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General Practitioner

General Practitioner

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Part time|Ingham|Closes Ongoing


Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS) provides a range of medical and clinical services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Townsville and the surrounding region. Our health services are provided by a dedicated team of Doctors, Indigenous Health Professionals, Nurses, Visiting Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.

TAIHS health, wellbeing and community services seek to improve health and social outcomes for community through; strategic partnerships, advocacy for needs, promotion of awareness and education in improved health and social practices, promotion of knowledge and understanding of underlying issues and unique needs and development of the evidence base.

“TAIHS strives to provide a truly comprehensive model of care that responds to the physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of our people”.

Opportunity for full-time part-time or flexible work arrangements.


As a TAIHS GP, you will demonstrate leadership in clinical quality and safety, and foster a culture of organisational reflection and continuous quality improvement.  TAIHS Clinics are bulk-billing clinics, operating Monday to Friday with no after hours or on call requirements.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of issues impacting the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrate 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 range of cultural and social backgrounds
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate competence in working with, and understanding Medicare and the Practice Incentive Scheme and other related incentive schemes
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Qualifications and Experience 

  • MBBS, registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Eligible to obtain a provider number 
  • Commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Vocational Registration (or nearing completion of requirements for vocational registration)
  • Understanding of, and previous experience working within a framework of continuous quality improvement
  • Understanding of the challenges and issues including social determinants affecting Aboriginal people's health in contemporary Australian society

 Attractive Remuneration Package will be negotiated

Application Instructions

For more info please call  (07) 4431 1401

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, 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.

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