Flexible work opportunities in Canberra and Yass

We’re always on the lookout for great doctors to join our team and deliver great care here in the Canberra region. If you want to be part of a health service that genuinely puts patients before profit – while enjoying a flexible schedule tailored to your lifestyle – the NHC is the perfect place for you.

 Much of our diverse medical team has come to the NHC from elsewhere in Australia or overseas and we are dedicated to making your move to the ACT as easy as possible. We believe in flexible working arrangements to allow you to set up a great life here for you and your family.

Current opportunities

Director of Medical Services

The Position

The role of Medical Director at the National Health Co-op (NHC), based in Canberra, encompasses medical leadership, mentoring, clinical governance, workforce management and patient safety. You will:

  • Work as a key member of the NHC’s leadership team providing strategic clinical and operational leadership.
  • Lead medical workforce management and enhance a collaborative and patient centred culture.
  • Lead clinical governance systems, standards, performance and accreditation.


The Medical Director is a member of the executive management leadership team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. It has a key role in leading medical and organisational cultural leadership; executive and Board reporting on medical and clinical matters; medical workforce performance and development; education and training for medical practitioners, post-graduates and students; clinical service delivery and compliance; and medico-legal advice and support. As a valued member of our multi-disciplinary executive leadership team the Medical Director contributes to member and community relationships and partnerships; supporting and advising other health professionals and members of the executive team; and strategic health service system activities.

To be successful in this role, you will be a strong clinical leader with sound operational management skills to ensure efficient and effective functioning of the NHC’s nine clinics offering GP and Allied health services. You will also have strong commercial acumen and discipline to drive quality business and service outcomes, have experience leading quality improvement and organisational change processes, and actively seek out new opportunities for improving and expanding services.

The Organisation

The National Health Co-op is a not-for-profit, member owned co-operative that provides affordable primary and allied healthcare services in the ACT and Yass. Providing quality care to the local community is our focus and we do this through the commitment and support of our members. We have 32,000 active members and operate nine clinics varying in size. Members buy a membership to the Co-op on an annual basis.

The NHC was founded more than 10 years ago with one clinic in the Belconnen area, driven by a need to provide GP services. Since then, it has evolved to be an important part of the primary health network of the Canberra region. We are primarily a bulk billing and appointment required operation. We pride ourselves on quality care and that is reflected in our feedback from patients.

Position Criteria

  • Previous experience in medical leadership roles preferably at Medical Director level.
  • A medical degree/MBBS equivalent (preferred) / unrestricted AHPRA registration.
  • A sound working knowledge of the Australian healthcare environment.
  • A commitment to the highest standards of ethical medical practice and governance.
  • Contemporary knowledge of clinical service trends and a track record of meeting KPIs including workforce planning.


To Apply 

If you would like to explore this opportunity further, please reach out to Ben Hellström on 0466 806 939 or at [email protected]

To apply please visit https://adr.to/johig.

Applications close 9th March, 2021.


GPs - Kippax and Chisholm

An excellent opportunity for Full time/Part time General Practitioners (VRs) to work in a supportive environment with work-life balance and excellent earning potential.

We are currently seeking VR GPs to join its clinics in Kippax and Chisholm in Canberra. The successful applicants will bring a commitment to affordable and
quality primary and allied healthcare to these established practices.

NHC doctors have the full support of our corporate administration team, reception and nursing staff who are all proficient in using Best Practice Software. Our GPs also have the support of the NHC’s Medical Director who leads the medical team and clinical governance.

We offer flexible work arrangements and encourage General Practitioners who may only looking for part-time hours to consider our practices.

NHC Benefits:
• Very competitive % of billings
• Full-time administration support
• Nurses support and services
• Marketing expertise
• Flexible work arrangements in established practices
• Commitment to professional development
• Comprehensive clinical protocols
• DPA location

• Current unrestricted AHPRA registration
• FRACGP/FACCRRM or equivalent
• Committed to community health
• Able to work in Australia

For a confidential discussion please contact: HR Manager Lamiaa Rizwan Khan [email protected] or (02) 6178 0488.


Work on campus at one of Australia’s most prestigious universities, just a short walk from the centre of Canberra.  This brand-new clinic has impeccable facilities and is set in a vibrant part of the campus featuring restaurants, gyms and other shops.  This is an ideal clinic for doctors who are passionate about youth health services, and as we extend membership to all students there is always demand from new patients.

We offer negotiable hours, with competitive salary and generous benefits.  VR status and 3+ years professional experience is preferred, though not mandatory.

GP - Coombs

Based in the beautiful Molonglo Valley, our Coombs clinic offers a spacious, modern clinical space. The area features a lot of development and a rapidly growing population, with lots of young families in the area meaning there is particular demand for maternity and child services. This clinic is perfect for doctors who are passionate about family health and want to establish a patient list in an emerging part of the city.

We offer negotiable hours, with competitive salary and generous benefits.  VR status and 3+ years professional experience is preferred, though not mandatory.

GP - Higgins

Based in our traditional heartland of Belconnen, our Higgins clinic offers a diverse range of medical services. Allied health specialists such as psychologists, physiotherapists and dieticians work from this clinic, making it perfect for doctors who enjoy working closely with specialists to ensure continuity of care. Our membership base is really strong in Belconnen, meaning there is always demand for additional GP services from Higgins.

We offer negotiable hours, with competitive salary and generous benefits.  VR status and 3+ years professional experience is preferred, though not mandatory.

Nurses - Multiple Clinics

We’re looking for Registered Nurses to join our team. Work closely with our GPs to deliver great health outcomes for our patients, including immunisations, chronic disease plan management and wound care. General Practice experience is preferred but not mandatory.

Medical Receptionists - Multiple Clinics

Join a great team of medical receptionists working across our network of 9 clinics. Whether you’re looking for a full time, part time or casual role, we have positions that can work with your schedule. General Practice experience, familiarity with Best Practice software and thorough knowledge of the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) are all preferred.

Our Values

Our mission is to improve the everyday health of our community. We love to work with people who share our commitment to community focused medical services.

Our team is brought together by 4 key values, which guide everything we do.


We are patient focused and patient first in every part of our business.


We believe that respect and understanding are fundamental in healthcare and embrace the diversity of our community.


We value transparency and confidentiality. As a member-owned co-operative we offer full visibility on our business, however when it comes to patients we hold ourselves strictly to the highest level of privacy.


We’re a community, not just a network of medical centres. We offer value beyond clinical services and welcome all feedback to make our community stronger.

Interested to know more?

If this sounds like a place you’d love to work, then let’s talk. Our team will be able to tell you more about the organisation and any current roles which might be to your liking.

To enquire about employment opportunities at the NHC please contact Lamiaa Khan, Human Resources Manager.