Sunrise Health Service are currently seeking an experienced general practitioner locum to provide locum services across various remote communities in the Katherine region. The Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation’s main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region east of Katherine in the Northern Territory using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of medical care, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the sickness that affects so many people in the region. This is done through Sunrise's health clinics and health education, mixing together traditional Indigenous culture and the best of mainstream medicine. Below are the various clinics you could be working across in this fantastic opportunity.
Clinic opening hours
8am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. The GP Locum will not be required to provide any on-call support or work on public holidays.
Transport and accommodation
All transport from the nearest major airport to and from your location is arranged by NT PHN. Locum will be required to travel by light aircraft to and from some communities or by car.
Self-contained accommodation and vehicle will be provided while on placement by the health service. The vehicle will be available for use outside of work hours. A manual licence is required.
Patient record system: The clinics use Communicare.
Experience in remote Northern Territory communities.
Eligibility to apply
Must have current non-restricted registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and fellowship of RACGP or ACRRM.
Sunrise Health Service is an Aboriginal Community controlled health service with their head office located in Katherine, approximately 320km south of Darwin. Health care services are delivered from nine health centres located in communities East of Katherine, along the Arnhem and Roper Highways. Each community varies in size and population, some small with a permanent population of 20 to larger communities up to 1000 people. In total, its estimated that Sunrise Health Service provides health services to around 3500 clients.
Bulman is located approximately 312 kilometres from Katherine and has a population of 275 people. Located in the community is an airstrip, health clinic, police station, primary school, general store and women's centre.
Mataranka is located approximately 107 kilometres south of Katherine and has a population of 400 people. Located in the community is a police station, primary school and general store. Jilkminggan is located approximately 28 kilometres from Mataranka and has a population of 280 people. The community also has a general store and primary school. Tourist attractions surrounding Mataranka and Jilkminggan include the Rainbow Springs Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and Waterhouse River and Little Roper River, which are abound with Barramundi and other fish species.
On weekends, explore the surroundings of Katherine by helicopter, kayak or canoe, including Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls in the Nitmiluk National Park. Visit Katherine Hot Springs, Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park or attend the Katherine Community Markets under the lovely African Mahogany trees. In Katherine, there is a shopping centre, police station, fuel station and a number of schools. There is also a variety of restaurants and cafes.
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