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VR General Practitioner

  • : Armadale Districts Surgery
  • : 14-Jul-2020
  • : Armadale WA 6112

VR GP wanted for busy, long established medical practice in Armadale

  • Work in friendly well-equipped surroundings
  • Established in the Armadale area for over 33 years
  • Expanding regional area with new patients every day
  • 70% Billings

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Surgery Profile
We are a privately owned busy, local family practice, in the suburb of Armadale.  Currently we have 4 full time and 1 part time General Practitioners. We have 1 female GP who is unable to keep up with demand for appointments to see a female GP.  There are 2 part time Psychologists, 2 part time Physiotherapists, 2 Practice Nurses, the Practice Manager and 5 Administration staff.  On site we also have a Pathology collection centre.

Billing at the moment predominantly bulk billing (Medicare). Non-Medicare card holders and Workers Compensation cases are privately billed.  The billing is performed by the reception staff. Administration, reception and the doctors are more than happy to help you familiarise yourself with the Clinical program that we use at the surgery which is called Best Practice, a very user-friendly program.  If you are comfortable with a computer then you will find this program very easy to understand.   At the moment we have a patient base of about 10,000 and the area is expanding rapidly with new housing and suburbs being created close by.  Due to the fact that we are now losing one of our male fulltime doctors, I would envisage that it would not take long at all for a new doctor to have a full appointment schedule most days. 

Our requirements at the surgery are for a full time GP from Monday to Friday which means doing a morning and an afternoon shift each day and also a Saturday morning roster which is shared between the doctors.  The Saturday hours are at the discretion of each doctor – some start at 8.00am some at 9.00am and usually work though until around 11.30am or 12.00 noon.  Saturdays can be quite flexible and swapped with the other doctors when there is something else that you wish to do.  We are quite negotiable with your hours if for example you wish to take holidays or have a few days off here and there we are quite happy to accommodate you.  At the moment the morning session starts between 8.00am - 9.00am and finishes around 12.30pm, the afternoon session starts about 1.30pm -2.00pm for most of the doctors and they have appointments until 4.30pm to 5.30pm depending on their choice.  There are always at least two receptionists on the premises at all times during opening hours which are from 8.00am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday and they are always the last to leave the building.
As per the other doctors at the surgery we offer you a contract of 70% of the income you generate and receive from the patients you have seen.   All the other doctors have an ABN number and are paid this way.  The surgery takes an admin fee of 30% plus GST which is left in the surgery funds to support the practice for all medical purchases and ongoing working costs, this is the same contract you are being offered.  We are happy for you to speak with any one of the other doctors here in relation to the contract payments as they are all very happy with this arrangement. 

Our preference is to have doctors who wish to join our practice for the long term providing a stable atmosphere for staff and patients of the practice.   Patients are then also able to build a trusting relationship with their GP.  
The surgery supplies all the day to day equipment needed for you to consult.  We have a furnished room for your use with an electronic examination couch in all consult rooms, Blood Pressure monitors, ECG machine, Defibrillator, computer, printer, etc.   There are two treatment rooms in the surgery that are fully stocked with dressings and all the necessary requirements for small procedures.   A nurse is on duty for most of the time that the surgery is open and they ensure that the clinical supplies are stocked. 

We have a very easy going and friendly surgery and everyone here seems to get along well, doctors, nurses and other staff mix well and there are a few occasions during the year when we socialise after work and will organise social outings. 

Surrounding Area
Armadale is situated in the foothills of Perth about 35 kilometres from Perth City Centre. Armadale is also a city and we are located next to a large shopping precinct with all the normal facilities e.g. Variety stores, large supermarkets, clothing stores, beauty salons, jewellers, banks, cafés, furniture stores, electrical stores, pharmacies, movie theatre, etc.

Public transport is close by with the local train station being a 2-3 minute walk. The train is a direct route into Perth which takes approximately 30- 35 minutes. Even though we are a suburb of Perth we are also situated very close to more rural areas south of Perth.

All doctors at the practice live in various suburbs throughout the metropolitan area, some very close by being a 5minute drive to the furthest away, a 45minute drive away.  Driving to and from Armadale is quite easy and unlike some other capital cities in Australia, the traffic allows for reasonable to fast travel time between suburbs. If choosing to live still further south of Armadale, greater distances can be travelled in a shorter time and therefore you may choose to live in the nearby suburbs or further away from the surgery into the country areas.  This being the case there are a number of choices when deciding where to live and still being able to reach your place of employment in a reasonable amount of time. 

Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital is a 5-minute drive from the surgery along the Albany Highway. Among other services the hospital has an Emergency Department, Ante Natal Clinic, GP Obstetrics, Radiology, Dialysis Unit, Nutrition and Dietetics, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and many more services not listed. There is a Police station close by, dentists and also Specialist Centre’s in the immediate area.

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