About the Job

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Join a well-established clinic located in one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations.  A stable population and an influx of tourists from summer through to Easter, you will build a practice quickly and work across a variety of demographics.

This is a full time position (8-9 sessions per week) although there is flexibility in when you choose to start and finish your sessions. Your participation in on-call, urgent care and VMO responsibilities are discretionary.

Billings are paid as follows:

  • 65% for Doctors participating in the on call roster (VMO) and 100% of after-hours payments
  • 60% for Doctors working in practice hours with no on call

Housing assistance is available on arrival.

This clinic which has been servicing the local community for more than ten years and has a strong relationship with the local health service where they provide emergency department coverage, on-call and VMO.  Access to an Allied health referral network is available locally with an occupational therapy, physiotherapy and a chronic disease nurse readily accessible.

Doctors at the clinic offer additional services given their regional location, including:

  • Minor surgery – removal of skin cancers, cysts, suturing of complex wounds, repair of fractures and insertion/removal of contraceptive devices.
  • X-ray and bedside ultrasound imaging where appropriate.

The medical team is supported by nursing staff, experienced administration staff and a professional practice manager and will help you rapidly build your patient base. You will have access to a high level of support from physicians and visiting specialists helping to provide a coordinated comprehensive health care service to the community.

Practice hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday morning from 9 am – 12 pm for urgent appointments only. 

The Location

Uncover history in every corner of this charming fishing village at the end of the Great Ocean Road. The last destination on Victoria's famed Shipwreck Coast, Port Fairy boasts wide streets lined with nineteenth century cottages, great Norfolk pines and old stone churches. Join in the fun of the Port Fairy Folk Festival and buzzing local art scene, get active in the water, and see native animals in the wild, from southern right whales, seals and dolphins to wallabies, kangaroos and emus.

Take a walk down to the local port, one of the busiest fishing ports in Victoria, and watch as the fishermen unload their catch of crayfish and abalone. From the wharf you can head out to sea on a guided fishing trip or take a cruise out to the seal colony on Lady Julia Percy Island. Keep an eye out for breaching southern right whales off Port Fairy's coast during the winter months, when the whales come in to mate and calve.

Try something new in the water during the summer months. Join a surfing class or get the lowdown on stand up paddle boarding, one of the fastest growing water sports in the country.

Slow it down with a round at Port Fairy's links golf course, ranked number 34 on AusGolf magazine's top 100 Australian courses. Test your skills on the famous par 5 at hole 12 and revel in the stunning ocean views.


What Head Medical can do for you 

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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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