Based in a Coastal town in NSW this surgery is at the entrance to Lake Macquarie from the Pacific Ocean, you can work with views of peninsular the and sail to work if you chose.
One of the GP owners - a UK expat - says the that the benefits to GPs who join are ‘people who can support your learning and growth in a new Country. Maximising your earnings (and therefore the practice's!). We are a Happy Ship – and that's worth getting excited about, we reckon. Our doctors are an international bunch including – Australian and British. (We build long-lasting relationships with doctors we intend to add to the team). As such we are friendly & diverse but also collegiate in our sharing of patientcare, information & ideas. Our management hierarchy is pretty 'flat' in our family-like Team. Our 9-5 hours give great work-life balance, while working 'clever' allows a slower pace without compromising on income. We are the 'opposite of' a bulk-billing, Corporate, super-centre, style of practice.’
- 65% Billing
- Earn $250k plus.
- Circa 20 patients per day
- $200 per hour min guarantee for the first 3 months
- Private billing
- Established for over 10 years and
- 5 beaches within a 3-minute drive
There are 7 consult rooms and 3 treatment rooms, are 5 FTE Doctors, 3 Practice Nurses, Practice Manager 3 receptionists and visiting Allied Health. An on-site dietician and Pathology provider. Close connections nearby with a local EP, chiropractic, psychologists, and physiotherapy.
The patient base is traditional age-retired and local families, with a high and increasing proportion of newly arrived Sydney commuters and affluent retirees.They have the reputation of being the local quality practice, and say they are very lucky with their patients.
Specialist interests are not required however they will be fully supported, they would wish to add expertise in Integrative & Lifestyle medicine, and Sports Medicine. They can however teach cosmetics, medical cannabis prescribing & skin-cancer medicine to someone who is interested and willing to learn. Women's health - particular procedural - is always welcome.
At the waterfront end of town, they have water-views through their plate-glass consulting room windows. The adjacent supermarket is good for lunch, they have a tab with the coffee-shop next door, a dentist, and the dive-shop all in a row (!). 4 pharmacies within the suburb, and the closest hospital is 10 minutes away, with an Emergency Dept. Some of also elect to work Out-of-Hours for the local deputising service there. The tertiary, University teaching hospitals and University of Newcastle medical school is within 30 minutes.
The practice has an amazing waterside aspect with gorgeous views and a holiday vibe - with coffee and ice-cream available next door! It is a modern building, fully equipped, with kitchen/staff room, and communal undercover parking at the rear. The GP owner says that the ‘gorgeous situation really does colour our working lives, and our patient's relaxed attitudes’ Meanwhile the air-conditioning is welcome in both hot and cold weather, and the clinic is decorated to have a 'private clinic' - but welcoming - feel to it. GPs are encouraged to personalise their rooms.
Lake Macquarie is a minute one way, and the Pacific Ocean a minute the other. City of Lake Macquarie is about 500,000 people, with Newcastle as the local conurbation being the Australia's 7th largest city - a nice size for amenities. You can get to the Opera House in Sydney and back mid-week after work if you want to see a show. Newcastle is a 20 min drive and North Sydney is around an hour. Newcastle and Sydney airports are both accessible, (90 minutes & 50 minutes respectively). So, 'ease-of-getting-away', including back to Europe, which was and remains an important feature for the GP owner as an Expat, are well-served by this practice.
What Head Medical can do for you
Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.
Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.