22 April, 2022

General Practitioner / Salaried / DWS / GPWIP

About Gurriny Yealamucka.

Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and a lush national park, Yarrabah offers an incredibly attractive work alternative to the usual pressures and pace of major cities and regional centres. 

A short 45-minute daily commute from the centre of Cairns, Yarrabah is well placed and convenient to the services and attractions of Cairns and the Far North.

Your drive each day to work will take you from the rolling cane fields to the mountain wilderness, allowing you the opportunity to relax and unwind, as you take that the scenic daily commute.

Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service is the community-controlled Indigenous health provider to over 4000 residents of Yarrabah.

Join a dynamic healthcare provider, that has recruited to create a constructive workplace culture where innovation, initiative, agility and lifelong learning and development is encouraged and achievement is recognised.

We’re an organisation that partners with community and strives to ensure that our community have confidence in the services we deliver, where residents value our contribution to their health and wellbeing.

Our region is well serviced with world class universities, the finest restaurants and hospitality choices, as well as direct international airlinks to the world.

Living is Cairns and working daily in Yarrabah offers a work/life balance that many only dream about.

Our region is the first choice for hundreds of thousands of tourists each year embarking upon a holiday of a lifetime.

This location of someone’s dream holiday, can now be your next backyard, front yard and natural swimming pool.

Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service allows you to balance work with lifestyle, career opportunities with a slower more relaxing pace, Yarrabah and Gurriny Yealamucka is your future. 

It’s time to connect with Country and take the next step in your career. It’s time for Culturally Safe Care!


Your role:

Working in collaboration with the SMO and an extensive team, you will daily build meaningful therapeutic relationships with patients, while holistically approaching health concerns to close the gap. 

We aim to provide culturally sensitive, coordinated, comprehensive and continuing care to both individuals and families. 

Working closely with a vast array of allied health and specialist services, Gurriny is tirelessly advocating for the community to improve wellbeing.

If you too have the desire to be a part of our team, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package including five weeks annual leave, a travel allowance, and professional development opportunities. 

Full time applicants also have the option of a nine-day fortnight and salary sacrificing due to PBI status.

We are offering both permanent full time and permanent part time opportunities.

 A standard full-time roster would be 10 x 8 hour shifts per/fortnight.

Shift hours are from 8am to 4:30pm, with no on-call requirements.

Our clinic operates Monday to Friday with no clinic operating on public holidays.


About you:

You will be an experienced Medical Practitioner with a demonstrated passion for delivering person-centred care through living our values and through exceptional communication. 

In alignment with our values, you have a commitment to ongoing professional development and will present with:

  • Current & unrestricted general registration as a medical practitioner with AHPRA;
  • Minimum of 3 years post Graduate experience;
  • Recent relevant acute care experience and confidence in managing complex patients;
  • Understanding of National Safety and Quality in Health care standards,
  • Workplace Health and Safety Act and infection control procedures;
  • Current unrestricted work entitlements in Australia


What we offer:

  • A very competitive salary paid fortnightly
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Fortnightly RDO for Full-time Medical Officers
  • Travel allowance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits


Further Information

  • RRMA 5, MM 5 (2019), DWS
  • To discuss this unique opportunity please contact hr@gyhsac.org.au or jason.king@gyhsac.org.au
  • GYHSAC is an equal opportunity employer
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, as well as GP Registrars are encouraged to apply