GP/VMO - Geeveston Medical Centre

Geeveston Medical Centre

Location: Southern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP/VMO       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 where the food is superb, the water bracing and the air divine!

The Position

Geeveston Medical Centre is owned and operated by Huon Valley Council. The practice has a strong focus 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 full-time role to use or develop your skills in comprehensive general practice working with a busy, friendly and supportive team.

There is the also opportunity to mix it up a bit by working at Council's other general practice a little further south at the pretty fishing village of Dover participating in the hospital on-call roster and covering leave. Dover Medical Centre supports a small local hospital and doctors working there must have appropriate emergency skills and experience.

With a population of 1,300, Geeveston is one of four townships in the Huon Valley, Australia’s southernmost municipal area. The Huon Valley is a vibrant, semi-rural community in close proximity to Hobart with four principal townships and a population of more than 16,000. Geeveston is just a 45 minute drive from Hobart.

The region is a popular retreat for those seeking an alternative lifestyle. It is dominated by waterways and forested hills and is ell 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. For those of you who may be wondering, Geeveston is the setting for the fictional Rosehaven television series.

The Organisation

Geeveston Medical Centre is located in a restored heritage cottage with three consulting rooms and a separate treatment room providing a wide range of diagnostic and procedural equipment. Open from Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, there is the capacity for three doctors to work four days each, or more, or less - the practice is very flexible.

The practice is AGPAL accredited and provides a wide range of primary care services, including minor surgery and occupational medicine. It is fully computerised using Medical Director and PracSoft. The doctors do home visits and can admit to rural health beds at Huon Eldercare 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 call-outs.

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

Visiting services include an exercise physiologist, psychologist, mental health services, dietitian, diabetes educator, podiatrist and audiologist.

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 will be engaged on either an employment basis - earning a generous percentage of gross takings, plus superannuation, study leave, holiday and sick leave - or by contract. 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.

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

Eligible location for the HR+ Health Workforce Scholarship Program.

Application Instructions

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

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