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Focus on Aboriginal Health with this VR GP role in lively Coastal City

Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service are currently seeking a full-time Vocationally Registered Community Medical Practitioner to join their team in Whyalla, a remote city on the beautiful eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula.

With plenty to see and do in and around this lively city, you’ll love the lifestyle, the people and the location.

The Role

In this full time role you will have the ability to practise a wide range medicine at both the practice, Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service, and Whyalla Hospital. The Community Medical Practitioner is an integral member for the Primary Health Care Team and works in a multi-disciplinary setting that includes other General Practitioners, Nurses, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Allied Health and Specialist staff. 

Presenting a unique opportunity for a dedicated and motivated Vocationally Registered General Practitioner, you will enjoy the day to day diversity of working as part of a multidisciplinary team, managing complex and challenging clinical cases and using a wide range of clinical skills and expertise.

Standard work hours include up to 10 sessions per week during consulting hours, Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm.

After hours services are on a shared roster, providing 4 to 8 hours of outside hours care in either evenings or Saturday morning per month, and providing inpatient services to Nunyara clients at Whyalla Hospital.

Essential Criteria

  • Vocationally Registered
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Current emergency medicine experience
  • Ability to gain credentials as a General Practitioner in the clinical domain of GP Medicine (emergency medicine)
  • Cultural competence working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

A postgraduate qualification relevant to general practice (e.g. Diploma of Child Health) is desirable, but not essential. 

The Practice

Nunyara is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service on Barngarla land. The clinic is  committed to providing culturally appropriate primary health care, and health promotion and education programs for the Aboriginal community in Whyalla. Nunyara has a supportive team of Aboriginal Health Practitioners & Workers, vising General Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health professionals and visiting Specialists.  The practice attracts a wide range of visiting specialists and Allied Health services. These visiting services include:

  • Audiologists
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Dietician
  • Ear, Nose and Throat specialist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Loss and Grief Counsellors
  • Midwives
  • Optometrist
  • Paediatrician
  • Podiatrist
  • Respiratory Nurse and Respiratory Physician

As a large regional city, a broad range of specialist and Allied Health Services are also available locally.

Whyalla Hospital is a fully equipped 80 bed facility providing a broad range of medical and surgical services to the community, including:

  • 24-hour accident and emergency services
  • General medical and specialist surgical care
  • Anaesthetic, cardiac, obstetric, and neonatal services
  • Chemotherapy and renal dialysis services
  • Regional cancer resource centre
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Integrated mental health services
  • Stroke services

The Town

  • MMM3
  • DPA

Whyalla is the largest city on the Eyre Peninsula, dominated by its steel works and large port. But this large industrial city is also known for its rugged red desert scapes and national parks, white sandy beaches, and abundant marine life. Go snorkelling with giant cuttlefish, meet the dolphins at the local marina, or head out fishing and catch your dinner. There’s always plenty to see and do in this bustling hub.

Whyalla offers families a large choice of both public and private schools from Kindergarten and child care right through to tertiary education. Home to campuses for both the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide, students have the opportunity to gain a broad education at any stage of their schooling while staying close to home.


For more information or to register your interest in this role please contact:
Angela Tridente, Director GP Recruitment
E: Recruitment@ruraldoc.com.au
PH: (08) 8234 8277

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