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Chief Medical Officer

North West, QLD




An exciting opportunity exists for a Chief Medical Officer to join the team at Gidgee Healing in shaping the future of primary health services provided by Gidgee Healing as part of a larger health reform initiative and an unprecedented growth phase of primary health services across North West Queensland.

Gidgee provides a broad range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Mount Isa and Lower Gulf region. Gidgee Healing is proud to have a multidisciplinary team of health professionals that includes GPs, Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, Allied Health professionals, Maternal and Child Health; and visiting Medical Specialists. Gidgee Healing also provides a range of support and wellbeing services, as the lead agent for both headspace Mount Isa and the Normanton Recovery and Community Wellbeing Service, as well as the Family Wellbeing Service and Social and Emotional Wellbeing services. More recently, Gidgee Healing has expanded its service delivery into the Aged Care sector in Doomadgee (Ngooderi House), Mornington Island (Kuba Natha Hostel) and Normanton (Kukatja Place.)

Gidgee Healing is dedicated to making a long term positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Mount Isa, North West and Lower Gulf of Carpenteria regions of Queensland.

The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for leading the clinical governance and care model of the comprehensive portfolio of health care services in line with Gidgee Healing’s mission and vision. The position plays an integral role in setting the strategic direction for the organisation and is accountable for development and execution of the clinical governance and patient care strategy through the quality standards management of all core service activities to achieve the organisation’s objectives.

As a member of the Executive team, the Chief Medical Officer will play a key role in developing and enhancing services across the region and will participate in reform of service delivery, as well as leading workforce development strategies including a teaching practice model.

Based in Mt Isa, this position provides a clinician with Fellowship of RACGP or ACRRM with a unique and exciting opportunity at the forefront of primary health care innovation and excellence in remote Australia and offers unmatched job variety, career satisfaction and a highly sought-after work-life balance.

For a confidential discussion to learn more about this opportunity please contact Rhodie Miller; Principal Consultant on +61 (0)422 816 557 or

Job Ad Reference H21_3920
Date Listed 04 January 2022
ContactRhodie Miller
+61 (0)422 816 557