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Job Type:
Locum
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
14-Nov-2018
A general practice in Hervey Bay , Queensland is urgently looking for a Locum General Practitioner from 19/02/2018 for 6 months We are urgently s...
Hervey Bay QLD 4655
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
14-Nov-2018
Town Information Charters Towers and its surrounding townships are historically rich with beautiful heritage buildings and tourist sites showcasi...
Charters Towers QLD 4820
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
14-Nov-2018
This is a permanent GP position for full time hours. Both VR and Non-VR candidates will be considered whom are eligible for general registration. O...
Maryborough QLD 4650
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Medi7
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
Doctor owned Medi7 clinics looking for quality GPs to join our growing practices in Melbourne. Fee income to rise by 10-15% this year
Elsternwick VIC 3185
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
POSITION DESCRIPTION A 'DWS' position is available to a General Practitioner preferably with a minimum of 2 years GP experience or the equivalent o...
Maryborough QLD 4650
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
Emerald is located in Central Queensland with a population base of about 35,000 including surrounding townships. The town is one hour by flight from B...
Emerald QLD 4720
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
Gladstone on the Central Queensland Coast. Gladstone sits at the start of the Great Barrier Reef, and our beautiful Harbour is surrounded by a mult...
Gladstone QLD 4680
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Health Workforce Queensland
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
Township The township of Blackwater is located in Central Queensland, approximately 200 kms inland from Rockhampton and approximately 235 kms from ...
Blackwater QLD 4717
Referral Reward : $1,000.00 AUD
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
VR or Non-VR GP needed – DWS, 2 hours from Melbourne, Busy Clinic, Pick up a patient base, RLRP eligible, No Weekends
Bairnsdale & Gippsland VIC
Referral Reward : $1,000.00 AUD
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
13-Nov-2018
VR or Non-VR GP- Mixed Billing, DWS, under 2 hours from Melbourne, Busy Clinic, Pick up a patient base, RLRP eligible, No Weekends
Bairnsdale & Gippsland VIC
About General Practitioner GP jobs in Australia

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Purpose and Mission

General practitioners (GPs) devote their practice to diagnosing and treating general medical illnesses. They provide comprehensive and continued care to individuals and families across all ages and genders within their communities. This involves a range of acute, chronic and preventative medical services such as routine check-ups, health-risk assessments, immunisations, screening tests and personalised advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. GPs are usually the first point of reference for non-emergency illnesses and injuries and will refer patients to the required specialists upon diagnosis.

Reports To

GPs in private practice may not have a direct supervisor, but are typically overseen by the management of their practice or the medical committee of a hospital where they have privileges.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Many GPs and family practice doctors will have supervisory responsibilities related to maintaining and managing their practice/office.

Qualifications

Becoming a GP requires an undergraduate degree, graduating from medical school and completing a residency program. Medical doctors must obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Continuing education is required to maintain licensure.

All doctors must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to practise in Australia, as well as with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), which provides administrative and policy support to the National Health Practitioners Boards.

Responsibilities of a General Practice / Family Practice Doctor

The role of a GP can vary greatly depending on where they practice. In urban areas, their scope is focused on the care of general medical illnesses, chronic health problems, providing preventative care such as health education, immunisations and early detection of serious illnesses which involves referrals to specialists such as oncologists, cardiologists, paediatricians, psychiatrists, etc.

In rural areas, GPs provide a wider range of care and often encounter a larger amount of complex or chronic health conditions. In addition to private consulting room care, GPs based in rural areas provide house calls if clinic facilities are limited or unavailable, after hours care, in-hospital care, emergency room care, deliver babies and perform small surgical/clinical procedures.

Typical responsibilities of a GP include:

  • comprehensive care
  • continuity of care
  • diagnostic and therapeutic skills
  • coordination and clinical team work
  • professional, clinical and ethical standards
  • leadership, advocacy and equity

GPs usually work within a general practice, a health clinic or a community health centre with a group of practitioners. They work in both the government and private sectors. Although GPs are usually part of a medical clinic, they do most of their work independently in private rooms. GPs often work with other health professionals and can treat patients in group settings.

Family practice doctors play an increasingly important role within the healthcare community today, acting as gatekeepers for the healthcare system. In addition to treating patients for various illnesses, they play a major role in providing advice on preventative treatments and wellness programs to reduce the demand on the healthcare system.


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