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General Practitioner - Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation - Ramininging NT

  • Opportunity to live and work in community with the Yolngu people
  • Be part of improving health outcomes
  • Rewarding experience both professionally and personally

The Organisation:

Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (RWA NT) are partnering with Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation to find a General Practitioner to join their passionate team in their newly established health service in Ramininging NT.

Miwatj Health’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of the communities of East Arnhem Land through the delivery of appropriate and comprehensive primary health care and to promote the control by Aboriginal communities of primary health care resources.

The Role:

Being successful in the role of General Practitioner, you will be able to provide excellent medical services to the population served by Miwatj Health. Managing acute and chronic conditions with a multidisciplinary approach, will be both rewarding, challenging and a life-changing experience. Being able to experience health conditions, you may not have experienced in any other location, will expand your clinical, cultural knowledge and existing skills, whilst delivering your best health care.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Active participation in the daily clinical and health promotional routines
  • Manage referrals of patients from other members of the health team
  • Review and follow-up of patients with on-going conditions
  • Participate in rostered clinics and outreach services such as, Chronic Conditions and Child Health
  • Provide “in-service” education to health staff

For more detailed information, please see the attached position description

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 references
  • Covering Letter addressing the essential criteria
  • Medical Practitioner’s Specialist GP Registration with AHPRA
  • Fellow of RACGP or ACCRM
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, values and beliefs
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues effecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary society
  • Extensive experience in General Practice
  • Commitment to improving Aboriginal health through primary health care
  • Previous experience in a community or Clinical and Primary Health Care Service
  • Demonstrated experience or understanding of Aboriginal Community Control Primary Health Care Service
  • Ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills
  • Confident in dealing with information technology


  • Experience working in a remote Aboriginal community
  • Ability to speak an Aboriginal language from the region and/or knowledge of traditional kinship systems operating in the region
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal workforce training issues in an NT context

Appointment to the role is dependent on providing the below:

  • Current Police Records Clearance
  • Current Working with Children Clearance
  • Current manual Driver’s License

Benefits and Incentives:

  • Excellent salary and salary sacrificing options
  • Subsidised accommodation
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Relocation options to eligible candidates
  • Retention bonuses for 1, 2- and 3 or more-years employment
  • Qualify for financial incentives through the General Practice Rural Incentives Program

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:


Ramininging is an idyllic and culturally rich Indigenous community located 550 kilometres east of Darwin in the North East Arnhem region. Home to many outstanding artists and musicians, the population of Ramininging is approximately 800, including smaller outstations. Travel to and from the community can take up to 8 hours by road. Fly Tiwi is a regular air passenger service which operates in and out of Ramininging on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. In the community, there is a post office (open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm), primary school, police station, local convenience store (open Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5:30pm), arts centre and community night patrol. 

Fresh fruit and vegetables are delivered to the convenience store on Tuesdays. Food orders can also be made online with Woolworths and Coles. It is recommended that visitors bring any speciality or specific food items with them. Ramininging is a dry community, alcohol is strictly prohibited. Recreational facilities in Ramininging include a basketball court, football oval, local swimming holes (no swimming due to crocodiles), fishing, walking trails, 4WD tracks and camping spots. There is also a billabong located 15 kilometres out of town with lots of wildlife. Telstra 3G phone and internet coverage is available in Ramininging. A landline is available in the health service accommodation.

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