PERMANENT GP JOB
General Practitioner Vacancy
Mackay, North Queensland (QLD)
HARBOUR ROAD MEDICAL
Harbour Road Medical have a vacancy for a full time General Practitioner in our immaculately appointed medical practice in North Mackay. We are committed to a “whole person” approach to our patient's medical treatment, and review their physical, mental and emotional well-being to provide high-quality medical care and advice.
Harbour Road Medical
47 Harbour Road
North Mackay, QLD,
Permanent Full Time General Practitioner
Harbour Road Medical has been established in Mackay for over 35 years. The surgery was originally based in an old 2 storey Queenslander but its growth was constrained by lack of space. The current owners took over the surgery in 2016 and decided to relocate it to new, purpose built premises which has been designed and fitted out to a high standard. The surgery is now a modern, spacious facility with plenty of space for doctors and staff, and wheelchair access for patients. With a strong patient base and a thriving demand for Occupational Health services, our surgery is well positioned for strong and sustainable growth into the future.
Harbour Road Medical is located only 5 minutes’ drive from Mackay city centre, 5 minutes’ drive to our beautiful Harbour, and only 20 minutes from the airport.
The practice is jointly owned by the Principal GP and the Business manager.
4 consultation rooms
One large treatment room with two separate cubicles
1 Vaccination Room stocked with all Travel Vaccines
1 Occupational Health Tech room
Sound Reduction Audiometry Booth
1 Drug & Alcohol Testing Room
1 Staff Room
Onsite parking for Doctors
Whole practice fully air-conditioned
Large reception area
Our surgery Consulting Hours are Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm. A normal day is made up of two sessions: 8.00am – 12pm and 1pm-5pm. There are no weekend, after hours or on call work requirements. Appointments are scheduled in 10 or 15 minute time-slots. We currently have 1 full time and 1 part time GP. One of our full time GP’s has recently moved on to another role but his patient base remains with us, creating a great opportunity for an incoming doctor.
Our treatment room has two cubicles identically set up for emergencies, minor operations, dressings etc.
We are fully computerised and equipped with ECG, Spirometry, Venous Doppler, Instrument cleaner & steriliser.
Harbour Road Medical has 3 Full time reception staff, a Full Time practice manager and a full time business manager. Our surgery is AGPAL accredited and patient files are fully computerised. We use Best Practice and Medical Objects for our clinical administrative functions.
Our nursing staff are comprised of 1 full time Registered Nurse and 1Part time Endorsed Enrolled Nurses (3 / 4 day’s week). We have two Nurses rostered on most days. They can assist with Care Plans, health assessments, diabetic reviews, asthma care plans & recalls.
Mackay has a broad selection of private specialists and a full range of specialist services are provided by Mater Misericordia and Mackay Base Hospitals
Sullivan & Nicolaides Pathology & QML Pathology are all located in Mackay city centre, a 5 minute drive from surgery.
Qld XRay & Mackay Radiology are a 10 minute drive from the surgery.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
Occupational Health represents a significant proportion of our patient services with between 60 – 90 pre-employment medicals and fitness for work assessments conducted each week, largely for the mining industry. We also complete a large number of Functional Capacity Evaluations as part of our Occ Health Services.
Our surgery is very well setup to perform medical assessments, with the dedicated services of an Occ Health Technician as well as a Sound Reduction Audiometry Booth and a drug and alcohol testing room. We have a separate area from the General Practice where all testing is completed. It contains equipment such has weights & steps for Queens College and Chester step tests.
Our Occ Health Technician is trained to perform: spirometry, audiogram, drug and alcohol testing and other general screening components of medicals.
Our doctors also provide more general medical services such as Skin Checks & perform minor procedures & excisions. We are equipped with a Venous Doppler and INR.
Harbour Road Medical is very much a family practice, with facilities set aside for our Occupational Health Services. We have a wide range of patients; young and old and everyone in between. There is a fairly even mixture of families, elderly and working age. With the mining industry being one of the largest local employers we have adapted our services to meet their Occupation Health needs as well as the health needs of their families.
We are a mixed billing, NOT a bulk billing clinic. Our Standard consult fee is $85. As a general rule Pensioners, HCC Holders and children <16 yrs of age are Bulk Billed. We generally leave the billing for our patients to the Dr’s discretion.
Dr’s remuneration for completing Pre-employment medicals ranges from $55 - $98.
Appointments are normally at 10 minute intervals, but can be changed to 15 min if preferred.
Our doctors can see 6 Patients per hour or 40 patients per day (including Occ Health Medicals).
Mackay is a town of approximately 85,000 people, situated 335 kilometres North of Rockhampton and 972 km North of Brisbane, on the North Queensland coast. It is known as the Sugar capital of Australia and also the gateway to the Bowen Basin, the largest coal mining reserves in Australia.
Mackay lies at the heart of the Whitsunday coastline with numerous sandy beaches in close proximity to town. Mountain ranges offer an exciting contrast, boasting spectacular views of the surrounding area. The Whitsunday Islands are further North but easily accessible for leisure and recreation.
The city has 11 primary schools and 4 high schools, many of them being private schools with excellent academic records.
Caneland Central, the major shopping centre in Mackay boasts 230 specialty stores together with Myer, Target, Big W, Woolworths, Coles, JB Hi Fi, and Best and Less.
Mackay airport offers 12 daily return flights to Brisbane, 1-2 to Townsville, 1 to Sydney and 1 to Melbourne.
Mackay has a wonderful lifestyle and is a great place to raise a family with a great choice of Private and Public
Mackay is a 90 minute flight to Brisbane. 90 minute drive to the beautiful Whitsundays with heaps of pristine beaches and islands to explore, also close to several national parks with hiking and fishing literally on your back porch. Full complement of sporting clubs, gyms and of course challenging golf courses.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
We are seeking an experienced VR GP with a genuine desire to be a part of a team who is as patient focused as we are.
Occupational Health experience / interest in learning would be beneficial.
We would be happy to assist a doctor interested in Occ Health to get up to speed with some inhouse training.
We are a growing practice, one of our long term full time GP’s has recently accepted a new role and our current GP’s cannot take on any new patients.
Prefer full time: Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm.
No on call, after hours, or nursing home visits. No teaching responsibilities.
A competitive percentage rate is offered dependant on skills and experience.
Harbour Road Medical needs an enthusiastic VR GP to help serve our community whilst giving the opportunity to enhance
their career and earn significant income. Our staff enjoy a friendly and relaxed working environment and tend to stay long
term as a result. We have a very low staff turnover.
A Walkthough of the surgery can be seen on our website on “Our Values” page.
Justine Rasink (Business Manager)
Harbour Road Medical
47 Harbour Road, North Mackay, Queensland, 4740
Phone: 07 4953 2566
Mobile: 0402 807 779
Posted: 18th July 2019
Position Reference: DY17060