GP/VMO - Rural Generalist - Huon Valley Council

Geeveston and Dover Medical Centres

Logo Huon Valley Council
Location: Southern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP       Position Type: Full Time, Part Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 5       Moratorium Period: 7 years      

Join the lucky folk who have discovered the delights of the Huon Valley and enjoy a fulfilling role in a pristine world-class setting, enjoying beautiful rural landscapes, waterways, and a healthy natural environment where the food is superb.

The Position

The Huon Valley Council proudly owns and operates the Geeveston and Dover Medical Centres. The practices have strong focuses on looking after the well-being of the community and would welcome enquiries from VR GPs with no restrictions who have a commitment to positive family medicine outcomes. This is a great opportunity for a satisfying part-time or full-time role using or developing your skills in comprehensive general practice across two sites with a busy, friendly, and supportive team.

Dover Medical Centre supports a small local hospital and doctors working there must have appropriate emergency skills and experience.

The Huon Valley is Australia’s southernmost municipal area, and is a vibrant, semi-rural community close to Hobart with four principal townships and a population of more than 17,000.

The region is a popular retreat for those seeking an alternative lifestyle. It is dominated by waterways and forested hills and is well known for an excellent range of gourmet produce that has helped Tasmania earn its reputation as a food lover’s paradise. Food and music festivals aside, the waters of the Huon River and D’Entrecasteaux Channel offer world class fishing, sailing, diving and rowing experiences, and the Valley’s population swells in the warmer months with an influx of visitors.

The Organisation

Geeveston Medical Centre, open from Monday to Friday, is located in a restored heritage cottage with three consulting rooms, one allied health room and a separate treatment room providing a wide range of diagnostic and procedural equipment.

Dover Medical Centre is co-located with aged care provider Huon Regional Care, with three consulting rooms and a separate treatment room providing a range of diagnostic and procedural equipment. An expansion of the centre is under way adding an additional two consulting rooms to be used for General Practice and Allied Health services.

Both practices are AGPAL accredited and provide a wide range of primary care services, including minor surgery and occupational medicine. The doctors do home visits and can admit to rural health beds at Huon Regional Care in Dover and Franklin to allow for the care of acute medical conditions and palliation. Ambulance services are located in Huonville and the nearest A&E is in Hobart.

After hours needs are triaged by Healthdirect, which minimises after hours callouts. Doctors are on call in a 24/7 rostered capacity currently at 1:4.

The doctors are supported by full time registered nurses, administration staff and several visiting allied health professionals. A telehealth program allows access for patient to specialist services. Visiting services to the centres include exercise physiologist, psychologist, mental health services, dietitian, diabetes educator, podiatrist and audiologist.

Huon Valley Council is committed to fostering medical education and the practice is an accredited training practice and provider for RACGP registrars of all levels, senior ACRRM registrars, and medical students.

The practice bulk bills pensioners, health care card holders and children under 16 years old, with all other patients billed privately.

What's on offer?

GPs joining the Council practices can either be engaged on an employment basis - earning a generous percentage of gross takings, plus superannuation, paid study, holiday and sick leave - or on an independent practitioner basis. Additional income is available through supporting the DHHS facility at Dover.

Subsidised accommodation and use of a car may be available for a short term subject to negotiation and individual situation.

Eligible locations for:

A comprehensive orientation program will be arranged on arrival according to the doctor’s needs.

Application Instructions

Please contact Cassie Scolyer at HR+ for more information or apply now.

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Date advertised: Friday 5th February 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