GP Locum - Mala'la Health Service - Maningrida

  • $1533 per day
  • 22 February 2019-1 March 2019
  • Aboriginal Medical Service

Position

Mala'la Health Service are seeking an experienced general practitioner specialist to provide GP locum services at Maningrida Health Centre. Travel Allowance paid for 1 day in and 1 day out.

Eligibility to apply

Must have current non-restricted registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) and fellowship of RACGP or ACRRM, or vocational registration. Previous experience working in the Top end as a GP and competent in PCIS.

Dates required

22 February 2019 - 1 March 2019 - please enquire with your availability. Ideally 3 week placements or longer.

Clinic

Currently working in the clinic are two GPs, one GP registrar, 12 remote area nurses, three Aboriginal health workers, two Aboriginal community workers, and two administration officers. Visiting services include a surgeon, physician, paediatrician, dental team, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, mental health and occupational therapist. Maningrida Health Centre has 13 consulting rooms.

Clinic Hours

8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Locum is not required to provide on-call services or work weekends

Available equipment:

  • defibrillator
  • IV cannulas
  • slit lamp
  • i-stat machine
  • laryngoscope
  • ET tubes
  • point of care HbA1c testing
  • intra-osseous needle
  • ACR testing
  • orthopaedic plaster
  • baby ventilation masks.

Transport and accommodation

All transport from the nearest major airport to and from your location is arranged by NT PHN. Accommodation and vehicle will be provided by the health service. The vehicle is not available for use outside of work hours. Accommodation includes a fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, TV, DVD player and radio.

Patient record system

This clinic uses PCIS. Previous experience with PCIS is highly advantageous. Orientation will be provided if necessary.

Location

Maningrida is one of the largest Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, located approximately 352 kilometres east of Darwin on the Central Arnhem Coast at the mouth of the Liverpool River. Travel to Maningrida takes 6 hours via road with part of the road sealed and part unsealed. There is a sealed airstrip in the community with daily flights from Darwin via Air North which takes approximately 1 hour. The population of Maningrida is approximately 3000 which comprises town residents and traditionally-based outstations, or which there are more than 30. A culturally diverse community, with 13 different language groups spoken, ceremony and traditional artwork remain an important part of daily life for many community members.

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

08 8982 1011

locum@ntphn.org.au