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General Practitioner (VR)

Swan Hill District Health

About Swan Hill District Health

Swan Hill District Health (SHDH) is one of regional Victoria's most impressive healthcare success stories.

Located on the Murray River, approximately 344km north-west of Melbourne, Swan Hill District Health is a 143 bed (including Aged Care) fully integrated rural public health service, employing 600+ staff and servicing a 100 km radius with an estimated catchment area of around 35,000 people.

SHDH provides a wide range of services including Medical and Surgical, Obstetrics, Aged Care, Community and Primary Health, Renal Dialysis, chemotherapy, Radiology and Pathology diagnostic services, Emergency Department operating 24/7.

The Primary Health Medical Centre is located in close proximity to the hospital and was established to provide a base for high quality Medical Care and as a resource to ensure on-call services to the hospital. SHDH has strong university connections, operating as a training centre for healthcare professionals and working in close proximity with both resident and visiting specialists. 

About the Opportunity

SHDH now has an exciting opportunity for a Vocationally Registered GP to join their progressive Medical Centre on a full-time or ongoing casual basis. 

The recently completed Medical Centre is a team orientated, supportive and inclusive centre allowing for diversity of practice including the opportunity to be part of a medical inpatient, obstetrics and/or anaesthetic roster and to be involved with outreach clinics to district services.

The Medical Centre is staffed with 4 VR GP’s; 2 Registrars; 2 RVTS; Monash undergraduates (4th year); 2 full-time experienced nursing staff, plus 2 Midwives who run weekly antenatal clinics. There is also a supportive Management and Reception team.

There is a full suite of services available including electronic diagnostics, visiting Echo Sonographers, visiting Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Vascular surgeon. In addition, there is an in-house Mental Health Worker and Diabetic Educator, targeted clinics and easy access to full range of Allied Health associated with SHDH.

This opportunity presents the opportunity to choose how you split your time - working across General Practice, Emergency Department and outreach services. The role offers a percentage of takings and the opportunity to progress your skills into GP Anaesthetics, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation and/or Obstetrics. 

Please note: To be considered for this position you must be an APHRA registered, VR General Practitioner with full Australian working rights.

About the Benefits

This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced VR GP to develop and apply sub-speciality skills in a hospital setting. You will be well-supported in choosing the areas of specialisation that are of the most interest to your ideal career progression path, and will have access to modern facilities and equipment, with a full book of clients and 65% medical billing up front.

Additional benefits include: 
  • Per diem rates for ED Senior Medical Officer work;
  • Expected earnings circa $450,000 p.a. with full-time work;
  • Admitting rights for inpatients;
  • Salary packaging for hospital work;
  • Relocation assistance; and
  • Short-term subsidised housing.
If you've never experienced Swan Hill before, you are in luck! Families move to Swan Hill and never look back. It’s a combination of factors that make the region a sought after lifestyle change - close proximity to the Murray River, plenty of sunshine, and a welcoming community has a lot to do with it! There are also fantastic sporting clubs and recreational facilities to suit everyone. It all adds up to a great place to live, work and raise a family.

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General PractitionersSwan Hill District Health
Location VIC
Job Reference Number 99364
Classification General Practitioners
Sub Classification General Practitioners
Job Type Full Time,Part Time
Estimated Salary Package Expected earnings circa $450,000
Closing Date 24-03-2019

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