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General Practitioner - Bowen

Practice Information: Mixed Billing Practice. They use Medical Director and Pracsoft 4.0a at our practice.

They would prefer that the doctor to be familiar with this computer software. Practice Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between 8.00am and 5.

00pm (Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm) Thursday & Friday between 7:00am and 3.00pm(Lunch 11:15am – 12:15pm) 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 Locum General Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, 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. They are not an AMS, but do focus on Indigenous Health. 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: The General Practitioner role is to provide comprehensive medical care to individuals, families and communities (from initial consultation to follow up) on simple and complex health conditions. The General Practitioner provides a range of health services ranging from prevention of illness through to treatment and rehabilitation.

The position requires consultation with other health professionals internally (eg Nurse, Aboriginal Health Worker) and externally (eg specialist) as required, with coordination and ongoing care relating back to the General Practitioner. General practitioners in this role continue to assist patients and the community by providing ongoing education, participating in health promotion, conducting research and assisting training to colleagues and other health professionals. We would like the doctor to be familiar or willing to learn and perform ATSI Health Check, Health Checks and Care Plans.

The General Practitioner will be expected to perform Pap Smears. Remuneration: 65% rate (minimum 25 patients approx. per day x 5 days) can be negotiated with Management Committee.

70% will be offered to GP’s that are qualified and willing to supervise after probation period. 1.5 to 2 years contract minimum After Hours Requirements: Yes, would need to register with our local Hospital.

GP's in town usually take turns, one weekend monthly. Qualifications & Experience: Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) General Practice s.


Date23 July 2021

Location -

type Full Time

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