Kuranda is positioned on the eastern edge of the Atherton Tableland where the Barron River begins a steep descent to its coastal floodplain. The area is an important wildlife corridor between the Daintree/Carbine Tableland area in the north and Lamb Range/Atherton Tableland in the south, two centres of biodiversity.
Parts of Kuranda, particularly along its eastern edge, are protected within the Kuranda National Park and Barron Gorge National Park. Both national parks belong to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Barron Gorge Forest Reserve and Formatine Forest Reserve have been established in the south of Kuranda. Closer to the centre of the town is Jumrum Creek Conservation Park where a near threatened, endemic frog species is protected. An elongated dam created by a weir built for a power station was constructed in 1935 and is used to today for recreation.
Located within the rainforest and just half an hour drive from the centre of Cairns, this is the perfect opportunity for GPs who are passionate about Indigenous Health and Closing the Gap to work from the practice as well as in remote clinics, which are run three times a fortnight to service the surrounding Indigenous communities.
The practice works closely with Mulungu Aboriginal Service, Health Reimagined and Northern Australia Primary Health Limited, and have several visiting allied health professionals such as diabetic educators, dietician, podiatrist, psychiatrist, exercise physiologist and Australian Hearing. Co-located in the centre are Steve King Dental Group, Sullivan Nicholaides Pathology and Queensland Community Health.
After Hours requirements:
No after hours are required
General Practitioner who are passionate about Indigenous Health and Closing the Gap to work from the practice as well as in remote clinics.
This location offers a work life balance
Please apply today