Skilled Medical has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Medical Officer/Rural Generalist to commence a permanent position at Joyce Palmer Health Service in Palm Island, Queensland.
This position will involve combined general practice and emergency medicine responsibilities, and also the opportunity for leadership and management roles in conjunction with clinical work.
The position offers a highly attractive salary package (circa $450,000), including an inaccessibility incentive of $48,300. Accommodation and utilities are offered by the health service free of charge for the duration of the contract, and other benefits apply.
The role provides an exceptional opportunity for practitioners seeking to gain or build upon experience in rural indigenous health, and for those wishing to play an integral role in contributing to the growth and support of a community.
The health service is seeking candidates who have a genuine career interest in indigenous health and a desire to gain career/life fulfillment by working closely with the community of Palm Island.
The Joyce Palmer Health Service is an integrated health service, providing both primary medical care through general practice services, a 15-bed hospital with outpatient and emergency facilities, antenatal services and primary health care through a range of community health programs. The client/patient group of approximately 100 people daily is representative of the diverse demographic profile of the Palm Island community and includes child health, elderly, trauma, pre and postnatal, chronic conditions, mental health, sexual and reproductive health clients. The Joyce Palmer Health Service integrated health care team includes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, who support each other’s roles in a trans-cultural health care setting.
The new Palm Island Primary Health Care Centre and Joyce Palmer Health Service will work closely together to ensure provision of comprehensive, seamless care to the people of Palm Island.
Palm Island is the largest island in the Palm group, situated about 70 kilometres north of Townsville and is home to the largest Aboriginal community in Australia of approximately 4,000 people. It is a tropical Island located on the Great Barrier Reef and can be well suited to candidates looking for a simple and remote life experience yet with easy access to greater amenities on the mainland. Daily flights and ferries run between Palm Island and Townsville/mainland Queensland.
Candidates must hold Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
Prior experience in indigenous health is preferred, and a career interest in indigenous health is a must.
About Skilled Medical
Skilled Medical is an international medical recruitment, placement and services firm that delivers qualified medical professionals wherever they are needed in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. With local offices in Melbourne and London, we provide a personalised service to assist medical professionals with locum and permanent placements. Skilled Medical is a doctor-led company with years of industry experience and is dedicated to assisting medical professionals in their work and careers.
Skilled Medical is recruiting for the Senior Medical Officer position on behalf of Townsville Hospital and Health Service, and Joyce Palmer Health Service. For further information or to apply, please email and attach your most up to date CV to Robert Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or select the 'Apply' button, which will redirect candidates to the Skilled Medical website. To discuss the role in confidence please call Robert Campbell on 1300 900 100.