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2 x Positions Available - Medical Superintendent & Rural Generalist - Palm Island, Queensland - Permanent positions

Townsville, QLD

From 05/08/2019


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The Positions

Skilled Medical has exciting career opportunities for both a Medical Superintendent and a Rural Generalist to commence a permanent position at Joyce Palmer Health Service in Palm Island, Queensland.

This Medical Superintendent position will involve combined duties as a rural generalist (predominantly general practice and emergency medicine) with the leadership and management responsibilities of the health service.

The Rural Generalist position will involve combined general practice and emergency medicine responsibilities, and also the opportunity for leadership roles in conjunction with clinical work.

The positions offer a highly attractive salary package (circa 450,000 - $490,000), 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, including salary sacrificing, apply.

The role provides an exceptional opportunity for practitioners seeking to gain or build upon experience in rural indigenous health in a leadership capacity, 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 career interest in indigenous health, and a desire to gain career/life fulfillment by working closely with the community of Palm Island.


Health Service

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.


The Location

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.


Essential Criteria

Candidates must hold Fellowship with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

Medical Superintendents and Rural Generalists with career interests and experience in indigenous health are sought after.


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.


To Apply

Skilled Medical is recruiting for these positions 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 [email protected], 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.


Closing Date: Applications should be submitted by the 21st of June 2019.