District Medical Officer | GP with FRACGP FCRRM | Australia

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    Physician, General Practitioner

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    $373,717p.a - $468,628p.a

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Duration:

    5 years

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District Medical Officer

Role Details

District Medical Officer vacancies in Western Australia are open now for applications from general practitioners holding FRACGP or FACRRM. These roles are based in small hospitals and outreach GP clinics across the northern part of the state and are ideal for experienced GPs with competence in primary care, emergency medicine and an enthusiasm for working with Aboriginal communities. You will serve remote communities and provide them with sound healthcare. The employment contract is full time and for up to five years duration.

Role Description

Working 40 hours per week, you will be rostered to clinical duties in the emergency department and/or GP clinics at each hospital and will also be assigned to a 1:3 on call rota. This position reports to and is supported by the Senior Medical Officer at each site and you must:

  • be competent to practise without clinical supervision.
  • demonstrate significant emergency department experience, with additional primary health care knowledge and skills. 
No surgical procedural competency is required for this role. Experience working with Aboriginal or similar indigenous people is desirable.

The Employer

The largest health board in the world providing personal medical and dental services and public health to the vast area of Western Australia with 8 regional boards covering coastal, inland and outback areas. Healthcare is organised from district general hospitals, small hospitals and medical centres which provide primary and seconary care with tertiary referral available in Perth the state capital.

Remuneration Package

MP Year 1-6 $373,717p.a - $468,628p.a.

Salary as per WA Health System Medical practitioners AMA Industrial Agreement 2016: includes

  • Arrangement A salary $273,268pa - $348,766pa
  • professional development allowance $30,180pa
  • 36% annual commuted allowance for participating in a 1 in 3 on call roster $70,269 - $89,682pa. Rates effective as at 1st October 2018.
  • District Allowance applies to $7,436 pa. Rates effective as 1st October 2015.

In addition (in line with operational requirements), shift penalties apply for working 1 in 3 weekends; rental and travel subsidies apply; gratuity payment equivalent to 12 weeks salary after the first 3 years of continuous service and after each subsequent year a lump sum equivalent to four weeks salary is paid; 9.5% employer contributed superannuation; access to salary packaging up to $19,000 pa, professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance, and flexible leave arrangements apply to this position.



The Kimberley is Western Australia’s sparsely settled northern region. It’s known for large swaths of wilderness defined by rugged ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna and a largely isolated coastline on the Indian Ocean. The mostly unsealed (unpaved) Gibb River Road runs 660km through the region's heart, passing by Windjana Gorge National Park, which has towering limestone cliffs and pools where freshwater crocodiles gather. 

With a balmy climate, breath-taking scenery, unique flora and fauna and a great variety of adventure and cultural experiences, the Kimberley offers a fantastic lifestyle which is family based and supportive.

Please forward your CV for immediate consideration.

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