Our people

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Passionate, skilled and innovative

Passionate, skilled and innovative people make up the NTGPE family.

We offer training and support services to GP registrars, GP supervisors and training posts. To do this our people are skilled in medical education, management, administration, finance, counselling and well being, marketing and communications, events management, human resource management  and information technology.

There are about 45 full time staff and a 15 casual medical educators and assessors.

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Medical Educator
ECTVs, including CA remote,
Alice Springs
  • ECTVs, including CA remote
  • SGL support & resource development

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons), BMBS (Hons), FRACGP, ACCAM

Hours:

Part time 0.2 FTE - Wed

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Lead Aboriginal Health Training (AHT) Medical Educator
Cultural educator support and direction
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  • Cultural educator support and direction
  • GP registrar medical cultural education co-ordination, including workshop days
  • IGPRN 2016 development
  • Advanced cultural communication skills workshop design
  • Practice-based Aboriginal health training module development.

Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP

Hours:

Part time 0.8 FTE – Friday

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Medical Educator
SGL facilitator, ECTV’s
Darwin
  • SGL facilitator, ECTV’s
  • GP registrar workshop presenter
  • TA
  • Co-ordinator of H/CCT GP registrar program

Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP

Hours:

Part time 0.4 FTE (Mon and Thu)

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Director
Dr PD Wijesurendra has been working as a rural generalist at Tennant Creek Hospital since 2014 and has been serving as Acting Director of Medical Services since mid-2015.
Darwin, NT

Dr PD Wijesurendra has been working as a rural generalist at Tennant Creek Hospital since 2014 and has been serving as Acting Director of Medical Services since mid-2015. He has a strong interest in critical care medicine and is passionate about medical education.

Appointed: 25/08/2016

Qualifications:  BSc (Med) MBBS FACRRM

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Registrar Liaison Officer (RLO)
Rosemary is a New Zealand trained doctor who completed her MPH in the United States.
Darwin, NT

Rosemary is a New Zealand trained doctor who completed her MPH in the United States. She undertook her ARST FARGP placement in Public Health before moving to the Territory for her community placements. Most of those placements have been in Aboriginal Medical Services reflecting Rosemary’s interests in Indigenous health and policy. She is completing her final extended skills term in Cardiology.

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ACRRM Medical Educator
Mini-CEX assessments for NTGPE ACRRM GP registrars
Alice Springs
  • Mini-CEX assessments for NTGPE ACRRM GP registrars
  • TA

Qualifications:

FACRRM

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Medical Educator
Dr Heard is the Medical Director at Central Australian Aboriginal Congress which specialises in providing services that target the social, emotional, cultural and physical wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
Alice Springs

Dr Heard is the Medical Director at Central Australian Aboriginal Congress which specialises in providing services that target the social, emotional, cultural and physical wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Sam has a long relationship with NTGPE, including a past NTGPE Board chair. These days Sam is involved with growing the quality of training within the Alice Springs region through working with current and potential training posts.

Qualifications:

MBBA, DRCOG, FRACGP, AICD

Hours:

Casual

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Supervisor Liasion Officer
Sarah is a supervisor liasion officer who acts as a go-between NTGPE and GP supervisors
Tennant Creek, NT
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Medical Educator
SGL facilitation and assessment
Alice Springs
  • SGL facilitation and assessment
  • John Flynn program teleconference support
  • ECTVs.

Qualifications:

B.Sc, MBBS, FRACGP

Hours:

Casual - Thu pm, am

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Aboriginal Health Training (AHT) Medical Educator
Dr Simone Raye is one of our Aboriginal Health Training (AHT) Medical Educators
Darwin
  • Cultural educator support and direction
  • GP registrar medical cultural education delivery, including workshop days
  • IGPRN 2016 development
  • Advanced cultural communication skills workshop design
  • Practice-based Aboriginal health training module development
  • SGL design, facilitation and assessment.

Qualifications:

MBBS, FRACGP

Hours:

Part time 0.4 FTE – Tue and Fri

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Cultural Educator
Elisabeth Heenan is a Tiwi woman from Milikapiti. Her skin group from her mother's side is Mullet and Nambidjimba (Coniston, Central Australia) on her father's side.
Darwin

Elisabeth Heenan is a Tiwi woman from Milikapiti. Her skin group from her mother's side is Mullet and Nambidjimba (Coniston, Central Australia) on her father's side. Elisabeth has spent a large amount of her working life in the health sector. This coupled with her extensive and intricate knowledge of Indigenous culture makes her an important part of the cultural education team. She has been with NTGPE since 2011.

  • Cultural education
  • Cultural teaching visits
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GP Registrar Support Officer
Hannah works alongside the other GP registrar support officers, and focuses specifically on organising training advisor meetings.
Darwin

Hannah works alongside the other GP registrar support officers, and focuses specifically on organising training advisor meetings. These meetings are crucial to maintaining a high standard of training support and direction for GP registrars. Hannah comes to NTGPE with a strong background in the travel industry, and is skilled in multi-tasking, which is beneficial for her busy role.

  • Training advisor meetings