Rural Generalist GP/VMO - Ochre Medical Centre Rosebery

Ochre Medical Centre Rosebery

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

Ochre Health is looking for an experienced doctor to provide GP/VMO services to the rural mining community of Rosebery on Tasmania’s stunning West Coast.

The Position

Ochre Medical Centre Rosebery is a well equipped and purpose built practice facility, built on the grounds of the local hospital facilities. The health centre co-ordinates the delivery of services such as community nursing, an accident and emergency service, a visiting diabetic clinic, needle exchange program and other support programs.

Working alongside a highly experienced GP/VMO, you will also have an opportunity to supplement your income through providing on-call services to the hospital on a 1:2 schedule. Obstetrics and anaesthetics are not required.


  • General or specialist registration with AHPRA
  • Proficient with common general practice conditions
  • Advanced life support skills with current emergency medicine certificate (APLS, ELS, etc)
  • Preferably recent GP/VMO experience
  • Capable of working without direct supervision

The Organisation

Ochre Health is a leading provider of healthcare to rural, regional and urban communities around Australia, operating a network of over 60 medical centres across five states and territories. The four general practices on Tasmania's west coast are all owned and operated by Ochre Health.

Tasmania’s West Coast is a world apart – a string of vibrant and close-knit communities, connected by roads that wind between rugged peaks and valleys, surrounded on all sides by unique Gondwanan cool temperate rainforest. Rosebery (population 750) is an active mining town situated on the slopes of Mount Black. Waterfalls, lakes and walking trails abound.

The practice is the only medical centre in Rosebery, opening Monday to Friday. You will receive nursing and administrative support and if desired you can also provide outreach GP-only services to the nearby town of Zeehan. 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, a 1.5 hour drive away.

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

What's on offer?

  • $350,000 - $400,000 package (including house and car)
  • Relocation, procedural, CPD and retention grants
  • Excellent supervision or mentoring (if required)
  • Eligible location for RVTS and ACRRM Independent Pathway
  • DPA location (significant reduction in moratorium)
  • Eligible location for Five Year Scheme
  • Comprehensive orientation program on arrival

Application Instructions

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

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Date advertised: Monday 4th April 2022
West Coast Tasmania

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