General Practitioner and Senior Medical Officer

Job No: 110892
Location: Kununurra

  • Multiple opportunities now available with remote health service in WA
  • 2 x General Practitioners (full-time, ongoing)
  • 1 x Senior Medical Officer - permanent full-time (or option to FIFO, 2 months on, 2 months off)
  • Highly attractive package circa $400,000 + super (pro rata for FIFO)
  • HUGE range of benefits to significantly improve your remuneration, including subsidised housing, flights and more!


About the Organisation

The Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) provides a comprehensive Primary Health Care service to Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley region in Western Australia using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of service delivery, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the health issues that affect so many people in the region.

Preventative and public health programs include Maternal and Child Health, Women’s Health, Chronic Disease, Sexual Health and along with the OVAHS Social Support Unit which offers AOD, Mental Health Services, health promotion and education programs in the areas of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders prevention, smoking cessation, chronic disease prevention, childhood health promotion and sexual health.

OVAHS provides a fulfilling and stimulating work environment in a diverse range of areas for those seeking an exciting career in Indigenous Health. 

About the Opportunities

OVAHS now has a number of fantastic opportunities available within their team of dedicated health professionals in Kununurra,WA:

  • 2 x General Practitioners (Full-time, ongoing)
  • 1 x Senior Medical Officer - Permanent full-time (or option to FIFO, 2 months on, 2 months off, with some flexibility around roster)

The successful candidates will be Vocationally Registered GP (FRACGP, FACRRM, or equivalent) and be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in WA. Demonstrated experience in general practice is also essential.

The Senior Medical Officer is a senior management position responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of clinical services. As such, a background in performance management and experience in the professional development and supervision of staff is a requirement for this role. 

Importantly, you will be committed to providing culturally sensitive healthcare and demonstrate an interest in working closely with Aboriginal communities, to understand their health issues and work with them to find solutions.

Please Note: A current Australian ‘C’ Class driver’s license or equivalent, and Federal Police clearance are both essential role requirements.

To view the position description for the General Practitioner roles, please click here.

To view the position description for the Senior Medical Officer role, please click here.

About the Benefits

OVAHS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. It offers a stable, safe and supportive work environment with a large, multi-disciplinary team including doctors, nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, an audiologist, dietitian, mental health workers and a social support unit.

A highly attractive remuneration package is on offer circa $400,000 + super (pro-rata if FIFO arrangements), commensurate with qualifications and experience. This includes a fixed salary of $250,000 + super (pro-rata for FIFO), plus a range of benefits to significantly increase the value of your overall remuneration package including:

Specific benefits include:

  • Paid medical insurance and registration
  • Salary packaging options
  • No on call or weekend work is required
  • Quality Staff housing with all utilities included + NBN internet
  • Fully maintained 4WD Vehicle with fuel for work and personal use (within 100km of Kununurra)
  • 5 weeks Annual leave (pro rata)+ additional Christmas/New Year break of up 10 days
  • Generous Study leave and allowance
  • Relocation assistance
  • 17.5% leave loading (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)
  • Annual flight allowance to Perth (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)
  • Public holidays as paid days off
  • Sociable hours (Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm)

Additionally, working at OVAHS in Kununurra has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Kimberley Region. With Australia’s most stunning landscapes on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, the Kimberley is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

About Kununurra

As the gateway to Western Australia's magnificent Kimberley region, Kununurra is the heart of a bustling community supported by agriculture, tourism and mining industries. Blessed with a balmy climate, breathtaking scenery, unique flora & fauna and a huge range of adventure & cultural experiences, Kununurra offers a fantastic lifestyle.

Located in the East Kimberley, 3200km from Perth and 800km from Darwin, the picturesque town is home to approximately 6,000 people. During the tourist seasons, this swells to approximately 10,000 people. Kununurra has well developed infrastructure, including a modern hospital, leisure and aquatic centre, shopping centre, and specialty shops.

Kununurra was formed in the early 1960's to service the construction of the Ord Irrigation Scheme. The town has seen the transformation of ancient river plains into one of the most diverse and productive agricultural areas in Australia. Harnessing the mighty Ord River opened up the area to horticulture, aquaculture, eco-tourism and agri-tourism. The area is also a paradise for fishing, boating and outdoor enthusiasts.

Kununurra is also the perfect base to explore the Kimberley region, one of Australia's most spectacular tourist destinations.

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