General Practitioner - Remote WA based

Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (NHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled health service providing care to Aboriginal people living in communities across the vast Ngaanyatjarra Lands in remote Western Australia, near the Northern Territory/South Australian boarders.

NHS is currently seeking a skilled, experienced and committed professional to fill the important position of General Practitioner. This position is based on Ngaanyatjarra Lands, WA.

The NHS General Practitioner is an integral member of the multi-disciplinary primary health care team. You will be working in a supportive work environment with Remote Area Nurses and Health Workers.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, visit our website http://www.nghealth.org.au/ for more information and to apply.

For more information, please contact Clinical Services Administration Support on 08 8955 4784 or shewitt@nghealth.org.au

Applications close 25 Sept 2020

Location: 
Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia
Type: 
Permanent, Full Time
Salary Package: 
  • Attractive gross remuneration $280,000 - $350,000 per annum, depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Plus PBI Salary Packaging (valued up to $15,900).
  • Plus 9.5% superannuation, attractive leave entitlements, 17.5% annual leave loading.
  • Flexibility with remote work arrangements.
The Role: 

Summary of Role

Provide comprehensive primary health care that contributes to the prevention, early detection, treatment and management of chronic and acute conditions impacting on the health and well-being of Ngaanyatjarra people.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Provide frontline primary health care at community health centres and residential aged care facility according to a planned schedule of visits and consistent with the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (NHS) model of comprehensive primary health care within a multidisciplinary team care approach.
  • Maintain the patient record adhering to NHS clinical recording requirements using Communicare patient information system
  • Optimise Medicare billing, particularly through completing Aboriginal Health Checks, Care Plans and Team Care Arrangements.
  • Contribute to the primary health care team with internal and external colleagues including remote area nurses, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, population health clinicians, pharmacists, visiting specialists and community support staff.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement processes including but not restricted to the NHS clinical governance, framework AGPAL accreditation.
  • Use Communicare patient information systems effectively to contribute to an epidemiological base to inform service responses and priorities including diabetes, renal, cardiovascular, mental health and related issues.
  • Maintain culturally appropriate practice informed by contemporary practice principles for remote comprehensive primary health care, and consultations with members of the community.
  • Support the development of the NHS medical staff training and support program; and provide quality supervision of student and registrar placements.
  • Undertake additional reasonable duties when requested from time to time.
The Successful Applicant Will Possess: 

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Qualified as a medical practitioner.
  • Current registration and/or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Experience in primary health care.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Commitment to working within team care processes to contribute to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians on the Ngaanyajtarra lands.
  • Current Manual Drivers Licence.
  • Current National Police Clearance and WA Working with Children Clearance or the ability to obtain.
  • Ability to travel regional, remote and interstate on unsealed roads by 4WD or by light aircraft.

Desirable

  • Fellowship of either the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) is highly desirable.
  • Ideally the candidate would be a Rural Generalist with successful completion of advanced skills training in obstetrics, emergency or other relevant area.
  • Experience working in remote Indigenous health in Australia.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain practice that is culturally safe for Indigenous Australians.
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2020
Application Process: 

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All applications must include a resume and responses to the selection criteria as per the position description below and provide 2 current professional referees.

Position Description & Selection Criteria: