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General Practitioner Vacancy

Miami, Near Burleigh Heads

Gold Coast, Queensland (QLD)

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Miami Village Medical Practice are seeking a permanent GP to join our practice on the Gold Coast. 

Our surgery is a meticulously and professionally appointed medical facility with very experienced management who work hard to ensure that our doctors are provided with an enjoyable working environment and the highest possible level of clinical and administrative support.

Miami Village Medical Practice

Shop 10, 110 Mountain View Avenue

Miami, QLD 4220


Full time permanent General Practitioner



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Miami Village Medical Practice opened in its current form, fully renovated and newly-equipped, in March 2013.  Dr John Houston, who has been practising in the area since 1988, moved his practice to the village at that time to join RN Lianne Shiell who had been the practice nurse in its previous form. John was joined by Dr Kate Taylor in 2014 and together they have forged a strong, traditional family practice.

Our practice enjoys a diverse demographic, providing for the elderly pioneers of the Miami and Burleigh area, through to the middle-aged, young families and their children. We offer doctors a vast scope of practice with antenatal care, paediatrics, general medicine, women’s and men’s health, minor surgery and trauma, and skin cancer management.  

The nursing staff are widely experienced with proficiency in midwifery, childhood immunisation, cervical screening, wound management and general treatment room activities. The practice boasts a fully-equipped treatment room with state-of-the-art facilities. Our reception staff have been hand-picked for their sensitivity to patients’ and doctors’ needs, and their excellent reception desk skills.

The Practice is managed by Rick McKee, who has over twenty years’ experience as a medical practice owner and manager. Rickworks tirelessly to maintain the smooth, efficient running of the practice.  He has particular expertise in maintaining ‘cutting edge’ technology with computers, medical software, internet etc, and keeping the practice up-to-date with modern electronic direct billing and banking practices.  He recently upgraded the practice decor to create a fresh, modern ambience. 

The practice is located within the Miami Shopping Village, a busy boutique centre with a unique community feel.  There is plenty of parking, with a variety of other retail outlets to complement the appeal of the medical practice, including pharmacy, veterinary surgery, BWS liquor outlet, hairdresser, butcher, IGA, various eateries, coffee shops, and petrol station.

Patients frequently compliment the staff on the friendly and welcoming nature of the practice. Our staff show a genuine interest in the welfare and lives of the patients.



The practice is owned and managed by Rick McKee. Rick is an experienced medical practice owner and manager. Rick has over twenty years’ experience in this field and operates another large medical practice at Elanora. Rick has a Diploma in Business Management, and a Diploma in Professional Practice Management (UNEP). He is a member of Australian Association of Practice Managers and a member of the RACGP.

Our practice is well-managed and friendly. Doctors have full autonomy to make decisions regarding the way they practise, the way the practice is managed, and the resources they require.  Doctors are encouraged to create their own style of practice, and feel free to embrace and utilise the facility in any way that best suits them. 




Dr John Houston

John graduated from Monash University, Melbourne Victoria in 1985.

He has practised medicine in the Burleigh Heads - Miami area since 1988.

He enjoys all aspects of general practice with special interests in musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, skin cancer and minor surgical procedures.

John's wife Janine is an experienced midwife at Gold Coast University Hospital, with whom John often confers on obstetric matters related to his practice.


Dr Kate Taylor

Kate graduated from Sheffield University Medical School in UK in 1998 then travelled to NZ where she met her husband, Fraser, and completed her GP training.

Kate and her husband relocated permanently to the Gold Coast in 2013. Kate has 3 children, 2 of whom are at primary school.

Kate enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but her special interests are Women’s Health and Paediatrics.



No DWS unfortunately. Supervision maybe an option.



  • 4 consulting rooms

  • 3 bed treatment room

  • Staff room

  • Staff and patient toilet facilities

  • Onsite Parking

  • Room controlled air-conditioning

  • Natural light / windows

  • Pathology collection 

  • Pharmacy next door



Consulting Hours are Monday to Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm (we can easily increase to later if interested in starting late)

Dr John Houston consults 5 days per week: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Dr Kate Taylor consults 3 days per week: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Appointments are generally10 or 15 minutes (or longer) at doctors’ discretion

QML Pathology is open daily from 7:30am – 11:00am



  • Modern well-equipped treatment room

  • 3 beds in total

  • 2 electric procedure beds

  • ECG

  • Spirometry

  • Autoclave

  • Cryotherapy

  • Electrocautery

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Doppler ankle-brachial index testing

  • Infant weighing, measuring



Full-time practice management support is provided by the owner / practice manager

We have 2 experienced and friendly medical receptionists.

Paperless electronic computer systems using Medical Director and Pracsoft

AGPAL Accredited 

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Miami Village Medical Practice has full time nursing support.

  • RN Lianne Shiell – Qualified Midwife and Cervical Screening Provider with many years’ experience in general practice 

  • RN Carol Holland – Experienced general practice nurse with special expertise in wound management. 

  • Nurses will provide all services required by a GP; practice will employ more nursing staff if GP demand.



Our practice has a Psychologist, Julie McLachlan, who consults 1 day per week.


There is a full range of specialist services available within 10 minutes of our surgery.



We have a QML Pathology collection centre onsite.

South Coast Radiology is only 1km away and QScan  Radiology – 2km.


We provide a full range of General practice Services and are ready to expand them according to doctor demand.

  • Midwife Ante-natal services

  • Pap Smears

  • Vaccinations

  • Skin cancer screening, 

  • Skin excisions


Our patients come from a wide range of age groups from children through to the elderly. There is a broad mix of families and professional occupations, white and blue collar workers are well represented as well as a significant number of staff in the hospitality, food and tourism industries. Another notable portion of our patients are tourists from overseas and interstate.


We are a mixed billing practice. Incoming doctors are welcome to bill as they see fit.

Dr Houston – Bulk bills most patients

Dr Taylor – Mixed billing, BB Pensioners/HCC/Children $20 Gap for private patients



Currently our male GP has a 1 week wait for appointments and our female GP up to 3 weeks wait.

Doctors are able to see as many patients as suits their mode of practice.

Likely patient numbers are 4 - 6 per hour between 8am – 5pm.



The jewels of the Gold Coast, Miami and Burleigh Headsare generally considered among the best places to live on the coast.

With beautiful beaches, world-class surf breaks and a rainforest that literally meets the ocean, the region is a mecca for tourists.

Locals and visitors are spoiled for choice with bustling weekend markets, walking and bicycle tracks, foreshore esplanades and picnic areas, pristine waters for swimming, surfing, boating and fishing, and a multitude of clubs, pubs and restaurants.  

National parks with waterfalls, picnic facilities and extensive bushwalking tracks sit amongst the vast sub-tropical hinterland.

Modern shopping centres, hospitals (public and private) and schools (state and private) service the region.



We are seeking an enthusiastic GP who is looking to join a family friendly boutique practice. A GP who likes to have a friendly and supportive environment in which to work. We are not a large practice and well suited to a good team player.



The practice requires another GP to provide support to existing long-term practitioners. We are a busy practice with significant patient demand and constant growth but have stalled at the moment due to lack of GP support. 



65 - 70% of billings (negotiable)

$130 minimum hourly supplement for first 3 months

No after hours or weekend work required.


Rick McKee

Practice Manager/Owner

Miami Village Medical Practice

Shop 14, 110 Mountain View Avenue

Miami, QLD 4220

Phone:  (07) 5520 7777

Mobile: 0438 752 884


Posted: 3rd October 2018

Position Reference:  DY17089

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