Medical Officers

Job No: 143552
Location: Tennant Creek

  • Not to be missed full-time opportunities available for Medical Officers!
  • Attractive salary circa $280,000 PLUS super and an extensive range of benefits!
  • Call Tennant Creek home for what we believe could be a period in your life you'll always remember and be proud of!

Would you like to know a bit about us?

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.

Anyinginyi consists of four different sections (Health Centre, Corporate Services, Public Health Unit,and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allows them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.

Anyinginyi's vision is Aboriginal people in the Barkly region enjoy equity in health status with that of other Australian citizens. Anyinginyi's purpose is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services focusing on the Aboriginal communities of the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way. 

How you'll make a difference

Are you a Medical Officer who is wanting to make a difference? AHAC are seeking full-time Medical Officers who are looking for a new challenge in a stunning Australian outback location.

This rewarding opportunity will see you travelling to beautiful remote communities within a 100km radius of Tennant Creek. You will help enact positive change by providing high-quality clinical and culturally safe primary healthcare services, working within a multidisciplinary team to optimise the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people within a comprehensive primary healthcare setting. To ensure a comfortable and safe environment male doctors will predominately see male patients and female doctors will predominately see female patients.

Some of your core duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Providing clinical care in conjunction with Aboriginal Health Workers, Registered Nurses and other health professionals to Aboriginal people in Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region;
  • Conducting consultations with clinic clients including listening to their stories, providing a comprehensive physical examination and consulting with other clinical staff as necessary on the treatment and management of client’s health problems;
  • Collecting specified data on all client contacts in the clinic or community in accordance with health service’s Key Performance Indicator requirements; and
  • Addressing issues relating to Sexual Health treatment and follow ups

AHAC is looking for candidates who are fully qualified as a General Practitioner with current (or eligibility to obtain) registration with AHPRA. You must also have recognised clinical experience. Candidates who have experience in an Aboriginal Health Community Controlled environment will be highly regarded.

If you are in possession of your DRCOG or Sexual Health Certificate it is important for you to know that your expertise will be highly regarded.

Please note: An Ochre Card (NT Working with Children) card is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.  

In return, the spoils are yours to enjoy

This is a highly varied and interesting role where you will truly make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people and experience real job satisfaction every day - don't miss out!

For your hard work you will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $280,000 PLUS super! You will have access to a range of great benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,899.94 pa;
  • 6 weeks annual leave as well as personal/carer’s leave up to 10 days per year;
  • 4 weeks study and professional development leave with up to $5000 study assistance;
  • An annual performance bonus of $10,000 for the first year and $20,000 from second year onwards;
  • Free accommodation;
  • Corporate vehicle provided for work and limited personal use up to 2500 KM annually;
  • Up to $5,000 relocation assistance and up to $5,000 repatriation assistance;
  • Pro-Rata Medical Indemnity Insurance reimbursement;
  • Twice a year FOIL of two days + $1000 per occasion ($2000 pa);
  • Employee access to Anyinginyi Health Clinic;
  • Free Prescriptions;
  • Free General Dentistry (Lab Work to be paid by employee);

You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will also receive personal and professional development opportunities. You will gain invaluable experience in this role, developing skills and having experiences you otherwise wouldn't have in a metro setting. Experience gained in the Barkly will stand you in good stead in your future career.

Life in Tennant Creek & Barkley Region!

Year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage, but is a remarkable community to set up home in!

500km north of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek was once a rough and tumble droving town, but is now a modern town and one of the Territory's most populated areas. It is home to a major regional hospital, a CDU campus, schools, shops and a supermarket, accommodation, bars, clubs and restaurants, banking facilities, sporting clubs and an airport - everything you need to set up a relaxing new lifestyle! People from all walks of life find themselves calling Tennant Creek home.

There is plenty in the region that is sure to keep you occupied. For the thrill seekers, Tennant Creek is an adventure playground. Explore the trails around Davenport Range National Park in a 4WD or tackle the numerous walking tracks in the region. For full lifestyle immersion, set up camp on a cattle station, such as Banka Banka Station where travellers can have a steak on the barby and enjoy a cold beverage on the verandah of the historic mud brick homestead, the options are endless.

Please note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is required for this role.

This opportunity won't last long - if you think you have what it takes - Apply now! 

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