Pilbara - Roebourne

Vacancy Number: 1034

A full time, vocationally registered general practitioner position has become available at this unique Aboriginal Medical Service in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Offering a very attractive employment package, the successful candidate will be supported by a practice nurse, allied health staff, aboriginal health workers, an administration team, and other visiting specialists. There is also a district general hospital with a 24 hour emergency department located only 40 kilometres away, with visiting specialists available at the hospital or the Service itself. The remote Aboriginal communities in Millstream National Park and Onslow are also serviced by this Service via outreach clinics. The generous employment package on offer includes an attractive base salary plus superannuation, modern housing in the vibrant town of Karratha, a vehicle including fuel costs, annual leave, study leave, salary sacrificing options, relocation assistance, utility costs as well as General Practice Rural Incentive Programme (GPRIP) payments via Medicare.

The Practice Private, group practice. Mawarnkarra Health Service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service, based in Roebourne WA. We offer a diverse range of services including primary healthcare service, public health programs, environmental health, social and emotional wellbeing counselling, alcohol and drug misuse, nutritional program, and family violence refuge for women and children.
The Requirements
  • On call: Will be required - on roster.
The Package
  • Renumeration: $280K plus superannuation.
  • Accommodation: Modern housing in the vibrant town of Karratha, including utility costs.
  • Vehicle: A vehicle including fuel costs.
  • Leave: 5 weeks annual leav, study leave.
  • Other details: Annual airfare (after completion of 12 months), salary sacrificing options, relocation assistance.
Map of Pilbara

Pilbara

The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.