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GP vacancy Australia - Great family lifestyle in prime dairy country - accommodation provided - near Melbourne - DWS - Australia

General Practitioner - General Practitioner
Ref: 4059 Date Posted: Monday 04 Sep 2017
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We’re recruiting for a GP to join an established community health service just 2 hours from Melbourne. A varied and interesting workload with an excellent income and benefits is available.

  • Interesting and varied workload
  • Just 10 minutes from the coast
  • 2 hours from Melbourne
  • $200k minimum guarantee for first year & accommodation provided 

The Role
This is a modern well equipped clinic which is accredited, computerised & is a teaching practice with a state of the art treatment room. Currently two doctors are supported by 2 practice nurses and an experienced administration team. The doctors and practice staff are committed to delivering high quality medical care to individuals and families of the community.

Procedures include small surgical procedures, pap smears, patient education, health promotion, lung clinic, plasters and ECG. The demographics of the practice are typical of many rural practices with aged care, drug and alcohol issues and maternity and child health impacting.

No procedural skills are required but experience in performing minor surgical procedures is necessary. VMO rights including casualty and aged care facilities are available.

You will be supporting a 50 bed facility providing acute care services, including 24 hour accident and emergency care, general medical and post surgical care, rehabilitation, respite, dialysis, palliative care and aged care to a catchment population of 6,500. The practice affiliation with the local health service ensures full access to a comprehensive range of services, many of which are located alongside the medical practice. These include an allied health department with physio and occupational therapy, speech pathology services and a visiting dietician. Welfare, counselling, district nursing and maternal and child care services are also on site. Visiting allied health practitioners and specialists include a surgeon, physician, psychologist, optometrist, paediatrician and a female GP.

Comprehensive orientation and induction is provided to ensure a smooth transition into the practice and on-going mentorship and support is available.

Practice hours are;
Monday - Friday 9am to 6 pm and Saturday 9 am – 2pm
On-call is 1:4 weekends.

  • 75% of billings
  • $200k minimum guarantee in year 1
  • Accommodation provided
  • Realistic earnings in the region of $300kpa

To be considered for this position you must have either MRCGP/CCT/MICGP/FRACGP or equivalent

The Location
A rural town which is a two drive from Melbourne.
The area has a population of around 5000 which grows with tourists during holiday time and is at the heart of some of the most beautiful country in Gippsland. It is the principal service hub for the area with a vibrant commercial centre and local government organisations. The town is modest in size but most items can be purchased in the town from the many specialty retail outlets.

There are good pre-school, primary and secondary education facilities and a bus to Sale provides access to two private schools. Monash University Gippsland Campus is 45 minutes drive away. There are many sports and social clubs connected to the excellent community facilities used for golf, tennis, swimming, lawn bowls, cricket, football, netball, basketball, badminton and flying.
You will be situated between the splendour of the Ninety-Mile Beach and the beautiful Strzlecki Ranges, in an area rich in natural parks and superb scenery. It is a short drive to the coast at historic Port Albert and the renowned Wilson's Promontory is just a one hour drive away.

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.

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Sarah Spencer

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5277