Kimberley - Halls Creek

Vacancy Number: 1402

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - This practice is currently seeking expressions of interests for a GP willing to work either permanently or FIFO four weeks on/ four weeks off, with your travel paid for to and from your assignment from anywhere in Australia. You must be eligible for, or be holding full registration with AHPRA. FRACGP or equivalent is also desirable. 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 Requirements
  • On call: Not required.
The Package
  • Remuneration: $260,000 per annum pro rata plus superannuation (casual loading of 25% with the FIFO role)
  • Accommodation: Fully furnished accommodation available whilst in Halls Creek.
  • Vehicle: Maintained car provided whilst in Halls Creek.
  • Agreement: Casual Employee agreement for the FIFO role or Permanent Employee agreement if Permanent.
  • Other details: Salary sacrificing provided.
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.