Rural Generalist GP/VMO - Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale

Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale

Logo Ochre Medical Centre
Location: Northern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP       Position Type: Full Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 5       Moratorium Period: 7 Years      

Awesome opportunity, great package! Fancy a spot of golf, fishing, mountain bike riding or just kicking back & admiring the rolling green hills? This busy rural practice is looking for an experienced general practitioner with an interest in teaching to join the team.

The Position

Ochre Health is seeking a full-time vocationally registered GP/VMO to join its busy practice in Scottsdale, a small, picturesque rural community in north-east Tasmania. Previous experience as a rural general practitioner is highly desirable. Applications will also be considered from non-VR GPs with general registration and recent ED experience.

The practice provides emergency services to North East Soldiers Memorial Hospital, which has 19 acute beds and is conveniently located adjacent to the practice, along with the town’s 30 bed residential aged care home.

You will see a variety of cases and will therefore need to be proficient with common general practice conditions and also to hold a current emergency medicine certificate (APLS, ELS, etc) with recent experience in an unsupervised setting. Obstetrics and anaesthetics are not required.

As an accredited teaching practice, there is a regular intake of medical students from the University of Tasmania, GP registrars and John Flynn scholars. The practice also hosts junior doctors from the Launceston General Hospital on a 13 week GP rotation program. A feature of the practice is its ability to provide a wide range of clinical experiences to doctors preparing to attain vocational recognition and therefore an interest in teaching is highly desirable.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday morning 9am to 11am. After hours cover is shared on a roster basis and the surgery also uses the deputising service GP Assist.

The Organisation

With more than 60 medical centres across six states and territories, Ochre Health has over 150 doctors in a diverse range of metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities within Australia.

Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale works cooperatively with its sister medical centre in Bridport, a pretty seaside town 25 kilometres away, which is open two days per week.

Only an hour’s drive from Launceston, Scottsdale is a town of 2,500 people set amidst rolling green hills and rich pasture land. The main industries are pine plantations, dairy and potato farming. The world-class Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links at Bridport, Blue Derby mountain-biking park, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, great beaches, bush-walking and wineries are all within easy reach.

Situated in a well-equipped and purpose-built facility constructed in 2012, Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale has seven consulting rooms, a three-bay treatment room, a procedure room and onsite pathology. Doctors working at the practice use the radiology services at the local hospital, with digital plain film services available Monday to Thursday. The Bridport building is relatively new and has three consulting rooms and a dedicated treatment room.

The practice cares for the region's population of 6,600 with services including:

  • General practice consultations
  • Mental health and chronic disease management
  • Antenatal shared care & family planning
  • Medicals – employment & insurance, drivers, men’s & women’s health, skin checks, travel medicine & advice
  • Minor surgery

The town is well supported by visiting health professionals in the fields of social work, mental health, psychology, physiotherapy, podiatry, paediatrics, cardiology, diabetes education, nutrition, exercise physiology, care co-ordination and Australian Hearing, and a school dental team is based in the local hospital.

The practice employs a pool of registered nurses to assist with CDM, immunisations and women’s health, with two on duty each day at Scottsdale and one at Bridport. Administration staff include a practice manager and four reception staff.

Enjoying AGPAL accreditation, the practice operates a mixed billing model and is fully computerised using Best Practice.

What's on offer?

  • Well-established practice with a large patient base to see from day one
  • Exceptional earning potential of around $300,000 - $350,000 per annum
  • Relocation, procedural, CPD and retention grants
  • Accommodation
  • Eligible for GPRIP (WIP) payments - reaching up to $23,000 pa in your fifth year
  • Boost your income by supporting the VMO roster ($1,020 daily rate)
  • Teaching payments
  • Support of national company
  • DPA location - MMM5 and Five Year Scheme location - reduce your moratorium
  • Eligible location for MDRAP, RVTS, ACRRM IP
  • 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: Wednesday 12th April 2017
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.

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