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Locum General Practitioner (GP)- Bowen

  • : Health Workforce Queensland
  • : 17-Jun-2020
  • : Bowen QLD 4805

Location: Bowen

Proposed Commencement Date:

15th - 26th June 2020

10th - 21st August 2020

Town Information:

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.

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Practice information:

The Medical Centre is a private medical practice owned by the Girudala Community Co-Operative Society (www.girudala.com.au) which is a local indigenous community organization that also runs a housing co-operative and many health, family support and employment projects. 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. It has been operating from July 2010 and is open to the whole community.
The Centre has 2 consulting rooms, a procedure room, tea room and 2 areas for visiting allied health specialists on the main street on Bowen. On staff are a 2 x Practice Nurse, Trainee Aboriginal Health Worker, Practice Manager and a Receptionist. The centre is situated in a duplex setting with a private dental practice as a neighbour.

After Hours requirements: Nil

Candidate profile:

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. We would like our staff to be community minded and support the community not for profit sector. We would also like staff to possess a healthy appreciation of and commit to utilise chronic disease prevention and management community health programs on offer in community.

You will see approximately 25+ patients per day approx.

* $6,000 per week ($1,200 per day) can be negotiated.
* We are a sole practice, so it does get quite busy as you will be the only GP in the practice
* You will not be required to be on call
* Your hours of work would be:
o Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm, closing for lunch hour 12:30 - 1:30pm
o Thursday & Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm, lunch hour: 12:00am - 1:00pm
* We use Medical Director and Pracsoft 3.17.3 at our practice. We would prefer that the doctor to be familiar with this computer software.
* 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
* The General Practitioner will be expected to perform Pap Smears if our EN is away (our Enrolled Nurse - Karen, is trained to complete pap smears under the GP's direction).
* The General Practitioner will need General Registration as we cannot provide supervision.
* Surgery Vehicle is provided for GP to use
* Accommodation (2 Brm Unit) & Flights (within Australia only) will be paid for the GP only.
* 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)
* Locum GP's will be picked up from the Proserpine-Whitsunday Airport

Please apply today for further information


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Bowen QLD 4805
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