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GP - Huon Valley Health Centre

Huon Valley Health Centre

Location: Southern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP       Position Type: Full Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 5       Moratorium Period: 7 years      

This young team has a strong teaching focus with a thirst for learning. If this sounds like your kind of milieu, don’t miss out on the opportunity to join this progressive practice.

The Position

Huon Valley Health Centre is looking for additional Specialist GPs with no restrictions to join them in servicing a diverse rural population in the beautiful Huon Valley in their practices in Huonville, Cygnet, Franklin and on Bruny Island. Whether you choose to focus on emergency medicine, chronic diseases, minor procedures, occupational health and workplace injury, aged care, counselling and psychological services, clinical education or a mix of everything, the opportunities are there and you will be supported to achieve excellence in your practice.

The practice facilitates flexible, lifestyle-friendly hours while enabling you to earn a competitive income.

The Organisation

Huon Valley Health Centre is located in the picturesque Huon Valley, just 35 minutes south of Hobart. Known for producing world-class salmon and an ever growing range of ciders, the Huon Valley is also host to festivals such as the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival and the Cygnet Folk Festival.

The practice is privately owned with AGPAL accreditation and offers a mixed billing model representative of the diverse population it services. There are 17 specialist General Practitioners, one GP Registrar, six Registered Nurses, a Nurse Practitioner and various allied health professionals including a Diabetes Educator, Psychologist, Social Worker and one of the first in-practice non-dispensing Clinical Pharmacists. The team works across four sites: the main practice in Huonville and branch practices nearby in Cygnet, Franklin and Bruny Island.

In addition, they are an accredited teaching practice for 2nd, 3rd and 5th year medical students from the University of Tasmania and beyond, and GP Registrars from General Practice Training Tasmania, holding weekly clinical meetings for case discussion and a journal club to aid an ongoing evidence-based practice. They are the only practice in the south of Tasmania to host an intern from the Royal Hobart Hospital. They also support colleagues with general practice research projects through their partners University of Wollongong and University of Tasmania.

Being situated in a rural area will allow you to put your full range of skills to use with the support of a great team of doctors, nurses and receptionists. The practice offers a walk-in emergency service with nurse triage. It also provides nurse-led chronic disease and wound management, along with scope for you to perform skin cancer screening clinics and minor procedures from the purpose-built procedure rooms in Huonville and Cygnet. Technology is kept up to date and subscriptions to useful online resources are offered.

You will have the ability to admit patients to the rural health beds or see nursing home patients at Huon Eldercare, the residential aged care facility south of Huonville in Franklin. HVHC nurses support you there through health assessments and case conferences.

The opening hours in Huonville are currently Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm with a Saturday clinic from 9am to 4pm. The Cygnet practice is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm, and the Bruny Island practice from 10am to 4pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The practice facilitates flexible hours for you to maintain a good work/life balance.

The practice uses Medical Director and PracSoft software and has a website through which patients may book appointments.

What's on offer?

The practice is offering the chance to earn a competitive income based on percentage of billings and welcomes discussions with potential candidates.

In conjunction with the practice, HR+ will organise a comprehensive orientation program on arrival as required.

Date advertised: Monday 13th May 2019
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.