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General Practitioner - Central Australian Aboriginal Congress - Ntaria/Hermannsburg

  • 1 to 2 yr Contract
  • Work with a dedicated team of health professionals
  • Expand your scope of practice

The Organisation: 

Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (RWA NT) are partnering with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) to find an experienced General Practitioner to join their committed team at the Ntaria/Hermannsburg clinic in Central Australia. Congress is a Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation providing comprehensive, holistic and culturally appropriate primary health care service to Aboriginal people living in and nearby Alice Springs, including five remote communities; Amoonguna, Ntaria, Santa Teresa, Utju and Mutitjulu.

The Role: 

As the successful General Practitioner, you will be working with a multidisciplinary team including a Nurse Manager, Registered Nurses, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, AOD Worker, Transport Officers and Administration workers. Your new role is integral to providing clinical leadership, cultural integrity and high standards of clinical care, in collaboration with all Congress services, visiting Allied Health Professionals and other specialist services.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Undertake comprehensive primary health care clinical consultations in a holistic manner following protocols defined in the Central Australian Remote Practitioners Association (CARPA) Standard Treatment Manual and the Minymaku Kutja Tjukurpa Womens Business Manual where appropriate
  • Function as a multidisciplinary team member
  • Conduct all work in line with Congress values which are: Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Recognition, Resourceful, Responsibility, Relationships.
  • 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 and contact details for two referees
  • Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Fellow of the RACGP or ACRRM
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in General Practice
  • Excellent communication skills in a cross-cultural environment
  • Willingness and ability to accommodate Aboriginal values and traditions in clinical practice
  • Ability to work well under pressure and work effectively in a multidisciplinary primary health care team
  • Willingness, ability and appropriate levels of health and fitness to travel to and work from remote locations

Desirable Criteria:

  • Awareness of primary health care practices and principles
  • Additional qualifications which may include DipRANZCOG, FARGP or MPH 

For more detailed information, please see speak to your recruitment and retention team.

Appointment Factors:

  • Employment with Congress is conditional on the employee providing NT Working with Children Check (Ochre Card), Satisfactory Criminal History Check
  • Employee interaction with residents within communities will be taken into account as part of the final performance assessment 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

Benefits and Incentives:

  • Six weeks annual leave
  • One week paid professional development leave
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Medicare incentive scheme
  • NFP salary sacrifice up to $30,000 pa
  • General Practice Rural Incentives Program (as at 1 November 2016). Congress operates in MM6 and MM7 regions, providing access to annual additional MBS payments of up to $35K in urban and $60K in rural locations
  • Access to Congress provided medical services for self and immediate family at no cost.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity, contact our Recruitment and Retention Team:

t 08 8982 1010

RWA NT Benefits and 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, please contact our recruitment and retention team.

The Location:

Central Australia

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. Alice Springs has all the amenities one needs, with shopping malls, schools and recreational activities available.

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