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General Practitioner – Gorge Health – Katherine NT

  • Would you enjoy an opportunity to live in a rural setting while working in a mainstream private practice?
  • Do you want to work in a practice that values your knowledge?
  • Would you like to learn new skills to enhance your experience? 

User-added imageRural Workforce Agency NT (RWA NT) are partnering with Gorge Health to find an experienced General Practitioner to join their passionate team in their Katherine clinic. Gorge Health is a fully computerised and accredited private practice and hosts medical students from all around Australia, as well as training general practice registrars. As the only private practice in the NT outside of Darwin and Alice Springs, Gorge Health takes great pride in looking after the health of their local people and specialises in preventative health care, hosts visiting specialists from a range of disciplines including audiology, podiatry, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and more.

As the successful General Practitioner you will have with flexibility in how you manage your hours and patient list and you will work alongside a talented and dedicated team. Bringing your previous GP experience and having an opportunity to learn new skills, you will be able to immerse yourself into your new role.

Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park which is filled with waterfalls and bush walks. Kayaking through the picturesque Katherine Gorge is a popular weekend activity. There is a district hospital with 60 beds and a staff of 18 medical officers. This hospital has an Accident and Emergency, Maternity, Surgical and Medical inpatient facilities and visiting specialists from Darwin provide the majority of outpatient services. In the town are many businesses and organisations that provide a wide variety of services including physiotherapy, speech therapy, mental health and radiology. There are 5 primary schools and 2 secondary schools, good shopping facilities and ample recreational facilities.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive primary health care for individuals, families and communities
  • Deliver healthcare in a manner that respects and honours clients as central decision makers in their health care
  • Provide excellent quality healthcare, whilst being culturally aware of diverse backgrounds
  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues to provide optimal care
  • Promote and encourage preventative healthcare

What Do You Need To Apply?

  • Evidence of full working rights within Australia
  • AHPRA registration as a medical practitioner
  • Ideally the successful candidate will be vocationally registered as a GP, with RACGP or ACRRM
  • Ability to provide supervision as set out by AHPRA and the RACGP is highly regarded
  • General Practice consultation skills (knowledge of Family Practice)
  • Minor surgical procedures, Chronic disease management, shared antenatal care, research and teaching
  • Have a current Medicare provider number
  • Medical indemnity insurance
  • Current Police and working with children clearance
  • Current Driver's License

What's In It For You?

  • Generous percentage of billings
  • 100% SIPS and negotiable percentage of PIPs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Work alongside a talented and dedicated team
  • Support from visiting Specialists from a range of disciplines
  • No on call or emergency work required
  • Work in a rural setting with modern conveniences close at hand
  • Explore the Katherine surrounds and discover the natural wonders in the region, such as Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park and Mataranka Hot Springs

RWA NT 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, contact Barbara.

Are you challenged to start a new adventure? Does this sound like the role you has in mind?

We want to hear from you! APPLY TODAY by clicking the “APPLY NOW” link

Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Barbara on 08 8982 1010

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