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GP Locum: Leongatha

  • : RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
  • : 06-Jun-2018
  • : Leongatha VIC 3953
Position Description:
  • Sessions with some vmo and on-call
  • Based in beautiful Gippsland and Wilsons Prom region

Dates Required: 9 – 22 July 2018

Practice Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, weekends when on-call

Fees: $negotiable rates or % billings.  On-call is $365.70 per day plus 70% billings .Accommodation is provided.

Role: GP locum is required to cover annual leave at this friendly well managed group practice. You will ideally join in the roster for on-call and VMO at Gippsland Southern Health Service-Leongatha hospital. This is a strong farming region with a varied patient demographic from young families to elderly people. This practice has a reputation for looking after their locums and you will be well supported by a strong nursing and administration team.

Practice Details:

Leongatha Healthcare is a family oriented accredited, teaching practice where all doctors and staff seek to provide quality care to the community. The main practice location is in Koonwarra Road with branch practices in Jeffrey Street and Inverloch. There are 13 consultation rooms over the three locations with seven in main clinic. The Leongatha hospital has 23 acute beds, 7 obstetrics beds and an attached aged care home of 30 beds. The hospital has excellent x-ray and pathology facilities. Procedures performed include wound suturing, excision of skin lesions, cysts and lymph nodes, abscess drainage, cryotherapy, acupuncture, caesarian section, D&C, diathermy, vasectomy, appendicectomy, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, hernia and hydrocele repairs and fractures. A number of specialists and visit Leongatha regularly and a variety of allied health services are also available.

About Leongatha: Located 134 km South-East of Melbourne in a rich dairying region within South Gippsland, between Korumburra and Meeniyan. The township offers a large commercial centre with good selection of shops and some of Leongatha’s oldest buildings including the post office (built in 1887), court house (1912) and Mechanics Institute (1912) which now serves as a local history museum. The Memorial Hall was built between 1925 and 1926 and part of it functions as a community art and craft gallery. The area is known for its excellent variety of walking, cycling and horse riding tracks with the Great Southern Rail Trail nearby. There is a beach at Inverloch 20 minutes away and the beautiful Wilson’s Promontory National Park is only a one-hour drive , passing through several small towns which offer attractions such as wineries, galleries and antique shops.

Dates of Placement:

09/07/2018 - 22/07/2018

After Hours/On-call:


VMO Rights:


Computer Software:


Solo or Group Practice:

Group Practice

Accommodation Provided:

Self-contained unit or house

Travel Costs Covered:

Travel expenses


Regional Information 

This extensive and diverse geographical area is renowned for its natural beauty where you can enjoy spectacular coastline, picturesque rivers and lakes, forests and snowfields.

The region stretches from Melbourne’s eastern outskirts to Victoria’s far east. Drive the Great Alpine Way to the Ninety Mile Beach, the vast Gippsland Lakes, and relaxed coastal towns.

Bushwalk, camp, kayak, snorkel and fish along the unspoilt beaches of Croajingolong National Park and Wilsons Promontory, then discover Aboriginal history and gourmet delights.

Key features:

  • Population 255,718
  • Strzelecki Ranges
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park
  • Major towns: Bairnsdale, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Yarram
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