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GP Locum: Hopetoun

  • : RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
  • : 06-Jun-2018
  • : Hopetoun VIC 3396

Position Description:

  • GP sessions only – no VMO/on call requirement

  • Working at Hopetoun and Beulah clinic

  • Aged care, farming and general medicine

  • No weekends required

Required dates: 13 – 24 August 2018, one or two week cover

Practice hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm split between 2 sites

Fees: $neg per day fee or 70% billings.

Will provide a self contained accommodation and travel expenses

Role: Locum cover required to give existing solo GP a break, GP supported by practice Nurse and admin team. Patient demographics include Aged Care, Children’s health, Diabetes, General Medicine and Farming Medicine. If required Ward round at Rural North West Health Hopetoun, have 4 acute beds and 30 medical/aged care beds.

Practice Details:

Hopetoun Medical Clinic and Beulah Medical Clinic are AGPAL accredited,  teaching practices. With two consulting rooms and one treatment room used for minor surgery such as lumps and bumps. Computer system used is Medical director and Pracsoft.

Currently one doctor is supported by a practice nurse and an experienced administration team. Practice hours shared between the two sites are Monday – Fridays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. An on-call after hours roster is shared with other doctors in the region .

The Hopetoun Campus of the Rural North West Health has 4 acute beds and 24 aged care beds.  Other health services available include dental, massage, optometry, hospice care, radiology, aged care, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, diabetes education, obstetrics and OT. There is an extensive district nursing service from the campus and community health nurses provide health initiatives to the community. The staff at the hospital are very helpful and supportive.

About Hopetoun: Located in the Southern Mallee district,  situated mid-way between Horsham and Mildura is the small rural towns of Hopetoun and Beulah.

This unique rural setting, strong heritage and vibrant community culture make it a great place to live, work, play and do business and experience the best of the outdoors.  Enjoy windsurfing on the Lake and other local water activities including boating, skiing , swimming and fishing which are a handful of activities to keep you entertained. Nearby Wyperfeld National Park is one of Victoria’s largest national parks. The park is known for its fauna and flora. There are plenty of kangaroos, emus and birds in the park which consists of semi-arid landscapes of sand dunes and spinifex, mallee scrub, heathlands and native pine woodlands of river red gum and blackbox.


Dates of Placement:

13/08/2018 - 24/08/2018

After Hours/On-call:

Not required

VMO Rights:

Yes required

Computer Software:

Medical Director

Patient load:

15 minute appointments

Solo or Group Practice:


Accommodation Provided:

Yes will be provided

Travel Costs Covered:

Will cover travel costs


Regional Information 

The spectacular Grampians and Mount Arapiles rise above the vast plains of sheep and wheat in this part of Victoria providing a diverse array of native wildlife, picturesque walking tracks, and breathtaking scenic attractions.

The Great Ocean Road is a must-see – the famous road follows the rugged coast from Melbourne to the South Australian border making for a scenic road trip.

Key features:

  • Great Ocean Road

  • Otway Ranges

  • Grampians

  • Major towns: Horsham, Ararat, Ballarat, Warrnambool

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GP Locum: Hopetoun
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