General Practitioner - Mackay Region
- : Health Workforce Queensland
- : 04-Oct-2017
- : Mackay QLD 4740
Sarina is a rural town with a population of 10,000 people; it is situated 35km south of MacKay. It is surrounded by 5 lovely beaches providing with access to recreational, boating and fishing. Whitsunday islands are further north which is in easy access as well to view the Great Barrier Reef. The town has a public high school, state and a catholic private primary school and family day-care services .Children travel to private high schools in Mackay. Bus services are provided from Sarina for workers and children travelling to MacKay. There are two coal export facility approximately 10 km away. Sarina has a sugar mill and an alcohol distillery as well. Dairy, cattle grazing, tropical fruit growing, horticulture, aquaculture, fishing and tourism provide further development in the region. Sarina has a small rural hospital with 16 beds and an aged care facility as well. Most referral are looked after by the Mackay Base Hospital and the 2 private hospitals in the region. We have frequent visiting specialists coming into the region as well. There is pathology collection centre and a full time Ultra-sound/Echo facility in Sarina. We have daily flights to and from Mackay to Brisbane and neighbouring Cities.Position DescriptionThe practice is offering a full time position for a GP which is remunerated as a percentage of the doctor's gross billings with superannuation contributions paid by the Practice. The doctors provide Family medicine care and do minor procedures such as excisions, curettes, biopsy and minor trauma cases as well. Help prepare Healthcare plans with the help of our full time registered nurse. To provide GP services from Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm. Saturdays are optional.
The clinic opens on Saturdays therefore the doctors work a 1 in 3 roster on Saturdays. There is no further requirement of afterhours work.
Ths is a well-established practice with a good reputation in the area. It is a very modern clinic with state of the art technology. The Practice Principal is an adjunct JCU lecturer and an accredited GP registrar training supervisor as well. The clinic is located in the centre of the town, 2km away from the hospital, the main shopping centre is 1 km away and the Pharmacy is across the road. We have a Pathology and a Dental Clinic beside the clinic as well. We also have team of visiting allied health, including Psychologist, Exercise Physiologist, Diabetic Educator, Mental health nurse and Audiologist see patients at the clinic. The main clientele are the young and retirees, mine workers and travellers, as the main highway (Bruce Highway) crosses the township. We offer family medicine covering broad general practice, occupational health, and the practice has rights to private practice at Sarina Hospital too. Referrals are made to the base hospital. We also are equipped for Telehealth Conferences with specialist. Sarina is a very close nit community, whereby we have very good community support, the doctors have a very good relationship with patients. We hold occasional health awareness seminars which involves the community.
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