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This established GP clinic in Nelson Bay NSW opened in 2010. They have a GP leaving to pursue an interest in Anaesthetics. As they are still a growing practice that is fully booked they need 2 GPs, one to take on the departing Doctors patient base and another for growth,

  • $15k relocation assistance
  • 3 months accommodation and car
  • 65% billings
  • $125 dollars per hour monthly guarantee
  • Earn c$300k

It is open Mon, wed, Fri 8am - 5pm, Tues, Thurs 8am - 7pm and Sun 9am - 12pm. Doctors can work 3-5 days per week and Sunday will be on a rota basis with 9 other GPs.

They GPs have a mix of interests including skin, women's health, asthma and COPD and cosmetic medicine. There are 10 GPs, 5 Registered nurses, 13 Administrative staff (including a specific GP Support position), Practice Manager, Assistant Practice Manager.

The majority of doctors in the practice are qualified GPs from the UK and the practice have successfully provided orientation to the Australian health system and the practice systems. The current GPs who have previously worked in the UK can also provide assistance based on their own experiences of the differences between the two systems 

The patient mix is young families, retirees from 55-75 as well as younger adults under 25. 

They are a purpose built clinic with the latest facilities which only opened  in 2010. The surgery has air conditioning, children's waiting area/play area, Allied Health waiting area, large staff room, underground parking and consultation rooms with large windows and natural light. There is 1 large treatment room - 4 beds, minor procedure room and baby room.

The clinic is fully integrated with Allied Health - Physio, Podiatry, Psychology, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist. We all work together from the one computerised software system - Best Practice.

It is a teaching practice and takes in registrar doctors as well as Newcastle university medical students.

The location

Port Stephens is located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. An easy two-and half-hours drive north of Sydney via the Pacific Highway (M1) and just over an hour's flight from Brisbane or Melbourne.

Port Stephens is called the “blue water paradise” because of the beauty of its marine surroundings. With over 19 miles of clean, white, sandy beaches, Port Stephens boasts vibrant tourism and fishing industries.

If you love sparkling waterways, pristine beaches, whales, dolphins, bushwalking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, golf, cafes, parasailing, fine dining, shopping, fresh produce, wineries, breweries, sliding down sand dunes, quad-biking, horse riding, waterfront dining, spectacular sunsets and friendly people…. then you’re going to love Port Stephens!

There is a variety of great schooling including private and public.

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.

 

 

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