Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 1475

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Variety and flexibility! We require the full time services of two General Practitioner to work in our busy practice in Derby. There is the opportunity to participate in FIFO or DIDO clinics in remote communities if interested. There is also the option to participate in formal teaching. With on call local nursing home visits shared between five GP's this is a truly varied role with the option to either work 0.9 FTE or full time.

The Practice AMS, group practice. Aboriginal Medical Service. DAHS looks after seven outlying clinics in Aboriginal communities. We drive to two of them, and fly to five of them. We do day trips only, and our remote nurses and Aboriginal health workers look after the remote clinics after hours and liaise with the RFDS if required. We also have population health programs for flu drives, adolescent health, rheumatic heart disease clinics, child health. Supported by Nursing and Aboriginal Health Workers.
The Package
  • Remuneration: Base salary $201,000 to $250,000 with an on call allowance of an additional $500 per week. Salary packaging plus GPRIP payments starting at $25,000 after one year of service and $60,000 after five years.
  • Accommodation: Furnished accommodation with all utilities paid for.
  • Vehicle: Provided
  • Leave: 6 weeks annual leave with 2 weeks study leave plus an additional shutdown period of 2 weeks leave over Christmas. (The latter is at the discretion of the board)
  • Agreement: Standard employee contract
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.