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JOIN A HAPPY & VIBRANT MEDICAL PRACTICE AT INGHAM, NORTH QUEENSLAND
This practice is an RACGP and ACRRM accredited teaching practice, located in the town of Ingham, North Queensland (RRMA5 classification, RA3).
They are on the highway at the northern end of town. It is a purpose-built building and has been operating for 30 years. Currently, there are three (3) full time Doctors, and we are looking to recruit a further doctors.
The practice offers audiometry, spirometry, skin checks and ECGs. They do a variety of health checks and medicals. Sullivan and Nicolaides Pathology are on site, as well as Rural Medical Imaging who provide CT, USS and X-ray. The practice have visiting allied health services such as a podiatrist, an audiologist, a dental prosthetist, a diabetes educator and visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Registered and enrolled nurses provide continuous medical officer support, as well as performing pap smears, asthma and diabetes education. They are a registered Q-fever and yellow fever vaccination centre, as well as providing the usual private and NHS vaccinations. Visits to our patients at nursing homes are undertaken, and a good relationship exists with all three facilities in our area.
As a practice, they have regular social evenings and family outings. Beachfront accommodation for the suitable applicant is available. We are a genuine, caring practice, staffed by pleasant, motivated people.
Ingham is a rural centre towards the southern end of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. Locals and visitors enjoy a diverse array of natural attractions and community activities. Camping, bushwalking, bird watching and fishing are all popular past-times, with several national parks of worldwide acclaim nearby – Hinchinbrook Island (Australia’s biggest island National Park), the Great Barrier Reef (a World Heritage site), Wallaman Falls (Australia’s highest waterfall) and Tyto Wetlands are just a few of the many locations of interest.
A ‘sugar town’ on the Bruce Highway, 115 kilometres north of Townsville, our population is approximately 10,900. We are home to the longest jetty (5.75 kilometres) in the southern hemisphere and Queensland’s largest sugar mill. Ingham holds an annual Italian Festival and Maraka Festival, a rodeo and also has many sporting and community groups. The town has two supermarkets, a number of specialty stores, two high schools (one private, one public), several primary schools (including one private), a library and a cinema.
This position includes a diverse range of medical conditions that present to a rural General Practice, including but not limited to:
Chronic Disease Management
Variety of Employment Medicals
Women’s Health Checks,
Adult and Childhood Immunisations
Men’s Health Checks
Travel Medicine advice
The practice of preventative medicine is essential as our population is an aging population.
Key responsibilities/Clinical Responsibilities
Provide high quality, primary health care services to the community, in keeping with best practice standards
Provide appropriate care and services to patients of all age ranges and level of health care needs
Respond to medical/ health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate
Provide management of long-term conditions in line with national guidelines and pathways
Prescribe for patients as appropriate to need
Provide appropriate health promotion and preventative health care advice to all patients attending the practice
Ordering diagnostic tests as required
Referring patients to other providers as appropriate.
Doctors will be expected to help out in the event of emergencies that present to the medical facility during working hours
Each doctor is required to participate in the weekend roster on a rotation of one in every 6 to 8 weekends
Surgical experience for the removal of small lesions, suture wounds and plastering of simple fractures
Record and maintain accurate, adequate and relevant patient records using the established practice protocols and computerised medical records system, including but not excluding details of:
Previous health and family history
Registers and recalls
Actively communicate and coordinate with colleagues, specialist services and allied health professionals when sharing the care of a patient Safety and quality
Record incidents and near-misses in line with practice policy
Practice duty of care including meeting practice standards and accountability
Maintain patient and practice confidentiality at all times
Doctors need to have good communication skills with both patients and staff. The GP needs to illustrate sensitivity, humility, and the ability to interact with all patients and their families. A caring approach must always be applied
Exceptional time management skills are necessary, as are the ability to be organised and prioritise tasks
Adequate demonstration of basic clinical science is essential
Punctuality, reliability, and an honest approach are required
After Hours: No
Qualifications and Experience:
Non-VR or VR must have higher then Level 1 Supervision
At least 3 years experience working in GP practice
The GP is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice
The general practitioner must abide by all legislative acts governing medical practice in Queensland
For more information on this position, please contact our team via email@example.com.
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