Kimberley - Halls Creek

Vacancy Number: 1187

Work four weeks on, eight weeks off in rural and remote Halls Creek, with your travel paid for to and from your assignment from anywhere in Australia! If you are interested in enjoying the diversity of rural and remote practice while still maintaining life in a larger city, then this role is for you. Join this experienced team of doctors, Aboriginal health workers, registered nurses, health promotional workers, and a number of allied health professionals to support and service the local Aboriginal community in Halls Creek, located in the centre of the Kimberley, northern Western Australia. You’ll enjoy an unrivalled level of support as you provide comprehensive holistic primary health care services to the remote Indigenous communities surrounding your clinic. The successful candidate must be eligible for, or be holding full registration with AHPRA. FRACGP or equivalent is also desirable. Most importantly, candidates must be engaging and welcoming, with the ability to provide holistic care to patients in a culturally appropriate manner. There is a requirement to service the Frail Age once a week, as well as complete a day trip to Ringer Soak once a fortnight.

The Practice AMS, group practice. Aboriginal Medical Service delivering primary and preventative health services to Halls Creek and surrounding communities.
The Package
  • Renumeration: The successful candidate will be paid as a casual and receive the casual loading of 25 percent on top of a base salary of $230,000 pa pro rata.
  • Accommodation: Fully furnished accommodation available while in Halls Creek.
  • Vehicle: Maintained car provided while in Halls Creek.
  • Other details: Annual airfares and salary sacrificing provided. District Allowance (Single, $3,933, Double, $7,866). Travel to and from Halls Creek from anywhere in Australia.
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.