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07 3105 7800
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Bulk Billing Solo Practice
In the 2016 Census, there were 50,313 people in Nanango. Of these, 50.4% were male and 49.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population. Nanango is a rural town in the South Burnett Region. It is only 1.75 hrs from Toowoomba City, which is a large rural city 2.5 hrs from Brisbane CBD. Nanango provides multiple services for patients and travel services for those with no car access.
The General Practitioner’s main role at the medical centre is to provide comprehensive medical care to individuals, families and communities. The General Practitioner in this position is required to manage various types of illnesses that present in an undifferentiated way at an early stage of development, which may sometimes require urgent intervention. The holistic approach of general practice aims to take into consideration the biological, psychological and social factors relevant to the care of each patient's illness. The General Practitioner’s duties are not confined to specific organs of the body; however, they also have particular skills in treating people with multiple health issues. They must be able to treat patients of any age and sex to levels of complexity that vary.
The General Practitioner may be at times involved in emergency care and sometimes will need to perform low complexity surgical procedures. Follow up of our patients are encouraged on simple and complex health conditions. The General Practitioner will provide a range of health services ranging from prevention of illness through to treatment and rehabilitation. The position requires at times consultation with other professionals internally who have additional special skills in some areas of medicine and externally as required, with coordination and ongoing care relating back to the General Practitioner.
The General Practitioner in this role will continue to assist patients and the community by providing ongoing education, participation in health promotion, conducting research and assisting training to colleagues and other health professionals.
Clinical competencies and specific tasks include the following but are not limited to this list.
Medical – diagnosis and treatment of:
Diabetes Mellitus and other endocrine and metabolic diseases
Respiratory diseases e.g. asthma
Digestive diseases e.g. Gastroenteritis
Diseases of the eye
Diseases of the ear, nose and throat
Skin lesions e.g. solar keratosis, basal cell carcinoma
Circulatory problems e.g. relating to ischemic heart disease
Urinary tract infections
Sexually transmitted disease diagnosis
Musculoskeletal problem diagnosis
Neurological problem diagnosis
Follow up patients recently discharged from hospital and referred to hospital and specialist e.g. dermatologist
Ability to perform tasks such as:
Vaccination including children and travel
ECG (interpretation and emergency)
Pulmonary function test
Liaise with community supports e.g. community nursing for elderly
Wound care, splints and plasters
Blood and urine test
Major medical assessment
Eye and ear examinations e.g. for FB in eye and ear syringing
Sexually transmitted disease checks
Excision of abscess
Excision of skin lesions e.g. BCC and SCC
Removal of cysts
Removal of ingrown toenail
Obstetrics and Gynaecology:
Undertaking pap smears
Family planning e.g. counselling for termination of pregnancy
Management of acute medical/ surgical emergencies e.g. Myocardial infarction, hypoglycaemia
Basic or advance life support
Treatment of depression, anxiety etc
Drug and alcohol abuse diagnosis treatment, referral
After Hours: No
Qualifications and Experience:
Basic Medical Qualification
Non VR or VR
Valid AHPRA Registration
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