General Practitioners

Employment Details
Date Added: 12-Dec-2023
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2024 12:00 AM

GRAMS Gascoyne Outreach Service is seeking General Practitioners with a sense of adventure and deep respect for Aboriginal peoples and their cultures to provide comprehensive and culturally safe primary health care services. This opportunity is available for practice at Carnarvon in the heart of the Gascoyne. 

We are looking for suitable practitioners, wherein conditions of engagement are flexible and negotiable!

Reporting to the Medical Director (located in Geraldton), the General Practitioners are responsible for provision of culturally safe General Practitioner services within a comprehensive primary health care framework to the community of Carnarvon. 

For further information, please contact Human Resource at hr@grams.asn.au .

ABOUT YOU

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Medical Practitioner with a minimum of three (3) years’ postgraduate medical experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of comprehensive primary health care and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services as well as an understanding of the issues affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people, including social determinants of health; Demonstrated clinical and procedural experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving Aboriginal health through primary health care;
  • Relevant client case load management experience; 
  • Proven broad comprehensive primary health care experience with advanced clinical skills and competencies needed to work effectively in the Aboriginal primary health care setting; 
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team in a cross cultural and complex environment; 
  • Demonstrated competence in working with and understanding Medicare and the Practice Incentive Scheme and other related incentive schemes; 
  • A demonstrated knowledge of Medicare billing framework and application in primary health care and a demonstrated willingness to appropriately maximize Medicare billing; 
  • A demonstrated understanding of applicable accreditation standards including RACGP accreditation standards and a willingness to provide leadership in continual quality improvement in clinical practice; 
  • Understanding of family medicine, primary health care and preventative health care practice; 
  • The ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality; 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent knowledge of software packages, including My Health Record and Communicare; 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) GRAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, relevant licences and eligibility criteria apply 

ABOUT THE BENEFITS

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package which is negotiable on terms of engagement or employment. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options (for employees only), which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Subsidised partial furnished accommodation 
  • Pool Vehicle with reasonable personal use
  • Please note; If your application is successful, you will have access to benefits including Relocation Assistance of $5000, Salary Package up to $15,900 , 5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading, Employee Assistance Program and Retention Initiatives.

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