GP - Northern Midlands Medical Services: Longford & Perth

Northern Midlands Medical Services

Logo Northern Midlands Medical Services
Location: Northern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP/VMO       Position Type: Full Time, Permanent, Part Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 2       Moratorium Period: 9 Years      

Are you a GP considering a move to Tasmania, looking for an established team committed to providing high-quality care? How does having a variety of work locations, patients, a supportive team and the option to be involved in teaching the next wave of GP trainees sound? Northern Midlands Medical Services currently has a position available offering all the above, and more.

The Position

Northern Midlands Medical Services is seeking a full-time (4 days a week) VR GP or Rural Generalist to join the practice and work across its two sites at Longford and Perth. Enquiries are also welcome from GPs looking for part-time work.

The Longford practice is open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday mornings 8am-12noon. Saturday work is shared on a roster system, usually requiring doctors to work one Saturday morning every six to eight weeks. Aside from rostered Saturday mornings, there is currently no other after hours requirement with after hours calls triaged by GP Assist. The practice in Perth is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5/5.30pm and closed on weekends.

The doctors also provide services to the local nursing home at Longford. The new doctor will therefore need to become credentialled with Tasmanian Health Service to be able to provide VMO services at Toosey Memorial Hospital in Longford.

Skills and Experience required:

  • AHPRA registration
  • Minimum 2 years medical work experience

The Organisation

Northern Midlands Medical Services comprises two practices. Longford Medical Centre has been operating for over 40 years, with Perth Doctors Surgery operating for 25 years and relocated to new building in 2015. The region has a fine colonial heritage, boasting rich pastoral landscapes surrounded by picturesque mountains to the east and west. Longford and Perth are peaceful rural towns just 15 minutes to Launceston.

This long-established privately-owned practice provides health services to a population of approximately 12,500 people across the greater Northern Midlands community.

Currently there are 6 permanent doctors and 4 GP registrars, supported by 4 registered nurses, 1 enrolled nurse, Practice Manager, Office Manager and 9 receptionists.

Both practices are accredited by AGPAL and offer comprehensive general practice medical and nursing services, plus minor surgery, on a mixed billing model. The practices are fully computerised and well connected with each other by utilising modern IT and communication systems, Best Practice software and one practice database.

Specialist telehealth consultations are available from the Longford practice and other services include pathology, a neurologist, diabetologist, lung function testing, audiologist, diabetes educator, dietitian, psychologist and mental health nurse practitioner.

Northern Midlands Medical Services has a long history of providing medical education to Australian and international graduates and their sites are accredited to train RACGP and ACRRM registrars. Both locations also host medical and nursing students.

What's on offer?

  • Competitive remuneration package based on a percentage of earnings plus superannuation and paid leave entitlements
  • Guaranteed minimum annual full-time earnings of $120,000
  • Strong and supportive culture
  • DPA location (for those with a return of service obligation)
  • HR+, in conjunction with the practice, will organise a comprehensive orientation program on arrival, tailored to the new doctor’s needs

Application Instructions

Please contact Cassie Scolyer at HR+ for more information or apply now with your current CV.

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Date advertised: Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Northern Tasmania

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Lifestyle in Northern Tasmania

With Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city located in this region, the Northern Region offers a lifestyle with world-class activities including premium cool-climate wines, some of the best mountain biking in the world, museums, art galleries, year-round events, heritage trails and much more. You are only minutes away from the Launceston Airport and close to beautiful coastline and rich farmland estates.

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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