Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 1367

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Looking for an adventure? Want to feel nurtured and sustained in a genuinely warm and captivating environment? The privately owned practice in Kununurra is looking for a full-time practitioner for this friendly community. If you are particularly interested in doing Aboriginal health, 20% of our patients are Aboriginal. Wunan Foundation, our parent organisation, looks at programs around social determinants of health including education, employment, housing, driver training and financial literacy. The practice provides an amazingly broad scope of medical and nursing services such as skin checks and procedures, industrial medicine, chronic disease management, pre-employment medicals, shared antenatal care, women’s health, men's health, palliative care support including dealings with unusual conditions like melioidosis and rheumatic heart disease. We also provide a walk-in service for minor injuries and general illnesses such as the ’Flu’ including first aid, sexual health screening, spirometry and immunisations. It is a chance for you to do what you enjoy doing in general practice as well as learning new skills.

The Practice Private, group practice. General Practice providing comprehensive primary health care services including general medicine, women’s health, sick kids clinic, Chronic Disease, men’s health, skin checks and procedures, sexual health, mental health and medical assessments including aviation and visa medical.
The Requirements
  • Other Skills: Admitting rights to the local hospital can be applied for, nursing home visits and home visits can be participated in should the interested candidate express interest.
The Package
  • Remuneration: 65% billings, no superannuation (approx 200+K).
  • Accommodation: Housing allowance provided.
  • 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.