Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (RWA NT) are partnering with Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (SHSAC), to find a General Practitioner to work in and provide excellent healthcare to their remote communities. Sunrise Health Service is a community controlled health organisation providing comprehensive primary health care services through nine remote health centres to some 4000 people living in the Katherine East region. Health centres are located at Barunga, Manyallaluk, Wugularr, Bulman, Mataranka, Jilkminggan, Minyerri, Ngukurr and Urapunga.
The SHSAC approach involves community people owning and controlling their health services. Strategic direction is set by the SHSAC Board with the aim of providing comprehensive primary health care programs that are holistic and culturally safe. It is a “two way learning” model where program design combines traditional knowledge with Western evidence-based practice.
The General Practitioner will be responsible for providing culturally appropriate, high level of primary health care to members of a remote Katherine community. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working in Aboriginal health, and they will display expertise in chronic disease care.
To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:
Only applicants with full working rights within Australia will be considered (Australian Citizen or Permanent Residents)
Benefits and Incentives:
For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity contact the recruitment and retention team:
t 08 8982 1010
RWA NT may be able to offer support and financial assistance to General Practitioners who are relocating to the NT or moving within the NT to a greater remoteness area classification for the purposes of employment. For further information regarding these opportunities, contact our recruitment and retention team.
The Location: Katherine
The town of Katherine is the thriving main town within this sub-tropical region, situated a three-hour drive south of Darwin. The main town is situated on the banks of the Katherine River and has a population of around 10,000 people while the larger Katherine region has a population of just over 24,000. Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park which is filled with waterfalls and bush walks. Kayaking through the picturesque Katherine Gorge is a popular weekend activity.
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