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General Practitioner - Sunrise Health Service - Katherine Region NT

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  • Are you a GP passionate about delivering health care to a remote community?
  • Do you crave a career where you will see the difference you make?
  • Have you considered a move to the Northern Territory?

Now is the perfect time!

Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (RWA NT) are partnering with Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (SHSAC), to find a General Practitioner to provide excellent healthcare to one of their nine remote communities, located at Barunga, Manyallaluk, Wugularr, Bulman, Mataranka, Jilkminggan, Minyerri, Ngukurr and Urapunga. Sunrise Health Service is a community controlled health organisation providing comprehensive primary health care services to some 4000 people living in the Katherine East region.

As the successful General Practitioner, you will be responsible for providing culturally appropriate care with excellent levels of primary health care to members of a remote Katherine community. You will be able to demonstrate your previous experience working in Aboriginal health and showcase your expertise in chronic disease care.

Katherine is a sub-tropical region situated on the banks of the Katherine River. Boasting a population of around 10,000 people, with the larger Katherine region having a population of just over 24,000. Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops, as well as cafes and coffee hot spots. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park, and filled with hiking trails, waterfalls and bush walks, as well as having the picturesque Katherine Gorge to enjoy and explore.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary and emergency medical care to remote clinics
  • Case manage clients with chronic illness in collaboration with other primary health care providers
  • Actively support and encourage the role of Primary Health Care Nurses, Primary Health Care Managers, Aboriginal Health Professionals and Community Based Workers as primary health care providers and leaders
  • Contribute and support health screening and health promotion programs
  • Promote, facilitate and maintain professional standards which include audit and quality improvement and practiced accreditation programs

Essential Criteria:

  • Evidence of full working rights within Australia
  • Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Fellow of the RACGP or ACRRM with comprehensive experience in General Practice
  • Good communication skills, especially 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
  • Current Police clearance and Working with Children clearance
  • Current Indemnity Insurance Certificate

Specialist GP's from the UK or New Zealand that are eligible for the Australian Specialist Pathway, are encouraged to apply.

Overseas Trained GP’S with general registration or are eligible for provisional registration will be considered and required to provide evidence of:

  • Current AHPRA registration if held or Current AMC certificate
  • Current primary source verification of medical qualifications (EICS verification)
  • Current OET or ILETS test results
  • Current RACGP assessment of experience in general practice not essential, but highly regarded
  • Proof of right to work in Australia 

For more detailed information please see the attached position description.

What's In It for You?

  • Generous salary and salary packaging available
  • Enjoy 6 weeks annual leave per year
  • Relocation assistance and subsidised accommodation to eligible candidates
  • Supportive work environment
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Locum opportunities available and an opportunity to "Try before you Buy" Locum to perm work models
  • General Practice Rural Incentives Program - Sunrise operates in MMM6 and MM7 regions, providing access to annual additional MBS payments of up to $35K in urban and $60K in rural locations
  • Opportunity to explore and experience the beauty of Katherine and Kakadu destinations

RWA Incentives:

RWA NT may be able to offer support and financial assistance to General Practitioners 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 Barbara.

Does this role sound like you? Are you ready to make the leap into your new career?

Please Apply Now!

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

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