General Practitioner | Correctional Health

Northern NT

15 Jul 2024 - 9 Aug 2024


General Practice

  • Correctional experience desired
  • Accommodation and travel provided
  • Other similar jobs available - please feel free to call us on 1300 900 100 to discuss


A Northern NT hospital requires a Specialist in General Practice

20 May 2024 – 27 June 2024

For further information about this job, please contact Tahlia on 1300 900 100.

Primary objective Work with health staff to improve the health of prisoners detained at the Darwin Correctional Centre by participating in the provision of a comprehensive health care service. Key duties and responsibilities 1. Provide clinical leadership to the primary health care team and provide general practice and public health services to prisoners at the Darwin Correctional Centre 2. Participate in the development and delivery of public health services to enhance health outcomes and improve service delivery models in correctional facilities. 3. Participate with the management team to supervise and support the delivery of health care services, including visiting Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health programs 4. Participate in emergency medical response when required and assist in the coordination of medical evacuations. 5. Support and participate in the education and training of other primary health care providers including Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners. 6. Participate in the development and delivery of health activity reports to senior management and to relevant local stakeholders such as the Department of Justice. 7. Participate in the collection and maintenance of computerised client health information. 8. Develop and maintain the knowledge and skills for the position including expertise in both clinical and public health medicine. 9. 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 workplace and foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour. Selection criteria Essential 5. Medical Practitioner eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 6. Extensive relevant postgraduate clinical experience, including General Practice and Emergency medicine. 7. Experience and skill working with computerised patient information management systems and office applications. 8. Preparedness to undertake cross cultural training and mentorship and an ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures. Desirable 9. Experience in delivering primary health care and public health services in Aboriginal communities. 10. Experience working in Corrections Further 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.

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