District Medical Officer | Generous remuneration package +$400K | Christmas Island

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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Australia (AU)
Generous remuneration package
Saturday, 23 March 2024
Thursday, 25 April 2024
Medical Officer
Contract Type
Permanent Contract

Full time Ongoing Vacancy on the Christmas Island
Generous remuneration package - negotiable

Package valued in excess of $400,000 including:

  • Base salary
  • Employer contribution to superannuation
  • Commuted allowance calculated at 30% of the annual base salary
  • District Allowance payable in addition to base salary
  • Professional development expenses allowance
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Annual return airfares assistance to Perth
  • Remote support package (including access to subsidised housing and vehicle) for eligible candidates


The Indian Ocean Territories Administration (IOTA) is currently seeking a motivated and suitably qualified professional to join our enthusiastic and multidisciplinary team as a District Medical Officer (DMO) within the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service (IOTHS) based on Christmas Island.

The IOTHS delivers a primary and acute health care service in two of Australia’s most remote and most spectacular settings - Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI). The IOTHS includes a 24 hour eight bed hospital and primary care facility on CI and clinics on Home and West Islands in the CKI. The IOTHS is committed to “Working with our communities to keep us healthy for the whole of our lives”.

The DMO works in a team and is primarily responsible for delivering comprehensive medical services to the community of Christmas Island using a culturally appropriate approach. The DMO provides general practice services, after hours’ emergency medical care and preventative health care.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated recent and substantial experience working effectively in general practice in a rural and remote cross cultural environment, recent experience working in an Emergency Department and the ability to work independently, make sound medical judgements and manage the emergency environment. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to working collaboratively with other health disciplines to deliver quality health outcomes and have excellent communication skills including experience in preparing reports for medical practitioners and health professionals.

The successful candidate must hold a current unconditional and unrestricted registration as a Medical Practitioner, General in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), relevant post graduate qualification, class C driver’s license transferrable to the Indian Ocean Territories and a Western Australian Working with Children Check.

Further the successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment health check and screening (including a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check) and provide proof of vaccination or immunisation as required by the IOTHS.

For an application pack outlining how you can apply, please contact the IOTA Human Resources Team at  IOTHRTeam@infrastructure.gov.au and quote position number 109161.

Applications close 4.00PM (Christmas Island local time) (CXT) (UTC+7),
Thursday 11 April 2024

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