Living and working in GP jobs, Practice Nurse jobs in Katherine And Northern Australia, NT

Tranquil river-waters, misty waterfalls, hot springs and thermal pools, and ancient gorges that unfold around you to reveal unearthly formations and subterranean caves. An array of birds and diverse wildlife catch you off-guard. This is Katherine in Northern Australia. Here age-old cultures and contemporary voices mingle. Here outback meets the tropics, waiting to be explored.  

Katherine is situated on the Katherine River, 320kms southeast of Darwin (roughly a three-hour drive away). Here it serves as a gateway to the outback, opening up routes leading to Kakadu National Park, the Barkley Region, the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Kimberley region of WA. Through the Nitmiluk National Park, the Koombolgie sandstone escarpments, gorges and rock paintings too are accessible from here.

Katherine is largely well-connected and lies at the crossroads of the Savannah Way. The Ghan, run by Great Southern Railway, operates on the new extension between Adelaide and Darwin arriving twice weekly. The Katherine airport provides further accessibility.

Healthcare Jobs and Medical Centre Jobs in Katherine And Northern Australia, NT

The Pastoral, Mining, particularly gold mining, Defence, and Tourism industries contribute significantly to the economy. Agriculture is widespread too, and the region’s mangoes, including the Kensington Pride, are a prized product. Here Healthcare and Social Assistance is a major employer, following Public Administration and Safety which is the leading employer. It generates over 600 jobs.

The focus of education is on the indigenous students, due to the proportionally large numbers. Kintore Street School provides specialised education for students with special needs. Katherine School of the Air is a unique initiative that provides distance education to students residing in remote and isolated settlements. Tertiary and vocation training is provided by the Charles Darwin University, that has a rural college, as well as a university campus here.

The Northern Territory Primary Health Network (PHN) supports the professions in the region. The Katherine District Hospital provides emergency, medical and surgical facilities together with a broad range of general and specialised services including – maternity, radiography and renal dialysis. There is one general medical clinic, Kintore Clinic, and GP appointments are available here. There is also one indigenous medical clinic and numerous community health facilities in the area. The Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service offers treatment and care for indigenous patients.

Housing is highly affordable, with median housing price of $298,442 and median weekly rent of $420. Living in Katherine is an experience, beyond the conventional.   

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