Medical Officer


Job description

Agency Department of Health Work unit Population and Primary Health Care

Job title Medical Officer Designation Specialist Clinician

Job type Casual Duration Fixed for 6 months

Salary $184,961 - $226,326 Location Darwin

Position number 72201869 RTF 198778 Closing 22/11/2020

Contact Doctor Keith Forrest on 08 8922 8245 or keith.forrest@nt.gov.au or Christine Seth on 08 8985 8132

About the agency http://www.health.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=198778

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective:
Provide program leadership and participates in the delivery of high quality medical and primary health care services to remote

communities to improve the health of individuals at Howard Springs Quarantine Facility in accordance with Primary Health Care

principles.

Context statement:
This section is optional. It can be used to include any information the agency may think important; for example, to explain specific

or unique features of the relevant duties and workplace, or the work of the agency, or to highlight the selection criteria or

capabilities which are particularly important in performing the role effectively.

Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Provide primary medical services to designated Howard Springs Quarantine Facility.

2. Provide public health services to Howard Springs Quarantine Facility using a community development model to enhance

health outcomes, improve services and infrastructure.

3. Support and participate in education and training of other Primary Health Care (PHC) providers including remote area nurses

and Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP).

4. Participate in the collection and maintenance of computerised client health information including Medicare billing.

5. Develop and maintain the knowledge and skills for the position including expertise in both clinical and public health medicine.

6. Follow defined service quality standards, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the work

being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

7. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.

Selection criteria:
Essential:
1. Medical Practitioner eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Hold a Fellowship or equivalent of either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Australian College

of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or Australasian Faculty Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) together with appropriate

rural training or equivalent training and experience.

3. Experience and skill working with computerised patient information management systems and office applications.

4. Willingness and ability to travel by road or light aircraft to remote communities and to remain away when required.

5. Hold a current Northern Territory (NT) manual driving licence or ability to obtain one prior to commencement.

6. Preparedness to undertake cross cultural training and mentorship and an ability to interact effectively with people from

diverse cultures.

Desirable:
1. Postgraduate degree in public health or extensive experience in delivering public health services in Aboriginal communities.

2. Experience working in remote Aboriginal communities.

Further information:
Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities

or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. 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. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced

through the vacancy contact.

Approved: 5 November 2020 Dr Christine Connors Executive Director

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Agency Department of Health Work unit Population and Primary Health Care

Job title Medical Officer Designation Senior Specialist Clinician

Job type Casual Duration Fixed for 6 months

Salary $234,068 - $258,922 Location Darwin

Position number 72201869 RTF 198778 Closing 22/11/2020

Contact Dr Keith Forrest on 08 8922 8245 or keith.forrest@nt.gov.au or Christine Seth on 08 8985 8132

About the agency http://www.health.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=198778

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective:
Provide program leadership and participates in the delivery of high quality medical and primary health care services to remote

communities to improve the health of individuals at Howard Springs Quarantine Facility in accordance with Primary Health Care

principles.

Context statement:
This section is optional. It can be used to include any information the agency may think important; for example, to explain specific

or unique features of the relevant duties and workplace, or the work of the agency, or to highlight the selection criteria or

capabilities which are particularly important in performing the role effectively.

Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Provide primary medical services to designated Howard Springs Quarantine Facility.

2. Provide public health services to Howard Springs Quarantine Facility using a community development model to enhance

health outcomes, improve services and infrastructure.

3. Support and participate in education and training of other Primary Health Care (PHC) providers including remote area nurses

and Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP).

4. Participate in the collection and maintenance of computerised client health information including Medicare billing.

5. Develop and maintain the knowledge and skills for the position including expertise in both clinical and public health medicine.

6. Follow defined service quality standards, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the work

being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

7. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.

Selection criteria:
Essential:
1. Medical Practitioner eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

2. Hold a Fellowship or equivalent of either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Australian College

of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or Australasian Faculty Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) together with appropriate

rural training or equivalent training and experience.

3. Relevant postgraduate experience in primary health care settings, including general practice and rural/remote Indigenous

health care experience.

4. Experience and skill working with computerised patient information management systems and office applications.

5. Willingness and ability to travel by road or light aircraft to remote communities and to remain away when required.

6. Hold a current Northern Territory (NT) manual driving licence or ability to obtain one prior to commencement.

7. Preparedness to undertake cross cultural training and mentorship and an ability to interact effectively with people from

diverse cultures.

Desirable:
1. Postgraduate degree in public health or extensive experience in delivering public health services in Aboriginal communities.

2. Experience working in remote Aboriginal communities.

Further information:
Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities

or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. 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. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced

through the vacancy contact.

Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment

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