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General Practitioner

Job Category
Position Type
Full Time
Application Closing Date
$234,019- $247,391


  • Palmerston location, Full Time
  • Have a real impact on the health and wellbeing of our Indigenous communities
  • Work with a down to earth team, dedicated to what we do

We have a great opportunity for dedicated and experienced General Practitioner to join our Palmerston Clinic. Take on an important role where you’ll improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by reaching out to the community and promoting better health choices. We will provide great learning opportunities, giving you the chance to grow your skills and progress your career.

About Us

Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service is a community organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru communities in the Yilli Rreung Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive programs based on principles of equity, access, empowerment, determination and collaboration.

About the role

You will be providing a significant amount of primary care whilst also focusing on women’s health and maternal health.

  • You’ll IMPACT the community, helping close the gap in Indigenous healthcare and wellbeing, one helping hand at a time.
  • You’ll be PROUD, both of the work you do and who you work for.
  • You’ll work with a TEAM, alongside people who are down to earth and truly dedicated to what we do.
  • You’ll EXPERIENCE and learn something new every day through the variety of your role.
  • You’ll embrace the OPPORTUNITY to progress your career - follow your path at Danila Dilba.
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide clinical services to clients in the acute setting while applying the principles of chronic disease management to appropriate cases.
  • Participate in primary health care service delivery and development.
  • Participate in screening, recall, follow up and referral processes.
  • Partake in clinical audits
  • Participate in Registrar, Aboriginal Health Worker and medical student supervision, education and staff development sessions to upgrade skills.
  • Contribute to operational system reviews and improvement.
  • Utilise the Communicare client management system, HIC online and other associated systems to ensure that client records are maintained accurately and meet all legal obligations
  • Utilise adult health check assessments and care planning for all clients.
  • Be effective and efficient in ensuring timely billing for Medicare, PIP and SIP payments.
  • Promote the role and importance of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations within government and the community.
  • Advocate for and represent the interests of Danila Dilba locally and nationally.
  • Undertake any other duties at the request of the Practice Manager which are considered relevant to the position and the level of classification for the position.
  • Represent Danila Dilba at meetings, seminars, conferences and functions as appropriate
  • Develop, implement and deliver contemporary models of holistic mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services including psychological interventions, counselling, support and advocacy services in clinic settings;
Are you the right person?

The successful candidate will have:

  • Current registration as a General Practitioner with AHPRA
  • Fellow of the RACGP or ACCRM
  • Relevant Post-graduate qualification and Diploma in Obstetrics or 5 years relevant experience in antenatal care
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of Primary Health Care within Indigenous Health
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture, self-determination concepts and history and knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team, with strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to plan, manage and prioritise tasks;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team in a cross-cultural and complex environment;
  • Demonstrated high standard of written and computer skills in the preparation of detailed reports, general correspondence and documentations with an understanding of confidentiality.
  • A detailed understanding how Medicare works
  • Have or willing to get MTOP and IUD training

We want you to be proud of both the work you do and of who you work for! Follow your path at Danila Dilba - where every person matters!


For further information, please contact Jenna March on 08 8942 5400 or at recruit@ddhs.org.au

Position Description
Closing Date

Applications must be submitted by COB 10 May 2021 via the online portal.

To be considered all applications must include:

Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria, and Current Resume (CV)

If you experience any issues, please contact hr@ddhs.org.au



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