Goldfields - Ngaanyatjarra Lands

Vacancy Number: 5324

From 11/12/2017 to 09/01/2018

Locum GP (L-2134)

Position Description Group Practice. Monday to Friday. No hospital, on call, nursing home or home visits required.
Practice Description 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.
Desirable Skills Accident and emergency skills essential.
Benefits $7,000 per week plus GST Hospital billings: N/A
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.