General Practitioner

SWAMS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation delivering services throughout Noongar Country. SWAMS has been provided with new funding for Katanning, Narrogin, Brunswick and Busselton to deliver health services to the Aboriginal community. SWAMS will be delivering a range of services in these towns including GP clinics, health care, counselling and NDIS.

An exciting opportunity exists for General Practitioners who wants to make a difference in Aboriginal health. You will join a supportive team including Primary Health Nurses, Child Health Nurses, Midwives, Chronic Condition Nurses, Mental Health and Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners. The hours are from 8:45 am to 5:06 pm Monday to Friday and a Thursday evening clinic (Bunbury only) until 8 pm that is covered on a rotational basis. There is no weekend or on-call work. SWAMS also runs outreach clinics in Manjimup, Collie, Busselton, Brunswick, Narrogin and Katanning. All travel is done during working hours.

SWAMS offers a competitive salary (not Medicare billing dependent), salary sacrifice and 6 weeks of annual leave per year. Working at SWAMS you will be able to spend more time with each client to enable you to deliver high quality care. You will be an important leader and mentor of the health care team. SWAMS has supportive management who encourage clinical autonomy in a well-funded practice.

While this position is based in Bunbury, the successful candidate should be flexible to cover our SWAMS outreach clinics if needed. Please specify which location you are interested in working at.

Essential Criteria

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a General Practitioner.
  • Hold valid provider and prescriber numbers from the Health Insurance Commission of Australia.
  • Vocational Registration, or hold a Fellowship with FRACGP, FACRRM.
  • Ongoing participation in Continuing Education programs as directed by either RACGP or ACRRM.
  • Have a passion for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people
  • Ability to mentor and train staff
  • Ability to use IT systems such as telehealth and patient management software
  • Have community connections in desired location or ability to build community relations.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in primary health care and chronic condition management
  • Current basic life support skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of Aboriginal Culture, values and health issues.
  • Experience/or training in maternal & child health, men’s health and emergencies.
  • Awareness of AGPAL standards and requirements for maintaining General Practice Accreditation.
  • Current knowledge of legislative obligations, including Occupational Health and Safety, Disability Services and Freedom of Information legislation.
  • Knowledge and experience of Medicare billing practices including PIP and SIP payments.
  • Clinical experience in an Aboriginal Medical Service/Aboriginal health
  • Experience in rural/remote settings
  • Willingness to be included in our Outreach clinic GP Roster

All candidates must have a current WA Driver’s Licence, current AHPRA registration, Medical Indemnity Insurance and will be required to undertake a National Police Check and drug and alcohol screen prior to beginning employment.

SWAMS offers above award wages, salary sacrificing and packaging options, generous uniform allowance, professional development opportunities and a flexible and autonomous working environment.

For Information

For further information about this position, please telephone the Human Resources Department on (08) 9797 8111 during normal business hours.

To Apply

To apply for this role please forward your Letter of application, addressing the selection criteria and your current CV to or please visit ‘Careers’ and follow the online application process.

Applications close as soon as suitable candidates have been identified.

SWAMS reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement prior to the stated closing date.

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