GP - Tasmanian Family Medical

Tasmanian Family Medical

Location: North West Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP       Position Type: Full Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 3       Moratorium Period: 7 Years      

Recently established group practice on Tasmania's north-west coast with an emphasis on mental health.

The Position

Tasmanian Family Medical (incorporating Southside Family Medical (Burnie)) is seeking full-time and part-time vocationally registered General Practitioners with no restrictions to join them in their newly renovated premises in Burnie, north-west Tasmania. Whilst providing the full suite of general practice services, this recently established practice will have a special focus on mental health. Experience and an interest in treating mental health conditions is desirable although not essential.

And what a great location! The former Australian Pulp and Paper administrative building is a spacious heritage-listed Art Deco classic with uninterrupted views of the bay across the road. Not only that, but it shares a carpark with Bunnings, which provides excellent exposure and access.

With a population of 20,000 and the administrative hub for Tasmania’s north-west coast, Burnie provides something for everyone. Apart from offering mouth-watering produce and an active arts community, it is within easy reach of magnificent Wilderness World Heritage Area parks and reserves, yet just an hour’s flight from Melbourne for that big city fix.

Skills and Experience required:

  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Previous GP experience

The Organisation

Tasmanian Family Medical opened in 2017 with three permanent doctors and plans to build to a team of eight doctors, supported by a practice manager, practice nurses and reception staff. The practice offers the full range of GP services, including immunisations, travel medicine and sports medicine. Onsite services include pathology, audiology, psychology, physiotherapy, dietitian, occupational therapy, speech therapy and specialist services. There is also the potential for an on-site pharmacy.

Opening hours are 7 am - 7pm Monday to Friday and 1 pm - 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Evening and weekend clinics are staffed on a roster basis by one doctor and a receptionist. A&E facilities are available nearby at Burnie’s North West Regional Hospital and after hours needs are triaged by GP Assist. Nursing home and home visits are conducted as required.

The medical complex takes up two floors of this large building, with numerous generously proportioned consultation rooms (some with a sea view, all with natural light), treatment rooms and facilities for teaching and conferences. Resources include brand new high specification diagnostic and procedural equipment. The practice operates a mixed billing model and is fully computerised using Best Practice.

The practice is accredited by AGPAL and also accredited by General Practice Training Tasmania to train senior RACGP and ACRRM registrars for a period of 6 months and by University of Tasmania to host medical students.

What's on offer?

The practice is offering a competitive remuneration package of 60% or 65% of gross billings received, negotiable based on qualifications and experience (with guaranteed minimum earnings of $100,000 per annum based on working full-time).

In addition, Burnie is an eligible location for rural incentive payments.

HR+ will work with the practice to arrange a comprehensive orientation program on arrival.

Application Instructions

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

Date advertised: Friday 28th October 2016
North West Tasmania

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Lifestyle in the North West

The North West region of Tasmania is famous worldwide for having some of the most beautiful natural places you can find in Australia. Live in safe and supportive communities close to beautiful coastlines, food trails and breathtaking 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.

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