- Regional WA > Broome
- Job posted on: 2nd Dec 2021
- Applications close:
Imagine yourself living in Broome and having the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team supporting the surrounding and remote Aboriginal communities. The mixture of clinical responsibilities with a supportive organisation in the iconic Kimberley will suit an experienced GP with an interest in chronic disease management, adolescent health, and remote community involvement. The variety this position offers is unique, with involvement across 5 remote and very remote clinics as well as headspace Broome.
For further information, you can access the position description here.
What you'll need to be successful:
Desirable criteria includes:
As part of this role, you will often travel by air in small planes and/or by road to visit neighbouring remote communities and experience parts of Australia that many never get the opportunity to see. You will need a current open Driver's License and be comfortable travelling under these conditions.
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS) is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. This is a highly attractive opportunity for people with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, to make a real difference in local communities.
People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.
KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 34 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence-based best practice in primary health care.
The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres. The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.
Industries in the region have included pearling (a big industry in Broome for many years until the 1940s), mining (including the Argyle Diamond mine, which began operation in 1983 and is still producing about 1/3 of the world's diamonds), agriculture (centred on the Ord River Irrigation Area near Lake Argyle) and tourism. The geology of the area is varied and fascinating, as well as producing some spectacular scenery.
Please note: There is another opportunity available for a General Practitioner with the Kimberley Renal Services, you can view this opportunity here.