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Medical Administration Registrar Short Term Rural Rotation Opportunity for a RACMA Candidate

Medical Administration Registrar Short Term Rural Rotation Opportunity for a RACMA Candidate

Company: Katherine Hospital
Location: Northern Territory
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 24/09/2021
Job Contact:

Dr (Jose) Arnel Polong

0437 460 750


Are you an existing RACMA Candidate who is seeking to build your experience in rural and indigenous health, without long term commitment and relocation? An opportunity exists for a current RACMA Candidate to take up a short-term Medical Administration Registrar position at Katherine Hospital, NT for a minimum of 3 months, with the potential to extend. Rural Support Loading (via the Commonwealth Specialist Training Program) is available to assist the Candidate in meeting eligible relocation and/or accommodation costs.


The Role

As the Medical Administration Registrar you will:

  • assist the Regional DMS to provide leadership to both senior and junior medical officers to ensure continued and improved productivity throughout the health service.
  • utilise your management and strong communication skills to provide support, coaching and mentoring to the junior workforce, alongside participation in an on call roster to ensure adequate coverage of these roles is maintained.
  • have a large involvement with change management and clinical governance projects in relation to the areas of clinical support and acute health.
  • work collaboratively to assist the Regional DMS in the evaluation of clinical governance, safety and quality, and quality improvement within the health service and provide assistance with the management, coordination and administration of strategic policies.


The Health Service

The BRR (Big Rivers Region) Health Service consists of Katherine Hospital, the BRR Mental Health Service (TEMHS) and Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Services, and the Primary Health Remote which provides primary health services to both rural and remote communities throughout. Katherine Hospital is the principal hospital within the region and is a 3-4 level Role Delineation rural hospital. It provides a range of services with specialty areas in General Medicine, Emergency Medicine, O&G, Paediatrics, and General Surgery. VMOs in Paediatrics and General Surgery come from the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH). RDH is the principal tertiary referral hospital for the BRR.


The Region

The outback meets the tropics in Katherine, a big country town three hours’ drive south of Darwin on the Katherine River.

  • Katherine is the fourth largest town in the NT with an urban population of approximately 6,300.
  • The region is full of gorges and misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient cultures and extends from the Gulf of Carpentaria near the Queensland border towards the Kimberley Western Australia.
  • The central business district is set 350 metres from the banks of the Katherine River. The township services the regional centres of Pine Creek, Mataranka, Borroloola, Daly River and Timber Creek.
  • Traditional lands of the area include the Wardaman, Jawoyn and Dagoman aboriginal land trusts. The township itself is a convergence zone of these traditional lands.
  • Natural highlights of the area include the mighty Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, the Jatbura Trail, Elsey National Park, Cutta Cutta Caves and Katherine Hot Springs.


Further Information

To apply, please contact Dr (Jose) Arnel Polong, Regional DMS.

Ph:         08 8973 9021

Mob:      0437 460 750

Email:    jose.polong@nt.gov.au

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