Rural GP - Ochre Medical Centre Strahan

Ochre Medical Centre Strahan

Logo Ochre Medical Centre
Location: West Coast Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP       Position Type: Full Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 6       Moratorium Period: 6 Years      

Great opportunity to be a solo GP working weekdays only in a beautiful harbourside tourist spot on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. You will need a current emergency medicine certificate and recent experience in an unsupervised setting.

The Position

Ochre Health is seeking a vocationally registered General Practitioner with no restrictions to join them on a full-time basis in Strahan, a picturesque fishing village on the stunning west coast of Tasmania, and also covering Ochre Medical Centre Zeehan, a small mining town situated a 30 minute drive away.

As the sole GP you will see a variety of cases, including work injuries, and will therefore need to be proficient with common general practice conditions and also to hold a current emergency medicine certificate (APLS, ELS, etc) with recent experience in an unsupervised setting. Obstetrics and anaesthetics are not required.

You will be supported by a CDM trained nurse, senior practice manager and visiting allied health professionals. Opening hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays) with A&E facilities available at Queenstown (40 minutes away) and Burnie (2.25 hours).

The Organisation

With more than 30 medical centres across six states and territories, Ochre Health has over 150 doctors in a diverse range of metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities within Australia.

As the gateway to the famous Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Macquarie Harbour and the departure point for the West Coast Wilderness Railway, Strahan is a major tourist destination in the warmer months. It is a 4.5 hour drive from Hobart and 3 hours from Devonport.

Ochre Medical Centre Strahan has been servicing the local area for many years. It offers a range of health services, including general family medical care, women’s health, men’s health, occupational medicine, travel advice and vaccinations, antenatal checks, childhood vaccinations and workers compensation.

The practice operates a mixed billing model and is fully computerised using Best Practice.

What's on offer?

  • Support of national company
  • $300,000 – $350,000 package (including house and car)
  • Excellent supervision or mentoring (if required) by a senior FACRRM doctor (based in Queenstown)
  • Relocation, procedural, CPD and retention grants
  • Strahan is classified as an RA4 (remote) location and holds DPA status
  • Eligible location for RVTS, ACRRM Independent Pathway and Five Year Scheme
  • Significant reduction in moratorium
  • Eligible for rural retention grants
  • Comprehensive orientation program on arrival

Application Instructions

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

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Date advertised: Monday 4th June 2018
West Coast Tasmania

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