23 January, 2023

URGENT – General Practitioners

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 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 four Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation’s clinics located at 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 employment, job share, 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:

  • Active participation in the daily clinical and health promotional routines.
  • Accepting referrals of patients from other members of the health team.
  • Review and follow-up of patients with on-going conditions.
  • Use clinical information system (Communicare) to identify care needs, initiate recalls and care plans, and document patient consultation and care.
  • Practice according to CARPA guidelines and the Miwatj endorsed protocols for the clinical management of chronic conditions.
  • Participate in rostered clinics and outreach services – for example, Chronic Conditions and Child
  • Health.
  • Provide “in-service” education to health staff.
  • Provide clear advice to admin staff about Medicare items to be claimed.
  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Present information as to the state of health of the community to the Board of Miwatj Health and, with the written permission of the Board, to individuals and organizations undertaking genuine research.

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

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

  • Competitive salary of $280,000 + (depending on skills and experience)
  • Full time employees in zone 2 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:

  • Qualifications/Professional registration/other requirements; Medical Practitioner’s Specialist GP Registration with AHPRA.
  • 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. 
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues effecting the health and wellbeing of
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary society.
  • Medical Practitioner’s Specialist GP Registration with AHPRA.
  • Extensive experience in General Practice.
  • Demonstrated previous experience in a community or Clinical and Primary Health Care Service.
  • An ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Experience in the use of IT systems.

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

 We’re proud to have employed over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.