Specialist - Emergency Medicine

$174,211 - $261,304 yearly
  • Northern Territory Government
  • Katherine
Full time Other

Job Description

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 urban tertiary care. 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.





We’re seeking a unique doctor to provide senior support in our remote hospital ED. For the right person, we think we have a dream job.

  • Our Emergency Department has 16,000 presentations per annum with a great mix of adult and paediatric patients. The average age of admitted adult patients is around 45 years, and best of all, there is no access block!
  • An interest in Indigenous health is essential, as Aboriginal people from many different language groups comprise over half of our region’s population and add to the richness of our rural hospital experience.
  • The medicine is amazing! The challenges of tropical medicine, trauma, remoteness, high acuity, complex comorbidities and the uniqueness of our hospital experience are what keep our staff so happy.
  • An attractive remuneration, accommodation & relocation package is available with generous allowances.
  • We offer a civilized, negotiable roster that would include some after-hours on-call responsibility, and we’re happy to work around other commitments. Our good working relationships with retrieval services and the Royal Darwin Hospital provides scope for maintaining professional networks and skills.
  • Your Senior ED colleagues are a combination of FACEM and Senior Rural Generalists with anaesthetics and emergency medicine experience.
  • Junior staff consist of FACRRM registrars and rotating interns & residents from Darwin Hospital.
  • As a senior clinician with a collaborative style, you would join our stable and collegial senior inpatient clinical team consisting of General Physicians and an Obstetrician.
  • As we are currently applying for accreditation for Emergency Medicine training, teaching and supervision are key requirements of the role, and we expect that you’ll be passionate about sharing your skills with doctors in training.
  • Katherine – If you have dreamed of exploring outback Australia and have a love of the Australian bush, you could not be better placed. Our proximity to South East Asia as well as Nitmiluk, Kakadu and East Kimberley national parks provide endless places to explore and so much more.


Our vision is to continue to establish a reputation of excellence in remote hospital service. Come join our adventure.

For further information on the above position please contact Kerrie Jones on 08 8973 9333 or [email protected]


Specialist Clinician Remuneration Package Range $206,832 - $252,716

(comprising salary $180,450 - $220,806, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)


Senior Specialist Clinician Remuneration Package Range $261,304 - $288,873

(comprising salary $228,359 - $252,607, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)


Emergency Department – Katherine Hospital

Several fulltime or part time vacancies available for up to 2 years



Quote vacancy number: 72190491

Closing date:                   22/08/2019


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 www.nt.gov.au/jobs  

Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available at www.australiasnorthernterritory.com.au

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 @ www.workingwithchildren.nt.gov.au) 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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