Kimberley - Bidyadanga

Vacancy Number: 1365

An opportunity exists within this Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, for a general practitioner interested in acute presentations and chronic disease management. The successful practitioner will be required to service the Bidyadanga community, just south of Broome, which is home to the largest discrete Aboriginal community in Western Australia. The community of Bidyadanga has complex health needs, including high rates of both acute and chronic illness. This is a Part time position - 0.6 FTE which equates to approximately 46 hours per fortnight. Flexibility will be required, as this role can be fly in/fly out or drive in/drive out from Broome.

The Practice Private, group practice. Solo AMS clinic with 7 Registered Nurses and 3 Aboriginal Health Workers
The Package
  • Renumeration: $230,000 per annum pro rata. Plus super.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation allowance of $13,000 pro rata.
  • Vehicle: No vehicle provided, unless on drive in/drive out roster.
  • Leave: 6 weeks annual leave for each 12 months service with Loading of 17.5% is payable on four weeks annual leave per year. This equates to and will be paid as 11.67% pro rata payable on six weeks annual leave. All leave is pro rata.
  • Agreement: Salaried employee.
  • Other details: Accommodation Allowance of $13,000 Electricity Allowance of $1,440 District Allowance - Single rate $2,920 per annum pro rata or Dependant rate $5,840 per annum pro rata Mobile Phone of $100 per month. All provisions are pro rata.
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.