General Practitioner - Townsville

Job Classification
General Practice / GP
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
townsville QLD 4810
Posted By
Health Workforce

Practice Information:
This Medical Centre is situated in the heart of Townsville City, is a very busy, well established medical centre. They are currently seeking a full time GP to join their busy practice. Attractive percentage is available and earning capacity is high. The principal GP owns and operates this friendly, well equipped, accredited, computerised practice. Full time support is provided by an experienced Registered nurses and administration staff. Clinic is well supported by pharmacy and pathology onsite. Located in the city heart and bulk billing.
About Townsville, 
Townsville is a coastal city in northeastern Queensland, Australia. The Strand esplanade, with its pier and water park, is popular. The Reef HQ Aquarium has marine life and coral from the Great Barrier Reef, plus a sea turtle hospital. Southeast of the city, the Billabong Sanctuary wildlife park is home to koalas, wombats and crocodiles. Offshore, Magnetic Island has coral reefs and a national park full of wildlife. Townsville is home to prestigious James Cook University famous for its medical courses. The population is close to 180,000. 
Position Description:
The role of medical practitioners working for their practice is to provide medical care to the patients of the practice. This care is to be conducted in accordance with generally accepted practices and procedures as determined by appropriate authorities from time to time, for example, but not limited to, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the National Health and Medical Research Council. All patients will be treated in accordance with the guidelines contained in the Practice Policy and Procedures Manual, which encompasses clinical and administrative procedures adopted by this practice.
Their practice strongly encourages a team approach to patient management. This encompasses mutual respect of all those involved in patient care, including reception, nursing and management staff who all contribute to the welfare of their patients.
The incoming doctor will have the opportunity to see 35-55 patients a day, depending on his own comfort. Initial guarantee of $160 / hour is available. They offer 60% to 70% of gross billings depending on experience/qualifications.
Practice Expectations
It is expected that as well as direct clinical management practitioners will:

  • Maintain vocational registration through continued participation in Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development
  • Contribute to the Practice Incentives Programmes
  • Participate in regular staff meetings

Sustain general practice by contributing to better management of human and material resources by:

  • Optimising the use of professional resources
  • Building the practice patient base
  • Building the practice capacity to adapt to change
  • Maximising financial efficiency

Improve health outcomes by contributing to and enhancing the management and prevention of ill health through:

  • Manage patients from diverse age groups, neonates to aged, both males and females
  • Provide wide spectrum of services from preventive check-up, immunization for all age groups to emergency care and appropriate referrals
  • Greet patients and take personal histories, perform examinations, order laboratory tests, radiology, and other diagnostic procedures
  • Evaluate patient’s physical and mental health; refer patients to specialists where appropriate
  • Making management plan and prescribe medications for all types of ailments
  • Perform minor surgeries such as suturing, ingrown toenail removal, skin lesion biopsies and removal of foreign bodies from nose, ears or wounds
  • Provide emergency care
  • Provide pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Perform skin cancer checks
  • To report notifiable diseases
  • Advise patients about strategies for maintaining optimal health using various measures at disposal like Health Assessments and Care Plans
  • Manage Chronic Diseases and optimally use tools available at disposal for chronic disease management
  • Keeping up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and discussing the development of new pharmaceutical products with pharmaceutical sales representatives
  • Maintaining a portfolio of continuing professional development (CPD) activities

Qualifications, Education and/or Experiences Mandatory

  • Medical Practitioner Registered to practice in Queensland
  • Medical Defence Insurance appropriate for practice in General Practice within Queensland Desirable
  • Vocational Registration
  • Familiarity with computerised medical records
  • Post Graduate Qualifications in areas consistent with General Practice

For more information on this position, please contact our team!

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Job Type
Business Type
Private Practice
Job Title
General Practitioner - Townsville
Salary / Pay Details
Posted By
Health Workforce
Job Reference
JOB -10002953
townsville QLD 4810
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