GP/VMO - Ochre Medical Centre Rosebery

Ochre Medical Centre Rosebery

Location: West Coast Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP/VMO       Position Type: Full Time      
DWS: Yes       MMM: 6       Moratorium Period: 7 Years      

A challenging opportunity exists for a full-time GP to join Ochre Health’s clinic located in the historic mining town of Rosebery, nestled at the base of the Montezuma Falls in the rugged west coast region of Tasmania. Ochre health offers an outstanding remuneration package for general practitioners interested in remote practice vacancy in rugged Tasmania.

The Position


- A minimum of General Registration with AHPRA
- At least two years of general practice experience in Australia (or as assessed by the RACGP)
- Extensive, up to date emergency skills and certificates (APLS, ELS, etc)

- Proficient in common general practice conditions
- Extensive experience with Chronic Disease Management
- Able to manage patients with increased rates of morbidity from vascular diseases, diabetes, alcohol use and related illnesses.

For these positions you must be an experienced General Practitioner with recent experience in trauma/accident and emergency medicine, minor treatment room procedural skills and be capable of working without direct supervision. Obstetrics and Anaesthetics are NOT required

The doctor will, in their capacity as the GP/VMO at a public hospital, be proficient with airway management and emergency care of critically unwell patients (ie, have advanced life support skills).

The Organisation

Ochre Health is a healthcare organisation with medical practices located in NSW, ACT, QLD, and Tasmania. It specialises in the provision of health services to other-urban, regional and remote communities.

The practice is the only private medical centre in Rosebery. The position is full-time, with a 1:2 VMO hospital on call roster. The local community health centre has no inpatient facilities and provides a 24/7 A&E service, with the majority of major presentations being transferred to Burnie, which is a 1.5 hour drive away. Working alongside one other GP/VMO, you will receive nursing and administrative support and will also provide outreach GP-only services to the nearby town of Zeehan. The practice is open Monday to Saturday.

The population of Rosebery is predominantly employed within the local mining industry, resulting in occupational health work at the practice where the work force requires

pre-employment medicals and some injury management. Pathology is undertaken by the nurse or doctor at the clinic. A pharmacy is located nearby within the town. Standard appointments are booked at intervals of 15 minutes and the doctors see an average of 25 – 30 patients per day.

Rosebery is classified as an RA3 (Outer Regional) location and Zeehan an RA4 (Remote) location. Both towns are eligible for ROMPs payments and rural relocation and retention grants.

What's on offer?

Ochre Health is offering a $400,000 package (including house and car), fuel card and six weeks’ annual leave, and welcomes discussions with potential candidates.

In conjunction with the practice, Health Recruitment PLUS (HR+) will organise a comprehensive orientation program on arrival.

Interstate vocationally recognised General Practitioners are invited to apply for an HR+ relocation grant.

Date advertised: Friday 12th October 2018
West Coast Tasmania

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