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General Practitioner Vacancy


Central Queensland (QLD)

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Burnett Medical Centre in the iconic city of Bundaberg in Central Queensland are looking for a new permanent GP to join our practice. Located in the thriving regional city of Bundaberg, we have an enormous and growing patient base, accumulated over an incredible 90 years of continuous operation. Our reputation in the community for best practice medical care has been amply demonstrated by the loyalty of three to four generations of Bundaberg families who continue to visit our practice every day. 

Burnett Medical Centre Family Practice       

15 Barolin St

Bundaberg, QLD 4670




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Burnett Medical Centre has been operating from the same location in the Bundaberg CBD for over 90 years and is well respected within the district. Our Practice Principal, Dr Ayobami Adeniji, is an accredited James Cook University GMT GP Registrar Supervisor and each of our seven doctors is highly trained and skilled in all facets of General Practice. 


Burnett Medical Centre (B.M.C), is Bundaberg's second oldest medical practice and is also an accredited teaching facility for GP Registrars from James Cook University. BMC prides itself in providing a supportive and interesting learning centre for Australia's future GP's. Our practice has held AGPAL (Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited) accreditation for many years and we continue our long standing accreditation with them to ensure our standard of care remains the best it can be. 


Burnett Medical Centre (BMC) is situated centrally in the Bundaberg CBD precinct and easily assessable by public transport. Our practice is fully computerised and offers various services including minor operations, pre employment medicals, sexual health and all other general practice services. We will also be offering the residents in the district a new service in the very new future which will see even more new patient growth then we are already experiencing. The practice is a mixed billing practice. Our patients also enjoy the services of an onsite pap smear nurse, diabetes educator and onsite pathology collection services.


Our professional nursing team supports us and our administrative staff are also trained in national standards so you can be assured the entire team is providing our doctors and patients with the best professional care. Our practice is fully computerized and also offers our patients 24/7 online booking service. We also have on the day appointments available.


Burnett Medical Centre is owned by the Practice Principal, Dr Ayobami Adeniji.


Our Medical Centre currently has seven doctors. Our team is made up as follows:


Dr Ayobami Adeniji (Practice Principal), who is a GMT, JCU accredited supervisor. Ayo has been a General Practitioner for many years. Ayo, wife and children are enjoying the many opportunities the Bundaberg region has on offer, including great schools and lifestyle. Ayo has a special interest in skin cancers, pre-employment medicals, family and general medicine. Ayo will also be introducing new services to our region later in 2018.


Dr Drew Speight, was the BMC Practice Principal for many years prior to selling the practice to Ayo. Drew still works from BMC on a now part time basis. Drew is an accredited GMT JCU GP Registrar Supervisor, and holds ECT visitation rights. Drew is accredited in skin cancer management and also has special interest in general and family medicine.


Dr Mesbah Ahmed has been with BMC for some years, has many years’ experience as a GP with a special interest in skin cancer management, and all facets of family general practice. 


Dr Ziaur Rahman has been with BMC for some years, has many years’ experience as a GP with a special interest in skin cancer management, and all facets of family general practice. 


Dr Steven Foster was formerly a JCU GP Registrar at our practice and this year has enjoyed working as a contracted doctor for our practice. Steve also has a special interest in skin cancer management and all facets of family general practice.


Dr Victoria Dee was a 1styear JCU GP Registrar in 2016 and enjoyed her time so much that returned for 2018 to complete her time and Fellow exams. Vicki has a special interest in skin cancer management, family and general practice medicine.


Dr Bas Rai is a final year JCU GP Registrar and will be remaining at the practice in 2019. Dr Rai and his family enjoy the many lifestyle choices regional Queensland has on offer. Dr Rai has a special interest in skin cancer management, family and general practice medicine.


Bundaberg is currently not a DWS but doctors in the area are working on having this status reviewed.  Our practice is a RMA 2 and is accredited with GMT JCU as an accredited learning centre and is able to accommodate GPT1 to Advanced level


Burnett Medical Centre’s rooms are fully air conditioned, the colour scheme has been chosen by a professional Interior Decorator. The practice has 8 consultation rooms, 3 treatment rooms, 2 Enhanced Primary Care nurse rooms, as well as a well-appointed, large staff tearoom. On site parking. 


Our practice is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 12pm Saturday (each doctor is on a rotating weekend roster). Session times are 8.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, with a rotating roster for one 8am start and one 6pm finish per week. Outside surgery hours our patients are currently cared for by third party after hours service. Six of our practice doctors work full time and one works part time. Our practice works on average on 10 minute appointment schedule.


Our treatment room consists of 4 consultation beds, including a room designated for minor operations only. All are well equipped including: ECG, Spirometry, Cryo, audiology etc. Our rooms are able to handle minor trauma and we have fully equipped dressings/wound care facilities. 


Our doctors are supported by 5 experienced Medical Receptionists and a Practice Manager. The office has embraced new digital technology which has drastically reduced the movement of documents from reception to doctor and back again. The practice uses Best Practice software and we no longer have paper files within the practice.


Our doctors are fully supported with 3 RN’s and 1 EEN, all of whom keep up to date with the latest immunisation protocols, wound care etc. 1 RN is also an accredited Cervical Screening nurse. Each doctor that has an allocated minor operation day, also has their designated nurse solely for their use. To assist our doctors, our nurses also participate in Care Plan documentation, as well as Pre Employment medicals etc.


A Diabetes Educator visits our practice every month.


Our surgery doesn’t have specialists consulting from our premises but Bundaberg has a large regional public hospital with ED, specialist referral rooms, obstetrics, gynaecology and mental health services. 


Our practice has on site pathology collection services and we are just a few kilometres drive from the nearest medical imagining service. 


Other clinical services we provide would include: Skin Cancer Management, Travel Medicine and Geriatric care. We have the capacity to conduct other clinics to accommodate the special interests of an incoming doctor.


Our practice consists of an active patient data base of over 33,000 people with ages ranging from 0 – 90 years and some above. Bundaberg region has a population of over 100,000 and the area is becoming more multicultural and cosmopolitan each year. The most common language is spoken is English, but our doctors are fluent in a range of other languages. As our practice is over 90 years old, many generations from one the family have called BMC their family practice. We do have patients with chronic health issues, the majority being diabetes and heart disease. BMC also embraces health needs specific to our indigenous population, LGBT community and Backpacker workers.


Our practice is a discretionary bulk billing practice. For the first visit, all patients are billed a private fee of $66 or above, due to the complexities for seeing a new patient. After this initial fee, concession card holders can be bulk billed at the discretion of the doctor (BB is normally the case). Our standard consultation fee is $66.


Burnett Medical Centre has an active patient base of 33,000 people and we continue to add to it at a rate of 9-12 new patients per day. Our appointment schedule currently runs at 10 minute intervals and, depending on the doctor, they may see 5 to 8 patients before a ‘block off’ as catch up time. All doctors have ‘spare on the day appointments’ in order for their regular patients to be seen when ill, which also minimise the risk of a doctor being ‘double booked’ on the day. From 5.30pm to 6pm each week day, we also offer a script only clinic for our regular patients, this frees up the doctors during the day to see patients for other matters.


Residents and visitors to the Bundaberg region have easy access to a wide variety of services and vital infrastructure. These include three major hospitals, 4 private schools from Prep to Yr 12, public schools and colleges, and major campuses of CQ University, including medical choices. The city, serving a population of 100,000 people, is a vital regional business hub for Queensland, boasting excellent shopping, sporting, cultural and tourism facilities and has become a popular venue for the staging of conferences and major events. The city has an active business and professional community, who share their expertise and insight into building a strong and sustainable regional economy.


The Bundaberg region is situated approximately four hours’ drive and only a 45 minute flight north of Queensland's capital, Brisbane. The region covers more than 6,000 square kilometres and boasts diverse natural resources and facilities, reflected in its offshore, coastal, riverine, city, rural and protected environments. The area lays claim to the internationally renowned Southern Great Barrier Reef, Mon Repos Turtle Rookery and Bundaberg Rum. It is a commercial and service centre, as well as distribution point for the region. The Bundaberg region's notable features include equable climate, relaxed and inviting lifestyle, affordable living, modern shopping facilities, plentiful tourism destinations and diverse economic opportunities.  Such factors, together with the friendliness of its residents, make this area a superb place to visit or reside in.  

The moderate summer days give way to balmy tropical evenings. Average summer temperatures range from 20°C to 29°C. Winter days are mild and dry, averaging 22°C, with fewer than 18 wet days in the rainy season. The climatic conditions make it possible to enjoy the outdoors throughout the entire year from land sport, water sport, camping, hiking and so much more! 


Eligible applicants must be VR registered and enjoy working as part of a very progressive team of 7 other doctors and 4 nurses. There is already an established patient list available for the right doctor. Female doctors are encouraged to apply to provide a better balance to our team


One of our long standing doctors is retiring at the end of 2018. As a result any new incoming doctor will have a patient list available to them, as well as the opportunity to develop their own new patient database.


BMC can offer: excellent remuneration, No on-call or after hours work, an existing patient list, variety in the job and a supportive team.



Mrs Toyin Adeniji

Practice Manager


Burnett Medical Centre Family Practice        

15 Barolin St

Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone:  (07) 4151 2608



Posted: 23rd August 2018

Position Reference:  DY17083

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