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On-call Duty Medical Officer – Northern Territory Government

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On-call Duty Medical Officer – Northern Territory Government

Company: Northern Territory Government
Location: Darwin, NT
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 17/02/2023
Job Contact:

NT Government DOH


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Darwin, NT
Application Close Date: 09/3/2023

Where you’ll be working

Working in the Northern Territory is not just a once in a lifetime cultural and clinical experience – it may also provide the accelerated career opportunities you have always wanted.

Being a Fellow Emergency Medicine / Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Medicine in the Territory provides you with access to ongoing training and education, and support to develop the clinical skills and knowledge required to the full potential of your scope of practice while providing exemplary healthcare to all Territorians. It offers the chance to work within established multidisciplinary teams in an environment that encourages innovation and excellence.

About the Role

To facilitate timely clinical management planning and retrieval of individuals in the Remote Northern Territory presenting with acute and urgent medical conditions.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality care and advice on the management of patients presenting to remote clinics or for telephone consultation as a GP/Rural Generalist.
  • Provide, coordinate and facilitate diagnosis, patient management and follow up review and planning, including provision of accurate, timely and legible medical records and medical reports.
  • Work and liaise with internal and external members of the health care team including remote primary care clinicians, retrieval partners and hospital specialists.
  • Participate across the full range of shifts in the Duty Medical Officer (DMO) Telehealth Service 24/7 roster servicing the Top
  • End including after hours, nights, weekends and public holidays.
  • Participate in the collection, entry and analysis of computerised client health information including DMO telehealth and retrieval and activity data.
  • Support and participate in education and training of other primary health care providers and participate in clinical audit.
  • Develop and maintain the knowledge and skills for the position including expertise in both emergency and primary care including participation in remote clinical visits as negotiated.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

About You


  1. Medical Practitioner eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  2. Fellowship or equivalent of either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or Australian College of Emergency Medicine or equivalent together with appropriate rural training or equivalent training and experience.
  3. Postgraduate clinical experience, including general practice in remote settings, paediatrics, obstetrics, emergency medicine and working as a member of the remote primary health care team.
  4. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, negotiation and motivational skills with a focus on building and maintaining relationships between all stakeholders and interacting effectively with Aboriginal people and other diverse cultures.
  5. Proven ability to manage self and others, monitor performance, manage change and develop policy with an understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity and Occupational Health and Safety principals and policy.
  6. Experience and skill working with computerised patient information management systems and office applications.



  1. Postgraduate degree in public health or extensive experience in delivering public health services in Aboriginal communities.
  2. Experience working in remote Aboriginal communities.


More information

The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check.  A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is relevant to the position. This role carries specific immunisation requirements. To be eligible for appointment you will be required to meet the immunisation requirements associated with Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances).

For more information, please visit https://healthjobs.nt.gov.au or contact the Clinical Recruitment Candidate Liaison team on

Phone: +61 8 8922 7020 or healthjobs@nt.gov.au

Closing Date:  9th March, 2023


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