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Turrbal and Jagera Country
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
After Hours Requirements: No
Salary Information: Negotiable (based on experience & qualifications)
About the Organisation:
This not-for-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and controlled non-government health, social health and wellbeing organization has been operational for over 25 years and employs over 130 staff. At the heart of the organisation is the Primary Health Care Centre at Injinoo, an accredited General Practice, delivering services to 5 remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. These are Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, Seisia and New Mapoon.
About Life in the Northern Peninsular Area (NPA):
Find a new, relaxed way of life in tropical Far North Queensland, just 25km from the tip of Cape York Peninsula and 900km north of Cairns, with daily flights to Cairns being just under 2 hours, travel is a breeze.
The main centre for the 3,000 people of the five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Inland communities is Bamaga, a well serviced and close-knit neighbourhood offering residents everything you'd expect in a large country town - schools, a supermarket, hospital, post office, service station/workshop, child care services, clothing store, hotel, snack bar and bakery.
You will be dazzled by the recreational opportunities offered by the natural beauty on your doorstep. Fishing and boating are major recreational pastimes on the stunning Jardine River, and the many local coastal reefs and islands. Discover the local rivers and swimming holes as well as beautiful white sand beaches, while the nearby rainforest provides endless opportunities for walking, exploration and bird watching.
About the Opportunity:
This organisation is looking for a General Practitioner to work within a cohesive and integrated team. The General Practitioner provides a high standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach towards diagnosis and management of illness. This position will demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention, working in collaboration with local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.
To be successful in this role you will have:
Tertiary qualification in Medicine with current unrestricted specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
FRACGP or FACRRM Fellowship
Current Medical Indemnity Insurance
Experience in or a demonstrated commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes
Willingness and ability to accommodate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values and traditions including willingness to take advice from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
It is a condition of employment for this position that the employee be vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the Workers in a Healthcare Setting (COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements) Direction.
About the Benefits:
If you are looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or are seeking a new adventure, this may be the role for you. Experience working 38 hours a week in a location that provides the best the "top end" can offer — fishing, camping, amazing wildlife, 4WD adventures, all whilst you develop and expand your career options.
NPAFACS offers excellent facilities, and the opportunity to work within a supportive team culture.
In return for your hard work and dedication, the successful applicant will enjoy an above award salary (dependent on experience and qualifications) plus super. Furthermore, you will have the option of salary sacrifice arrangements to increase your take-home pay.
A fully-furnished two-bedroom air-conditioned accommodation and vehicle is provided with the position and NPAFACS will cover relocation costs of up to $3,000.
What you will receive:
24 Month Fixed Term Contract with a possible extension
20 days paid Annual Leave including 17.5% loading
10 days Personal/ Carers Leave
Approx. 10 days paid leave over the Christmas closure period
5 days paid Remote Leave
Fully furnished accommodation available
Relocation assistance up to $3,000
2wd vehicle with fuel and home garaging
This is a fantastic opportunity for career growth and advancement, as well as a great chance to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures first hand.
Your application will include the following questions:
Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
How many years' experience do you have as a general practitioner?
Do you have fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)?
For more information on this position, please contact our team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.