Senior General Practitioner
Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS) is seeking two experienced, Senior Vocationally Registered General Practitioners to join their clinic on a full-time basis providing services to the communities of Walgett and Brewarrina in NSW. These positions are being offered on either an employee or contractor basis.
You will be providing whole of person, comprehensive, coordinated and continued general practice services for individuals, families and local communities through the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Ltd (WAMS). You will be working with a multi-disciplinary team of Health Workers, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Midwives, and General Practitioners. Services are augmented by a range of visiting specialists and allied health professionals.
About the Organisation
Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) based in Walgett, NSW. Established in 1986, it provides primary health care services to all people in the local community, with 40% of clients being non-Aboriginal. WAMS was the first ACCHO to achieve dual accreditation with the Quality Improvement Council (QIC) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
Services offered include public health, family health, sexual health, dental health, mental health and GP Clinical Services. The not-for-profit organisation also provides a diverse range of health programs, including drug and alcohol and limited health related transport services to facilitate attendance at specialist and other appointments.
The clinic facilities are very clean, modern and everything you would expect to find from a professional health provider in metropolitan areas.
The ideal applicant will possess experience working in Aboriginal Health and/or an interest in working with Aboriginal communities, alongside exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to provide culturally sensitive care to patients.
In addition to the above you will possess:
- Current Registration as a medical practitioner with NSW Medical Board;
- Minimum 5 years post-graduate experience in general practice;
- Proven experience in a supervisory or management capacity, ideally with medical students;
- Vocational Registration with Health Insurance Commission, or approved substitute scheme; and
- FRACGP and/or FACRRM.
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Please note: It is a requirement of this role that successful candidates have a current driver's licence, and are willing to undergo a National Crime Check, Working with Children's Check and Pre-Employment Medical Check, prior to commencing employment.
For full-time employees with WAMS, your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary starting from $250,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications) PLUS extensive salary packaging options. In addition, you will have access to the following benefits:
- Relocation assistance (negotiable);
- Free furnished and maintained accommodation;
- Salary sacrificing up to $15,000 per year
For those candidates interested in a more flexible work arrangement, there is also the option to join WAMS as a contractor. Contractors would be paid at a daily rate, negotiable with experience. If this is something you are interested in, please indicate this in your application below, and this can be discussed with WAMS at interview stage.
Most of all you will have the flexibility to work closely with your patients and build lasting bonds, making you an invaluable member of the local community. You will be able to help patients through their health care journey from beginning to end, granting an incredible level of job satisfaction.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an influential Aboriginal health organisation and deliver health services to remote communities. If you are looking to start the new year in a new role where you can make a real difference - Apply now!
With a population of approximately 2,500, Walgett is a small rural community nestled in north-central New South Wales on the Castlereagh Highway connecting Sydney and Brisbane, with a wide range of transport companies serving the township, in addition to an airfield.
Walgett Shire offers a friendly relaxed lifestyle and there are many sporting and recreational pursuits available. Many people take advantage of the proximity of the Narran Lakes, while others take the opportunity to explore Australia's natural landscapes that seem a world away from the bustle of the city. If you're looking for a change of pace and the opportunity to gain a unique rural experience that few will ever encounter, this is the location for you.