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GP Locum: Corowa

  • : RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
  • : 29-Jun-2018
  • : Corowa NSW 2646
Position Description:
  • GP sessions only – no VMO/on call requirement
  • Working at a group clinic
  • No weekends required, explore the beautiful wine regions

Required dates: 24 September – 12 October 2018

Practice hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fees: Negotiable fee per day or 65% billings. Accommodation is provided and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Role: Experienced locum required to cover annual leave at large group practice. There is a fairly even spread of patients across all ages however, the 45-79 years age group most often present. There are also quite a few paediatric patients. Corowa has a population of about 7,000 people and this is the main GP practice in the town. Fifteen-minute appointments.

Practice Details:

Large group practice situated in purpose-built rooms in the Corowa Hospital Grounds. Contains 15 consulting rooms and a very modern procedural room, utility/sterilizing room, ECG room; all are well equipped. The team of eight full and part-time doctors are well supported by four nurses and practice staff. Together the team operate two practices; the main practice is in Corowa and a branch practice is in Rutherglen, which has two consulting rooms and a full-time nurse.  Corowa Hospital has 15 beds in the acute ward, for acute medical and surgical patients. Also attached to the hospital is a 31 bed nursing home, anaesthetics, surgery and orthopaedics are performed in the Corowa Hospital, by both the local VMOs and visiting consultants.

There is also a visiting pediatrician and orthopedic surgeon attending on a regular basis. There is an allied health department within the hospital which caters to both inpatients and outpatients. There are also a further six hospitals within a 60 km radius which can be used for more complex and specialist cases, as well as an air ambulance service for transfer to Melbourne and Sydney, as necessary.

About Corowa: Corowa is a prospering rural community centrally located on the majestic Murray River in New South Wales between Sydney and Melbourne. Corowa is home to Australia’s mightiest waterway, the Murray and Lake Mulwala. Other leisure choices at your doorstep include camping, bush walking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing and water skiing.  If you want to get your adrenalin pumping, how about a glider flight at the Australian Soaring Centre or perhaps a tandem skydive.  For those who prefer a more grounded experience, there’s ready access to lush lawn bowling greens, grass tennis courts and a magnificent 27-hole championship golf course that seems to take the ‘work’ out of working on your game. Only 10 kms away is Rutherglen, which is fringed by the Victorian Alps to the south and mighty Murray River to the north. It is home to some of Australia’s oldest vines, famous wines and big blue skies.

After Hours/On-call:

Not required

VMO Rights:

Not required

Computer Software:

Best Practice

Patient load:

4-5 per hour

Solo or Group Practice:

Group Practice

Accommodation Provided:

Yes, good standard accommodation provided.

Travel Costs Covered:

Travel costs covered

Regional Information

Situated in the north and north-east of Victoria this stunning region is highly valued for offering a rural lifestyle close to Melbourne but with the peace and tranquility of country living.

There are plenty of recreational opportunities on the banks of the Goulburn River and the rich agricultural land surrounding Wangaratta yields gourmet produce and world class wines. The nearby alpine ranges are a playground for skiers in winter and fishing, bushwalking and cycling are popular in the summertime.

Key features:

  • Lake Mulwala
  • Murray River
  • Kosciuszko National Park
  • Major towns: Shepparton-Mooroopna, Mildura, Bendigo, Echuca
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GP Locum: Corowa
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Corowa NSW 2646
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