Goldfields - Kalgoorlie

Vacancy Number: 1485

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Bega Garnbirringu Health Services (Bega) is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates with a proven track record in clinical management to fill the role of Senior Medical Officer. The Senior Medical Officer is a key leadership role reporting to the Manager Primary Health. The core function is to provide medical leadership of clinic General Practitioners, including staff performance management and workforce coordination. Working closely with senior management, the Senor Medical Officer will contribute to clinical governance and provide medical care to clients of Bega Garnbirringu Health Service. It is expected that you will be an exemplary leader who provides guidance, mentoring and coaching to all general practitioner and other clinical staff in the pursuit of maintaining a workplace cultural that is free from unhealthy behaviours. To be considered for this role, you will have at least five (5) years’ experience in community GP practice (post fellowship), an Aboriginal Primary Health or similar setting. Your experience will also include development, implementation, change management and evaluation of complex service delivery systems or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience to fulfil this requirement. A deep and empathetic understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and a genuine passion for Aboriginal health is vital to your success in this role. A detailed position description is available on the website For more information on what the town offers, please visit the city of Kalgoorlie/Boulder website

The Practice AMS, group practice. Named for the aboriginal dialect for 'sickness gets better', this is a multi professional team of skilled workers, delivering health care to the aboriginal population of Kalgoorlie and the sourrounding lands. We aim to offer a welcome to all, and a balanced and culturally appropriate delivery of health care. Such services as general medicine, health screening, womens and childrens health, preventative care and antenatal, just to name a few, are some of the may services we offer. Of late we have a mobile clinic, that extends care to those areas that are lacking in primary health care. You will be made to feel welcome, challenged and be offered an experience that will enhance your professional career.
The Requirements
  • On call: On call rqd - TBD with Mgr Primary Health and COO.
The Package
  • Remuneration: A highly attractive remuneration package, commensurate with experience and seniority of the role, will be offered to the successful candidate.
Map of 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.