GP - Lilydale Family Health Care

Lilydale Family Health Care

Location: Northern Tasmania       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP       Position Type: Permanent, Part Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 2       Moratorium Period: 9 Years      

The picturesque rural village of Lilydale is looking for a part-time female doctor to replace someone who is leaving – only half an hour from Launceston, you can have the best of both worlds!

The Position

Lilydale Family Health Care is looking for a part-time female doctor to replace a very popular doctor who is reluctantly leaving. The preference is for someone to work 2-3 days per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and possibly Fridays), however there is some flexibility. As the only female doctor in the practice, you can expect to do quite a lot of women’s health, so an interest in this area would be beneficial.

The Organisation

Lilydale (population 600) is a farming community situated only 25 minutes from Launceston in the foothills of Mt Arthur. Nearby the Pipers River wine region, bushwalking, the internationally renowned Barnbougle Lost Farm Golf Resort, Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm, Hollybank Wilderness Adventures and weekend markets are just some of the attractions on offer. As a satellite town of Launceston, there is interest from young families looking for a rural lifestyle and the district school caters from kindergarten to year 12.

Accredited by AGPAL, Lilydale Family Health Care is the only general practice in the town. The practice is owned by a retired pharmacist couple who have lived and worked in the district for nearly 40 years. The team comprises two full-time doctors, currently two part-time doctors (making up a third full-time position), two part-time nurses, practice manager and two receptionists. There is a pathology collection centre on site, and allied health professionals (physiotherapist, podiatrist and dietitian) attend regularly on a visiting basis.

Lilydale Family Health Care attracts patients from across the north-east region, with many new patients coming from Bridport, Scottsdale and beyond. There is a significant number of elderly patients.

The practice is open Monday to Friday, closed on weekends, and after-hours calls are triaged through the healthdirect service. Medical software used is Best Practice and the practice operates a private billing model, with bulk billing offered to health care card holders, pensioners and children under 16.

What's on offer?

  • Work rurally yet close to a major centre
  • Supportive environment
  • As an independent contractor, remuneration will be based on a percentage of earnings
  • Tailored orientation available from HR+

Application Instructions

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

Date advertised: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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.

Practice Manager - Don Medical Centre