Practice Information: Long established ( 30 yrs ) 8 doctor busy appointment based mixed billing procedural Cairns Teaching practice seeking full or part time career GP.
This is a happy and proudly independent suburban practice that provides full family medicine services in addition to procedural services, with 4 female and 3 male gps. We have a very large loyal patient base extending from Tully to the Torres Strait and are located in a modern purpose-built facility.
In addition to high quality family medicine, the practice has a reputation for womens and childrens health, cardiology, diabetes, mens health, musculoskeletal and psychological medicine, advanced skin cancer surgery and microscopic ear toilet. One of the doctors has published research on otitis externa. The practice performs hundreds of skin procedures and over 1000 ear toilets per annum.
We have 4 registered nurses, and within walking distance is pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pathology (onsite ), audiology, psychology and podiatry. It has two procedure rooms: 1 minor procedure room and one for skin cancer surgery . We have 5 dermatoscopes and 3 lumio’s , 2 high quality ENT microscopes and 2 video otoscopes, One of the microscopes has a teaching attachment enabling quick uptake of the advanced ear toileting skills if required.
Cairns is a pretty good place to live, we have all the attractions of the tropics, with an outdoor lifestyle but also the benefits of good schools, restaurants, shopping, entertainment that a medium size city can offer. You never have to drive far, and you can find a good plumber. The housing is affordable. Medically we are well supported as gps but not claustrophobic with specialists. The ED at the Cairns Hospital is very good and there is no afterhours commitment. We use a deputizing service but if you wish you can provide your own nursing home and palliative care service, for example, as do some of our doctors.
Qualification and Experience: Essential:
FRACGP or equivalent and the desire to provide high quality RACGP style medical care, this is not a high turnover practice.
A team player who will work with our 4 registered nurses and 7 other career gps all with special interests
Desirable (but not essential)
A career procedural GP seeking a permanent position and have an interest in rising quickly to partnership
Interested in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
This is a rare opportunity to join one of Cairns most respected medical practices that has in the past only been accessed via the FRACGP training program.
Remuneration is very good especially if procedural. Protected 1 on 1 teaching time for skin and ear procedures could be part of the package. Start time is flexible, we will wait for the right person
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Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.