25 January, 2024

General Practitioner

Job Title: General Practitioner (GP)

Location: Kununurra

‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.

About the role

  • The General Practitioner (GP) is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice and assessed as competent for a position working in the Aboriginal Health sector in rural WA.
  • Preferable, but not essential, is Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine or a recognized equivalent.
  • The GP must abide by all legislative acts governing medial practice in Western Australia.
  • The GP will provide evidence based comprehensive primary health care within a best practice framework that contributes to the prevention, early detection and ongoing management and care coordination of chronic disease , and frontline treatment of episodic acute conditions.
  • Participate in the monthly remote outreach visits on a rotational roster.
  • The GP will provide health services that align with the patient’s cultural identity and social circumstances and the Indigenous holistic perspective of health and wellbeing.
  • To work as part of the OVAHS team in providing a quality and client focused environment.
  • As a key member of the OVAHS multidisciplinary team contribute to the delivery of primary health care services within a continuous quality improvement framework and client centered approach.
  • Commitment to Aboriginal community empowerment and the philosophy of Aboriginal community control.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.


  1. Australian recognised medical degree
  2. Current and appropriate registration with the Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA
  3. Evidence of vocational recognition or working towards.
  4. Applied knowledge, skills, and substantial experience as appropriate for working within an Aboriginal primary health care service
  5. Satisfactory participation in quality improvement and continuing professional development on par with standards of the RACGP Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development (QA & CDP) Program
  6. Successful completion of annual CPR updates
  7. GP provider number
  8. Current training in medical emergencies
  9. Current Medical Indemnity Cover or be eligible for such
  10. A current National Police Clearance (within the last 30 days)
  11. A current (Australian) driver’s license
  12. A current Working with Children Check (WWC)

*Overseas trained and restricted

The GP will be required to provide evidence of:

  1. Work rights in Australia or be eligible for such

What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Salary (Depending on skills and experience)
  2. Housing and utilities
  3. Fully maintained vehicle for business and private use in and around Kununurra
  4. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave per annum
  6. Additional 2-weeks of paid leave over the Christmas closure period, inclusive of public holidays
  7. Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay
  8. Paid Study Leave
  9. Superannuation
  10. Ongoing professional development

More information and to apply

Contact Dr. Alida Fourie (Senior Medical Officer)  on 08 9166 2206 or via email lidaf@ovahs.org.au

To apply

Applicants should address each of the selection criteria (located within the job description found on our website) and include their resume along with the names of a least two referees.