13 February, 2023


Your opportunity – Be part of something bigger

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal Community Controlled health care. Our incredible team provides remote health services and support to more than 10,000 people across East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory at seven sites.

We empower the Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their future – and we are looking for passionate people like you who want to make a difference to join our team.

Miwatj Health is a flexible employer and is pleased to offer opportunities for General Practitioners to work across Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation’s clinics located at Nhulunbuy, Gunyangara, Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku, Milingimbi, Ramingining and Gapuwiyak.

Throughout our clinics at these locations, we have vacancies to suit your needs and availability including Full Time, Part Time, FIFO on a variety of bases, as well as fixed term placements. Miwatj Health is keen to hear from you whether you are already living in the region or live elsewhere in Australia where relocation assistance will be provided. 

In this important role, you will work alongside a range of external Health Service Providers including, Gove District Hospital, NT Department of Health, Homelands and Community organisations, pathology and radiology services and pharmacy suppliers, Careflight and RFDS. Internally, you will work closely with the Clinical Services Manager and clinical staff, community, allied and public health services staff, admin staff, and partner clinicians working on joint projects with Miwatj Health.

Immerse yourself in Yolngu culture and life.  East Arnhem Land has some of the most remote and beautiful locations in Australia, outside of work there are many opportunities partake in the many activities each community has to offer.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • As a member of a multidisciplinary primary health care team, provide culturally safe medical services to the community in the clinic and Aged care facility.
  • Identification and management of chronic conditions within a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Active participation in the daily clinical and health promotional routines.
  • Accepting referrals of patients from other members of the health team.
  • Use clinical information system (Communicare) to identify care needs, initiate recalls and care plans, document patient consultation, and care, and Medicare billing. 
  • Participate in rostered clinics and outreach services – for example, Chronic Conditions and Child Health.
  • Provide “in-service” education to health staff.
  • Assist the Senior medical Officer in management, education, policy development, quality, and safety or other project initiatives.
  • Provision of health education to Aboriginal Health Practitioners and other members of the clinic and community.
  • Participation in health promotion activities, health research, and development.
  • Develop and maintain the knowledge and skills for the role including participation in professional development activities 
  • Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies, and procedures relating to the work being undertaken to ensure high-quality, safe services in the workplace.
  • Promotion of a Quality Improvement approach to health systems issues and problem-solving.

Why would you like to work for Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation?

We offer a range of benefits in this role, including: 

  • Competitive salary of $240,000 – $280,000
  • Maybe eligible for a Retention Bonus of up to $10,000 (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria) 
  • Ability to Salary Package up to $15,900pa plus a further $2,650 on Meals and Entertainment
  • 6 Week’s annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • 10% Superannuation
  • Generous Professional development and study leave
  • Regular airfares in and out of the remote location and fares out leave in addition to annual leave
  • Housing and utility packages
  • Relocation assistance 

To thrive in this role, you’ll have:

  • An understanding of and commitment to Aboriginal Community Control and self-determination.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by Yolngu people living in remote settings.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, values, and beliefs.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary society.
  • Extensive experience in General Practice and/or in a rural or remote Primary Health Care setting
  • An ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of education and training activities for clinical staff.
  • Willingness to undertake cross-cultural training and the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including information technology skills and the ability to liaise with other agencies both government and non-government.

Please see attached the Position Description, for more information please contact the Senior Medical Officer at lou.sanderson@miwatj.com.au Please address your application in accordance to the Job Description.