Rural Medical Practitioner | Earn up to $265,627 | NT

Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory.  The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.  Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

Rural Medical Practitioner (Remuneration Package Range $183,717 - $237,517)
Comprising salary $159,442 - $206,545 superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave.

Senior Rural Medical Practitioner (Remuneration Package Range $247,203 - $265,627)
Comprising salary $215,025 - $239,920 superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave.
Gunbalanya Health Centre - Gunbalanya-Oenpelli
Fixed vacancy for 2 years

Selection will be made at the RMP or SRMP level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

  • An exciting opportunity exists to join our  team of Rural Medical Practitioners
  • You will enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • You will be enriched in the rewarding work with the Aboriginal Peoples of Gunbalanya and outstations.
  • You will be well renumerated with excellent work life balance including no on call work
  • You can enjoy flexible work arrangements options include job share, resident, Darwin based FIFO, interstate based FIFO
  • Ability to drive in and out of the community in the dry season.
  • We support utilising or developing skills in  emergency medicine and public health including supporting attainment of Rural Generalist and Public Health qualifications, training in radiography and ultrasound  for remote practice
  • Join a team of committed Primary health care clinicians  passionate about  their work and about making a difference
  • You will be supported by the administrative and leadership team in Darwin inclusive of weekly education meetings, twice yearly RMP workshops ( multidisciplinary)
  • We strive to be a culturally safe  service embracing diversity

The generous remuneration package for this position includes the  following :  RMP Attraction Allowance** $39,540, RMP Retention Allowance** $39,540Professional Training Allowance $13,182-19,770, up to $100,000 potential Medicare revenue activity incentive payment**, Hospital salary packaging $9, 010, Professional Development leave 2 weeks and Senior RMP Allowance $26,361 where applicable, Superannuation, leave loading and 6 weeks recreation leave. Resident doctors are eligible for Fares Out of Isolation. Relocation and Repatriation Reimbursement apply for resident doctors and may be negotiated for Darwin based FIFO.

** allowance reduces if Darwin based see NTPS medical Officer EBA 2018-2021 2018-2021-enterprise-agreement.pdf" target="_blank">

To discuss this opportunity further or any questions you may have call Dr Ruth Derksenne on 08 8985 8132 or or

Quote vacancy number: 3689
Closing date: 22/11/2021

Information for Applicants
Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit  

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Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

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