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07 3105 7800
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
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
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.
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, 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.
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)
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. You can fly to Brisbane from the Proserpine airport, and most capital cities in Australia from Mackay or Townsville. 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.
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.
The successful applicants 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
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: Yes, This will be discussed with the Doctor down the track after employment commences.
Orientation will be undertaken and include the following:
Medicare Australia – What item numbers are and what they mean PBS scheme orientation Medical Indemnity Medical software training Cultural awareness
Orientation to the Surgery - Opening hours, facilities and equipment. Role of practice staff including Practice Manager, nurse, Aboriginal Health Worker and reception staff, Doctor’s
Health and Safety precautions - Protocol for needle stick injuries Immunisation status Dangerous drug unit Reporting and recording modifiable diseases Doctor shopping Infection control and waste disposal Advice on confidentiality, Privacy Act and application to general practice
Practice Guidelines - Practice policies and procedures Information about leave types, roster system Information about after hours care for staff and patients Patient complaint system Expectations of documentation CPD point system.
Accreditation - and GP’s role in accreditation Guidelines on phone results Consultation times and Medicare items
Local services – specialists and referrals Local hospital, pathology, pharmacy
Community services – community health, aged care assessment team, child health, blue nursing service, Ozcare, Palliative Care, residential aged car, mental health, support groups.
Allied health services – dietician, physiotherapists, and psychologists. Sterilisation and wound care Vaccination schedules, immunisation fridge and cold chain Sick certificate, Centrelink forms, concession cards, work cover
Chronic disease management – diabetes, heart disease, asthma, mental health Communication and counselling issues CPD, medical journals. CME and upcoming events Practice Incentive Program
Supervision, Training and Mentoring
The General Practitioner will be provided with supervision, structured training and mentoring to achieve FRACGP or FACRRM in accordance with the requirements of the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA).
The practice will give encouragement, support and facilitation to all staff for continuing professional development. This will assist in obtaining and maintaining Fellowship of the RACGP or ACRRM. The doctor will be expected to attend appropriate CME courses and seminars in addition to CPD. The doctor will participate on online learning via the RACGP or ACRRM website. Close the Gap on Indigenous Health disparities training or information sessions.
Structures and Accountabilities
In addition to the core competency standards, the General Practitioner is expected to comply with relevant legislative, policy/protocol requirements as they relate to:
Requirements of the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA)
Requirements of the selected College Specialist Pathway
The Area of Need Policy (as it may apply)
Occupational, health and safety requirements as an employee, including being aware of mandatory reporting of child abuse cases and providing medico legal reports for workers’ compensation cases to solicitors and insurance companies; The AMA’s Code of Conduct
Qualifications & Experience
Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA)
General Practice skills and experience Familiar with Medical Director software
General Practitioner will need General Registration as we cannot provide supervision.
Preferably experience with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Checks and care plans.
General Practitioner will be expected to perform Pap Smears
Competencies and specific tasks include the following but are not limited to this list:
MEDICAL diagnoses of treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and other endocrine and metabolic diseases Respiratory diseases eg asthma, COPD Digestive diseases eg Gastroenteritis Neurological conditions including epilepsy, MS Cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, ischaemic heart disease Chronic ulcers Diseases of the eye Diseases of the ear, nose and throat Dermatological conditions and treatment, including skin cancers, rashes, solar kerotosis, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, basal cell carcinoma Cancer Dermatitis Circulatory problems eg relating to ischemic heart disease Blood disorders Urological conditions, including urinary tract infections, prostrate disease Sexually transmitted disease diagnosis Musculoskeletal problem diagnosis Neurological problem diagnosis Management of wide range of paediatric conditions Follow up patients recently discharged from hospital and referred to hospital and specialist eg dermatologist
ABILITY TO PERFORM SUCH TASKS AS Vaccination including childhood and travel ECG (interpretation and emergency), spirometry Pulmonary function test Liaise with community supports eg community nursing for elderly, Girudala Community Health Programs Wound care, splints and plasters Blood and urine test IV cannulation and venepuncture Major medical assessment Physical examinations, including all systems of body Breast examination Testicular examination Eye and ear examinations eg for FB in eye and ear syringing Sexually transmitted disease checks Medication prescription Counselling advice Preventative health care SURGICAL Suturing lacerations Excision and drainage of abscess Excision of skin lesions eg BCC and SCC Cryotherapy Removal of cysts Removal of ingrown toenail
OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY Family planning eg contraceptive advice, counselling for termination of pregnancy, fitting/ removing intrauterine contraceptive devices Prenatal care Postnatal care Undertaking pap smears and checks for sexually transmitted infections Appropriate counselling, management and advice of above conditions
ANAESTHETICS Local anaesthetics techniques simple anaesthetic blocks, eg finger and toe blocks EMERGENCY Management of acute medical/ surgical emergencies eg myocardial infarction, hypoglycaemia Basic or advanced life support
MENTAL HEALTH Treatment of depression, anxiety and other common conditions presenting to general practice Management of patients with severe psychiatric illness, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and referral to specialists where appropriate Treatment and referral for drug and alcohol abuse conditions
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