General Practitioner

Job Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full Time

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering primary and clinical health care services to the Aboriginal people in Katherine and surrounding communities. Wurli prides itself on delivering a range of health and wellbeing services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients feel welcome and comfortable. Services include acute and general care, chronic disease, Women’s & Children health, men’s health, alcohol and other drugs, social and emotional wellbeing and client support services.

The role of a General Practitioner at Wurli is to provide evidence based and culturally appropriate primary health care services to clients of our service and to contribute to the development and sustained operation of a multidisciplinary primary health care team. General Practitioners are expected to deliver medical services in accordance with Wurli policies and procedures, guided by CARPA standard treatment manual and applicable legislation and regulations and to ensure standards are met in accordance with the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL).

Key Requirements of Service Delivery include:-

  • Provide evidence based clinical care in a cross cultural setting to clients in collaboration with a team that includes Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Registered Nurses and other allied health professionals.
  • Provide education and clinical support to other team members
  • Deliver services in a manner that respect and honour clients as central decision makers in their health care
  • Complete community, home care , aged care and school educational visits as required
  • Maintain professional practice protocols
  • Liaise with regional Aboriginal agencies, community health clinics, hospitals, relevant government agencies and other appropriate staff to ensure clients have access to relevant services and programs as required
  • Actively encourage client/family/community to engage in practices conducive to optimising health. Participate in committees and working groups to support the integration of acute care.

Key Features of the Role:-

  • Based in Katherine, Northern Territory
  • Works alongside a dedicated primary healthcare and wellbeing teams. In so doing, demonstrates respect for other allied health professional roles.
  • Supervision of training health professionals including but not limited to GP Registrars and Medical Students.
  • An ordinary working week of 37.5 hours; Monday to Friday.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Medical Degree / Vocationally Registered General Practitioner (VRGP)
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children Clearance
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in general practice
  • Previous experience in working in a cross cultural service environment, particularly in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health care
  • Ideally have Accreditation as a GP Registrar Supervisor

For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile

Please ensure your application includes:-

  • a completed online Employment Application Form
  • current resume of curriculum vitae (cv)
  • a cover letter / email which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the key requirements of the role (prerequisites, qualifications / experience and competencies)

Whilst we do not require applicants to address specific selection criteria we do ask applicants to ensure that their resume and supporting cover letter contain information that addresses the key requirements of the role. Applicants must be fully registered to practice in Australia, via AHPRA, and provide evidence of their AHPRA registration with their submitted application.

To apply for this job please submit your online application.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 08 8972 9129 or email

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