Primary health care positions in TEHS


If you want your career to go places then join Top End Health Services, Primary Health Care Service in the Northern Territory.  The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre. Continued investment in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care, child protection and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

We are flexible in our employment and are happy to discuss fly in fly out (FIFO).  The remuneration package is very attractive and recognises your qualifications and experience along with Commonwealth allowances in addition to the Medical Officer Enterprise Agreement.

Entry Requirements

College

Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) College website

Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
  • General medical registration with AHPRA
  • GP Training post with NTGPE or RVTS

Opportunities in TEHS

PHC Top End Central

This area includes clinics in Bathurst Island, Belyuen and Milikapiti, Pirlangimpi, Julanimawu on the Tiwi Islands. The Health Centres provide a level of service which is linked to the size and needs of the communities. Some have a resident General Practitioner and some have a visiting service. They may include 24 hours, seven day a week acute/emergency response through health staff on call and primary health care to the community: antenatal care; healthy under 5 program; childhood and adult immunization; healthy school aged kids program; preventable chronic disease program; well women’s and well men’s screening; infectious and communicable disease prevention and control.

PHC Top End West

This area includes clinics in Adelaide River, Batchelor, Daly River, Palumpa, and Wadeye. The Health Centres provide a level of service which is linked to the size and needs of the communities. Some have a resident General Practitioner and some have a visiting service. They may include 24 hour seven day a week acute/emergency response through health staff on call and primary health care to the community: antenatal care; Healthy Under five Kids Program; childhood and adult immunisation; healthy school aged kids program; preventable chronic disease (PCD) program; well women’s and well men’s screening; infectious and communicable disease prevention and control.

PHC Top End West Arnhem and Maningrida-Darwin

This area includes clinics in Jabiru, Minjalang, Warruwi, Gunbalanya and Maningrida. The Health Centres provide a level of service which is linked to the size and needs of the communities. Some have a resident General Practitioner and some have a visiting service. They may include The Health Centre provides 24 hours seven day a week acute/emergency response through health staff on call and primary health care to the community: antenatal care; growth assessment and action (GAA) program for infants and children under five; childhood and adult immunisation; healthy school aged kids program; preventable chronic disease (PCD) program; well women’s and well men’s screening; infectious and communicable disease prevention and control.

PHC Darwin Correctional Centre and Youth Detention

Primary Health Centre services to the Darwin Correctional Centre and Youth Detention.  An extremely dynamic team.

Public Health Unit and  Chronic Disease Control Medical

The Darwin Centre for Disease Control (CDC). Provides a range of services to monitor, control and prevent communicable and non-communicable diseases that affect the population of the NT and also our international neighbours in the region.

Offers public Health physicians the opportunity to work in remote and resource limited settings, including internationally. With exposure to clinical management of cases of TB, leprosy, non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease, HIV and other STIs, hepatitis B and C as well as programmatic control via public health responses for over 60 different notifiable conditions.

This will include community involvement, health promotion, healthcare colleague support and education around conditions such as measles, mumps, meningococcal disease, malaria, arbo-viral diseases, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, acute post streptococcal glomerulonephritis and trachoma. The experience will provide an invaluable public health perspective aimed at enhancing a physician's day to day clinical practice.

In addition to the clinical service related to TB diagnosis and treatment there will be involvement in protocol based screening of illegal fisherpersons apprehended in Northern waters. It will also involve clinics in the regional centres of Katherine, Gove and Maningrida. There will be an educational component to this position with trainees expected to teach medical students, physician trainees, nurses and aboriginal health workers.

The trainee will also gain experience in writing ministerial and press briefings, as well as fact sheets. Project work will also be undertaken with an expectation of publication in the "NT Disease Control Bulletin".

Education

Formal teaching opportunities include:

  • Weekly RDPH Hospital Grand Rounds
  • Weekly RMP Meetings
  • Biannual Face to Face RMP Forums
  • Montly Journal Club
  • Monthly Morbidity & Mortality Meetings

For further information on registrar positions you can contact Director Medical Services – Primary Health Care Branch RMPAdmin.TERHMedical@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 29 December 2020

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