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Medical Officer-HQ Defence Force Recruit

Job Req ID:  167282
Posting Start Date:  22-Jan-2022

Canberra, ACT, AU, 2610

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 
  • Rare opportunity to train in Aviation and Underwater Medicine
  • No Medicare billing
  • Team-based approach to patient care


Opportunity for experienced general practitioner to help keep the Army fit and effective by working in the ACT looking after the medical needs of Australian Defence Force Personnel. 


About the Role

We are seeking permanent civilian doctors for the ACT. This is an exciting opportunity to apply your expertise and knowledge within a unique work environment. This is not your standard Medical Officer role and as such we are seeking candidates who are looking for something a little different.

You will play a vital part in providing quality clinical care to patients as an integral member of an experienced multidisciplinary health care team. Your day will involve delivery of medical services, including fitness to fly assessments, aviation medicals and aircrew health management, sick parade consultations, general practitioner consultations, health screenings, preventative health care, diving, submarine and other occupational medical and health assessments to determine employability and deployability of personnel, pre and post deployment health assessments.

You will enjoy working closely with our nursing, allied health and administration teams and can expect to feel a unique sense of accomplishment and pride from caring for those who serve and protect our country.


About You

You display passion and positivity as a proud and professional GP who is trusted to provide the highest standard of care to patients. You can work autonomously and thrive in a busy environment where you enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Alongside your engaging manner, you have a positive work attitude, outstanding communication skills and a strong people focus, enabling you to engage effectively with patients and team members alike.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • unrestricted registration with AHPRA
  • demonstrated experience in general practice
  • evidence of CPR (HLTAID001) or BLS completed in the past 12 months
  • evidence of active participation and completion of CPD as recognised by your College
  • current professional indemnity insurance (or willingness to obtain).


We support our colleagues to be their best by offering a wide range of educational, financial, lifestyle, health & wellbeing benefits; these include:

  • CPD leave
  • opportunity to train in aviation and underwater medicine
  • support through CPD assistance that helps financially with fees for courses
  • variety of lifestyle discounts through the Serco Benefits program
  • wellbeing programs, including Fitness Passport
  • volunteer leave and leave for reservists
  • sociable hours 
  • bolster your salary with after hours, weekend and on-call work
  • provision of uniform


About Us
We are trusted to provide healthcare services to Australian Defence Force personnel across Australia ensuring they have access to quality on-site medical care.

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play - from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of over 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including Defence, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Healthcare and Citizen Services. We look for talented people with the potential to make an extraordinary difference for our clients, our organisation, and our communities. To learn more please visit


Join Us
If you are as passionate about healthcare as we are, we would love to have you be part of our team. Apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

If you would like a confidential discussion regarding this position, please call Georgia on 07 5556 2226.

You must be an Australian Citizen to obtain the Baseline Security Clearance required for this role.


Serco values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are curious, creative and collaborative. Our people help in ways that matter.

We are committed to diversity and we encourage people to apply from different backgrounds. By joining Serco you will have access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LBGTI+) Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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