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General Practitioner - Cooktown

  • : HealthcareLink Support
  • : 05-Sep-2018
  • : Cooktown QLD 4895


Town Information:

Cooktown is a Tropical Coastal town in Far North Queensland. Service town for Cape York Peninsula.
Cooktown has a population of around 4,000 in the area. The main industries in the Cook Shire are Tourism, fishing, and Farming.

The main employers in Cooktown are the council, health services and hospitality.

Welcome to the remote, unspoilt beauty of Cape York Peninsula. Captain Cook's arrival on the banks of the Endeavour River in 1770 led to his first recorded meaningful contact and reconciliation with Aboriginal people. Discover this unique history and Cooktown's colourful past on a stroll around town, then head further north up the Peninsula to experience the raw beauty of one of Australia's last true frontiers.


Group Practice with mixed billing


Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 11 am


Home visits are available at the doctors discretion for regular patients of the practice who are unable to attend the surgery due to their medical condition.


Provided by Cooktown MPHS


  • Check-ups
  • Family planning
  • Pap smears
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Ante-natal care
  • ECG: heart check
  • Spirometry: lung test
  • Counselling
  • Immunisation: children, adults
  • Blood tests
  • Minor surgery
  • 'Freezing' for sunspots, warts
  • Weight control
  • Nutrition advice
  • Skin checks
  • Closing the Gap Registration
  • Indigenous Health
  • Registered for My Health records uploading and down loading of patient records

Candidate profile:

To provide competent patient-centred care that addresses health needs and promotes wellness. Such care is based on latest evidence and guidelines and meets legislative requirements.

To provide good clinical care:

* Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to patients.
* Ordering diagnostic tests as needed and checking and informing patients of results in accordance with the practice's procedure.
* Referring patients appropriately to other providers if their needs exceed the range of care you are able to provide.
* Consulting and collaborating with colleagues to provide optimal care.
* Documenting all care provided and education/information given to patients within their health record, in accordance with the practice's procedure.

To maintain good medical practice:

* Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through continuing medical education and personal professional development.
* Having a working knowledge of legislation and standards of general practice.
* Maintaining a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate.
* Practicing medicine in a way that reflects the company's values and mission.

Maintaining trust (professional relationships with patients)

* Providing services courteously and respectfully, with regard to the cultural beliefs and needs of patients.
* Responding openly and following up complaints or feedback.

Working collaboratively with colleagues

* Collaborating with regards to rosters and providing cover to ensure patients' needs are met.
* Working constructively and harmoniously with all staff to ensure patients receive optimal care.
* Involvement in practice accreditation activities.
* Participating in centre-based audits and activities.

Maintaining integrity in professional practice

* Charging for consultations in accordance with the practice's policy.
* Declaring vested interests in services to which you may refer patients.
* Returning telephone calls in a timely manner.
* Completing documents (i.e. medical reports) in a timely manner.
* Clearing the in-tray correspondence daily.
* Participating in centre-based audits.
* Demonstrating a working knowledge of company policy with regards to clinical practice as described in the practice manuals.
* Reporting 'events' or untoward incidents in accordance with professional obligations and practice policy.
* Using the computer effectively (i.e. recall and reminder systems, data input).
* Keeping up to date with new item numbers, SIPs and incentive payments.
* Ensuring your immunisation status is kept up to date.

Develop and maintain relationships with:

* Other general practitioners and associates
* Practice manager
* Nurse manager and other nurses
* Office manager and reception staff
* Community and secondary service providers, and
* Local hospitals, nursing homes and hostels

Expected behaviors and personal attributes

* Demonstrate a knowledge of and compliance with all relevant legislation and common law obligations.
* Discharge of duty of care in the course of practice including meeting practice standards, and accountability.
* Demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedural guidelines that have legal implications (e.g. ensure documentation conforms to legal requirements).
* Identify and respond to unsafe practice (e.g. implement interventions to prevent unsafe practice and/or contravention of law).
* Demonstrate patient-focused approach in service provision with genuine empathy and interest in their needs.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all ages and social groups.
* Always be well-presented, friendly, courteous and obliging. Represent the practice in a confident and positive manner at all times.
* Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity,
* Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding patient and practice information.
* Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy, being prepared to double check as necessary.
* Demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively and independently, and the ability to prioritize and organise.
* Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development.

Education and Qualifications

* Registration as a medical practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia.
* Current medical indemnity insurance.
* Current Driver's Licence.

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Cooktown QLD 4895
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