Locum General Practitioner Bowen

Job Classification
General Practice / GP
Job Type
Start timeframe
bowen QLD 4805
Posted By
Health Workforce

Practice Information:
We are General Practice, not an AMS, but we do focus on Indigenous Health. We would like the doctor to be familiar or willing to learn and perform Health Checks (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, 4yro, 45-49 & 75+) and Care Plans

We use Medical Director and Pracsoft 4.0a at our practice. We would prefer that the doctor to be familiar with this computer software. The centre will run as a mixed fee for service and bulk billing practice with a focus on preventative health care and management of chronic illness.
The Centre has 2 consulting rooms, a procedure room, staff room and 2 areas for visiting allied health specialists on the main street on Bowen. On staff are a 1 x Locum GP, 2 x Practice Nurses, 2 x Indigenous Health Workers, 2 x PT Health Workers, Practice Manager, and a Receptionist. The centre is situated in a duplex setting with a private dental practice as a neighbour. 

Bowen is a seaside country town with 7 beaches, great outdoors lifestyle and is situated at the top of the Whitsundays, just 45 mins from Airlie Beach and Proserpine. We are located 2 hours from Townsville to the north and Mackay to the South. It has sailing, snorkelling/diving and fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, a nine-hole golf course along the beachfront, as well as many recreational activities available in the community such as cycling, bushwalking, fossicking, arts and crafts and most sports. Bowen is a very friendly town, with aspirations to become the festival capital of Australia and you will easily settle into the community. The lifestyle is very low stress and laid back.

Position Description: 

You will see approximately 21+ patients per day approx. • $6,000 per week ($1,200 per day) + GST, this fee is negotiable with management.

  • Surgery Vehicle is provided for GP to use.
  • Accommodation provided & Flights (within Australia only) will be paid for the GP only.

Your hours of work would be:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm, closing for lunch hour 12:30 – 1:30pm Thursday & Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm, lunch hour: 12:00am – 1:00pm

After Hours Requirements: You will not be required to be on call
You will need to visit the nursing homes (if required, usually booked during the day, we have no patients at the moment) or complete a home visit for our regular patient if requested (home visits are at the Dr’s discretion)
You will be seeing some Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients, utilising the Close the Gap Initiative for Indigenous Health including the Practice Incentive Program (PIP) and PBS Co-Payment Scheme.
Qualifications & Experience Required for Position:

  • General Practitioner with general registration as a minimum.
  • We would prefer our GP to perform Cervical Smears, if this is not possible, we would have to send our clinics to the Women’s Clinic at our local hospital.
  • The General Practitioner will need General Registration

Please apply today for further information regarding this locum position.


Job Type
Business Type
Private Practice
Job Title
Locum General Practitioner Bowen
Salary / Pay Details
Posted By
Health Workforce
Job Reference
JOB -10002787
bowen QLD 4805
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