Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 858

A part time, or full time permanent General Practitioner required for this busy family practice in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The opportunity exists for the successful candidate to join the current partnership at the practice, where permanent residency and Australian General Practice Fellowship (FRACGP or FACRRM) will be required. This practice is involved in the full range of general practice medical care, also doing pre-employment and mining medicals and a skin cancer procedural clinic. The practice is an accredited teaching practice and is fully computerised. Excellent nursing support is available with three part time registered nurses, audiometry, spirometry and ECG on site. The practice is supported by a robust, well-trained administration and reception team. No after-hours or on call required, and other incentives may be negotiated with the successful candidate

The Practice Private, group practice. Vibrant family practice providing a wide range of services including skin cancer clinics and wide ranging medicals for individuals and companies. The practice is situated in Old China Town.
The Requirements
  • Other Skills: An interest in training would be welcome, but this is not essential.
The Package
  • Renumeration: 55% billings on offer open for negotiation and will depend on experience.
  • Accommodation: No accommodation.
  • Vehicle: No vehicle.
  • Leave: 6 weeks leave per annum, can be negotiated with successful candidate.
  • Agreement: Independent contractor arrangement.
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.