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Public Health Medical Registrar

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory
  • Contract Duration: Fixed Term – 12 month contract
  • Work hours: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 08:00am - 04:30pm (Part-Time negotiable)
  • Location: Darwin / Alice Springs
  • Base Salary: $118,281.75 - $132,696.50 p.a pro-rata (negotiable depending on qualifications and experience).

About The Organisation

AMSANT is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the Northern Territory and advocates for equity in health, focusing on supporting the provision of high quality comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal communities.


  • Salary packaging up to $15,899.94 p.a
  • Employer Superannuation contribution
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Personal/carers leave up to 10 days per year
  • 10 days per year Study leave can be negotiated
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • 10 days Ceremonial leave
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Program for work and non-work related

Role Description

The role of the Public Health Registrar is to provide public health and communicable disease/health protection support to AMSANT and the Top End Health Service Public Health unit (TEHS PHU). There will be a co-location arrangement with TEHS PHU where the registrar will spend approximately half of their time at the PHU undertaking a six-month term in communicable disease and health protection with a focus on the needs of the ACCHS sector. This arrangement could also potentially be negotiated with the Central Australian Health Service Public Health Unit for applicants in Central Australia. This arrangement is optional if the secondment at TEHS PHU does not suit the applicants learning needs. The position will be flexible depending on the learning needs and interests of the applicant and the priorities of AMSANT and the NTG Public Health Unit. The applicant will undertake or participate in 1-2 specific projects and contribute broadly to public health work within AMSANT and the Public Health Unit. Previous examples of project work include a needs analysis focusing on antenatal care and an audit of syphilis testing in pregnancy. The partnership with the Health Department supports an opportunity to work in an Aboriginal organisation whilst also developing core communicable disease/health protection competencies.


  1. Provide public health support to member services with a focus on communicable disease challenges.
  2. Contribute to public health policy and advocacy work undertaken by AMSANT with an emphasis on key public health issues.
  3. Work within TEHS or CAHS Department Public Health Unit, with a focus on providing support to primary health care/ACCHS sector whilst also contributing to the day-to-day communicable disease and health protection work of the Unit.
  4. Review research proposals according to the AMSANT research policy for their potential to contribute to Aboriginal PHC capacity and improvement in health outcomes.
  5. Provide advice and support to senior clinicians in the sector on public health issues.
  6. Undertake 1-2 projects that will support improved management of public health and health protection in the ACCHS sector and Aboriginal PHC more broadly.
  7. Contribute as an active member of the AMSANT Public Health team.
  8. Attend all staff and team meetings as required by AMSANT.

Selection Requirements (Qualifications & Attributes)


  1. Eligible for medical registration in the NT
  2. Currently enrolled or eligible to enrol in the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine training scheme.
  3. Proven verbal and written communication skills suited to a cross-cultural environment and communication with government and other non-government organisations.
  4. Understanding of the NT Aboriginal PHC environment.
  5. An interest in developing public health skills and competencies related to Aboriginal primary health care.
  6. An interest in developing public health competencies related to communicable disease and other work undertaken within NTG Public Health (e.g. environmental health).
  7. Capacity to work in an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation including an ability to take direction from Aboriginal management and to work co-operatively in a cross-cultural environment.


  1. Clinical and /or public health experience in Aboriginal primary health care

Additional information

  • Original qualifications must be available for viewing and copies to be kept on personnel file.
  • Applications must have an Ochre Card and a Current Police Check and/or ability to obtain these prior to commencement.
  • The COVID-19 Safety Management Plan and other COVID – 19 related information Policy and Procedure require all AMSANT employees to have had a third COVID-19 Vaccination. Temporary or permanent exemptions apply in certain circumstances.
  • Applicants must be able and willing to undertake travel throughout the NT and Interstate (sometimes as a light aircraft passenger) and possess a C class Driver’s Licence.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information please contact us at [email protected] using the subject line: Public Health Medical Registrar enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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