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Senior Clinician (Civilian) / Senior GP

Position title: Senior Clinician (Civilian) / Senior GP

Organisation: Bupa / Australian Defence Force (ADF)

Position location:Brisbane, RAAF Base Amberly

Work type:Permanent, Full-time

Indicative rate of pay:$330k – $460k + Super (depending on experience and prior qualifications)

Pay type: Salaried


You might think you already know a lot about Bupa. You’ll know we provide health insurance and aged care services across Australia and you’ve probably also seen our dental and optical clinics in your local shopping centres. But what you might not realise is that we also deliver health services in support of key government departments including delivering health services to Defence Force personnel and their families in Australia.

RAAF Base Amberley, west of Brisbane is the largest operational base in the RAAF, employing over 5,000 uniformed and civilian personnel. The Amberley Health Centre supports all defence members and their families locally, providing a range of services including preventive medicine, musculoskeletal health, pre-deployment medicals, mental health and psychological support, as well as emergency medicine. We play a key role in ensuring the overall health and wellbeing of all our members on base.


Our Senior Clinician is a civilian GP and a senior member of the management team within the region. Balancing both clinical and administrative responsibilities in the Health Centre, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing information, advice, and recommendations on medical issues and specialist medical services to the Health Centre manager
  • General Practice consultations, referrals, health screenings and liaison with allied health professionals
  • Provision of occupational health services and preventative health care
  • Participating in quality and governance improvement including, giving subject matter expertise advice to clinical incident and complaints management and performance management processes
  • Providing workforce advice and support including adequate staffing levels within department and supervision of clinical staff
  • Conducting team meetings and staff training activities
  • Managing the delivery of services against benchmark standards and other clinical governance Key Performance Indicators

This is an incredible role for clinician with a focus on mentorship, clinical leadership and continuous improvement to join our Health Centre and make a real contribution to the provision of health services to our defence force members.


Please note: You must be an Australian citizen and be able to attain and maintain a baseline security clearance from the Defence security and vetting service.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • works well with both people and details – this role involves interactions with both clinical and non-clinical team members as well as working with lots of legislative frameworks, nuanced processes and compliance activity – so you’ll need to be great at both
  • has strong management skills including leadership, conflict resolution and an understanding of medical ethics and medico legal issues
  • is comfortable in a heavily administrative role 
  • Has a genuine commitment to mentor, lead and grow internal talent and champion a meaningful career pathway for our clinicians

You will also require:

  • Current unconditional and unrestricted registration as a medical practitioner in Australia with AHPRA
  • A Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or Vocational Registration
  • Post Graduate Qualifications in Health Management (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, PhD or Doctorate) or commitment to working toward same (Bupa supported fees!)
  • Qualifications in Aviation Medicine or commitment to working toward same (Bupa supported fees!)

This is your opportunity to make a real impact on the health services we provide in support of the Australian Defence Force and help shape the experience of defence members accessing health services and supports in their local Health centre.

You’ll also enjoy all the benefits of working with Bupa in Australia including:

  • Competitive remuneration package (relocation assistance available)
  • Business hours role – work/life balance at a senior level
  • Support for ongoing CPD
  • The opportunity to practice diverse medicine in a unique cohort of patients
  • Discounts on our health insurance, travel, car, home, contents, and pet insurance products as well as health services such as Dental and Optical
  • Internal career progression opportunities – we are a big, global business. Your opportunities are endless!

Discover what makes Bupa a place where talented people find inspiring personal and professional opportunities and rewards, working in a team where your expertise is recognised and your contribution truly valued.


For more information, please email Aiden Wallage, Talent Acquisition Partner, via [email protected]