General Practitioner – GP


Job Highlights

  • Great opportunity for a full-time GP!
  • Housing, utilities and fully maintained vehicle
  • Salary from $270,000 per annum
  • Paid Study Leave, annual airfare allowance, additional paid annual leave and more!





The Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service has been providing critical health and support services to local Aboriginal people since 1984. Our ambition is to deliver socially, culturally, and financially accessible health care that supports communities in the North-East Kimberley to be strong, healthy and safe. The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business.

About the role

  • The General Practitioner (GP) is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice and assessed as competent for a position working in the Aboriginal Health sector in rural WA.
  • Preferable, but not essential, is Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine or a recognized equivalent.
  • The GP must abide by all legislative acts governing medial practice in Western Australia.
  • The GP will provide evidence based comprehensive primary health care within a best practice framework that contributes to the prevention, early detection and ongoing management and care coordination of chronic disease , and frontline treatment of episodic acute conditions.
  • Participate in the monthly remote outreach visits on a rotational roster.
  • The GP will provide health services that align with the patient’s cultural identity and social circumstances and the Indigenous holistic perspective of health and wellbeing.
  • To work as part of the OVAHS team in providing a quality and client focused environment.
  • As a key member of the OVAHS multidisciplinary team contribute to the delivery of primary health care services within a continuous quality improvement framework and client centered approach.
  • Commitment to Aboriginal community empowerment and the philosophy of Aboriginal community control.


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.



  1. Australian recognised medical degree
  2. Current and appropriate registration with the Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA
  3. Evidence of vocational recognition or working towards.
  4. Applied knowledge, skills, and substantial experience as appropriate for working within an Aboriginal primary health care service
  5. Satisfactory participation in quality improvement and continuing professional development on par with standards of the RACGP Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development (QA & CDP) Program
  6. Successful completion of annual CPR updates
  7. GP provider number
  8. Current training in medical emergencies
  9. Current Medical Indemnity Cover or be eligible for such
  10. A current National Police Clearance (within the last 3 months)
  11. A current (Australian) driver’s license
  12. A current Working with Children Check (WWC)

*Overseas trained and restricted

The GP will be required to provide evidence of:

  1. Work rights in Australia or be eligible for such


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Salary (Depending on skills and experience) from $270,000 per annum
  2. Housing and utilities
  3. Fully maintained vehicle for business and private use in and around Kununurra
  4. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave per annum
  6. Additional 2-weeks of paid leave over the Christmas closure period, inclusive of public holidays
  7. 4 weeks of paid Study Leave
  8. Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay
  9. Superannuation
  10. Ongoing professional development

More information and to apply

Contact Dr. Alida Fourie (Senior Medical Officer)  on 08 9166 2206 or via email

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OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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