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GP Locum - Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation - Gapuwiyak

·        $1400 per day

·        Arnhem Land

·        Aboriginal Medical Service

125533-56 Litchfield National Park

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in East Arnhem Land. As of July 1st 2019 the Gapuwiyak Health service transitioned from a government clinic to Aboriginal Community Control with Miwatj. This is primarily a solo GP clinic currently utilising locum GP’s whilst recruiting permanently. There is one part time GP registrar who visits the clinic from Nhulunbuy every second week with supervision provided from Gove District hospital. The Gapuwiyak clinic is nurse led, with a clinic manager RN background and 5 FTE registered nurses including 1 midwife. There is currently 3 Aboriginal Health Practitioners working in the clinic and support staff are yolngu community members: 2 drivers, 2 reception staff and 1 administrator.

Dates Required

January 2020 - further dates available.

Daily Rate

$1400 per day

Clinic Opening Hours

8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (will not be required to do any on call work/public holidays).

Transport and Accommodation

All transport from the nearest major airport to and from your location is arranged by RWA NT.

Accommodation will be provided while on placement by the health service.

Patient Record System

This clinic uses Communicare.

Eligibility to Apply

Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, values and beliefs, have skills and ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from different cultural backgrounds. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues effecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Society. Must have current non-restricted registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and general practice specialisation is essential. Aboriginal Health experience essential.

Location: Gapuwiyak

Gapuwiyak is a mainland community located on the shore of Lake Evella near the upper reaches of the Buckingham River. It is 60 air km south east of Galiwin'ku and 115 air km west of Nhulunbuy (220 km by good gravel road). There is almost year round road access to Nhulunbuy and the road to Katherine can be cut in the wet season. The community has an average population of around 1000 Yolŋu people. Gapuwiyak is a traditional Aboriginal community with restricted access.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity, contact Lauren Golotta, Locum Coordinator:

t 08 8982 1011

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