GP/Rural Generalist - St Marys General Practice

St Marys General Practice

Location: Northern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP/VMO       Position Type: Full Time, Part Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 5       Moratorium Period: 7 years      

Are you passionate about making a difference? This small east coast practice is seeking another like-minded GP/rural generalist to help provide care for the community.

The Position

St Marys General Practice is looking for an experienced GP/rural generalist to join its small and dedicated team to help cope with demand. Whilst full-time would be preferred, part-time will also be considered.

The practice is co-located with the St Marys District Hospital/Community Health Centre and operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. The hospital is a Tier 2 facility with 8 acute/sub-acute beds and an emergency department. Medical support is provided to the hospital as “on call”; this includes weekends when the practice is closed. Outreach and part-time services are available to support patient-centred care.

Ideally you will work 8-10 sessions during the week, sharing the after hours and weekend on-call on a 1:2 basis week on, week off (with the possibility of this decreasing to 1:3 when a doctor returns from leave). As the medical officer on call, it is expected that you will be able to attend the hospital within 30 minutes or less and be able to manage acute and/or sub-acute presentations independently. During periods of on-call, a house is provided for those medical officers who do not meet the 30 minute requirement.

Skills and Experience required:

  • General or specialist registration with AHPRA
  • Proficient with common general practice conditions
  • Current emergency medicine certificate and recent relevant experience

The Organisation

The small town of St Marys (population 700) is situated beneath the rocky outcrop of St Patrick’s Head in Tasmania’s north-east. It is located about 1.5 hours from Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston, via the fertile Fingal Valley and just 10 kilometres from the beautiful east coast. A farming community where the locals are friendly, strong heritage from Tasmania’s colonial days is evident and in town you will find some great cafes, quaint shops and galleries and a grand old pub. The district school caters from kindergarten through to grade 12, with a local school bus available.

What to do in your spare time? A variety of excellent nature walks can be found close by. There are two national parks to choose from, tall peaks with panoramic views, waterfalls, coal mining heritage sites, beautiful beaches, fishing and mountain biking trails at St Helens and Derby.

St Marys General Practice is accredited by AGPAL. Currently there are two full-time doctors, with administrative support provided by the community health centre. A treatment room offers the opportunity to perform procedures. Pathology is collected every weekday and sent to Launceston, and x-ray is available 40 minutes away. The practice is fully bulk billing and uses Medical Director.

The co-located St Marys Community Health Centre offers 8 acute/sub-acute beds and an emergency department, physiotherapy and visiting services, along with Community Nursing, Day Centre, Home Help/Personal Care and the Tasmanian Lymphoedema Centre.

What's on offer?

    • $10,000 incentive grant from HR+
    • Competitive remuneration based on percentage of gross billings received: 65% for VR, 60% for non-VR
    • Rural Medical Practitioner payments for hospital work
    • Workforce Incentive Payments
    • Eligibility for Rural Procedural Grants Program
    • Eligible location for the HR+ Health Workforce Scholarship Program, which offers generous funding for health professionals looking to extend the skills and services they can offer their community.
    • Eligible location for the RVTS and ACRRM IP
    • HR+ will organise an orientation program on arrival, tailored to the new doctor’s needs.

Application Instructions

Please contact Fran Robinson at HR+ for more information, or apply now.

Date advertised: Friday 6th May 2022
Northern Tasmania

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Lifestyle in Northern Tasmania

With Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city located in this region, the Northern Region offers a lifestyle with world-class activities including premium cool-climate wines, some of the best mountain biking in the world, museums, art galleries, year-round events, heritage trails and much more. You are only minutes away from the Launceston Airport and close to beautiful coastline and rich farmland estates.

HR+ provide an invaluable service to Practice Managers in Tasmania. Jenny has acted as a mentoring support for me since I commenced at Don Medical Clinic in September 2018, and also supported me through networking events and education during my previous practice manager role in Hobart. Having a mentor like Jenny from HR+ has made a huge difference to me as I find my feet in the challenging world of practice management. I have found the support that HR+ provide, not only with mentoring but also the events put on by the Practice Support team, and the email support networking resources that are regularly provided, are invaluable and I am sure for many other practice managers in the state.

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