GP locums can get a taste of the relaxed NT lifestyle and the varied work on offer
GP locums can work across the Territory, from main towns and regional centres to more isolated remote Aboriginal communities in the deserts of Central Australia and the tropical Top End. The rewards are great and there are opportunities to make a difference. You have the skills – just pack your sense of adventure!
GP locum vacancies
We can help with GP locum placements at Aboriginal community controlled health services and private general practices in remote communities and towns throughout the NT. The minimum placement is two weeks, and contract length is negotiable.
Practising medicine in the NT requires adaptive work practices and a multidisciplinary team-based approach. Working in the NT will allow you to develop your skill set with exposure to unique chronic and tropical diseases as well as Indigenous and rural health.
GP locum positions are available in mainstream general practice, Aboriginal health, or a combination of both. Learn more about living and working in the NT.
Essential selection criteria:
unconditional Medical Board registration;
current resume, including details for two referees;
own ABN or ability to obtain one;
current Medical Indemnity insurance;
Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) or ability to acquire;
National Criminal History Check;
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners, or the Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, or Vocationally Registered.
Desirable selection criteria:
Experience in Aboriginal health
Experience working in a remote setting
Current, manual driver’s licence
Emergency skills training
All GP locums must abide by the Code of Conduct, which outlines what is expected of locums during their term in the NT.
Are you a health service provider?
Rural Workforce Agency NT provides a locum matching and placement service to support permanent GPs taking annual and study leave, and to assist health services with short-term relief while they recruit resident GPs.