General Practitioner - Blackbutt

  • : Healthcarelink Support
  • : 07-Jan-2019
  • : Blackbutt QLD 4306

Town Information:

The timber towns of Blackbutt and Benarkin are located on top of the Blackbutt Range at the eastern gateway to Queensland's South Burnett region. Blackbutt Medical Centre is approximately 140 kilometres north-west of Brisbane on Highway 17. - a short, scenic and relaxing 2 hour drive. Only 1 ½ hours from the Sunshine Coast - warm sandy beaches, shopping, holidays, universities. Just over 2 hours from the Gold Coast - shopping, universities, beaches, theme parks, holidays. Just over an hour to Toowoomba - university, shopping, week-end away. Blackbutt is one of the two principal towns of what used to be the Nanango Shire (the other is Nanango) and has a population of around 1,500 residents with a total service population of over 3,500. Blackbutt is officially the "gateway" to the "South Burnett Super Shire".

Nanango Hospital (36km) has one GP who services it and is on call for emergencies. There is neither an out patients nor an after-hours service at Nanango Hospital. Additionally the hospital GP is allowed a two day and a 4 day weekend per month so there are often long periods when Nanango Hospital has limited or no medical cover from the Wednesday afternoon through to Monday morning. During those times patient referrals are made to Kingaroy Hospital ED (80km) and any outpatients who present at Nanango are triaged by a registered nurse and may be referred on to Kingaroy as required.

The nearest tertiary hospitals including name of hospital and distance from practice and time it would take to transfer patient and nature of transport are Royal Brisbane Hospital - 200km - QAS; Toowoomba Base Hospital - 120km - QAS; Caboolture Hospital - 110km - QAS
The Medical Centre has the services of visiting Psychologists every Week (2 days per week); other visiting allied health professionals - including Exercise Physiologist, Dietician; Diabetes Educator, OT, Speech pathologist, Audiology services, Podiatrist.
The Medical Centre has the services of QML Pathology services which are located onsite and operate Mon-Fri (8am - 1pm).
Radiology, Radiography and other allied health professionals can be accessed in Kingaroy (80km), Toowoomba (120km) and Caboolture (110km).
Blackbutt is home to the annual Blackbutt Avocado Festival ( ) ( )
Blackbutt has its own hotel, motel, caravan park, B&B's, cafes, convenience stores, food stores, medical facilities, a golf club, RSL, churches, art gallery and petrol outlets. The South Burnett Council's Blackbutt office is home to a Rural Transaction Centre which provides banking and postal services, Medicare Easy claim, phone and fax. Bendigo bank has a branch in town and plans are well in place for IGA to establish a large store in Blackbutt.
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Candidate profile:

Are you a full time "tree change" doctor with General Practice experience?

Sick of the stress and hussle and bustle of the city?
Looking for a position that is still challenging but that fits better around your lifestyle?
Not ready to retire, still love a challenge, and love to work with a diverse client base but also want more time for self, family and friends?
This is a full-time position for the right person or couple who has a desire to work in a rural setting. Remuneration is based on a percentage of gross billings. Quality of lifestyle is important to the management and doctors at the surgery. We can provide accommodation (or allowance for the same) for an initial "settle in" period.

Practice Information:

Bulk Billing
Rural location only 1 hour from Caboolture and 2 hours from Brisbane.
Quick commute to Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
Very busy practice including skin cancer services.
QML and Pharmacy onsite.
Visiting ancillary health professionals.
Loyal long term patients.
Only practice in town.
Experienced GP Training facility and supervisor.
Our Medical Centre was the regional winner of the inaugrial South Burnett Business Excellence Awards People's Choice and a finalist in the Small Business - 6 to 20 staff category for 2014. Our Medical Centre was also the winner of the South Burnett Business Excellence Awards - Blackbutt Township Award for 2014. In 2015 we are currently finalists in the South Burnett Business Excellence Awards People's Choice; Small Business - 6 to 20 staff category and Blackbutt Township Award. In 2013, Our Practice Manager and spouse, won the Queensland Rural Medical Family Network 'Backbone of the Bush' award.
A Pharmacy shares the same building with the two businesses linked by an internal door. Visiting ancillary health professionals use spare consult rooms and include psychologists, dietician, exercise physiologist, OT, speech, hearing, diabetes educator, podiatrist. QML Pathology operates from within the building - Mon-Fri 8am-1pm.

No After Hours. No On Call. Click apply now if this is the position you have been waiting for.

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