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General Practitioner - Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service - Kununurra

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  • GP opportunity now available with a remote health service in WA
  • Highly attractive package circa $400,000 + super (pro-rata for FIFO)
  • HUGE range of benefits to significantly improve your remuneration, including subsidised housing, flights and more!

About the Organisation

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) provides comprehensive Primary Health Care services to Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. With a holistic approach that includes a high standard of service delivery and the promotion of social justice, they empower individuals, families, and communities to make positive changes for their health and wellbeing.

Most importantly, the OVAHS approach involves members of the community taking part in controlling their own wellbeing. Management and governance, staff selection, and service delivery priorities are directed by the organisation’s Aboriginal Board and Community Health Committees.

About the Opportunity

OVAHS now has a fantastic opportunity available for a full-time General Practitioner to work within their team of dedicated health professionals in Kununurra, WA on a permanent basis.

To be considered for this position you must be a Vocationally Registered GP (FRACGP, FACRRM, or equivalent) and be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in WA. Demonstrated experience in general practice is also essential.

Importantly, you will be committed to providing culturally sensitive healthcare and demonstrate an interest in working closely with Aboriginal communities, to understand their health issues and work with them to find solutions.

About the Benefits

OVAHS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. It offers a stable, safe and supportive work environment with a large, multi-disciplinary team including doctors, nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, an audiologist, dietitian, mental health workers and a social support unit.

A highly attractive remuneration package is on offer circa $400,000 + super (pro-rata for FIFO), commensurate with qualifications and experience. This includes a fixed salary of $250,000 + super (pro-rata for FIFO), plus a range of benefits to significantly increase the value of your overall remuneration package including:

  • Paid medical insurance and registration
  • Salary packaging options
  • No on-call or weekend work is required
  • Quality Staff housing with all utilities included + NBN internet
  • Fully maintained 4WD Vehicle with fuel for work and personal use (within 100km of Kununurra)
  • 5 weeks Annual leave (pro-rata)+ additional Christmas/New Year break of up 10 days
  • Generous Study leave and allowance
  • Relocation assistance
  • 14% leave loading (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)
  • Annual flight allowance to Perth (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)
  • Public holidays as paid days off
  • Sociable hours (Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm)

Additionally, working at OVAHS in Kununurra has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Kimberley Region. With Australia’s most stunning landscapes on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, the Kimberley is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

About Kununurra

As the gateway to Western Australia's magnificent Kimberley region, Kununurra is the heart of a bustling community supported by agriculture, tourism and mining industries. Blessed with a balmy climate, breathtaking scenery, unique flora & fauna and a huge range of adventure & cultural experiences, Kununurra offers a fantastic lifestyle.

Located in the East Kimberley, 3200km from Perth and 800km from Darwin, the picturesque town is home to approximately 6,000 people. During the tourist seasons, this swells to approximately 10,000 people. Kununurra has well-developed infrastructure, including a modern hospital, leisure and aquatic centre, shopping centre, and specialty shops.

Kununurra was formed in the early 1960s to service the construction of the Ord Irrigation Scheme. The town has seen the transformation of ancient river plains into one of the most diverse and productive agricultural areas in Australia. Harnessing the mighty Ord River opened up the area to horticulture, aquaculture, eco-tourism and agri-tourism. The area is also a paradise for fishing, boating and outdoor enthusiasts.

Kununurra is also the perfect base to explore the Kimberley region, one of Australia's most spectacular tourist destinations.

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