PERMANENT GP JOB
General Practitioner Vacancy
in Corio, Near Geelong
CORIO MEDICAL CLINIC
Corio Medical Clinic are seeking the services of a permanent General Practitioner in Corio (near Geelong) in Victoria. Under the leadership of Professor Mark Kennedy, our medical practice has grown into a comprehensive medical facility, with 20 GPs and a broad range of Allied Health and Specialist Services.
Corio Medical Clinic
1 Bacchus Marsh Road
Corio, VIC 3214
Fulltime or part time General Practitioner
Corio Medical Clinic is part of Northern Bay Health, a network of three general practices and a diabetes clinic operating across the Northern suburbs of Geelong, Victoria. Corio Medical Centre is one of the largest medical centres in Geelong and has been operating in the area for over 30 years.
Our surgery has been well known, over many decades, for the reliable delivery of health outcomes to the community of Corio and surrounding suburbs. Our GP’s are very driven by the desire to make a difference to people’s health. Corio Medical Clinic are the doctors that care for the students at Geelong Grammar, one of the most prestigious private school in Australia.
We are a training practice and have been for 20 years. Our supervisors are dedicated to making sure we have the best training available for the next generation of GP’s. As part of this drive for clinical excellence, Assoc Prof Mark Kennedy conducts weekly CPD lectures at our clinic, in a room dedicated for this purpose.
We aim to provide the highest possible quality care to patients attending our clinics, by ensuring excellence in all aspects of our practice. We endeavour to provide patients with the best and most current treatments, methods, materials and equipment within our resource capabilities to ensure that the patients receive the high quality of service they have come to expect.We believe that the patient comes first and encourage our patients to take control of their health by including them in the decision-making process.
Our clinic is accessible by public transport and is 1km from a main shopping centre.
NORTHERN BAY HEALTH
Northern Bay Health currently operates in three locations: our main centre, Corio Medical Clinic, is located at 1 Bacchus Marsh Road in Corio. We have two smaller branch clinics, Plantation Medical Clinic, in Corio, and Bell Post Medical Centre, in Norlane. We also have a Diabetes Clinic, located next to Corio Medical Clinic, along with two pathology centres and a pharmacy.
With a team including 20 general practitioners, seven practice nurses, thirteen office staff, and various allied health professionals, we are one of the largest health care providers in Geelong. The General Practitioners who work at our clinics are highly skilled and cover a broad spectrum of special interests that includes women’s health, sexual health, chronic disease management, palliative care, shared antenatal care, adolescent health and paediatrics. We offer a range of allied health services, including physiotherapy, podiatry, and nutritional advice.
Northern Bay Health and Corio Medical Clinic is owned by a board of three GP directors, all of whom are actively working in our clinics. Asoc Prof Kennedy is the Founder and Chair Man of CMC.
Corio Medical Clinic has 20 General Practitioners on staff. Our practice principal, Assoc Prof Kennedy graduated from Monash University in 1984. He has completed Post Grad studies in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Complementary Medicine and Management. Mark has considerable experience and expertise with Diabetes and is often asked to speak at international and national conference’s, on Diabetes and Chronic Illness.
Mark is still very passionate about teaching the next generation of GP’s and making a difference to patient’s health outcomes. Mark’s example inspires all of our GP’s to provide a high standard of care and health outcomes to our patients and the greater community of Geelong.
Our clinic is a modern building with 16 Doctor’s rooms, a 5 bed treatment room, a chronic disease management room and a large lecture room for weekly CPD Lectures. A staff room and onsite parking is also available. Doctor’s rooms are air conditioned and well equipped for normal GP services. Physiotherapy, pathology, chemist, podiatrist, radiology, occupational therapist and our diabetes centre are all located on site.
Corio Medical Clinic is open Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 3pm, and Public Holidays: 9am – 3pm. We currently have 12 Gp’s and 5 nurses providing coverage throughout the week.
In our sister centres we have 2 -3 GPS working Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5pm. These clinics also provide pathology and/or a chemist on site.
Our treatment room is designed to support our GP’s and the triage of patients. The treatment room has 5 cubicles, with its own waiting area also. Our Nurses handle minor trauma and emergencies. We assist our resident cardiologist with Echo’s and our Skin doctor in skin cancer procedures. They do a lot wound care, cervical screen testing, Injections - medication administration.
Immunisations & Vaccinations
Assist in minor procedures
Chronic disease management – Health Assessments, Management Plans &
Our clinics are supported by a Business/Practice Manager along with a front desk supervisor. We are fully computerised and using Zedmed for our front desk and clinical software system. You are also supported by front desk support staff and admin staff to assist you throughout the day. Our clinic is fully accredited.
Our nursing treatment room is run like an ED and is staffed by very competent and long serving registered nurses. We also have a chronic disease management program, which is run, by our RN’s and EN’s, to assist in patients’ health. Our treatment room has 5 cubicles and a private waiting area for patients. Our nursing staff are highly skilled at Wound Care, Emergency Care, Chronic Disease Management and Health Assessments.
Our Nurses are very experienced and long serving practice nurses and adapt quickly to all situations.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
On site Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Dietician, Occupational Health, Diabetes Educator, Speech Pathologist,
Dr Jaocb Mathai - has a Post Graduate in Orthopaedics
Dr Gerry McDonald - has a special Interest in Skin cancer diagnosis and surgery
Dr Alexander ( Sandy ) Black - Cardiologist Specialist
Assoc Prof Mark Kennedy – Diabetes
We have on site pathologist Dorevitch Pathology, Clincal Labs & Melbourne Path
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
Skin Cancer treatment
Cardiology for patients over 18yrs
Family Planning, Contraceptive Implants and Pregnancy Help
75yr Home Health Assessments
Chronis Disease management
Life Program and Group Session Programs
We are located in a low social economic area. The community is made up from a diverse range of cultures including: Australian, English, Irish, Scottish German, Myanmar, Thailand and the Phillipines. The community does speak English as their first language. The community is a combination of all age groups, including working age through to retirees.
We are currently a Bulk Billing medical practice but will be transitioning to mixed billing in 2019. Fees etc will be advised at a latter
Our appointment schedule ranges from 10 min’s to 20 mins, depending on the doctor. Our doctors are also rostered throughout their shift to see walk in Patients. This gives you a chance to have a quick consult with a patient and we find it helps to break up your day. Doctors are on a rotation shift for weekend work and are sometime asked to assist with extra shifts if required.
CMC is a very busy clinic and is booked out most days in advance except for the walk-in allotted times. Bell Post and Plantation clinics are also booked in advance. If we do have appointments available, they are book on the day appointments and taken quickly on the day.
Geelong is vibrant town surrounded by the bay and located on the Bellarine Peninsular. Today, Geelong stands as an emerging health, education and advanced manufacturing hub. A significant Redevelopment of the inner city has occurred since the 1990s, as well as gentrification of the inner suburbs, and it currently has a population growth rate higher than the national average.
Geelong is a city southwest of Melbourne, Australia. Lining its bay, The Waterfront esplanade has a. Scattered along The Waterfront are the Baywalk Bollards, colourful sculptures chronicling city history. The Geelong Botanic Gardens lie at the eastern end of the bay.
The bellarine Pensinula is home to local wine makers and local produce. Geelong is surrounded by lovely parks and nature walks around the Barwon River. It is also a short drive away from a number of beachside suburbs where you can surf, scuba dive or relax on the beach. Geelong is also the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, where you drive to beach side communities and to the 12 apostles. We are also home to many meusems and art galleries.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
We are here to support any special interest you may have in your career.
Departing doctor, growing patient demand,
We are happy to negotiate a competitive remuneration package for the right GP.
Julie Duncan (Practice Manager)
Prof Mark Kennedy (Principal)
Corio Medical Clinic
Phone: (03) 5274 9499
Posted: 15th December 2018
Position Reference: DY17089