General Practitioner - Katoomba

Position Location

Cascade Street, Katoomba

Hours per week


Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?


Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

• The general practitioner is required to be trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in rural New South Wales.

• Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills.

• Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.

• Current Working With Children Check, National Criminal Record Check, and unencumbered Drivers license.

Desirable Criteria

• Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), or a recognized equivalent

About The Position

Key Duties

The primary duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

• Provide clinical services to advance the health of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service including specific services of general medical practice, emergency care and community health

• Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of the primary health programs and services delivered by Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service

• Contribute to the development of clinical policies and best practice services delivery in primary health care

• Actively implement the suit of EPC Items including Aboriginal Health Checks as part of routine planned care

• Provide client care in accordance with the ethics and standards of the medical profession

• Ensure that concise comprehensive, and accurate client records are maintained in a timely manner

• Maintain appropriate records that provide the service with timely and accurate reports

• Undertake professional development activities to ensure the continued delivery of best practice clinical care

• Participate in medical research and quality assurance programs to ensure safe and effective health care

• Gather and record statistical data relevant to measuring performance against agreed indicators and participate in review and evaluation activities

• Participate in meetings, supervision and performance reviews in accordance with organisational requirements

• Participate in organisational and community activities to advance the health of Aboriginal people

• Other duties as required, within your skills, experience and capacity This is not an identified position


Cascade Street, Katoomba


Full time






This position is based at our Katoomba Clinic. The position holder will be employed under the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award. All entitlements for this position will be as per this Award.

Commencement date to this position will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Continued employment to this position is subject to satisfactory completion of a six (6) month probationary period. The WACHS Board of Directors may terminate employment of the Position Holder during the probationary period. At the end of the probationary period the Executive Manager will complete a performance report and discuss it with the probationer. WACHS CEO in consultation with WACHS Board of Directors has complete discretion over whether it decides to make an offer of employment after the probationary period. If the WACHS Board of Directors decides not to offer further employment at the end of the probationary period, the probationer will be given one weeks notice or payment in lieu.

Salary: will be negotiated with the successful applicant in line with relevant qualifications, skills, experience and funding capabilities. Salary is paid on a weekly basis through direct credit into a financial institution nominated by the successful applicant. Salary progression is based on satisfactory performance determined by an annual performance assessment review. Progression will be dependent on the organization being able to sustain any increases within the budget.

Performance Assessment: Performance by the occupant of the position is evaluated in accordance with the WACHS Staff Performance Appraisal System. All staff must participate in the Staff Appraisal process and any follow up supervision as required.

Applications for Full-time and part-time basis are welcomed. Successful applicant will be required to report to the Executive Manager- GWAHS.


Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), or a recognized equivalent

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