• Short-term paid placements to help Close the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders health outcomes in Northern Territory communities.

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The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is a Federally-funded not-for-profit programme offering Health Professionals opportunities to undertake short-term paid placements (3 weeks – 12 weeks) in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory. To be considered, you will need to meet the minimum credentialing criteria for one of the following craft groups (including already having the right to work in Australia): General PractitionerRegistered NurseDentistDental TherapistDental Assistant and Audiologist.

Throughout your journey, RAHC will support you. We provide free eLearning modules, cultural and clinical orientation to prepare you for your placement, and travel and accommodation. Our teams, located in Canberra, Darwin and Alice Springs, are available 24/7 to assist you whenever you need support. In short, apply now and do what you do best by delivering high-quality primary healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Territory.

The Remote ACCHS Workforce Response (RAWR) programme, also known as the Remote Health Workforce Surge Capacity Program (RHWSCP), was established in June 2020. This extension of RAHC was a response to the anticipated increase in demand for health services in remote Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme supports Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) across Australia through the placement of General Practitioners and Registered Nurses for up to 12 weeks.

Help the world's oldest living culture overcome the world's newest health challenge.

COVID-19 has created a critical workforce shortfall in remote Indigenous communities across Australia. Under the new Remote ACCHS Workforce Response (RAWR) programme, we can now offer General Practitioners and Registered Nurses the opportunity to work in remote Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in all states and territories across Australia.

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