PERMANENT GP VACANCY
Emerald Lakes, Gold Coast (QLD)
EMERALD LAKES MEDICAL CLINIC
Emerald Lakes Medical Clinic has a vacancy for a new permanent general practitioner on the Gold Coast. Nestled within a quiet European inspired village overlooking the canals, it is hard to imagine you are within 5 minutes of the heart of the Gold Coast, lifestyle capital of Australia.
Emerald Lakes Medical Clinic was established in 2010 with a vision to bring back the family GP to the local community. Co-located with Emerald Pharmacy, the clinic allows our patients to access their healthcare needs close to home and in the one location. We are a very friendly, family practice with the core goals of working together as a team to improve our patient’s health in a respectful manner. Our small size allows us to establish closer relationships with our patients and provide a more memorable experience for our patients. We are well known in the community for our friendly rapport with our patients and high standard of care.
Our clinic is located in a modern, premises in the leafy, European inspired, environs of Carrara town square with its village ambience and a collection of restaurants, dentist, hairdressers and boutique stores. Carrara itself is located within 5km of Broadbeach in the heart of the Gold Coast and within easy reach of a wide array of shopping, dining and entertainment facilities. We are also located near Metricon Stadium, Royal Pines Resort Golf Club and Emmanuel College.
The practice is owned in a partnership between our principal and the adjoining pharmacy.
We have a team of two amazing GPs, one male and one female doctor. Our male doctor is our practice principal who, in addition to providing general medical services and minor procedures, has a particular interest in sleep apnoea. Our female doctor has an interest in family planning, women’s health and radiology.
RA1 Major city. Practice holds a DWS
Emerald Lakes Medical Clinic is a modern cosy clinic with a family friendly ambience. It has 3 consulting rooms, a 1 bed treatment room, small tea-room, kids’ corner and a specialist consulting room. We have onsite pathology, a pharmacy next door and ample on street parking.
Our consulting hours are Monday to Friday: 7.00am to 5.30pm and Saturday 8.30am to 2pm. We would love to extend clinic hours as a new GP comes on board or circumstances permit. We currently have 2 fulltime GPs onsite each day. Appointment are generally in 15 minute time slots and bookings are preferred where possible.
We have a 1 bed treatment room, with the possibility of expanding as required. We are equipped for common medical conditions and minor procedures,
Emerald Lakes Medical Clinic is 5th edition accredited. We are a fully electronic, paperless practice using Pracsoft and Medical director.
We have one full time receptionist on duty during surgery hours.
We have a Full time RN on duty during normal business hours. They are IV cannulation endorsed and offer phlebotomy services, care plans, health assessments and emergency care.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
We do not have any allied health services onsite, but a dentist and podiatrist are located nearby. A full range of Allied Health Services is available in Carrara and surrounding suburbs of the Gold Coast.
We have a Sleep Physician consulting from our clinic. They diagnose, manage and treat sleep apnoea and a range of other sleep disorders. A wide range of specialist services is available in the local neighbourhood and we have 6 public and private hospitals located within 10km of our clinic.
ELMC has QML pathology onsite. Radiology is located only 3km away.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
Minor procedures, excisions, sleep studies
The patient demographics of Emerald Lakes is typical of the Gold Coast at large. There is a broad mix of young families, working aged, the elderly and retired. Our patients come from a wide range of ages, professions, ethnicities and lifestyles providing plenty of clinical variety for our doctors. We also have a large over 50s village nearby which rely on us for their residents’ healthcare needs.
ELMC has established itself as a bulk billing clinic for all Medicare card holders. All other patients, most of whom are overseas visitors, are privately billed at the rate of $77 for a standard consultation. We are open to implementing a mixed billing arrangement for any incoming GP.
Emerald Lakes Medical Clinic lost one of our female GPs in September, who moved on for family reasons. They have left behind a large unmet patient demand which we are seeking to fill. Our current doctors are booked out 1-2 days in advance at 40 patients per day. Our doctors are kept fully booked at an average of 4 patients per hour. We are very confident that an incoming GP will fill their appointment book very quickly.
Carrara is a suburb in the Gold Coast in Queensland, with a population of approx. 12,000 people and lies on the southern bank of the Nerang River.
It is centrally located on the Gold Coast, less than 5km west of Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise and within easy access of the best dining, sports and entertainment facilities that the Gold Coast has to offer. Carrara is also home to the very reputable Emmanuel College, a P-12, independent, co-educational, multi-denominational Christian school.
Carrara is best known for the Gold Coast’s most popular markets which have been operating for 30 years and have become a tourist destination in their own right. Boasting more than 500 stalls, the Carrara Markets offer everything imaginable from farm fresh produce and meat to fashion, toys, jewellery and homewares. The popular Family Fun Lane has face painting, pony rides, a merry-go-ground and balloon-wielding clowns, Luke’s Reptile Kingdom features three interactive shows every hour, and there’s even two King Tutt’s Putt Putt 18-hole mini golf courses. For those who take their golf a little more seriously, Carrara is home to three large golf courses with challenging greens, great views and stylish clubhouses. Sporting and event enthusiasts will also appreciate Metricon Stadium, home ground of the Gold Coast Football Club or Suns as they are more affectionately known. Perhaps this vast expanse is why local Aborigines named this area “long flat”.
The Gold Coast's star attraction is its beaches, including the world-renowned stretch of sand at Surfers Paradise. Beyond the beaches, discover laid-back neighbourhoods, a booming culinary scene, the Gold Coast's famous theme parks and the subtropical rainforests and waterfalls.
The Gold Coast is renowned for its white sand beaches that stretch across 57 kilometres (35 miles) of coastline. Choose from the sheltered waters at Coolangatta and Currumbin beaches or the popular surfing breaks at Main Beach or Burleigh Heads. Wave Break Island lies just off Main Beach and offers fantastic snorkelling and diving, with more than 50 species of fish. As well as its beaches, the Gold Coast is equally famed for its world-class theme parks such as Wet n Wild, Warner Brothers Movie World, Dream World and Sea World.
Tourist information: https://www.destinationgoldcoast.com/
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
We are seeking a VR GP with a broad range of clinical skills and interests. A female GP would be ideal to cover the departure of previous female doctor, but it is not essential. Doctors who are trained to perform Contraceptive Implants are also ideal.
Our need for a new GP arises from the recent departure of one of our permanent female GPs who left us for family reasons. We also have significant growth in patient demand, driven by the strong growth in our local population.
We are flexible with your consulting hours, but a Full Time GP would be ideal. We can offer remuneration of $150 per hour or 70%.
Happy to extend weekend hours if doctor is available.
We are a very tight knit family practice who know most of our patients by name. Our patients derive a great deal of comfort from this personal relationship and know that we will always do our best to look after them. We maintain close communication and cross referral with the neighbouring pharmacy to further enhance patient care.
Mrs Desiree Easton
Maudsland Medical Centre
Shop 10, 3027 The Boulevard
Carrara, QLD, 4211
Phone: 07 5594 5551