Enjoy the benefits of working in the NT:
General Practice in the NT offers a compelling combination of stimulating medicine and a unique community lifestyle. The advantages of practising in the NT are varied and interesting and provide a pathway to develop skills in chronic disease, tropical medicine, Aboriginal health and rural health, that could not be experienced in other regions of Australia. You are able to enhance your emergency medicine skills, whilst contributing to improved health outcomes for the Northern Territory. The challenges are as diverse as the landscape, but the opportunities to achieve your professional and lifestyle goals are immense.
Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (RWA NT), are seeking expressions of interest from vocationally registered General Practitioners, to live and work in the East Arnhem Land and experience a unique paradise, rich in beautiful landscapes, whist using your previous Indigenous experience and contribute to improved health outcomes for the Northern Territory.
Locations of consideration:
Eligibility to apply:
You will be required to provide or obtain the following as a minimum to begin registration to be eligible for these unique opportunities in the NT:
Only applicants with full working rights within Australia will be considered (Australian Citizen or Permanent Residents)
RWA NT can assist GPs wishing to work in the NT in a variety of ways. GPs will receive a personalised approach to finding the right position for them and their family, and can expect to be supported by our friendly and knowledgeable staff every step of the way.
GPs may be eligible to apply for a number of financial assistance grants, including a Health Professional Support Grant (HPSG) to assist with relocation to the Northern Territory. RWA NT also provides full orientation to GPs to assist with settling into a new health service and the NT. Orientation helps to ensure all GPs receive an introduction to the clinical and cultural aspects of practicing in the NT. Once settled into the NT, RWA NT also facilitates a variety of education events to assist with continuing professional development.
The Northern Territory is a unique paradise, rich in beautiful landscapes, stunning sunsets, National Parks ranging from a tropical oasis to the Red Centre desert, to land steeped in history and culture.
To be a part of the Northern Territory is to be part of a community that stands together to face challenges and overcome. To impart your knowledge and skill into a community where you will be able to see the differences you make, whilst gaining experiences you will use throughout your career, will be one of the most rewarding challenges you may face.
To commence your Northern Territory journey, please contact Barbara on 08 8982 1010.
Arnhem Land Region
Nhulunbuy is located in north east Arnhem Land where the Gulf of Carpentaria meets the Arafura Sea. The climate in Arnhem Land is tropical, with two distinct seasons: the wet and the dry. The area is great for fishing and it is argued that this area offers some of the best fishing and oldest Aboriginal rock art in the world. Nhulunbuy is the central hub of the region and is well facilitated with amenities such as schools, a supermarket, markets and a variety of recreational activities and sports clubs.
The main town was purpose built in the 1960s for the mining industry and has a population of just under 4000, however the Yolgnu Aboriginal people, one of the largest Indigenous groups in Australia, have lived in the region for at least 40,000 years. The Yolngu people are famous for their bark paintings and traditional Aboriginal culture.
Travel to remote communities and learn more about Australia’s Indigenous heritage. Explore incredible landscapes in vast, far-flung places. Find out what makes the Territory synonymous with adventure.
Living and working in the NT is an experience like no other.
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