Remote Indigenous Health - Locum VR GP - Gulf of Capentaria, NT

Job details

ID: JREF-103367
Type: Locum
Salary: $1500 per day
Location: Northern Territory
Start: 26/09/2021
End: 26/11/2021
Published: 16/09/2021
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  • 29 Sep - 31 Nov * Min 2 weeks booking
  • $1500 per day + travel + accommodation
  • Monday - Friday working 8am-5pm

The position

Work is undertaken in a multi-disciplinary team delivering clinical and public health services to the residents of the Wadeye community and surrounding outstations. Clinical support is provided by the Aerial Medical Service telephone consultations and medical retrievals. Royal Darwin Hospital is the regional hospital and provides tertiary care. 

Hours are from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. On call - a Nurse on call responds to any call outs and contacts the doctor if advised by the RMP on call from Darwin.

This is a 2 GP post. Please note that the RMP visits Robinson River once a week for a day visit via light aircraft. 

The location

Borroloola is located on the McArthur River, about 50 km upstream from the Gulf of Carpentaria. Borroloola lies on the traditional country of the Yanyuwa people, on the coastal plain between the Barkly Tablelands and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Rivers that run from the Tablelands escarpment to the Gulf regularly flood in the wet season, making travel on the unsealed section of Highway One along the coastal plain to Queensland impossible. The rivers of this region have carved spectacular gorges through sandstone deposits in their upper reaches. The rivers and coastal areas are host to barramundi, earning Borroloola a reputation among sports fisherman, and also to the deadly saltwater crocodile. Population approximately 1609.

Essential criteria

FACRRM/FRACGP or VR qualifications 

Previous experience in Indigenous Health 

Unrestricted AHPRA Registration

If you want to top up your income in the lead up to Christmas and do have availability to help, please get in touch with me directly on 0426 232 081.

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