Unique GP role – Katherine West Health Board/Wurli-Wurlinjang

  • Experience both rural and remote medical practice in a supportive team environment
  • Attractive salary package circa $300,000
  • Subsidised accommodation provided

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service and Katherine West Health Board are partnering to offer GPs a flexible package which enables you to experience both rural and remote medical practice in a supportive team environment.

Why take up this unique opportunity?

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an Aboriginal Medical Service providing care for patients in Katherine. Katherine West Health Board is an Aboriginal Medical Service that provides care for patients living in remote communities of Timber Creek and surrounds, Kalkaringi, Lajamanu and Yarralin.

This initiative encourages GPs to sample both rural and remote work through experience in Wurli and KWHB clinics. You can choose an experience that suits you, with as much rural or remote time as you want.

What’s the role?

The role involves a combination of acute care and chronic disease management across the age spectrum. You’ll work closely with nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners as a valued member of the team.

You will live in communities during remote rotations, offering a unique insight into remote living and opportunities for cross-cultural experiences. There is also potential for hospital work if you have an interest in obstetrics, Emergency, or anaesthesia.

What’s in it for you?

  • Attractive salary package circa $300,000
  • Relocation assistance and subsidised accommodation provided
  • No on-call or weekend work
  • Sick leave + six weeks of annual leave
  • Work vehicle provided
  • Highly rewarding opportunity for you to spend time with patients and make a real impact in the community and the wider region
  • Qualify for Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) payments of between $25K to $60K in remote locations

Is the role right for you?

Before you apply, we need you to have:

  • Current specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Fellow of the RACGP or ACRRM, or a minimum of five years of GP experience
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and knowledge of current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people
  • Accreditation or experience as a supervisor of GP registrars, an advantage
  • Ability and appropriate levels of health and fitness to travel to and work from remote locations

NT PHN/RWA NT may be able to offer 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 and further clinical education.

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

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