We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed sub-contractors to work with RHWA (Rural Health Workforce Australia) to attract General Practitioners to rural and regional areas of Australia.
These roles are open to GPs who qualify for the Category 1 or 2 RACGP Pathway.
Why go rural?
Working in regional and rural Australia is not just a job – it’s a way of life! Why not start your days with a swim on a remote beach or a bike ride to work – you could be passing lush rainforests, mango or coffee farms, but you certainly won’t be stuck in traffic during rush hour.
If you are open to adventures and enjoy the freedom that big open spaces offer, then this could be your chance to make the most of it and enjoy a better life/work balance. After a busy day in the practice you could wind down with a cool drink on the porch or go fishing in crystal-clear waters. For more adrenalin inducing activities you could try rock climbing, surfing or even flying.
This is not to say that it’s an isolated life though. You would be an integral member of a friendly and thriving local community. Sports play a big role here: Try the local tennis, golf, horse riding or sailing club, or get involved in the arts communities by joining the orchestra or a drama club.
If you have family you will be able to spend more time together and let your children experience this strong sense of community as they grow up and make many friendships along the way.
Going rural also means being able to enjoy a very affordable lifestyle. You could live on several acres of land and still be very close to your workplace. Living in rural Australia also means having world-class wineries at your doorstep and being able to enjoy fresh local produce.
Professionally, working as a GP in rural or regional location means you’re making a real difference to the community and for many GPs it’s the most rewarding role of their careers.
The gap in life expectancy for rural and remote Australians is four years less for those living in the country when compared to their city counterparts. You could be changing that by being part of a skilled and sustainable health workforce. You would also get the chance to contribute to Indigenous health and be exposed to a variety of conditions you would not get to see in a metropolitan practice.
With the nearest hospital often being several hours’ drive away you could also be undertaking obstetrics, anaesthetics and minor surgical procedures.
RHWA and the Rural Workforce Agencies in each state and territory offer continuous professional and personal support, including opportunities for professional development and access to recommended training. There are more choices and greater financial incentives to relocate than ever before.
Take a look at the RHWA employer profile or get in touch with Eilidh Manson, +44(0) 131 240 5279 or firstname.lastname@example.org