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Senior Contracted Clinician – Darwin

Position title: Senior Contracted Clinician

Position location: Larrakeyah Health Centre (Darwin)

Work type: Full time, Permanent

Essential Requirements: 5+ years’ experience post-grad, unrestricted AHPRA, Australian Citizenship

Pay Type: Salaried

Indicative rate of pay:  $350,000-$450,000 + Super per annum + Bupa Benefits 

Relocation assistance of $5000 if moving interstate for role


Be at the heart of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

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 contracts including delivering health services to Defence Force personnel and their families in Australia.

Larrakeyah Barracks is the is the main base for the Australian Defence Force in the Northern Territory and is located on the headland west of Darwin. Larrakeyah Health Centre delivers a range of health services to Defence personnel from the Royal Australian Navy, Army and Joint Task Force units in the Darwin area. It’s a busy, vibrant, and unique clinical environment offering a variety of clinical challenges as well as leadership and continuous
improvement opportunities.

Our Health Centres and clinics support all defence members and their families across the area, 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 across the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, 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

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
  • has a genuine commitment to mentor, lead and grow internal talent and champion a meaningful career pathway for our clinicians

You will also require:

  • 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 and Underwater Medicine course or commitment to undertake further studies with full financial support from Bupa!

Be at the heart of it with Bupa:

The Larrakeyah Health Centre are passionate and professional, and really care about the work we do. We’re operating in a unique clinical environment with extremely high standards, compliance, and contractual obligations.

We’re known for being driven and responsive to the needs of the ADF members, with ADF members at the centre of everything we do.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact on our services to help shape the health outcomes of people serving in the Australian Defence Forces.

A career as a Senior Clinician with Bupa offers:

  • Fully supported further study to specialise in leadership and
    underwater medicine
  • Relocation assistance and attractive salary package
  • Significant Bupa product discounts including health insurance, car
    insurance, home and contents and pet insurance
  • Ability to relocate nationally and internationally to further your career – we are one of the largest healthcare providers in the world.

For more information about this role, email [email protected] or call 0437413712 for a confidential discussion about this opportunity.

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Bupa is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged based on their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.