GP/VMO - Ochre Medical Centre King Island

King Island General Practice

Location: King Island       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP/VMO       Position Type: Full Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 7       Moratorium Period: 5 Years      

The King Island General Practice is located in the island’s largest town; Currie.

The Position

The King Island General Practice is located in the island’s largest town; Currie. It is a two doctor practice and serves a resident population of around 1500 plus all of the visitors who regularly come to the island.

The practice doctors provide:

(1) Clinic sessions are Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm and 2pm - 5pm. Appointments are booked at intervals of 10 to 20 minutes and the doctor consults an average of 20 to 25 patients per day.

(2) On call, visiting medical officer services for the King Island Hospital, on a 24 hour rotating roster Monday to Friday, and alternating weekends.

For this position, you must have experience in general practice medicine and trauma/accident and emergency medicine, and be capable of working without direct supervision.

The Organisation

The practice is well established, accredited and fully computerised. Doctors are well supported by experienced registered nurses, a practice manager, office manager and admin staff working collaboratively with the services provided in the hospital and community health centres.

The practice is co-located within the King Island Hospital and Health Centre which services six acute care beds, eight high care and six low care residential aged care beds.

The hospital offers nursing assistance to the GPs for emergency and accident cases and triages all after hour’s calls.

What's on offer?

The opportunity to utilise a broad range of skills in a remote location. There is an attractive remuneration package which includes:

  • An excellent remuneration package estimated at $450l; including house and car
  • Eligible location for RLRP, RVTS and the ACRRM independent pathway
  • 8 weeks leave per year with guaranteed locum cover
  • Mixed billing practice with full clinical autonomy
  • Direct daily flights to Melbourne
  • Lifestyle (Golf, great food, surf etc.)
  • Moratorium reduction/Rural Bonded Scheme
  • Hospital VMO roster 1:2

Application Instructions

Jessica Yuen
Senior Recruitment Consultant

phone: 0427 473 845 or 02 8356 3127

Date advertised: Tuesday 15th January 2019
King Island

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Lifestyle in King Island

King Island is famous for its beautiful landscape and good produce. Live in a safe, friendly and supportive community close to rugged coastline with fresh seafood and some of the cleanest air in the world.

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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