Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 1478

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Don't miss out on the chance to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location! Interested in working in the beautiful remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia? Want to improve health outcomes, and service a culturally rich community? using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of service delivery, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the health issues that affects so many people in the region. Preventative and public health programs include Maternal and Child Health, Women’s Health, Chronic Disease, Sexual Health and along with the OVAHS Social Support Unit which offers AOD, Mental Health Services, health promotion and education programs in the areas of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders prevention, smoking cessation, chronic disease prevention, childhood health promotion and sexual health.

The Practice AMS, group practice. This community controlled Aboriginal Health Service specialises in primary health care. Located at the gateway to the Kimberley, you will be able to explore an abundance of spectacular outdoor spaces such as El Questro, Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle; fishing, boating, hiking and 4WDriving are just a few of the activities this community thrives on.
The Requirements
  • On call: No on call or weekend work is required
The Package
  • Remuneration: A generous package circa $400,000 including a Fixed Salary of $250,000, plus super, medical insurance and registration additionally covered + Salary Packaging options
  • Accommodation: Quality Staff housing with all utilities included + NBN intern. A three bedroo house
  • Vehicle: A 4WD is included.
  • Leave: 5 weeks Annual leave + additional Christmas/New Year break of up to 10 days
  • Agreement: Employee agreement.
  • Other details: Salary packaging, medical insurance and registration cover are included. Annual flight to Perth (or equivalent)
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.