Senior Medical Officer. TORRES AND CAPE

Senior Medical Officer. TORRES AND CAPE


Are you keen to make a real difference? 

Join our dedicated team and enjoy the challenges

About the Role

Be a member of a dynamic health care team that provides quality and culturally appropriate medical services. Make a significant contribution to improving the health of the local population in and around our many diverse communities.

Depending on the AST skills that you may bring to the role, along with your general practitioner function you could also be involved in providing specialist services in anaesthesia, obstetrics and gynaecology, and/or emergency services at any of our main facilities (Weipa, Cooktown, Thursday Island or Bamaga). Should you have an AST in Indigenous Health, your specialist skills may also take you to our northern primary health care centres (Thursday Island, Bamaga and Badu Island) and to Weipa.

The Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait are recognised as two of the most spectacular and culturally important tourism regions in Queensland. Working in the Torres and Cape region gives medical officers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in some of the most beautiful natural environments of this remarkable ‘corner' of Australia.


Remuneration range (effective 01 July 2019) of between $11,405 to $15,312 per fortnight (plus on calls, recalls and overtime) comprising salary between $5,964-$8,237 per fortnight (L13-L25) with: Motor Vehicle allowance, Professional Development Allowance, Professional Development leave 3.6 weeks p.a (pro-rata for temporary), Attraction and Retention Incentive Allowance, Regional and Rural Attraction Allowance, Locality Allowance, Inaccessibility Allowance, Annual leave Loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to Superannuation (up to 12.75%). Applications will remain current for the duration of the vacancy.


It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated/immune against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B.

How to Apply:

For full details of the is position, please ensure you download the Role Description and Information Package for Applicants (at the links at the bottom of the page) for instructions on how to apply for this role. If you have difficulty viewing this role description in .pdf format, please contact Recruitment Services on 07 4226 5533 to request it in .doc format. Please note that if the information requested in the ‘how to apply' section is not provided you may not meet the requirements for further consideration of your application. The Information Package for Applicants outlines pre-employment checks that will be undertaken for successful applicants.

Experience Requirements: 
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