WACHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation which strives to provide holistic health care to enhance the health and emotional well-being of the Aboriginal and non Aboriginal community of Wellington and surrounding districts.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working for WACHS please send a current resume and cover letter to enquiries@wachs.net.au

Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A cover letter with a detailed response to the essential criteria listed in the position description
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)
  4. Please send your completed application to the nominated person as per the job advertisement

General Practitioner

Position Location

Maxwell Street, Wellington

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week


Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position


Minimum Qualifications

  • The general practitioner is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in rural New South Wales
  • Preferable but not essential is Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), or a recognised equivalent
  • Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
  • Well developed organisational and time management skills and an ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Working with Children Check and National Criminal Record Check and a current NSW Drivers Licence

About The Position

The General Practitioner role is integral to the Clinical Services offered by WACHS. The General Practitioner provides a high level of whole person, comprehensive, coordinated and continued medical care for individuals, families and communities that come in contact with our Clinics and programs.

The General Practitioner reports directly to the Team Leader (Clinic) and will be part of the Clinic Team that delivers a high level of patient care.


  • Provide high quality, primary health care services to the community, in keeping with best practice standards
  • Provide appropriate care and services to patients of all age ranges and level of health care needs
  • Respond to medical/ health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate
  • Provide after hours, on call and hospital services as rostered if applicable
  • Provide management of long-term conditions in line with national guidelines and pathways
  • Undertake a clinical screening interview
  • Participate in a performance appraisal process as required
  • Accurately input client data into Communicare data base
  • Maintain secure and accurate filing of all files/records
  • Have a good understanding and assist with the compliance of the WACHS clinic with AGPAL Accreditation standards
  • Accreditation for the Clinic and identify initiatives that improve health service delivery
  • Prescribe for patients as appropriate to need
  • Provide appropriate health promotion and preventative health care advice to all patients attending the practice
  • Ordering diagnostic tests as required
  • Referring patients to other providers as appropriate
  • Complete Specialist referrals as appropriate and when required
  • Review previous health and family history as part of total patient care
  • Write Prescriptions when required
  • Plan and conduct Treatment in line with accepted practice
  • Review Diagnostic results in a timely manner and action any follow up required
  • Maintain Registers and recalls
  • Liaise with health professionals when sharing the care of a patient safety and quality
  • Report and Record incidents and near-misses in line with WACHS policy
  • Demonstrate duty of care including meeting practice standards and accountability
  • Maintain patient and practice confidentiality at all times in line with WACHS policies and the code of practice of the profession
  • The general practitioner must abide by all legislative acts governing medical practice in New South Wales
  • Participate in training and education as recommended by your supervisor
  • Actively contribute to the various quality processes within the service
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people
  • Contribute to community engagement activities are requested

Closing Date


Position Enquiries

Contact Anita Dwyer on 02 6845 5400 or email anitad@wachs.net.au


Address to Anita Dwyer by email anitad@wachs.net.au

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