Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 1142

Interested in working in the beautiful, warm, remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia? Want to improve health outcomes, and service a culturally rich community? Full time General Practitioner required for this Aboriginal Health Service located in the picturesque East Kimberley. An interest and experience in Child Health would be advantageous. No on call or weekend work is required. An extremely generous remuneration package is on offer for a suitable candidate that includes a vehicle and accommodation, as well as a number of additional incentives such as medical insurance and registration cover. The successful candidate will be working in a strong team environment with other doctors and support staff. Back up is also provided by the adjacent hospital. The person appointed will have excellent interpersonal, administrative, teaching (both to registrars and medical students) and general practice skills. The person will be a role model with cultural sensitivity, initiative, understanding of Medicare and the Australian health system.

The Practice Private, group practice. This community controlled Aboriginal Health Service specialises in primary care. Located at the gateway to the Kimberley, you will be able to explore an abundance of spectacular outdoor spaces such as El Questro, Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle; fishing, boating, hiking and 4WDriving are just a few of the activities this community thrives on.
The Requirements
  • On call: Not required.
The Package
  • Renumeration: Salary approximately $200,000, plus superannuation.
  • Accommodation: A three bedroom house is included.
  • Vehicle: A 4WD is included.
  • Leave: 4 weeks annual leave.
  • Agreement: Employee agreement.
  • Other details: Salary packaging, medical insurance and registration cover are included.
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.