Transfer your skills

As an urban-based health professional, you already have the skills to work anywhere.

Taking those skills to a remote or very remote NT Aboriginal community will bring challenges and experiences you may never have had in an urban clinic.

The NT Remote Locum Program and highly experienced team in the health clinic will support you to have a positive, impactful experience.

Support from the start

You will work with diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, needs and aspirations. Every day will probably be different, and certainly fulfilling.

On every placement with the NT Remote Locum Program, we’ll provide wraparound support throughout the whole process. We provide:

  • travel and accommodation
  • cultural and clinical training
  • 24/7 clinical and workforce support while on placement
  • access to free online resources.

Working as a remote General Practitioner or Registered Nurse

Remote Educators (RE) are experienced remote area nurses, skilled in supporting health professionals who haven’t worked remote before. Your RE will:

  • give you one-on-one clinical support to Registered Nurses (RN) and General Practitioners (GP) on placement
  • create an individual support plan based on your experience and conversations with the health service.

If you’re an RN who is new to working remote, an RE will be available to you 24/7.

If you’re a GP, you can request an RE to support you to transition your knowledge and skills to working remote.

What you can do to prepare

We work with many remote and very remote NT Aboriginal communities – each with different health access needs.

Whichever community you’re taking your placement in, there are some things you should know and can do.

Learn what to expect

More information

Find out more about what it’s like to work as an NT Remote Locum Program health professional.