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GP Locum - Miwatj Health - Gapuwiyak NT

GP Locum - Miwatj Health - Gapuwiyak NT (JO-2302-2899) Arnhem Land, Australia

Salary: AUD1650 - AUD1650 per day + $1650 per day


  • Remote Gapuwiyak Community
  • Aboriginal Medical Service
  • $1650 per day
  • Dates available February to June 2023
  • Minimum 3 week placement

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in East Arnhem Land, providing clinical services to the residents of Gapuwiyak. This is primarily a solo GP clinic currently utilising locum GP’s whilst recruiting permanently. This is a great opportunity to explore the role with a "Try Before You Buy" Locum placement.

The Gapuwiyak clinic is nurse led, with a clinic manager RN background and 5 FTE registered nurses including 1 midwife. There is currently 3 Aboriginal Health Practitioners working in the clinic and support staff are Yolngu community members: 2 drivers, 2 reception staff and 1 administrator.

Dates Available:

  • Dates available February to June 2023
  • Minimum 3 week placement
  • Permanent FIFO opportunity available, rotating 6 weeks on 6 weeks off

Daily Rate:

  • $1650 per day

Clinic Opening Hours

  • 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • No on call, call out/public holiday work

Transport and Accommodation:

  • All transport from the nearest major airport to and from your location is arranged by NT PHN (conditions apply)
  • Accommodation will be provided while on placement by the health service

Patient Record System:

  • This clinic uses Communicare, with orientation will be provided

Eligibility to Apply:

  • Must have current non-restricted registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and general practice specialisation is essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, values and beliefs
  • Indigenous Health experience

What's it like in Gapuwiyak?

Gapuwiyak is a mainland community located on the shore of Lake Evella near the upper reaches of the Buckingham River. It is 60 air km south east of Galiwin'ku and 115 air km west of Nhulunbuy (220 km by good gravel road).

There is almost year round road access to Nhulunbuy and the road to Katherine can be cut in the wet season. The community has an average population of around 1000 Yolŋu people. Gapuwiyak is a traditional Aboriginal community with restricted access.

For more information about this excellent opportunity, contact Bonita on 08 8982 1096.