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General Practitioner - Anglicare NT - Headspace - Darwin NT

  • Part time opportunity
  • Be part of the newly established Darwin Enhanced Care Program
  • Excellent salary and salary packaging options

The Organisation:

Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (RWA NT) are partnering with Anglicare NT, Headspace Darwin to find a General Practitioner to join their passionate team in their Casuarina clinic. Anglicare NT is a respected provider of quality human services across urban, regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. Our values of Integrity, Fairness, Respect, Community and Hope are demonstrated through our commitment to strength-based practice, cultural respect, child safety, social justice, community development and partnerships. We aim to make a sustainable difference in the lives of Territorians. Anglicare NT is an agency of the Anglican Church of the NT, formed to respond to the social needs of our diverse communities. We are a member of the Anglicare Australia network.

The Role:

As the successful General Practitioner, you will be part of the newly established Darwin Enhanced Care Program and work with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team to deliver holistic primary mental health care to young people experiencing complex mental health issues. As the General Practitioner, your role will include contributing positively to a workplace culture which is enthusiastic, caring, high performing, youth and family focused and that provides a culturally sensitive service.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

The Enhanced Care Program will aim to provide clinical case management, coordination and brief psychological interventions to young people presenting with complex mental health difficulties that is inclusive of family and community services.

  • Provide high quality, primary medical care services to young people within the Enhanced Care Program, with an emphasis on managing mental health issues, diagnostic screening and cardio-metabolic health
  • Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team that is young person focussed, family inclusive and in a culturally sensitive manner, taking into consideration of young people's cultural practices and believes, especially in relation to health, well-being and Western medicine
  • Participate in team-based case management and clinical review meetings in conjunction with other headspace clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Maintain high quality clinical skills through involvement in direct service delivery and provide leadership, coordination and support to the team, to ensure efficient delivery of clinical treatment from a medical perspective
  • Ensure that any research and clinical activities of the services are well integrated and that any research findings are incorporated into the clinical practice of the staff and disseminated widely to other services
  • Maintain confidential client, personnel and organisational information in line with legislative and organisational requirements

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 2 contactable referees
  • Covering letter addressing the essential criteria
  • Current registration as a General Practitioner with AHPRA including vocational registration and eligible for a Medicare Provider Number
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to improving the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal young people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Have demonstrated commitment to work respectfully with Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse clients, communities and staff
  • Experience and demonstrated skills and knowledge with respect to the assertive engagement, crisis intervention and management of complex young people in the acute phase of a mental illness and the application of the NT Mental Health and Related Services Act during the acute phase of treatment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working collaboratively in a youth friendly manner and understanding of issues relevant to the medical and mental health care needs of adolescents and young adults
  • Have demonstrated commitment to work collaboratively with a team and contribute to an enthusiastic and kind work place culture
  • Capacity and willingness to adhere to legislation, Anglicare NT policies and procedures and a commitment to EEO, WHS, risk management and quality improvement practices
  • Uphold the values of Anglicare NT and provide quality services within the scope of the position and associated delegations
  • Current Northern Territory Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card)
  • Current National Police Criminal History Report (less than three months old)
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s Licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Maintain medical indemnity insurance for an amount not less than $20,000,000

Benefits and Incentives:

  • Rewarding opportunity to be a part of a new program to provide holistic mental health
  • Work with young people experiencing complex mental health issues
  • See first-hand the difference you make to a young person’s life
  • Part time opportunity – 8hrs per week with negotiable days
  • Excellent salary and salary packaging options

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

RWA NT Incentives:

Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (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 Top End

The Top End region is home to Darwin, Australia's only tropical capital city. Darwin is arguably one of Australia's most cosmopolitan cities with a population consisting of more than 60 nationalities. The greater Darwin area has a population of approximately 120,500 people. The city's multicultural mix is highlighted by its many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained including the Deckchair Cinema, sailing, museums and shopping centres as well as being nearby Litchfield National Park for great camping and swimming. The region has a tropical climate with a distinctive dry and wet season.

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