General Practitioner - Wurli Wurlinjang Aboriginal Health Service - Katherine

  • Utilise your rural and remote skills to provide best primary health care
  • Work alongside a dedicated team of health professionals
  • Enjoy competitive salary and benefits


NT PHN are partnering with Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service to find a General Practitioner to join there well-established passionate team. Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering primary and clinical health care services to the Aboriginal people in Katherine and surrounding communities. Wurli prides itself on delivering a range of health services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients feel welcome and comfortable. Wurli operates a range of clinics and provides a range of primary health care and other services which include main clinic (acute and general care), Gudbinji Chronic Disease Clinic, Binjari Health Centre, Women and Children’s Health and Men’s Health.


The role of the successful General Practitioner is to provide medical services to clients of the Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service and to contribute to the development and sustained operation of a multidisciplinary primary health care team. General Practitioners are expected to deliver medical services in accordance with Wurli policies and procedures, guided by CARPA standard treatment manual and applicable legislation and regulations and to ensure standards are met in accordance with the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL)


  • Provide culturally appropriate, evidence based clinical care to clients in collaboration with a team that includes Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Registered Nurses and other Allied health professionals whilst being culturally appropriate
  • Provide high quality emergency care as required
  • Develop management plans around acute and chronic illness
  • Liaise with Indigenous agencies, community health clinics, hospitals and welfare providers to ensure clients are referred to the relevant service and programs
  • Actively encourage client/family/community to encourage optimum health
  • Provide education to clients
  • Provide education and clinical support to other team members
  • Deliver health care in a manner that respects and honours clients as central decision makers in their health care
  • Complete community, home care, aged care and educational visits as required
  • Maintaining your own professional knowledge and standards through continuing medical education and professional development
  • Active involvement in clinical governance, peer review, trainee teaching and CQI activities


To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

Only applicants with unrestricted working rights within Australia will be considered (Australian Citizen or Permanent Residents)

  • Fully Registered as a Medical Practitioner with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) - General and Specialist (General Practice)
  • Current National Police Records Check and Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card)
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License 


  • Accredited GP Register Supervisor
  • Previous experience in working in a cross cultural service environment, particularly in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health care


  • Salary $190,000 plus super to $221,000 plus super (dependent on experience) 
  •  6 weeks annual leave plus leave loading
  • 10 days study leave
  • Relocation assistance of up to $3,000 to eligible candidate
  • Travel assistance of $1,500 to eligible candidate
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Work life balance
  • Career development
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Supportive team environment

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact our recruitment and retention team for a confidential discussion today.

t 08 8982 1010



Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) may be able to offer support and financial assistance to eligible health professionals who are relocating to the NT or moving within the NT to a greater remoteness area classification for the purposes of employment. For further information regarding these opportunities, contact the recruitment and retention team.


Katherine Region

The town of Katherine is the thriving main town within this sub-tropical region, situated a three hour drive south of Darwin. The main town is situated on the banks of the Katherine river and has a population of around 10,000 people while the larger Katherine region has a population of just over 24,000. Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park which is filled with waterfalls and bush walks. Kayaking through the picturesque Katherine Gorge is a popular weekend activity.

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