General Practitioner / VMO | Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service |

About the Organisation

Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service (CAHS) was established in 2007 as a result of local Aboriginal community members who were concerned about the health and wellbeing of their community. Responsible for a variety of services in the area, including the local gym, funeral service, and dental practice, they employ over 90 staff and operate multiple clinics across West and Far West NSW. The service currently operates the only GP clinics in Coonamble, supporting the entire community through the CAHS Medical Centre and the Castlereagh Health Centre, which is their mainstream practice.

GP Opportunities with a Difference

Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service (CAHS) is currently looking for General Practitioners to join the CAHS Medical Centre and Castlereagh Health Centre (CHC), also supporting the local hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO), on a 1 in 3 on-call roster. These roles are available on either a permanent full-time or contractor basis, depending on your needs.

You'll be well-supported by a fantastic team of Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, and visiting Allied Health professionals, as well as CAHS' passionate management team, who ensure any overtime or on-call hours are taken into account, and you're given plenty of rest in between. Depending on the clinic, you'll be seeing around 14 - 26 patients a day, with CAHS generally providing 20 minute appointments and CHC offering shorter, 15 minute time-slots.

To be successful, you will need to be a qualified GP who has, or is eligible for, full registration with AHPRA

Previous experience working in regional areas or with Aboriginal communities would be an advantage but is not essential, as would any experience in Aged Care, as the service supports a weekly clinic at the local Aged Care facility.

Friendly, and a genuine team-player, it's crucial that you can work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide the best care possible to your patients, 

About the Benefits

This is a unique and rewarding opportunity to provide vital healthcare services to regional NSW, joining a vibrant country town where your work will be well-respected and highly valued!

CAHS offers their GP’s an attractive remuneration package negotiated via the Medicare billing, plus super, salary packaging and an on call allowance.

Full accommodation will be provided, with 2 - 4 bedroom homes available depending on your needs.

Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, or want to settle down somewhere without the traffic and commotion of the major metro cities, this is your chance to make it happen - Apply Now!

Life in Coonamble, NSW

Coonamble is a small, friendly town located on North-West NSW's "Great Inland Way", less than a 2 hour drive from Dubbo and 6 hours from Sydney. Bordering both the Warrumbungle Mountain Ranges and the Macquarie Marshes, it's a popular destination for visitors looking to explore the region's unique natural environment and other popular attractions, including the nearby opal fields and Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo.

With a population of just under 3,000, it's one of the most productive agricultural regions in Western NSW, home to diverse industries from crops to large cattle and sheep. Their residents are well served by both private and public schools, a TAFE campus, swimming pool, airfield, and plenty of sport options, including football, soccer, union, netball, cricket, and a ski club. With a variety of retail options and a range of restaurants, cafes and hotels, it offers all the comforts you could want of a modern town, underpinned by the charm of a long-standing and welcoming regional community. 


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