About the organisation
With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within Newman and the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.
PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health
About the role
The General Practitioner is responsible for indertaking a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to manage illness, promote well-being, maintain health systems, provide education and training and encourage community health action. With good supports and collegiate networks available including visiting specialists, this role is integral to ensuring clinical leadership, cultural integrity and high standards of clinical care at the Newman Clinic and across Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS).
To be considered for this position, you must have:
- Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a General Practitioner with a minimum of two years’ clinical experience;
- Current CPR certificate;
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues effecting the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
- Demonstrated commitment to improving Aboriginal health through primary health care;
- Proven broad comprehensive primary health care experience with advanced clinical skills and competencies needed to work effectively in the Aboriginal primary health care setting;
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds;
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team in a cross cultural and complex environment;
- Demonstrated competence in working with and understanding Medicare and the Practice Incentive Scheme and other related incentive schemes; and
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Additionally, desirable criteria include:
- The person identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is acknowledged as such by their community;
- Relevant post-graduate qualifications;
- Membership of a relevant professional association;
- Previous experience working in an Aboriginal primary health care setting;
- Previous experience working with Communicare;
- Understanding of and previous experience working within a framework of continuous quality improvement; and
- Understanding the challenges and issues including social determinants affecting Aboriginal people’s health in contemporary Australian society.
The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, a nd be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and Working With Children Check (where applicable) prior to appointment, in order to be eligible for the position.
All new employees must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and provide Evidence of Vaccination by uploading your Digital Vaccination Certificate with your application. You will be provided with relevant information, including the compliance date during the recruitment process.
About the Benefits
While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $ 300,000.00 per annum plus superannuation. You’ll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:
- Accommodation with subsidised utilities;
- Relocation Assistance;
- 2 Annual paid return flights (to and from place of origin)
- 6 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5 % leave loading;
- Support to further invest in your career through additional training;
- Employee Assistance Program; and
- Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy
This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.
PAMS operates five sites, four of which are remote and managed by a team of clinicians and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.
PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.
How to apply
Shortlisting will commence immediately.
For further information including, please contact the Human Resources Team on 08 9177 8307.
Please quote in application: General Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.