General Practitioner

  • Base/Location:Njernda Medical Centre, 84 Hare Street Echuca
  • Reports To:Njernda Health & Wellbeing Services Manager     
  • Hours:Full Time/Part Time
  • Award:By Negotiation
  • Position Scope:

    To provide competent patient-centred care that addresses health needs & promotes Wellness.  Care should be based on latest evidence & guidelines considering Njernda’s values, KPI’s and legislative requirements.

Position Number             MED0049

Organisational Values

  • Respect
    Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
  • Accountability
    Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
  • Resilience
    Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
  • Cultural Sensitivity
    Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement
  • Advocacy

Working to transform the disadvantaged and challenge the causes that impact on our community


1.Primary / Clinical Health Care

Provision of primary health care for patients by examining, counseling, and treating the patient.

2.Care Planning and Case Management

Promote and participate in the development and implementation of care plans and assessments, referring patients appropriately to both internal and external service providers as individually appropriate. Participate as required in case management and care coordination to support connected care.

3.Public and Environmental Health

Working with a population health approach. Proactively assist in the identification, management, and support through the development of policies and procedures that tackle the major health issues facing Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders and the local Aboriginal community. Support existing and new health programs within Njernda Aboriginal Corporation.  Notification of notifiable diseases

4.General Duties

Perform a range of general duties as directed relative to the position.

5.Accreditation and Compliance

Use methods which support and comply with current clinical guidelines including but not limited to, RACGP Standards, infection control, best practice, cold chain, prescribing, privacy, etc.

6.Mandatory Requirements

Maintain AHPRA registration and QI/CPD requirements including CPR.  Hold current and ongoing medical indemnity insurance.  Hold current Police Check and Working with Children Check. 


1.     To provide good clinical care:
  • Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment services to patients
  • Ordering diagnostic tests as needed, checking, and informing patients of results as per clinics procedure and RACGP Standards.
  • Referring patients appropriately to other providers if their needs exceed the range of care you are able to provide.
  • Consulting and collaborating with colleagues to provide optimal care.
  • Documenting all care provided and education/information given to patients within their health record, as per clinics procedure
  • Where required, attend a home visit and provide off site clinical care
  • Assessment and referrals for social welfare issues
2.  To maintain good practice:
  • Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through continuing medical education and personal professional development.
  • Having a working knowledge of legislation and standards of General Practice.
  • Maintaining a current CPR certificate and minimum CPD requirements in line with RACGP Standards
  • Practicing medicine in a way that reflects the company’s values while meeting best practice guidelines including maintaining quality patient records and timely checking of documents and results.
3. Maintaining trust (professional relationships with patients):
  • Providing services courteously and respectfully, about the cultural beliefs and needs of patients
  • Responding openly and following up complaints or feedback.
4. Working collaboratively with colleagues
  • Support other GP’s rosters/leave to ensure adequate clinical handover and cover to meet patients’ needs.
  • Work constructively and harmoniously with all staff to ensure patients receive optimal care.
  • Involve Aboriginal Health Workers in client care through education & support wherever possible
  • Involvement in practice accreditation activities
  • Participate in centre-based audits and activities
5. Maintaining integrity in professional practice
  • Billing for consultations in line with the clinics policy and the MBS.
  • Declare vested interests in services that you may be referring to
  • Consult in a timely manner in line with your appointment schedule
  • Complete documents i.e., medical reports in a timely manner
  • No less than daily monitoring of incoming documents and results
  • Clinical handover in periods of absence
  • Participate in centre-based audits
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of company policy about clinical practice as described in company manuals.
  • Report events, slip or lapse in clinical care, or untoward incidents as per professional standards & clinics policy.
  • Using the computer software effectively i.e. Recall systems, data input.
  • Keeping up to date with MBS updates.
  • Support with updating patient files including recalls, reminders, and qualifiers to ensure minimum data sets are met.
6. Develop and maintain relationships with:
  • All other members of the Medical Unit including Doctors & Associates, Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers/Practitioners, allied health professionals, administration, and management staff
  • Awareness & support of the various programs conducted at Njernda Aboriginal Corporation including Family Services, Baroona, Yakapna, Berrimba, Wellbeing Program, Drug & Alcohol, etc.



  • Demonstrate a knowledge of and compliance with all relevant legislation and common law obligations.
  • Discharge of duty of care during practice including meeting practice standards & accountability.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedural guidelines that have legal implications, for example, ensure documentation conforms to legal requirements.
  • Identify and respond to unsafe practice, for example, implement interventions to prevent unsafe practice and/or contravention of law.
  • Demonstrated patient-focused approach in service provision with genuine empathy & interest
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all ages and social groups.
  • Be well-presented, friendly, courteous & obliging. Always represent the practice in a confident and positive manner.
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent and timely manner with confidentiality, honesty, and integrity
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy, being prepared to double check as necessary.
  • Ability to work cooperatively & independently & to prioritise and organise with attention to detail.



  • Observe the safe working practices you have been trained in, as far as you are able, protect your own and others’ health and safety.
  • Disclosure of any investigations which may impact on your ability to perform your duties
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Vocational registration (other than registrars or IMG)
  • Participate and provide evidence of QI/CPD to meet no less than RACGP standards. (Registrars to meet MCCC minimum requirements)
  • Current Medical Indemnity insurance (annual evidence required)
  • Current provider and prescriber numbers
  • Current police check and working with children check
  • Participate in general staff and unit meetings
  • Act in a professional manner in accordance with the policies and practices of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • All Njernda Aboriginal Corporation employees must comply with the code of conduct as articulated in the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation Policies and Procedures
  • To provide continuity of care between Practitioners and other medical staff.
  • Possession of current driver’s licence (include only if essential to perform job, such as home visits).



  • Understanding of and Commitment to the Aboriginal community
  • A qualified medical practitioner, registered to practice in Victoria
  • Knowledge of Health Promotion strategies
  • A demonstrated understanding of working in a community-controlled health service
  • The demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi-skilled team
  • Knowledge and commitment to occupational health & safety legislation
  • Good written & verbal communication skills & the ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers, and the Aboriginal community
  • Essential: A current Full Victorian Driver’s License; current Working with Children Check; current Police check

All applications must address the key selection criteria and include a recent resume

Written applications should include a covering letter.  Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To:                  Trisha Williams

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

86 Hare Street,

Echuca Vic 3564

(PO Box 201)

Echuca Vic 3564


Fax:                 (03) 5480 2250

All applications close:  December 2021 or until position is filled

Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 13th Nov 2021

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