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Senior Medical Officer/General Practitioner - Julia Creek Full-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Far North Qld,Flexible,North West Qld   7 views
Job Details

North West Hospital and Health Service (HHS) ( )

NOW is the time to expand your horizons and right HERE is where it starts.

An invitation from the Chief Executive Officers of the North West HHS, Craig Carey, and the McKinlay Shire Council, Trevor Williams:

"We invite you to join us right here, right now, at Julia Creek in North West Queensland.

As Senior Medical Officer [SMO] / General Practitioner [GP] at McKinlay Shire Multipurpose Health Service (MPHS), based at Julia Creek, you will be at the heart of the Julia Creek community.

The role provides clinical care for the local community and leads the associated multidisciplinary patient care team, yet is also part of a broader supportive and collaborative professional network spanning the North West Hospital and Health Service.

It's a chance to experience the incredible variety offered by rural and remote healthcare and see patients in acute and community settings.

Career going nowhere fast? Your next career move is right here.

This key leadership role offers professional growth opportunities along with the potential to innovate and improve clinical processes for better patient outcomes.

We invite you to take the personal and professional challenge of this position and enjoy outstanding remuneration, rent-free accommodation, five weeks annual leave, additional professional development leave and generous allowances.

Nowhere else but here at Julia Creek.

Beyond the professional, this opportunity offers an unforgettable, potential life-changing experience.

Live and work surrounded by the expansive landscape of outback Queensland.

Spend more quality time doing the things you love or with your family.

No traffic jams or long commute here simply black soil plains, blue sky and burnt orange sunsets.

Julia Creek is the Gateway to the Gulf, so there's always adventure close by, and tropical Townsville is just a short flight away.

As our local SMO / GP, you will be welcomed with open arms into our proud community filled with extraordinary people.

In the words of one former Julia Creek GP, the community will forever have a special place in our hearts and my family are eternally grateful for the incredible life experience we had'.

For another, We were changed forever. You can take the doc out of Julia Creek but you can't take Julia Creek out of the doc.'

You're welcome to speak with former doctors who held this position we can put you in touch.

It's our role to ensure you will always feel supported as part of the North West Hospital and Health Service team and the Julia Creek community.

We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you build your career right here at Julia Creek."


  • FRACGP, FARGP, FACRRM preferred.
  • Mandatory requirements are a relevant tertiary degree qualification registrable with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Pre-employment screening will be conducted for the successful applicant.
  • This is a VPD risk role and may require evidence of vaccination or immunity to: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Tuberculosis and COVID-19.
  • A 6-month period of probation may apply.


Approximate remuneration package value up to $392,198 to $513,620 p.a. (L13-L25).

For full details please refer to the Role Description.

Contact: Christeena Pfeffer, Medical Workforce Unit, 07 4744 4882.

Apply ONLINE by: Monday 10/10/2022.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.