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General Practitioner - Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation - Tennant Creek NT

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference?
  • Do you have experience working within a remote Aboriginal community?
  • Is providing the best health care your passion?

Please read further to see what this role can offer you!

The Organisation: Rural Workforce Agency Norther Territory (RWA NT) are partnering with Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation to find a General Practitioner to join their well-established passionate team in their Tennant Creek Health Centre. Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation’s mission and vision, is to be a provider of high quality primary health care services focusing on prevention and treatment in a culturally responsive way and to empower individuals to take more responsibility for their own health, and to be a key player in successfully “closing the gap” in the health status of Aboriginal persons in the Barkly region. Clinical treatments are based on the CARPA Standard Treatment and the Women’s Business Manual.

The Role:

The successful general practitioner will be responsible for providing medical care for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people at the Health Centre in Tennant Creek. This is including the day to day provision of clinical care, as well as supporting diagnosis and management of clients with chronic disease in collaboration with nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners. The primary health care approach includes prevention, advice, public health, education, promotion, research, evaluation and community development, as well as primary care delivered in an empowering, multi-disciplinary way that helps people to help themselves.

The Location:

Tennant Creek at its golden heart, is the Barkly. Located 989km from Darwin and 500kms from Alice Springs, with a population of 2,991. Rich in history and culture, Tennant Creek has large cattle stations, wayside inns, historic stock routes and gold mining history, as well as the amazing Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles to marvel. The traditional owners of the land are the Warumungu people, and their stories are showcased in Nyinkka Nyunyu cultural centre. Temperatures range is from 24 to 40 degrees, with the minimum being from 12 to 25 degrees in winter.
User-added imageKey Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Contribute to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions
  • Assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to understand their chronic health condition and how to manage it
  • Incorporate specialist outreach services
  • Promote the use of Aboriginal health checks, chronic disease and mental health issues
  • Ability to travel to remote communities as required

Essential Criteria:

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

  • Possess full working rights within Australia
  • Current Resume with two contactable references
  • Medical registration with AHPRA
  • Vocationally registered as a general practitioner through fellowship with RACGP or ACCRM or through enrollment in a general practice training program
  • Experienced in providing primary health care to Aboriginal people in remote communities or a minimum of three years’ clinical experience
  • Qualifications or experience in public health, primary health care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health or other appropriate areas
  • Knowledge of issues affecting the health and well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote AustraliaUnderstanding of the principles of primary health care and public health
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of Aboriginal community control and the further development of primary health care and clinical practice within the organisation
  • Understanding the principles and practice of CQI
  • Experienced in working within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills with culturally diverse clients and health professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to provided culturally secure services when providing women’s health services to female clients
  • Eligible to provide supervision to junior doctors through RACGP or ACCRM
  • Professional Indemnity insurance or willingness to obtain
  • Current Police clearance and Ochre Card (Working with Children) or willingness to obtain
  • Current Driver’s License

What's In It For You?

  • Opportunity to work within a remote Aboriginal community
  • Be able to see the difference you make to the lives of your clients
  • Full time 2 year contract
  • Annual leave of 6 weeks pro rata with 17.5% leave loading
  • Salary of $339,928.82 with salary sacrificing of up to $15,899.94 pa
  • Relocation assistance of up to $5,000 for eligible candidates
  • Accommodation and vehicle supplied
  • Sport and Recreation gym membership provided
  • General dental services and prescriptions available to successful candidate

Applications close 23/8/2019

Are you inspired to deliver your best healthcare and see the difference you make? Please Apply Now!

Want to know more about this exciting opportunity?

Please contact Barbara on 08 8982 1010

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Photo: A mine at dusk at Tenant Creek at Battery Hill

Mandatory Credit: Tourism NT/ Karl-Heinz Herzog

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