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Resident Medical Officer – Northern Territory Government

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Resident Medical Officer – Northern Territory Government

Company: Northern Territory Government
Location: Alice Springs, NT
Job Type: Contract
Date Posted: 17/02/2023
Job Contact:

NT Government DOH


Employment Type: Contract
Location: Alice Springs, NT
Application Close Date: 09/3/2023

Where you’ll be working

Alice Springs Hospital is a 183 bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Flinders University in South Australia and Charles Darwin University in Darwin. It is the only major hospital covering over a million square km with a strong focus on Indigenous and remote health as a result of such a dispersed population. Over two thirds of acute admissions are Aboriginal people both from town and remote communities. Consequently, cultural, language and communication skills are an important component of our service delivery.

About the Role

To provide clinical care, under the direction and supervision of senior staff in the relevant department, to residents of Central Australia, including the Barkly region and fringe areas of Western Australia and South Australia.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide safe, effective and reliable clinical care in a remote hospital environment.
  2. Provide the appropriate day to day care of a specified caseload under the direction of senior staff in the appropriate area. This will include responsibility for admissions and discharges and the institution and maintenance of a suitable management regime.
  3. To provide a range of relevant administrative duties including discharge summaries, liaising with the General Practitioner and communicating with relatives.
  4. Be available for secondment at other Territory Health Services for short periods as the need arises at the discretion of the Executive Director of Medical & Clinical Services.
  5. Participate in quality management, peer review and ongoing personal medical education programs; participate in education programs for medical students.
  6. To undertake other activities as the need arises, in particular to provide assistance in the Emergency Department, at the discretion and under the direction of the Executive Director of Medical & Clinical Services. This would include participation in after hour’s duties as required for the adequate functioning and staffing of the hospital.
  7. 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. Eligible for medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia or possession of an AMC certificate where relevant.
    2. Satisfactory completion of Internship including at least 10 weeks in each of Medicine and Surgery, and 8 weeks in Emergency medicine.
    3. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
    4. Good verbal and written communication skills.
    5. An ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures and to work in a cross cultural environment.
    6. A commitment to professional development including self-directed learning.
    7. Practices Medicine in accordance with the Medical Board of Australia’s code of conduct “Good Medical Practice: a code of conduct for Doctors in Australia”.


More information

Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. For immunisation requirements – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances) or Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances), check with contact person for requirements.

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 email: healthjobs@nt.gov.au

Closing Date:  9th March, 2023


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