• Do you really want to make a difference?
  • Join a widely recognised organisation and be part of a cutting edge Aboriginal health service provision in the country!
  • Excellent salary package of $390,000 ($356,000 cash benefits and $34,000 additional benefits)!
  • Potential eligibility for the GPRIP payments!
  • Innovative working arrangements to suit you - Locum (3 months on/ 3 months off); job share or fly-in/fly-out!
  • See the amazing Australian outback, exploring places most people will never see - and get paid to do it!

Life in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands
The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands are located in the far north-western region of South Australia. It covers approximately 103,000 sq km with a population of approximately 3,000 Anangu people. The region is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people.

Moving to this naturally beautiful region offers people the chance to see and experience more of the true Australian outback than most ever will, while getting paid!

About the Opportunities
Are you a General Practitioner who is able to do regular locums and is looking for a new challenge in a stunning Australian outback location?

Under the direction of the Medical Director and as part of the dedicated regional clinical team, you'll be responsible for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care to indigenous people living within the communities of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.

In this truly satisfying and diverse role, you'll be working with a renowned and highly commended health services council in an organised environment with modern facilities. You'll be employing leading clinical service practices within an experienced, multidisciplinary team so you can be sure your health checks and treatment plans are followed through.

More specifically, some of your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):
  • Acting in consultation with Registered Nurses and other health staff in the diagnosis and treatment of clients;
  • Undertaking active management and surveillance of chronic disease and involvement in adult health clinics;
  • Providing direction, consultation and professional support and development for Registered Nurses and Anangu Health Workers in the clinical assessment and management of clients;
  • Provide clinical leadership of the multidisciplinary clinic health care team, through a strong regular “hands on” clinical presence in the clinic;
  • Working closely with visiting specialists and Nganampa Health Council Program staff in the delivery of clinical care;
  • Working in close consultation with the Medical Director and other Medical Officers in the health service;
  • Actively participating in the organisation’s Medicare bulk billing procedures and processes; and
  • Adhering to the protocolised assessment and care specified in the CAPRA Standard Treatment Manual and the Women's Business Manual.

To be considered for this unique and rewarding opportunity, you must be a qualified General Practitioner, with current registration with AHPRA, or eligibility to apply. As part of a team environment, you will be willing to participate in out of hours consultation and provide assistance to other team members when required.

This position covers a varying range of medical work and as such, Nganampa Health Council requires an individual with proven experience in the provision of emergency medical services. You must be prepared to respond to emergencies in the community, being on call most week nights and some weekends.

Nganampa Health Council is seeking adaptable and flexible individuals who can display the initiative, discretion and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive the organisation's objectives and values. The ability to communicate and participate effectively within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team is essential.

You will have a commitment to improving health care and health outcomes in remote Aboriginal communities, combined with an understanding of the issues currently affecting Aborginal health and the principles of Primary Health Care.

Candidates who are open to change, accepting of Aboriginal people, comfortable living in a remote environment and who are willing to learn the ways of the people will be best suited to this position. The ability to work under Aboriginal management and control will be highly regarded. No two days will be the same and as a result, highly resourceful candidates will thrive here.

About the Benefits
Clinical health care at Nganampa Health Council is strongly supported by a highly skilled team of professionals and well-established organisational systems. General Practitioners work in AGPAL Accredited clinics with modern facilities. You will be working in a team with three other doctors, providing you with support and company.

Nganampa Health Council is proud to offer innovative working arrangements, negotiable upon each candidate's requirements. This position will preferably be 3 months on/3 months off, however there is opportunity to choose the way you work, including job share or fly-in/fly-out for periods of two weeks a few times a year to suit your lifestyle.

Successful candidates will be provided with modern, furnished accommodation on the APY Lands (relevant to your working arrangement), along with a fully maintained 4WD vehicle.

In addition, you will receive a highly attractive salary package of $390,000 ($356,000 cash benefits, $34,000 additional benefits), negotiable with experience and qualifications including super, casual loading and flexible salary packaging arrangements and a range of further benefits, including:
  • Potential eligibility for the GPRIP payments;
  • Full support from the health team; and
  • Travel costs to and from your home to the APY Lands.

If you are interested in regular locums with Nganampa Health Council, please email David:  david.busuttil at palya.org.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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Nganampa Health Region
Umuwa Office
tel: (08) 8954 9040
fax: (08) 8956 7850
Alice Springs Office
3 Wilkinson Street
tel: (08) 8952 5300
fax: (08) 8952 2299
postal: PO Box 2232, Alice Springs, NT, 0871
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Nganampa Health Council acknowledges and pay respects to the traditional custodians of all the Lands, esp the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, on which we work.