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EOI - General Practitioner - Central Australian Aboriginal Congress - Alice Springs NT

  • Experience unique chronic diseases
  • Excellent salary and benefits on offer
  • Opportunity to work within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

THE ORGANISATION:

RWA NT (Rural Workforce Agency NT) are partnering with Central Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation (Congress), who are seeking expressions of interest from General Practitioners, to join one of their 6 clinics located in Alice Springs. Congress is the largest Aboriginal community controlled health organisation in the Northern Territory, and provides comprehensive, holistic and culturally appropriate primary health care services to the Aboriginal people living in and nearby Alice Springs. Congress operates Health Services in and nearby Alice Springs including the following remote communities; Amoonguna, Mutitjulu, Ntaria, Santa Teresa and Utju, and offers support through an after-hours clinic, Headspace, Alcohol and other drugs and Mental Health work.

THE ROLE:

The successful General practitioner provides culturally safe services within a comprehensive primary health care framework across all sections of Congress’ Health Service Division. The General Practitioner works to the principles, values and philosophy of Congress and an Aboriginal community controlled health service.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Undertake comprehensive primary health care clinical consultations in a holistic manner
  • Work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team to optimise health and well-being of clients
  • Work with clients in a cooperative manner, taking into consideration cultural practices and beliefs to their health and well-being and Western medicine
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement programs to improve health outcomes and client satisfaction
  • Ensure clients are managed using GP management plans
  • Be available for after-hours and weekend duties as rostered
  • Assist Aboriginal health practitioners and registered nurses/midwives with clinical assessments and provide clinical advice as required
  • Ensure effective record collection including updating client health summaries, recording all details of consultations into the Communicare client record
  • Organising and ensuring appropriate and timely referrals for clients as required
  • Participate in education and support of GP registrars, junior doctors, medical students and other clinical staff within Congress
  • Participate in continuing professional development and maintain currency regarding Aboriginal health issues
  • Be an active team member and support a services based work culture showing commitment to the organisation’s strategy, mission, vision and values
  • Apply strict confidentiality practices and guidelines to all patient, client, personal and commercially sensitive information

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

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)

  • Current resume with two contactable references
  • Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Fellow of RACGP or ACCRM or a minimum of five years’ experience in general practice
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary primary health care team
  • Willingness and ability to accommodate Aboriginal values and traditions in clinical practice including a willingness to take cultural advice from Aboriginal staff
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history
  • Knowledge of current health issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people
  • Experienced in chronic disease management
  • Willingness, ability and appropriate levels of health and fitness to travel and work from remote locations
  • Current NT Driver’s License or the ability to obtain

DESIRED CRITERIA:

  • Additional qualifications which may include DipRANZCOG, FARGP or MPH
  • GP Registrar supervisor Specialist or General registration

BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES:

  • Salary range of $185,971 to $214,656 based on experience
  • Salary sacrifice of up to $30,000 pa
  • On call allowance
  • Relocation assistance of up to $5,000 to approved candidates
  • Opportunity for General Practice Rural Incentives Program. Congress operates in MM6 and MM7 regions, providing access to annual gross MBS payments of up to $35K to $60K depending on performance
  • Access to Congress provided medical services for self and immediate family at no cost

EMPLOYMENT APPOINTMENT CONDITIONS:

  • NT Working with Children Check (Ochre Card)
  • Criminal history check
  • Employee interaction with residents within communities will be taken into account as part of the final performance assessments during the probation period
  • Persons being considered for a position with Congress may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen to determine fitness to perform nominated duties

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact our recruitment and retention team for a confidential discussion today.

t 08 8982 1010

e recruitment@ntphn.org.au

RWA NT Incentives:

RWA NT may be able to offer support and financial assistance to health professionals 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 the recruitment and retention team.

The Location:

The Red Centre

Famously known for Uluru, the Red Centre region of Central Australia is a desert environment with mainly dry hot summers and cool dry winters. The area draws tourist interest due to the town of Alice Springs and the impressive natural attractions in the area such as Palm Valley National Park, the West MacDonnell Ranges, the Finke Gorge and popular events such as the Camel Cup. 'The Alice' is the second largest town in the Territory with more than 25,000 people calling it home. The town has all the amenities one needs, with shopping malls, schools and recreational activities available.

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