General Practitioner - TAIHS
- : Health Workforce Queensland
- : 05-Jul-2017
- : Townsville & Northern QLD QLD
Town Information *:
Townsville is a garrison city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. It is in the dry tropics region of Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef.
Townsville is Australia's largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, with a 2015 population estimate of 180,333.
Popular attractions include "The Strand", a long tropical beach and garden strip; Riverway, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Ross River; Reef HQ, a large tropical aquarium holding many of the Great Barrier Reef's native flora and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; Castle Hill, the most prominent landmark of the area and a popular fitness destination; The Townsville Sports Reserve; and Magnetic Island, a large neighbouring island, the vast majority of which is national park.
Townsville has a wide range of schools and retails services it is also the home of James Cook University. Townsville is also know for its range quality of dining options, culture, events and festivals.
Practice information / services provided included billing, group or solo practice *:
TAIHS is and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service - we have the equivalent of 9+ GPs and a total workforce of 200+, we deliver services at multiple locations across the region.
TAIHS provides a comprehensive holistic primary health care service incorporating a bulk-billing general practice medical clinic, a dental clinic, an individual support and advice service, mental health counselling, community health screening and health promotion activities. We also provide a range of community services, including crisis accommodation, child safety and early family intervention programs, and a specialist service for young people.
In addition to the operation of comprehensive primary health services and the provision of a range of community services, we seek to improve health and social outcomes for the community through; strategic partnerships, advocacy for needs, promotion of awareness and education in improved health and social practices, promotion of knowledge and understanding of underlying issues and unique needs and development of the evidence base.
Our Vision - "TAIHS … more than a Health Service" - is to "strive to provide a truly comprehensive model of care that responds to the physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of our people"
After Hours requirements *:
Days: Monday to Friday
Operation Hours: 8:00am - 6:00p
No after hours/call out
No weekend hours
Candidate profile *:
Rregistration with the Medical Board Of Australia
Experience with patients from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
Eligible to obtain a provider number at the required clinic locations
Understanding of the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to act as an effective member of a multidisciplinary health team
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