Category: Health / Medical Care
Job type: Full Time
Salary: $230k ~ $250k+
This practice is a busy little family practice which provides a fully Bulk Billing service to the town of Gin Gin and surrounds. There are 3 consulting rooms, a computerised clinical and booking system, using Best Practice software. There is also a visiting podiatrist who consults twice a month. All equipment is provided with excellent admin staff and nursing support. The nurse co-ordinates chronic disease management plans, diabetes care, veterans care, vaccinations for children, travel and influenza.
This clinic provides health care to the local Gin Gin area as well as the wider rural community. There is also potential to split the working week with a second location in Bargara with an established ageing population. We cover all aspects of General Practice including but not limited to the following:
Men’s and Women’s Health
Family Planning - Vaccinations
Pregnancy tests and counselling
Minor Surgery Skin Cancer care & Skin Checks
Chronic Disease Management
About Gin Gin,
Gin Gin is a lovely country town 45 minutes from the city of Bundaberg and a 4.5 hour drive from Brisbane. In Gin Gin you can enjoy the serenity of country living while still having the necessary facilities available such as a hospital, chemist, pathology lab, schools, shops, pubs, restaurants and weekly markets with fresh produce, arts and crafts. Bargara is a beautiful seaside town 13 Kilometres from Bundaberg. Bargara has many parks, cafes, shops and recreational activities to explore.
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.
To provide good clinical care:
Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to patients.
Ordering diagnostic tests as needed and checking and informing patients of results in accordance with the practice’s 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, in accordance with the practice’s procedure.
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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate.
Practising medicine in a way that reflects the company’s values and mission.
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.
Working collaboratively with colleagues:
Collaborating with regards 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.
Maintaining integrity in professional practice:
Charging for consultations in accordance with the practice’s policy.
Declaring vested interests in services to which you may refer patients.
Returning telephone calls in a timely manner.
Completing documents (i.e. medical reports) in a timely manner.
Clearing the in-tray correspondence daily.
Participating in centre-based audits.
Demonstrating a working knowledge of company policy with regards to clinical practice as described in the practice manuals.
Reporting ‘events’ or untoward incidents in accordance with professional obligations and practice policy.
Using the computer effectively (i.e. recall and reminder systems, data input).
Keeping up to date with new item numbers, SIPs and incentive payments.
Ensuring your immunisation status is kept up to date.
Develop and maintain relationships with:
Other general practitioners and associates
Nurse manager and other nurses
Office manager and reception staff
Community and secondary service providers, and
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 (e.g. ensure documentation conforms to legal requirements).
Identify and respond to unsafe practice (e.g. implement interventions to prevent unsafe practice and/or contravention of law).
Demonstrate 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.
Always be 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.
Demonstrate an ability to work cooperatively and independently, and the ability to prioritise and organise.
Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development.
After Hours: Yes, after hours telephone service provided - rotated between GP’s
Qualifications and Experience:
Registration as a medical practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia.
Current medical indemnity insurance.
Current driver’s licence.
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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.
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