Kimberley Public Health Program
This 24-week term has been developed by the Kimberley Population Health Unit and Fremantle Hospital, as a part of the Pre-vocational General Practice Placement Program.
The term begins with 3 week placement at Fremantle Hospital. This enables the trainee to gain experience in 2 key areas:
- Sexual health management with emphasis on learning syphilis serology and competence in taking PAP smears.
- Infectious disease component especially HIV/Hep C.
The remainder of the term is based in Broome with half of this time in remote Kimberley communities.
Patients are seen in a wide variety of healthcare services in all 6 towns and some remote Aboriginal communities. In addition, trainees work at Mercy Community Health Service, which provides primary health care to 4 remote Aboriginal communities in the South-East Kimberley.
This post is ideal as a “taster” in Public Health. For more detailed information visit: www.sparhc.uwa.edu.au.
Who is eligible to apply?
All pre-vocational doctors with unconditional (general) registration in their PGY2 resident year upwards.
When are the terms available?
Two terms are offered each year, commencing in January and June which match hospital terms.
What accommodation is available?
A fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment is provided.
What are the financial considerations?
A return airfare from Perth to Broome or fuel costs, and fully furnished accommodation with air conditioning at subsidised rental. A share car is available for use in Broome.
How am I paid?
Pre-vocational doctors remain employed by their Primary Allocation Centre with all terms and conditions of employment remaining the same.
How do I apply?
Applicants should indicate their interest to their employing hospital and submit an application form and CV to:
PGPPP Executive Officer
School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care
The University of Western Australia
M501, 35 Stirling Highway
Nedlands WA 6009
Telephone: 9449 5135/32
Fax: 9384 6238
While your expression of interest should be forwarded at the same time as you are applying for your hospital position , later applications can often be considered due to circumstances changing for individual applicants.
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