Practice Information: The practice is a friendly, well equipped, AGPAL accredited, computerized, paperless practice. It is a private mixed-billing practice. RN support is provided by 3 experienced nurses. Plaza Medical is a 6 GP surgery that is also a teaching surgery for medical students and GP registrars.
The practice has been established since 1986 and is conveniently located close to the Mater Private Hospital, Specialist Rooms, Mackay Discount Drug Store, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Centre, QLD X-Ray, Mackay Radiology & Q-Scan (for Ultrasound & MRI Facilities) - with full reception staff, modern facility and fully computerised. Patient types seen here cover mixed demographic, tourists, elderly, the young and local families.
The Practice is in an RA2 zone
Services that we offer here include all aspects of Family Medicine to include but not limited to:-
Fitness to work medicals
Drug and alcohol testing ( Instant or Laborotary)
Spirometery-( Lung Function Test)
Audiometry ( Hearing Test)
Vision tests, colour vision
Workcover assessments and injury management
Coal Board & Mine Medicals
Moles & Skin Cancer Checks & Surgery
Well Women Check ups
Well men Check ups
Stress Management- by GPs
Acupuncture- by some of our Doctors
Health Checks for all ages
-Chronic Disease Management
Childhood Immunisation & Paediatric care
Adult Immunisation, including Flu vaccinations
Travel Medicine, advice & Immunisation
Pre -Employment Medicals
The practice keeps in close contact with the Primary Health Network, which provides an improved range of Allied Health Services for the people of Mackay and the District and directly to the Practice –regular professional development programs.
Mackay is in North Queensland embracing a relaxed tropical lifestyle and is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The region offers an incredible diversity of locations and lifestyle from beaches, Islands, hinterlands, Rain Forests Mountains and lowlands – inner-city and everything in-between.
Economic diversity and a progressive community attitude towards development could make the Mackay & Whitsunday region one of the most rewarding remote areas in Queensland to live, work and enjoy a tropical lifestyle. Covering an area of up to 90,000 Square Kilometers the region is home to nearly 125,000 people from very different cultural backgrounds being home to a large number of immigrants from many continents including Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America.
There are a variety of private and public schools and quality residential areas, university courses are run locally in the 2 campuses of the famous Universities:-
James Cook University and
Central Queensland University - This allows some subjects and courses to be completed locally.
Position Description: We are looking for a dedicated VR or Non-VR - Full-time or Part time General Practitioner. To provide competent patient-centred care that addresses health needs and promotes wellness. Such care is based on latest evidence and guidelines, and meets legislative requirements
Responsibilities: 1. To provide good clinical care:
Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to patients
Ordering diagnostic tests as needed, checking and informing patients of results as per clinics procedure.
Referring patients appropriately to other providers if their needs exceed the range of care you are able to provide.
Consulting and collaborating with colleagues to provide optimal care.
Documenting all care provided and education/information given to patients within their health record, as per clinics procedure.
2. To maintain good medical practice:
Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through continuing medical education and personal professional development.
Having a working knowledge of legislation and standards of General Practice.
Maintaining a current resuscitation certificate.
Practicing medicine in a way that reflects the company’s values and mission.
3. Maintaining trust (professional relationships with patients)
Providing services courteously and respectfully, with regard to the cultural beliefs and needs of patients
Responding openly and following up complaints or feedback.
4. Working collaboratively with colleagues 5. Collaborating in regard to rosters and providing cover to ensure patients’ needs are met.
Working constructively and harmoniously with all staff to ensure patients receive optimal care.
Involvement in practice accreditation activities
Participating in centre-based audits and activities
6. Maintaining integrity in professional practice
Charging for consultations in line with the clinics policy.
Declare vested interests in services that you may be referring to
Returning phone calls in timely manner
Completing documents ie medical reports in a timely manner
Clearing in-tray daily and delegating this task if absent
Participating in centre-based audits
Demonstrating a working knowledge of company policy with regard to clinical practice as described in company manuals.
Reporting “events” or untoward incidents as per professional standards and clinics policy.
Using the computer effectively ie. Recall systems, data input.
Keeping up to date with new item numbers, SIP’s and incentive payments.
Ensuring immunisation status is kept up to date.
7. Develop and maintain relationships with:
Other Doctors & Associates
The Practice Manager
The Nurse Manager and other Nurses
The Office Manager and reception staff
Community and secondary service providers
Local Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Hostels
Expected behaviours and personal attributes:
Demonstrate a knowledge of and compliance with all relevant legislation and common law obligations.
Discharge of duty of care in the course of practice including meeting practice standards, and accountability.
Demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedural guidelines that have legal implications, for example, ensure documentation conforms to legal requirements.
Identify and respond to unsafe practice, for example, implement interventions to prevent unsafe practice and/or contravention of law.
Demonstrated patient-focused approach in service provision with genuine empathy and interest in their needs.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all ages and social groups.
Be always well-presented, friendly, courteous and obliging. Represent the practice in a confident and positive manner at all times.
Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity,
Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding patient and practice information.
Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy, being prepared to double check as necessary.
Ability to work cooperatively and independently. & ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
Renumeration: - For the 1st Three Months $150.00/ Hr or 65% of Billing whichever is higher
Qualification and Experience:
Registration as a medical practitioner with Medical Board of Australia
Current Medical Indemnity
Registered with AHPRA
Needs minimum 2 yrs experience
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.
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.