ron­ment for all work­ers and users of its health­care cen­tres. In accor­dance with the Nation­al Health and Med­ical Research Coun­cil (NHM­RC) Guide­lines, Nation­al Safe­ty and Qual­i­ty Health Care Ser­vice Stan­dards, and oth­er local poli­cies, guide­lines and pro­ce­dures, we man­date that all staff abide by our Staff Vac­ci­na­tion and Immu­ni­ty Screen­ing Pol­i­cy (to be sup­plied to all suc­cess­ful candidates).

For more infor­ma­tion regard­ing the Vac­ci­na­tion & Immu­ni­ty Screen­ing require­ments, please con­tact recruitment@​miwatj.​com.​au.

Suc­cess­ful appli­cants must be will­ing to trav­el in small char­ter planes. For more detailed Selec­tion Cri­te­ria and to Apply , please click to view the full Job Descrip­tion at https://miwatj.jobs.subscribe-…

If you’re ready to make a dif­fer­ence and be part of some­thing big­ger, please con­tact the Direc­tor of Med­ical Ser­vices at lou.​sanderson@​miwatj.​com.​au