SALARIED GP POSITION
General Practitioner Job Vacancy
in Bundaberg, Wide Bay
IWC MEDICAL CENTRE
IWC Medical Centre is seeking the services of a General Practitioner in our immaculately appointed medical centre in Bundaberg in the Wide Bay region of Central Queensland. Make a real difference in a unique holistic whole-of-person model of care, with a strong team that is all working to build capacity in our community. IWC is a unique opportunity and offers a quality lifestyle.
IWC Medical Centre
184 Barolin St
Bundaberg, QLD 4670
Fulltime or part time General Practitioner
VR or Non VR
Join the award-winning and dynamic IWC Medical Centre, which is delivering a unique holistic model of care in a state-of-the-art facility in Bundaberg, lifestyle capital of Queensland.
This fast-growing practice with a family-friendly working environment is situated within a beautiful lifestyle area, just a short drive from both scenic coastal areas or rural tranquility and is just four hours’ drive north of Brisbane.
IWC GPs receive a competitive salary plus percentage, salary sacrifice, paid leave, superannuation and allowances.
IWC holds ISO Quality Management accreditation, is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and in 2016 was named national Aboriginal Medical Service of the Year by Australian General Practice Accreditation Ltd (AGPAL).
IWC provides services to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians, without discrimination. All of IWC’s services are culturally responsive and inclusive.
Stage 1 of the IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex opened in 2014, and has seen exponential client growth. Stage 2 of our Health & Wellbeing Complex is currently under construction, and due to open in 2019, expanding our GP and Specialist / Allied Health services.
Take a virtual tour of the IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex at: www.iwc.org.au
IWC Medical Centre is part of the IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex, is owned and operated by Indigenous Wellbeing Centre Ltd – a non-government, community-run organisation which is a registered charity (ACNC).
ACCREDITATION AND AWARDS
ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Control
Aboriginal Medical Service of the Year 2016
Queensland Health Quality Framework Exemption to 2019
Recognised in PM’s Closing the Gap Report 2017
Member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)
Australian Securities and Investment Commission registered.
Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission registered
Disability Service Standards CSTDA NMDS Codes
Home Care, Aged Care Provider
Radiation Apparatus/X-Ray approvals
Human Quality Services Standards
IWC has a team of GPs (all qualified to supervise), Indigenous Health Practitioners, RNs, ENs, Reception and Administration staff. Our holistic, whole-of-person model of care includes case conferencing and offers streamlined referrals to a range of specialist and Allied Health services under our own roof. Stage 1 of the IWC Health & Wellbeing complex is 3000sqm, and with the opening of Stage 2 in 2019 will expand to 7000 sqm.
Current Specialist / Allied Health services include: Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy, Endocrinology, Diabetes Education, Dietetics, Psychology, Acupuncture, Pathology, Midwifery and Pharmacy. In 2019, the IWC Health & Wellbeing Gymnasium and Turkish Baths will open, and we will further expand our GP base as well as our range of Specialist / Allied Health services.
IWC also has Family & Community services to empower and support our clients / patients.
IWC is District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) registered - VR and non-VR GPs welcome. We offer a flexible working environment that can accommodate all levels of skill and experience, and our team of permanent GPs are all qualified as Supervisors.
IWC works with the University of Queensland (UQ) Rural Clinical School to provide Rural Rotation opportunities for trainee doctors, as well as Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Remote Vocational Training Scheme and TAFE.
IWC Medical Centre is state-of-the-art and purpose built. It has a large waiting room area with reception, soundproof children’s waiting area and nurses’ station. There are two 12 consult rooms. The IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex has won awards for both design and construction.
Each GP has a dedicated consult room with natural light, and the complex has smart technology and Telehealth operations. IWC has an in-house IT team onsite.
The IWC Medical Centre working environment includes:
Health & Medical Coordinator and Administration team
Clinical Governance Manager
Weekly GP meetings, and supervision if required
IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex Stage 2 will be completed in 2019
Nurses’ Station: Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Indigenous Health Practitioners
WiFi and Smart Technology
IT support team onsite
Security and CCTV
Maintenance and repairs coordinated by Corporate team
Modern, state-of-the-art building
Dedicated own consult room
Soundproof children’s waiting room
Café (Stage 1) and gardens (Stage 2) onsite
Staff facilities: lunchroom, changerooms, showers, lockers
Regular staff functions, including Annual Awards Night
IWC consulting hours are 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday. We offer 15-minute appointments as standard.
IWC has diagnostic tools for:
Retinal eye scanning
Skin cancer screening
IWC has a full reception and administrative team, and utilises Best Practice for computerised access to patient files.
IWC has a full Nurses’ Station team incorporating Registered Nurses, an Enrolled Nurse and Indigenous Health Practitioners.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
IWC offers a range of in-house services including:
Full Dental Practice
Kidney Health Screening
Child Health Workers
Specialist visiting services include:
Ophthalmology and Optometry
IWC has an in-house pathology service.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
IWC offers in-house services including:
Skin Cancer screening
Mental health consults
IWC Medical Centre works in an area of high disadvantage and strong community spirit. Around 85% of our clients have one or more chronic diseases and complex conditions. More than 93% of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population access one or more of IWC’s services, all of which are culturally responsive. Dominant ethnic groups in the region are English, Australian, Irish, Scottish and German. Other ethnic groups include Filipino and Russian.
The region has an aging population, due in large part to its quality lifestyle and affordability.
IWC has a mixed billing model, and due to the nature of the population demographics the majority of clients are bulk-billed.
IWC has a waiting list of clients wishing to join our books. We have a Did Not Attend (DNA) policy in place which works to minimise non-attendance. IWC also provides a courtesy bus service within a 7km radius of the IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex, and transports clients in from rural and remote areas of the North Burnett.
Bundaberg has a population of 95,700 and is the 9th most populous city in Queensland. It has three hospitals, an airport, private and public schools, a university campus and a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) college. Bundaberg also offers access to the Great Barrier Reef, has scenic swimming beaches, national parks and is a market leader in eco-tourism. Bundaberg is an easy four-hour drive to Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. Within a few minutes’ drive of the centre, our staff can choose a beachside lifestyle in a resort or house, or a rural acreage.
This fast-growing practice with a family-friendly working environment (Monday-Friday, office hours) is situated within in a beautiful lifestyle area just a short drive from both scenic coastal areas or rural tranquility and is just four hours’ drive north of Brisbane. Bundaberg’s climate is the most equable of any Australian town or city and is ranked 5th on a worldwide comparison. The mean daily maximum temperature is highest in January at 30.3 °C (86.5 °F) Celsius, and the mean daily minimum is lowest in July at 9.9 °C (49.8 °F).
Bundaberg is in the heart of the Sunshine State. It is an easy drive to Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, and enjoys a sub-tropical climate. The region has safe swimming beaches, and is a national leader in eco-tourism.
The region has vineyards, national parks, an active business and professional community, and affordable housing. You can choose apartment living on the oceanfront, a family-friendly suburban home, or a rural life.
Bundaberg offers access to the Great Barrier Reef and a range of activities including diving, snorkeling, canoeing, fishing and crabbing.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
IWC is a busy, and growing, medical centre that offers opportunities for all skill levels and provides flexible working opportunities. We provide staff gatherings and events, including an Annual Awards Night. A staffroom is open to all employees, and Stage 2 will have a colonnade garden area.
IWC Medical Centre is a multi-accredited, award-winning and unique model of holistic care that has grown consistently over the past decade. We have waiting lists for GPs now, and in 2019 the IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex will double in size with the opening of Stage 2 (currently under construction).
IWC’s GPs receive:
Salary + percentage
Paid leave (public holidays, annual, personal/sick, Continuing Professional Development (CPD))
Long Service leave
Allowances – Travel and CPD
IWC is family-friendly. Hours of operation generally are weekdays, with an after-hours agreement with Bundaberg Hospital
IWC Medical Centre
Phone: 1300 492 492
Posted: 20th December 2018
Position Reference: DY17090