Could Kangaroo Island be your next move? Explore career opportunities with the Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic.
Our hiring process is simple and we support you throughout your journey to Kangaroo Island. Read our hiring guide to learn more about what to expect and next steps.
Most of our doctors work 0.6 or 0.8 FTE in clinic plus emergency on-call divided equally. Our current associateship allows for eight weeks annual/upskilling leave each year.
Working on Kangaroo Island means you wake up every day in the midst of a close community and quiet, untouched, natural beauty. Read more about the 12 things that matter here.
Kangaroo Island is just 25 minutes to Adelaide by plane, yet being an MM7 area, lucrative rural retention allowances and incentives are available. Click here to read more about the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.
We’ll offer you the option to come visit us in person. You’ll be able to bring your family to the island and get a feel for living and working here. If you would like to accept the position, we’ll move forward with the next steps including scheduling your first day and orientation at KIMC and KIHS.
We have put together this relocation guide and can help you through relocation in whatever way you need. Speak to Tanya about your requirements and we can support you to achieve them.
Tanya, our practice manager, will be your primary point of contact on your journey to Kangaroo Island. Reach out to her with any questions or concerns you have now or along the way. She is looking forward to hearing from you.
Our doctors have a strong commitment to GP training, and being located in a rural/remote area allows us to provide a broad and varied training experience. Registrars and Students placed on Kangaroo Island not only work with our doctors in the primary care setting, but also gain experience in emergency medicine, antenatal and obstetric care, anaesthetics and surgery, and inpatient care at the local hospital. Registrars and students also have the opportunity to work with and learn from our visiting specialists.
We are recognised as a quality teaching practice for the purposes of training doctors for fellowship of both the RACGP and ACCRM, and work with GPex to provide training for Registrars. We pride ourselves on providing a supporting and extensive training environment and are pleased that a number of our registrars have returned to the Island post-fellowship to work with us. Registrars are placed with us through the GPex placement process.
Each year the practice hosts two third-year Flinders University Rural Clinic School (FURCS) students. FURCS Students spend the whole year with us until exams. They are provided with a study room allowing videoconferencing access to University lectures, and are involved in parallel consulting at the clinic as well as hospital work with our doctors. Flinders University Medical students interested in completing placement at the Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic should discuss with the University.
We may be able to provide other short-term placements for Medical Students. If you are studying Medicine at a university other than Flinders and would like to complete a placement with us, please contact our Practice Manager.
In an emergency, please dial 000.
The Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm. If you need urgent care outside of these hours, please contact the KI Health Service (hospital) by phone on 08 8553 4200. The Health Service is located at Corner Wheelton Street and The Esplanade, Kingscote SA 5223. At the KI Health Service you will be triaged by the RN and the on-call doctor will be called in if necessary.