Goldfields - Ngaanyatjarra Lands

Vacancy Number: 1056

A unique opportunity has arisen in for a senior general practitioner to join this large primary health care team working across public health, healthy ageing and clinical programs. The successful candidate will service the remotest of Aboriginal communities across the deserts of Western Australia. They will gain access to communities and natural environments otherwise closed to the general public. This position will be based at one of the twelve remote clinics within the region, with the need to travel to other clinics within the area at times. If you are interested in a unique practice experience and are wanting to build and develop range of clinical skills in a unique remote Aboriginal health context, this position is for you. Accommodation and a vehicle will be provided.

The Practice AMS, group practice. Aboriginal health service providing primary and preventative health care to communities widely scattered across the Great Victorian and Gibson Deserts of Western Australia. There is no hospital or other health providers servicing or based in the area and most communities are at least 1,000 kilometres from a regional centre. Approximately 2,300 people live in the communities and the Health Service employs around 65 staff members.
The Package
  • Renumeration: Flat rate per day of approx. $7K per week as base rate, plus Medicare billings above and beyond the base rate (25% up to a certain amount then 50% of billings).
  • Accommodation: A fully furnished three bedroom house, additional duplex accommodation dependant on location.
  • Vehicle: 4WD vehicle.
  • Leave: Generous pro rata professional development and leave entitlements are provided.
  • Agreement: Permanent contract.
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.