GP and RAHP Information
Become a GP at Wurli
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service (Wurli) is a fully accredited Aboriginal community controlled health service providing comprehensive preventative and clinical health services to around 3,500 Aboriginal people living in Katherine Township and its surrounding town camps.
Our GPs are part of a multidisciplinary primary health care clinical team consisting of GPs, GP Registrars, RAHPs, Trainee AHPs and RNs.
Wurli offers a generous salary package and flexible work practices for Doctors who join their team on a three year (negotiable) contract, which includes subsidised housing, vehicle for personal use and salary sacrifice options.
GP Registrars and Junior Doctors
The diversity of conditions which clients present with, and the experience of the clinical staff we have available, makes the clinic a great place for clinicians in training such as Medical Students, Junior Doctors and GP Registrars.
Become a Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner at Wurli
Wurli strongly supports and provides development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners (RAHPs). Currently there is a shortage of RAHPs within the Northern Territory and Wurli has a unique on-site education program specifically designed to train and assess Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to become RAHPs. RAHPs diagnose and treat according to their training and experience, ensuring that treatment guidelines such as those detailed in the Central Australia Rural Wurli Clinic Practitioners Association (CARPA) manual are adhered to, and act as interpreters and cultural guides as necessary.
The Bessie Darrangul Martin Training Centre has been operating since 2004 on the main clinic grounds and trainees are supported in undertaking studies in either a IV in Aboriginal Health Work (Clinical) and Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice).
Trainees are fully supported and mentored by a Clinical Educator who guides them through their learning and assessment journey to realise their dream to become a Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner.
The Trainee Aboriginal Health Practitioners (TAHPs) apply to be employed in the two-year training program and go through an application, interview, short listing, and selection process, with two new Trainees commencing at the beginning of each year. Successful applicants undergo orientation before they commence their studies through Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.
The Trainee Aboriginal Health Practitioner Program is important as it creates a safe learning and assessment environment for students to gain their knowledge, clinical skills, qualification and practitioner registration.
Current driver’s licence, working with Children (Ochre Card) and satisfactory criminal history check are essential.
If you are already are a practicing RAHP and actively looking for work we would also love to hear from you!