First listed on: 29 March 2021

District Medical Officer - Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Generous remuneration package – negotiable


The Indian Ocean Territories Administration (IOTA) is currently seeking motivated, professional and suitably qualified persons to join our enthusiastic and multidisciplinary team as a District Medical Officer (DMO) within the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service (IOTHS) based on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

The IOTHS delivers a primary and acute health care service in two of Australia’s most remote and most spectacular settings - Christmas Island (CI) and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI). The IOTHS includes a 24 hour eight bed hospital and primary care facility on CI and clinics on Home and West Islands in the CKI.

The DMO works in a team and is primarily responsible for delivering comprehensive medical services to the community of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands using a culturally appropriate approach. The DMO provides general practice services, after hours’ emergency medical care and preventative health care.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrable and substantial experience working effectively in general practice in a rural and remote cross cultural environment, recent experience working in an Emergency Department and the ability to work independently, make sound medical judgements and manage the emergency environment. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to working collaboratively to deliver quality health outcomes and have excellent communication skills including experience in preparing reports.

The successful candidate will be registered as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) as well as hold a post graduate qualification and / or have recognised current clinical experience in general practice. Further the successful candidate will hold a current ‘C’ class Driver’s Licence, transferable to the Indian Ocean Territories, and a Western Australian Working with Children Check.

For an application pack outlining how you can apply to join our team, please contact the IOT Human Resources Team on and quote position number 109098.


Applications close 4.00PM (Christmas Island local time) (CXT) (UTC+7),
Friday, 23 April 2021

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