• Work Type: Permanent
  • Location: 3 Bay Street, Strahan TAS 7468
  • Job ID #: 1767
  • DWS: Yes
  • MMM Classification: 6
  • Moratorium Period: 6 years

The position

Ochre Health is seeking a vocationally registered General Practitioner with no restrictions to join them on a full-time basis in Strahan, a picturesque fishing village on the stunning west coast of Tasmania. 

As the sole GP you will see a variety of cases, including work injuries, and will therefore need to be proficient with common general practice conditions and also to hold a current emergency medicine certificate (APLS, ELS, etc) with recent experience in an unsupervised setting.  Obstetrics and anaesthetics are not required.

You will be supported by a CDM trained nurse, senior practice manager and visiting allied health professionals.  Opening hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays) with A&E facilities available at Queenstown (40 minutes away) and Burnie (2.25 hours). 

The practice

With more than 30 medical centres across six states and territories, Ochre Health has over 150 doctors in a diverse range of metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities within Australia.

As the gateway to the famous Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Macquarie Harbour and the departure point for the West Coast Wilderness Railway, Strahan is a major tourist destination in the warmer months.  It is a 4.5 hour drive from Hobart and 3 hours from Devonport. 

Ochre Medical Centre Strahan has been servicing the local area for many years.  It offers a range of health services, including general family medical care, women’s health, men’s health, occupational medicine, travel advice and vaccinations, antenatal checks, childhood vaccinations and workers compensation.

The practice operates a mixed billing model and is fully computerised using Best Practice. 

What’s on offer?

  • Support of national company
  • Potential earnings of $250,000 - $300,000 from general practice billings
  • Relocation, CPD and retention grants
  • Housing and car allowance  
  • Eligible location for the RLRP, RVTS, ACRRM IP and Five Year Scheme
  • Excellent mentoring (if required ) by an ex-ACRRM/RDAA President based in Queenstown (40 minutes away)
  • Comprehensive orientation program on arrival