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Meet Dr Nadia Clifton MBBS, a travelling doctor working with 13SICK National Home Doctor Service

Meet Dr Nadia Clifton MBBS, a travelling doctor working with 13SICK National Home Doctor Service

Here we are at the start of our travelling journey - We are Nadia and Spencer, a GP and Teacher couple, and this year we quit our jobs, packed up our life and hit the road!  We designed and bought a tiny house on wheels (a more homely type of custom caravan), a big ford F250 truck and are destined to travel around Australia. I decided to work with 13SICK National Home Doctor Service as there was flexible work options and great work/life balance- having the day free and working in the evening is very appealing! The day I had one of my first shifts, we went for a bike ride around the beautiful Chittaway Bay - and Banjo our fur-child (a cavoodle) even came along for the ride.

We had a tough 2017 with family and personal illness. I was in an accident in which my hand and wrist was severed, slicing through 4 tendons, an artery and my median nerve (ouch!). After many hours of reconstructive surgery and 6 months of painful and intensive rehabilitation, I’ve since learnt to move my fingers, write and work again. Life is too short and if you don’t follow your dreams, then no-one will do it for you. 

We’ve been following the tiny house movement for a long time overseas and were really drawn to the idea of living within our means both financially and environmentally.

We are currently parked on an organic farm on the Central Coast of NSW, working evenings visiting sick children, the elderly and patients of all ages helping treat gastro, fever, respiratory tract illnesses, pain and everything in between. We’re off to Newcastle and the hunter region in the next few weeks in the search of good waves and good wine.

 

Would you like to join Nadia and travel and work across our 17 locations around Australia? Call our Specialist Recruitment Team on 1300 643 737, email recruitment@homedoctor.com.au and follow Nadia’s adventures via our website at https://homedoctor.com.au/doctor-jobs

Interested to hear more about the life and work of our home doctors? Working after-hours is an opportunity to participate in highly rewarding work seeing a variety of acute presentations of our community’s most vulnerable patients: the very young and the elderly.

Doing this with our team at 13SICK National Home Doctor Service means you also have access to FREE CPD program accredited with RACGP which covers both clinical and beyond clinical steams, mentoring, FRACGP exam support, professional development and leadership opportunities.

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