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Senior Medical Officer - Cape York Kidney Care (Weipa)


Are you passionate about healthcare? Are you looking for a fulfilling career in the healthcare industry? Look no further! Weipa is calling for compassionate individuals like you to join our team at Torres & Cape Hospital and Health Service.


Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Medical
Classification L13-L18 , L18-L27
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/TC554102
Closing date 28-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person John Hall
Contact details (07) 4082 3900
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Tell me a crucial role within the Cape York Kidney Care Clinic (CYKC).  This clinic is dedicated to managing moderate to severe kidney disease in the western region of Cape York, serving the community of Weipa and the Indigenous communities of Napranum, Mapoon, Aurukun, Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama.

Professional and personal motivators!

As a medical practitioner working in Weipa, your expertise, skills and dedication play a crucial role in providing quality care and ensuring positive outcomes for patients across the Torres and Cape.

You'll work in diverse and supportive environments that offer attractive lifestyle opportunities and experiences, enabling you to make valuable contributions to small communities. These communities will help you grow, connect, learn and create life-defining experiences that will shape who you are as a health professional and a person.

If you make the move to a Torres and Cape remote location, you may be eligible for up to $70,000 in relocation benefits. Please refer to the guideline located on the Attraction Incentives website to view eligibility and conditions.

Torres and Cape will give you a career with purpose, plus excellent benefits and allowances;

  • Base comprising salary between $176,802 - $258,910 p.a – you may be eligible for additional benefits Medical salaries | Careers (
  • Competitive salary packaging: In addition to a base wage, we also provide a generous employer superannuation contribution of 12.75% and have salary packaging options Salary packaging | Careers (
  • Professional Development: Our training is recognised as some of the best in the world.
  • Generous leave entitlements including 17.5% loading on annual leave
  • Relocation and accommodation incentives

Living within the Torres and Cape region means you will be able to enjoy: 

Professional and personal qualities TCHHS are looking for;

  • Demonstrated skill in trauma management, general and emergency medicine.
  • Demonstrated ability in Chronic Disease management, specifically in chronic kidney disease and associated co-morbidities.
  • Ability to function in a multidisciplinary team and to provide clinical leadership within the team.
  • Demonstrated ability in addressing the challenges of rural and remote medicine and the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

Refer to role description for Torres and Cape HHS Values - Courage | Accountability | Respect | Engage

Requirements for the role:

  • Hold a Rural Generalist advanced skill of Adult Internal Medicine
    • Candidates who have completed an AST/ARST in Adult Internal Medicine and are currently completing a FACRRM or FRACGP as part of the Australian General Practice Training Program may be considered for employment as a Provisional SMO.
  • Hold registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Medial Board of Australia.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities, mandatory qualifications and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

How do I apply? Applications should be submitted ONLINE via the Smart Jobs and Careers website.

Do you need more information? Simply call the contact person listed on the role description.

Please no unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies

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