GP - Central Highlands General Practice

Central Highlands General Practice

Location: Southern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP       Position Type: Full Time, Permanent, Part Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: MMM5       Moratorium Period: 7 years      

Seeking a GP Owner/Operator for Central Highlands General Practice in Ouse. Located in Tasmania’s Central Highlands region, Ouse is surrounded by a picturesque agricultural landscape and is in close vicinity to a variety of fishing, hiking, bushwalking, and golfing experiences whilst still only being one hour from Hobart. The current owners are seeking to transition ownership of this well-established, high-quality practice.

The Position

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well-established general practice in Tasmania’s Central Highlands.

The practice is currently open weekdays between 8.30am and 5pm, with early knockoff Fridays often on the cards. On call is provided through GP Assist; urgent afterhours cases are referred by GP Assist to the ambulance service. With appointments booked seven to ten days ahead there is room for growth if desired. The new owner will have independence to shape the practice, with support available from HR+.


  • Registered with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Vocational Registration.
  • Ability to work independently in a rural setting.
  • Recent emergency/rural experience or qualification.
  • The desire to be a key player in ensuring the local community has continued access to essential primary health care services.
  • An appetite to work in and manage the practice, or to employ staff with management ability.

The Organisation

Central Highlands General Practice is a small cohesive team providing services to an active patient population of approximately 1200 people. Patients are exceptionally appreciative of the services provided by the practice.

Services provided are across the breadth of rural general practice including minor skin surgery and chronic disease management. This is a great opportunity to utilise complex care skills practicing rural family medicine and occupational medicine from the local fish farm, hydro, surrounding farms and other seasonal agricultural employers. The practice is well-equipped with 3 consultation rooms, 1 treatment room, 2 waiting areas, a reception/office area, small kitchen and bathroom facilities. Software used is Best Practice. Internet connection is NBN.

This is a mixed billing practice with AGPAL Accreditation and a pharmacy licence for dispensing prescription medication.

Medical student placements are hosted in the practice, providing opportunities for teaching.

The premises is leased from the Tasmanian Health Service. Practical support is provided by Central Highlands Council in the form of a fully furnished 3-bedroom house and a vehicle. The current management coordinates operations with input from Council to help best serve community needs.

What's on offer?

A full-time GP position that comes with ownership and management of the practice, available from 1st November 2021. Interested parties are the current owners, Tasmanian Health Service, and Central Highlands Council, and negotiations will need to include all these parties.

  • HR+ is offering a $10,000 incentive grant.
  • Eligible location for Workforce Incentive Payments – Doctor Stream.
  • Reduction in your moratorium.
  • Eligible location for 5 Year Scheme, RVTS, ACRRM IP and RACGP PEP.
  • HR+ Scholarships available to support upskilling.
  • The premises is leased from Tasmanian Health Service (THS).
  • THS is eager to discuss how they can best support the practice.
  • A 3-bedroom, fully maintained house with minimal costs (power) is provided by Council and is currently utilised by visiting Locum GPs.
  • Vehicle provided by Council.
  • HR+, in conjunction with the practice, will organise a comprehensive orientation program on arrival, tailored to your needs.

Application Instructions

Please contact Cassie Scolyer at HR+ for more information

Date advertised: Thursday 26th August 2021
Southern Tasmania

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Lifestyle in Southern Tasmania

With Hobart, Tasmania capital city located in this region, the Southern Region offers a lifestyle with world-class activities including museums, art galleries, year-round events, heritage trails and much more. You are only minutes away from Tasmania's largest airport and close to wineries, gourmet dining experiences, beautiful coastline and wilderness national parks.

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.

Practice Manager - Don Medical Centre