GP/VMO - George Town Medical Centre

George Town Medical Centre

Logo George Town Medical Centre
Location: Northern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP/VMO       Position Type: Full Time, Permanent      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 5       Moratorium Period: 7 years      

Female doctor needed to join this warm and supportive group practice in a lovely maritime location just 40 minutes from Launceston.

The Position

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity for a fulfilling full-time GP/VMO role in a top rural practice where you will have the chance to put your full range of skills to use and at the same time be appropriately recognised and rewarded. The practice is particularly looking for a female doctor who can work 3-4 days per week plus participate in the hospital on-call roster.

AGPAL accredited, George Town Medical Centre has a strong ethos of delivering a high quality health service to the community. As well as being family oriented, the practice also provides occupational health and safety services to the nearby port and industrial sector, and exclusively looks after the residents of Ainslie Nursing Home at Low Head, a five minute drive away.

Doctors working at the practice provide support to the collocated community hospital. With 15 acute care beds in the hospital, the doctors value the opportunity to be able to admit their patients and continue their care whilst hospitalised.

George Town Medical Centre is also a teaching practice for undergraduates, junior and senior registrars and some international medical graduates. The practice has developed strong support structures and processes for new IMGs and enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality of its teaching, which is reflected in the high success rate of doctors passing their RACGP Fellowship exam.

There are currently five full-time GPs and seven part-time GPs working at the practice, with one registrar during 2021, and the practice is seeking another full-time doctor to complement the range of health services currently provided to the George Town community and surrounding rural areas.

Doctors at George Town Medical Centre work at least 8 sessions from Monday to Friday and share a roster for Saturday and Sunday/public holiday work (9am/10.30 am - 12pm and 5pm - 6pm, dependent upon patient demand). Some doctors may choose to work more than 8 sessions, however maintaining a good work/life balance is considered very important and is actively encouraged by the practice. Whilst after hours and emergency is also shared amongst the doctors on a roster basis, typically it is not onerous. Where possible, emergency cases are managed at the practice; otherwise they are taken to Launceston General Hospital. All on call is shared equally.

Skills and Experience required:

  • Currently registered, or eligible for registration, with the Medical Board of Australia
  • General practice experience
  • Recent emergency medicine experience

The Organisation

George Town Medical Centre is a privately owned group practice situated on the north coast of Tasmania, supporting a community of 5,500 people in a beautiful coastal setting with great beaches and recreational facilities and quality roads for easy access to surrounding areas. Launceston (where you will find the nearest airport) is an easy 40 minute drive away.

This well run practice is situated in a purpose built clinic and keeping up to date with the best and latest equipment is a priority. There are ten consulting rooms, five treatment rooms and a dedicated teaching room, and you will have your own consulting room. The practice also has beautiful gardens and overlooking deck so that you can enjoy the outdoors during your lunch break!

The practice employs a pool of registered nurses, with three on duty each day, and seven administrative staff. Patients are also able to access a diverse range of on-site services, including counselling, minor surgery, shared care, pathology and some radiography with digital processing. Software used is Medical Director and PracSoft. The practice operates a mixed billing policy.

What's on offer?

  • Commitment to deliver high quality medicine
  • Dedicated supervision and resources to support doctors preparing to attain vocational recognition
  • A competitive salary is available for the right candidate, with guaranteed minimum earnings of $102,255 per year based on full-time employment
  • Rural Medical Payments
  • Workforce Incentive Payments
  • Eligibility for Rural Procedural Grants Program
  • Eligible location for the HR+ Health Workforce Scholarship Program, which offers generous funding for health professionals looking to extend the skills and services they can offer their community
  • HR+ orientation

Application Instructions

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

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Date advertised: Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Northern Tasmania

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