GP/VMO - Derwent Valley Medical Centre (New Norfolk)

Derwent Valley Medical Centre (New Norfolk)

Location: Southern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP/VMO       Position Type: Full Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 2       Moratorium Period: 9 Years      

Fancy being able to work rurally yet live in Hobart? Then this practice is for you!

The Position

Derwent Valley Medical Centre is a privately owned and operated practice seeking an additional full-time General Practitioner to join the clinical team. The practice has a strong training focus and whilst it is desirable for the new doctor to be vocationally registered and interested in teaching, enquiries are welcome from both VR and non VR GPs.

Surgery hours are 8:30 am – 6 pm on weekdays with no weekend opening. The practice is required to be on call for the community and any inpatients for the New Norfolk District Hospital.

On-call assistance is shared on a roster basis and the practice utilises the after-hours triage service of GP Assist to minimise out-of-hours calls. The doctors can admit to the collocated New Norfolk District Hospital and also provide services to the local nursing home.

Recent emergency experience or qualifications would be well regarded as the doctors are occasionally required to manage acute medical conditions.

The Organisation

Derwent Valley Medical Centre is located in New Norfolk, 35 minutes’ drive from Hobart. With a population of just over 5,000, New Norfolk is one of Australia’s oldest towns and is the commercial centre of the Derwent Valley. The town has a kindergarten, three primary schools and a high school catering for students through to Year 12.

AGPAL accredited, the practice provides 90% of primary health care to the Derwent Valley and surrounding areas, with approximately 12,500 active patients. Currently there are seven full-time GPs (three of whom are Medical Educators) and three registrars working in the practice. Other practice staff include a practice manager, office administrator, six registered nurses and six receptionists.

There are three treatment rooms, eleven consulting rooms, two waiting areas, a library and allied health room. Regular procedural sessions are offered each week and onsite services include psychologists, dietitians, diabetes educator, podiatry, exercise physiologist and pathology services.

The New Norfolk District Hospital (within a two minute walk from the surgery) has 12 acute beds, supported by allied health services (physiotherapy, podiatry, social work) and community nursing. The practice also services the residents of the local nursing home, Corumbene Nursing Home, which has 71 beds and two respite beds.

Derwent Valley Medical Centre is accredited by General Practice Training Tasmania for all levels of registrar training with RACGP and ACRRM. It also regularly hosts medical and nursing students and John Flynn Scholars.

The practice is fully computerised using Medical Director and offers a mixture of bulk and private billing.

What's on offer?

  • Competitive remuneration package based on a percentage of earnings, negotiable depending on qualifications and experience
  • Eligibility for Rural Procedural Grants Program
  • HR+, in conjunction with the practice, will organise a comprehensive orientation program on arrival.

Application Instructions

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

Date advertised: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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.

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