Remote Medical Practitioner – Mala’la Health Service Aboriginal Corporation – Maningrida

  • Highly attractive salary package
  • Fully subsidised two bedroom unit, vehicle, wifi, laptop and phone provided
  • Community Controlled Health Organisation - help 'Close the Gap' in Indigenous health

The Practice

Mala’la Health Service Aboriginal Corporation has a vision to improve the health and well being of the people in the Maningrida community and surrounding outstations.

The Role

The role of the remote medical practitioner is to provide primary medical services to the Maningrida community and surrounding outstations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • provide primary medical services
  • provide public health services using a community development model to enhance health outcomes, improve services and infrastructure
  • provide an holistic approach to health care that includes care planning and case conferencing with patients who have a chronic disease
  • be responsible for the coordination of medical retrieval and patient travel services, which includes tasking Care Flight aircraft and crew
  • participate in the collection and maintenance of computerised client health information
  • ensure that Medicare billing is optimised to its full potential to realise maximum return to the community for service development
  • work collaboratively with a range of health providers within the organization and external to the organization
  • undertake programs and tasks appropriate to family and preventative medicine and primary health care within a community and health education context
  • be opportunistic in the development of health care plans for patients
  • be proactive in health promotion so that it will enhance community education and understanding of particular health issue’s
  • be conversant with and utilise the practice incentive.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity, please contact our Recruitment and Retention Team. 

t 08 8982 1010


Applicants are required to provide a current CV and contact details for at least two referees.

Essential Criteria

  • appropriate attainment of Medical Tertiary qualifications
  • medical practitioner eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • registered with the Northern Territory Medical Board of Australia
  • hold fellowship or equivalent of either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or Australasian Faculty Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) together with appropriate rural training or equivalent training and experience
  • vocationally registered
  • extensive post graduate clinical experience, including general practice, paediatrics, obstetrics and emergency medicine
  • commitment to Aboriginal primary health care linked to “closing the gap” initiatives
  • experience and skill in working with computerised patient information management systems and office applications
  • a preparedness to travel by road or light aircraft as required
  • preparedness to undertake cross cultural training and mentorship
  • ability to interact with people from diverse cultures
  • demonstrated ability to engage and work effectively within an Aboriginal community
  • capacity to create and initiate options / opportunities in program service delivery
  • sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • hold current NT Ochre card
  • satisfy National Police check requirements
  • current drivers licence.

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Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) offers 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 a NT PHN Senior Recruitment Coordinator.


Maningrida is one of the largest remote towns in the Northern Territory, and is located approximately 500km east of Darwin and 300km north east of Jabiru in Arnhem Land at the mouth of the Liverpool River. A permanent settlement was established in the late 1940s, originally as a trading post with Aboriginals in the area. Maningrida is the major service centre for the region, with a school, health clinic, multiple food outlets and two supermarkets, service station, arts centre, creche, and a tarmac airport, with commercial flights operating daily to Darwin. The name Maningrida is an Anglicised version of the Kunibídji name Manayingkarírra, which comes from the phrase Mane djang karirra, meaning "the place where the Dreaming changed shape."

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