General Practitioner

  • Base/Location:Njernda Medical Centre
  • Reports To:Medical Manager
  • Hours:Full Time/Part Time
  • Award:By Negotiation
  • Position Scope:

    The Role of General Practitioner is primarily to provide a general clinic service to the Aboriginal Community and also involves the training of staff and students and assisting in devising and delivering health programs.

Organisational Values:

  • Professional Integrity
    We treat all our people with dignity and respect
  • Quality
    We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
  • Responsibility
    We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Client Focus
    We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Primary and Clinical Health Care
  • Provide primary health care services to clients
  • Development and on-going management of patient Care Plans (GP Management plans) for clients diagnosed or identified as at risk of developing Chronic Disease.
  • Provide Care Planning services and management to other Njernda Aboriginal Corporation programs and services as required
  • Involve Aboriginal Health Workers with all forms of client care through education and support wherever possible.
  • Authorisation and interpretation of pathology results
  • Promote and conduct Health Assessments
  • Notification of notifiable diseases
  • Provide patient and staff Health Education as required
  • Where required attend a home visit and provide off site clinics and health services
  • Assessment and referral of social welfare issues
  • In line with the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation requirements maintain patient medical records


  1. Care Planning and Case Management:
  • In conjunction with relevant health professionals and Aboriginal Health Workers monitor care plans
  • Actively organise and participate in client case management sessions where required
  • Refer patients to care plan reviews as required
  • Liaise and refer to Njernda Aboriginal Corporation programs and external agencies when required


  1. Public and Environmental health:
  • Working within a Population Health context proactively assist in the identification, management and support through the development of policies and procedures that tackle the major health issues facing the local Aboriginal community that Njernda Aboriginal Corporation services. including but not limited to;


  • Respiratory
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs


  • Awareness and support of the various health programs conducted at the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation, including:


  • Family Support Services
  • Baroona
  • Yakapna
  • Berrimba Child Care Centre
  • Best Start
  • HACC
  • Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing Program
  • Drug & Alcohol Programs


General Duties:

  • To collect, document and utilize patient data through the use of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation Pracsoft system
  • Maintain documentation and client records for clients presenting to the Medical Clinic programs in accordance with the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation policy
  • Ensure there is a transfer of professional skills and knowledge to Aboriginal Health Workers in the organisation
  • Participate in the delivery of structured training and support for students and health workers at the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation where required.
  • To understand and promote the philosophy of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Undertake other duties, which are incidental and peripheral to the main tasks, provided that such duties are reasonable within the employee’s competence and training



  • Adhere to the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation accreditation program and processes


Mandatory requirements:

  • Observe the safe working practices you have been trained in, as far as you are able, protect your own and others’ health and safety.
  • Participate in on-going training when necessary
  • Participate in general staff and unit meetings
  • Act at all times 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.


Qualifications and experience:

A current Victorian Drivers Licence would be an advantage

Police check and Working with Children check is a requirement of this role.


Key selection criteria:

Understanding of and Commitment to the Aboriginal community.


Experience and Qualifications in:


  • A qualified medical practitioner, registered to practice in Victoria. Registration must be presented to HR annually.
  • Current Medical Indemnity Insurance. Insurance
  • must be presented to HR annually.
  • Current provider and prescriber numbers
  • Good computer and telephone skills,
  • 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
  • The capacity to participate on weekend rosters.
  • Knowledge and commitment to occupational health & safety legislation
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers and the Aboriginal community


A current Full Victorian Drivers License is essential


A Working with Children Check is required


A Police check is required


Other relevant information:

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check.
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required.
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
  • Community Development Worker Class 2A
  • Remuneration will be in accordance with industry standards
  • Performance KPIS will be set on commencement with a review conducted annually.
  • Salary packaging benefits are available.
  • NAC operates a smoke free environment.


Condition of Appointment:

  • Medical Officers (Aboriginal Medical Services) Interim Award 2001
  • Medical Officer – Agreed Rate
  • Remuneration will be in accordance with industry standards
  • Performance KPI’S will be set on commencement with a review conducted annually.
  • Salary packaging benefits are available



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

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

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To:                          Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
34 Annesley St, (PO Box 201)

Echuca 3564


All applications close:  18th June 2021

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).

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All applications close: 18th Jun 2021

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