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GP Locum – Miwatj Health – Gapuwiyak NT

  • Remote Gapuwiyak Community
  • Aboriginal Medical Service
  • East Arnhem Land location
  • $1400 per day
  • 1 November 2021 to 24 December 2021

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in East Arnhem Land, providing clinical services to the residents of Gapuwiyak. This is primarily a solo GP clinic currently utilising locum GP’s whilst recruiting permanently. This is a great opportunity to explore the role with a “Try Before You Buy” Locum placement.

The Gapuwiyak clinic is nurse led, with a clinic manager RN background and 5 FTE registered nurses including 1 midwife. There is currently 3 Aboriginal Health Practitioners working in the clinic and support staff are Yolngu community members: 2 drivers, 2 reception staff and 1 administrator.

Dates Required:

  • 1 November 2021 to 24 December 2021
  • Minimum 2 week placement

Daily Rate:

  • $1400 per day

Clinic Opening Hours

  • 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • No on call, call out/public holiday work

Transport and Accommodation:

  • All transport from the nearest major airport to and from your location is arranged by NT PHN (conditions apply)
  • Accommodation will be provided while on placement by the health service

Patient Record System:

  • This clinic uses Communicare

Eligibility to Apply:

  • Must have current non-restricted registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and general practice specialisation is essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, values and beliefs
  • Skills and ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues effecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Society
  • Aboriginal Health experience essential

Gapuwiyak:

Gapuwiyak is a mainland community located on the shore of Lake Evella near the upper reaches of the Buckingham River. It is 60 air km south east of Galiwin’ku and 115 air km west of Nhulunbuy (220 km by good gravel road). There is almost year round road access to Nhulunbuy and the road to Katherine can be cut in the wet season. The community has an average population of around 1000 Yolŋu people. Gapuwiyak is a traditional Aboriginal community with restricted access.

If you have wanted an opportunity to Locum in beautiful Arnhem Land, this is your chance!

For more information about this excellent opportunity, contact Barbara on 08 8982 1010.

NT PHN also have permanent opportunities available in Private Practices and Aboriginal Medical Services across the NT. Please visit our NT PHN website to see how to make your Territory Locum experience into your own permanent adventure!

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Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

To be considered for this oppertunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

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Salary:

$1400 per day
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Job Type:

GP locum

If you’re interested in this opportunity, register your interest with our recruitment team