- Attractive salary package
- Fully subsidised two-bedroom unit, vehicle, Wi-Fi, laptop and phone provided
- Community Controlled Health Organisation – help ‘Close the Gap’ in Indigenous health
Why Mala’la Health Service?
Mala’la Health Service has a vision to improve the health and well-being of the people in the Maningrida community and surrounding outstations. The services provided by Mala’la Health Service include primary health care, aged care, renal dialysis, community wellness, and youth services.
What’s in it for you?
Working with Mala’la Health Service not only offers rewarding career options, but a wide range of employee benefits including:
- Salary range $189,585 – $206,545 (based on level of experience)
- Medicare: 50% of fee’s earned (up to $50,000 per calendar year)
- Attraction allowance: $13,182 – $39,540 (based on level of appointment)
- Retention allowance: $19,770 – $39,540 (based on level of appointment)
- Professional development: $19,770 pa
- Professional indemnity insurance reimbursed
- Annual airfares: $5,000 per calendar year
- Two-bedroom unit with power, water, and vehicle provided
- Opportunity for Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) – Doctor Stream in MM6 and MM7 regions, providing access to annual additional MBS payments of up to $35K in urban and $60K in rural locations
What’s the role?
The primary purpose of the Rural Medical Practitioner role is to provide primary medical services to the Maningrida community and surrounding outstations, by utilising your rural and remote experience and working collaboratively with other health professionals, to deliver excellent health care to patients.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-
- Providing primary medical services
- Providing public health services using a community development model to enhance health outcomes, improve services and infrastructure
- Providing a holistic approach to health care that includes care planning and case conferencing with patients who have a chronic disease
- Being responsible for the coordination of medical retrieval and patient travel services, which includes tasking Care Flight aircraft and crew
- Participating in the collection and maintenance of computerised client health information
- Ensuring that Medicare billing is optimised to its full potential to realise maximum return to the community for service development
- Working collaboratively with a range of internal and external health providers
- Undertaking programs and tasks appropriate to family and preventative medicine and primary health care within a community and health education context
- Being proactive in health promotion
Is the role right for you?
Living and working remotely can be a unique, challenging and rewarding experience. While living remotely, you can learn more about who you are as an individual, while making a positive contribution to the community.
You will also have the chance to immerse yourself in a new culture and language while learning from the local indigenous people. You will meet and develop good relationships with members of the community, which will enhance your capacity to work and live in a remote context.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:
- Unrestricted working rights within Australia
- Specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Fellowship with RACGP or ACRRM
- Appropriate rural training or equivalent training and experience
- Proven and extensive post graduate clinical experience, including general practice, paediatrics, obstetrics and emergency medicine
- Commitment to Aboriginal primary health care linked to “closing the gap” initiatives
- Ability to interact with people from diverse cultures to engage and work effectively within an Aboriginal community
- Sound interpersonal and communication skills, with capacity to create and initiate options/opportunities in program service delivery
- Ability to travel by road or light aircraft as required
- Current National Police clearance and Working With Children (NT Ochre Card)
- Current Indemnity certificate and drivers license
What’s it like living in Maningrida?
Maningrida is one of the largest remote towns in the Northern Territory, with a population of 2,600 residents, and is located approximately 500km east of Darwin and 300km northeast of Jabiru in Arnhem Land at the mouth of the Liverpool River.
Maningrida is the major service centre for the region with a school, health clinic, multiple food outlets, two supermarkets, service station, arts centre, creche, and a tarmac airport with commercial flights operating daily to Darwin.
The name Maningrida is an Anglicised version of the Kunibídji name Manayingkarírra, which comes from the phrase Mane djang karirra, meaning “the place where the Dreaming changed shape.”
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