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Medical Officer / General Practitioner - Nganampa Health Council - APY Lands

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  • Do you really want to make a difference?
  • Join a widely recognised organisation and be part of a cutting edge Aboriginal health service!
  • Excellent salary package and additional benefits!
  • Innovative working arrangements to suit you – Full Time; Part Time; Locum (eg 3 months on/ 3 months off) or fly-in/fly-out!
  • See the amazing Australian outback, exploring places most people will never see - and get paid to do it!

About Nganampa Health Council

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, we operate six clinics and health programs in sexual health, environmental health, oral health, women's and children's health, immunisation, eye health, mental health, as well as the Chronic Disease Program.

When you join Nganampa Health Council, you are joining a community of primary health care professionals united by our desire to make a difference. We learn and experience something new every day, and we are supported by the professionalism and spirit of our colleagues and our organisation.

Widely recognised in the Industry as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service, Nganampa has sustained a national reputation for its work in primary care. Successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through the antenatal program and consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at over 90% (some years at 100%).

Further information can be found at www.nganampahealth.com.au

About the Opportunity

Are you a Medical Officer who is wanting to make a difference in Closing the Gap? We are seeking Medical Officers – full time; part time; and locums, who are looking for a new challenge in a stunning Australian outback location.

Under the guidance of the Nganampa Health Council Medical Director/Senior General Practitioner, and as part of the dedicated regional clinical team, you'll be responsible for leading the clinical delivery of comprehensive primary health care to Indigenous people living within the communities on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.

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 assessment and care protocols specified in the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual and the Women's Business Manual.

About You

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. You must also be in possession of demonstrated experience as an independent practitioner.

These positions cover a varying range of medical work and as such, Nganampa Health Council requires individuals 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. 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.

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

Candidates who are open to change, 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 Anangu management and control will be highly regarded. No two days will be the same and as a result, highly resourceful candidates will thrive here.

Please note: You must be vaccinated against Covid-19 and have an Australian Drivers License and be willing to drive an automatic 4WD.

Why join the Nganampa Health Council team?

Clinical health care at Nganampa Health Council is strongly supported by a highly skilled team of professionals and well-established organisational systems. Medical Officers work in AGPAL Accredited clinics with modern facilities, and you will be working in a team with other experienced doctors, providing you with collegial support.

We provide excellent financial rewards and the chance to develop a remarkable skill set and experience a different side to Australia. But most importantly, we empower you to make a difference on the frontline of primary health care for Indigenous Australians.

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 for work use.

In addition, you will receive an excellent remuneration package (dependent on your chosen working arrangement) negotiable with experience and locality arrangements. Full-time & Parti-time Medical Officers will receive the following package (Part-time will be pro rata based on hours worked):

  • Base remuneration of $298,000
  • On-call allowance of $36,150;
  • Internet/Phone Allowance of $600 per annum;
  • Study Leave;
  • Superannuation of 10%
  • Salary Packaging;
  • Free accomodation & utilities;
  • Travel to/from home to APY Lands;
  • 31 days annual leave; and
  • Fully maintained 4WD Vehicle

Locums will be paid $1,500 per day for weekdays and $2,000 per day for weekends and Public Holidays.

Further benefits include:

  • Potential eligibility for the GPRIP payments;
  • Full support from the health team;

To help you embrace the challenge, we provide a true learning culture, professional processes and unrivalled support. You'll work with some of the most talented people in the healthcare industry and enjoy a highly collaborative work environment that is outcome driven and strives for excellence.

This is a unique cultural experience with a well respected and supportive health organisation. Don't miss out - APPLY NOW!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please note: If considered, you will need to provide evidence of your Covid-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.

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!

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