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GP Vacancy Tweed Heads South

Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (BNMAC) is a Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Service situated in Grafton and Casino, providing a full range of general practice services and Primary Health Care to the Community members of the Clarence and Richmond Valley’s.

BNMAC also manages Bugalwena General Practice at Tweed Heads South.

BNMAC is recruiting General Practitioners to be based in Tweed Heads South, NSW. Full time and part time options available with no on-call requirements.

The salary package may be negotiated as either wages or a combination of wages and percentage of receipted income. Staff members of BNMAC are eligible to access salary sacrifice.

The General Practitioner is required to provide culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care services to clients of BNMAC.

Minimum Credentialing criteria for GP’s:

  1. Bachelor of Medicine or an Australian/Overseas equivalent recognised by the Australian Medical Council
  2. Current unrestricted registration as a General Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  3. Hold relevant professional indemnity insurance
  4. Evidence of Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or vocational registration.
  5. Evidence of completion of previous triennium requirements and active participation in continuous education recognised by the RACGP Quality Assurance and Continuous Professional Development (QA & CDP) or ACRRM Professional Development Program (PDP).
  6. Details of all past and continuing health care related employment and particularly that in General Practice.

Appointment is subject to a current Drivers Licence and a NSW Working with Children’s Check clearance. Further information on the Working with Children Check is available at http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

Clinical:

  1. Provide holistic approaches to health that include case conferencing and care planning for patients with chronic diseases.
  2. Be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for provision of General Practitioner services to Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation clients.
  3. Attend outreach visits when required under the instruction of the Executive Officer and in conjunction with a local Aboriginal Health Worker.
  4. Work collaboratively and co-operatively with a range of other health providers within the organisation and the Aboriginal community.
  5. In collaboration with other staff members, develop and undertake programs and tasks appropriate to family medicine, preventive medicine and primary care in the community and health education, incorporating the following:
  • Health assessments of children and adults
  • Chronic disease care plans
  • Women and men’s issues
  • Otitis Media and seasonal infections in both children and adults
  • Ante natal and post natal care
  • Diabetes management and other vascular health issues, perform ECGs
  • Treatment of minor lacerations
  • Geriatric and mental health
  • Arranging specialist services for clients as required and ensuring that these services are recorded.
  • Examining, diagnosing and developing treatment plans for patients
  • Treating the medical needs of both emergency and general patients to an optimum level without discrimination or bias
  • Understanding the practice principles of Infection Control
  • Ensuring, promoting and motivating patients in the general area of health, and contributing to community health.
  • Providing clinical leadership for staff in relation to meeting the health needs of the local Aboriginal community.
  • Medical consultations with clients of BNMAC are to be undertaken with due consideration of cultural respect and sensitivity.
  • Participation in Healthy for Life Program activities, Nutrition Program and other programs run by BNMAC staff.

Additional duties required:

  • Provision of in-service education to staff members as required
  • Participation in general staff and clinical staff meetings
  • Participation in accreditation and quality assurance activities undertaken by BNMAC.
  • Participate in Asbestos health screening activities
  • Abide by BNMAC policies and procedures
  • Work within the applicable NSW Work Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Advise the Chief Executive Officer of any local health needs and special programs to address these.
  • Establish liaison with local health agencies and personnel; attend meetings relevant to health needs of the Aboriginal Community as directed.