General Practitioner vacancy - Nanango
Nanango is situated in the South Burnett located about 200 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, and similar distance to the coastal regions. The shire population is around 13,000 and the town around 3.000. The area is a well-known agricultural region and also has a strong commercial enterprise. Tarong Power Station has attributed to this.
The town among other things has a supermarket, schools-both public and private. There is a public and private primary school and a public high school, a local hospital with 10 acute beds, 2 pharmacies, 2 blood collection agencies, banking facilities, library, cafes, bakeries, motels, a couple of restaurants and service stations.
There are opportunities to enjoy a wide range of leisure activities. There is a local golf course; bowls club, tennis courts, and most other sports are played in the area. Nanango also has an indoor heated aquatic centre. The area also laid hosts to some great wineries and most of them provide meals. Also about 1 hours' drive from Nanango is the Bunya Mountains where you can appreciate and enjoy the beauty of the area and its wildlife. There is accommodation and camping grounds, and two restaurants situated up there. In the region there are a couple of large dams, where people enjoy fishing and other water sports.
House prices are very reasonable and three real estate agents in the town are Ray White, Raine and Horne and Nanango Real Estate.
Kingaroy is a larger centre and is a 20 minute drive from Nanango. It has 2 hospitals, including a public and private hospital. Both hospitals have visiting specialists including cardiologist, gynaecologist, general surgeon, ophthalmologist, also situated in the town is a radiology centre where they provide x-rays, ultrasound and CT scans. Kingaroy has a large shopping centre with specialty shops. Employment opportunities for partners are the trade industry, office workers, nursing, age care and child care.
The position is full time and duties include General GP, Surgical, Emergency and Mental Health. Income is negotiable.
We will provide three months accommodation free of charge. . Average earnings per week between $6000 and $8000. This is for a 40 hour week on an average of four patients per hour. We are currently a DWS location.
The practice is situated at the top of town and the pharmacies are within walking distance and the hospital is only a 5 minute drive. We have a large patient base. We have bulk billing. Nanango Hospital has 10 acute beds. Kingaroy Hospital is the main Hospital in the region and it is 25 Kilometres. The service it provides includes some surgery, visiting specialists, and allied Health services. We first commenced practicing 2002 with one doctor and now we have five permanent doctors... We have excellent admin support including practice manager, experienced receptionists and two practice nurses. The doctors that are currently here have been with us longer than two years and our principle doctor has been with us for 8 years.
There are visiting allied health that come to the practice including: a dietitian and podiatrist. We also have QML on site. We have three treatments rooms, 5 consult rooms, mole mate room, acupuncture room and a staff room/kitchen.
The surgery opening hours are as follows: 7:00am - 6:00pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm. There are no after hours as we have an agreement with the Hospital.