Rural Generalist GP/VMO - Ochre Medical Centre King Island

Ochre Medical Centre King Island

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Location: King Island       Occupation: General Practitioner       Title Description: GP/VMO       Position Type: Full Time, Permanent, Part Time      
DPA: Yes       MMM: 7       Moratorium Period: 5 Years      

King Island is renowned for its exquisite produce, sensational golf courses, friendly locals and so much more. If you are attracted to life on an iconic island, you won't want to miss this opportunity!

The Position

Ochre Medical Centre King Island is located in the island’s largest town, Currie. It is a small practice with two streams of doctors and serves a resident population of around 1500 plus all of the visitors who regularly come to the island. The practice is the only medical centre on King Island, and there is high demand for permanent doctors.

You will work a minimum of 9 sessions in general practice each week and provide on-call services to the hospital.

Taking over an existing patient base, you can expect to see 25+ patients per day and still have time to go for a surf. You will receive on- and off-site operational and clinical management support.

The practice is open Monday to Friday plus Saturday mornings. Hospital on-call is on a 24 hour rotating roster Monday to Friday, and alternating weekends.

For this position, you must be proficient in general practice medicine and trauma/accident and emergency medicine and hold a current emergency medicine certificate (APLS, ELS, etc). You must also have recent experience working in an unsupervised setting.

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.

Located in Bass Strait to the North-West of Tasmania, King Island is stunningly beautiful. The island’s three main towns of Currie, Grassy and Naracoopa are friendly and relaxed. They offer a wide variety of good coffee shops and restaurants serving some of the Island’s world-famous produce, including succulent beef, rich gourmet cheese and crayfish. The rest of the island is a paradise of picture-postcard landscapes, diverse wildlife, pristine beaches and excellent surf breaks. King Island also boasts two world-class golf courses, Ocean Dunes and Cape Wickham, both of which are consistently ranked in the top five in Australia, and it has a proudly independent community with a rich history. Tip: a wave from the steering wheel to every approaching vehicle is mandatory.

Ochre Medical Centre King Island is well established, accredited and fully computerised and operates a mixed billing model. Doctors are well supported by experienced registered nurses to assist with CDM, immunisations and women's health, a practice manager, office manager and admin staff working collaboratively with the services provided in the hospital and community health centres. There are regular visiting allied health services.

The practice is co-located within the King Island Hospital and Health Centre which services six acute care beds, eight high care and six low care residential aged care beds. The hospital offers nursing assistance to the GPs for emergency and accident cases and triages all after hours calls.

What's on offer?

  • The opportunity to utilise a broad range of skills in a remote location
  • Flexible work arrangements with optional remote telehealth component
  • Comprehensive clinical protocols and internal supply network for all necessary PPE and other equipment

  • Exceptional earning potential: $350k - $400k per annum
  • Car, accommodation and relocation assistance
  • Eligible for HR+ incentive grant
  • Eligible for procedural grants and Workforce Incentive Program payments
  • Eligible for HR+ Health Workforce Scholarship Program
  • Eligible location for RVTS and the ACRRM Independent Pathway
  • Eligible location for Five Year Scheme, which reduces the moratorium

  • Direct daily flights to Melbourne and the Tasmanian mainland

Application Instructions

Please contact Fran Robinson at HR+ for more information (03) 6332 8600 or apply now.

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Date advertised: Friday 22nd April 2022
King Island

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Tourism Tasmania & Nick Osborne

Lifestyle in King Island

King Island is famous for its beautiful landscape and good produce. Live in a safe, friendly and supportive community close to rugged coastline with fresh seafood and some of the cleanest air in the world.

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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