PERMANENT GP JOB
General Practitioner Vacancy
in Mowbray, Launceston
Mowbray Medical is seeking a permanent General Practitioner to join our medical practice in Launceston, Tasmania. Our medical practice is experiencing unprecedented patient demand, to the extent that we are booked out 2 weeks in advance. We can offer an incoming GP a full appointment schedule and a broad range of clinical presentations.
3/282 Invermay Road
Mowbray, TAS 7248
Fulltime or part time General Practitioner
Mowbray Medical was purchased by the current owners in August 2014. Prior to this, it had been operating as a solo practice on the same location for some 20 years. Since acquiring the practice, we have been slowly developing the practice facilities and building up our patient base.
Our initial step was to expand the surgery to the neighboring premises which allowed the addition of two more consulting rooms and a treatment room for our nurse. In 2016 we conducted further extensions to the practice, allowing additional consulting rooms, a larger treatment room, chronic disease management room, practice manager's office, an up-to-date administration area, staff kitchen and a pathology collection room for Tasmanian Medical Laboratories. In 2017 we added another treatment room, a larger waiting area and an allied health/training room.
Our practice policy statement is “Your health is our priority” and through this we strive to gain positive outcomes for our community. We pride ourselves on a positive and supportive work environment. We promote team-based learning and a team-based approach to care. We aim to provide the highest quality care and to advocate for our patients. We are always open to new and innovative ways to provide the best service possible.
Mowbray Medical is a training practice affiliated with General Practice Training Tasmania and the University of Tasmania. We routinely host 3rd & 5th year medical students and GP registrars at all stages.
Our medical practice is jointly owned by our principal doctor and practice manager.
We currently have one full time doctor - Dr Jane Hampson (ESME Certificate in Medical Education) who is our principal. Dr Hampson has a special interest in Women’s and children’s health, antenatal care, sexual health, chronic disease management, dermatology, palliative care, mental health, medical education, school health, preventative and diagnostic medicine and travel health. We run with 2 registrars who are currently in their 3rd term.
Mowbray is designated an RA2 location. It is NOT a DWS area.
Mowbray Medical was newly renovated and re-equipped during the course of 2016. We now have height adjustable beds in every room, a staff toilet, kitchen/staff room, coffee machine, a multipurpose room providing teaching and procedural space, separate 2-bed treatment room, webinar facilities, telehealth facilities. There is heating/cooling in each consulting room and in public spaces. Onsite parking is available.
Surgery hours are Mondays: 8.00am to 6.30pm, Tuesday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm. We are closed on weekends. Appointments start at 8.30am through to 5pm for our last booking (this can be negotiated, we do open later Mondays to help accommodate the workers).
Our appointment bookings are in 15 min time slots, with 4 patients per hour.
We have a dedicated training/meeting scheduled every Tuesday morning 8.30 to 9.30.
Reps booked are restricted to 9.45am each Tuesday, at the conclusion of our meetings.
We have an extensively equipped 2 bed treatment area. One bed also configures as a chair for dressings etc. We have the capability to manage all minor trauma and in the event of emergencies Launceston General Hospital (major hospital in the north of the state) is only 5.2klm away.
Our Treatment Room equipment includes:
Ear syringe unit
24hr Holter monitor (recordings sent off for reading & back within 24 hrs)
24hr BP machine
Steriliser (we do use a mix of disposable and sterilised items)
Well stocked emergency trolley with airway equipment, anaphylaxis kit, hypoglycaemic kit etc.
Cryotherapy available with liquid nitrogen.
Our surgery is staffed by three reception staff and one practice manager. We are an accredited practice with RACGP for all levels of registrar training. We are a paperless practice using Medical Director and Pracsoft.
Our practice has one RN & one EN. We also have a Nepali RN one day a week to help with Chronic Disease Management of our Nepali patients along with helping with their health literacy and understanding of preventative health.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
We have a psychologist, podiatrist and dietitian onsite
There is a full range of specialist services within Launceston, only a few minutes from our practice.
We have Tasmanian Medical Laboratories pathology on site. There are numerous radiology services available in Launceston.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
Launceston General and Calvary Hospitals are both within 6kms of our surgery. Both provide public and private secondary care. Accident & Emergency Department is available at the Launceston General Hospital.
Our local Launceston catchment area has a population of 66,000 but we also receive patients from as far afield as north east Tasmania. Our patients come from a broad cross section of ages and socio-economic groups and urban & rural industries. We receive attendances from some refugee groups, the majority of which are Bhutanese.
Our practice regularly treats students from local boarding schools, the UTAS University and the Australian Maritime College. We are the designated surgery for Launceston Church Grammar School. We are also the only BUPA and Medibank approved medical centre in Tasmania.
Mowbray Medical is a mixed billing practice. BB = 65%; Private = 30%; O/seas student billing = 5%
As preferred Medibank and Bupa providers we also bill a significant number of insurance related services.
We bulk bill all people to age 18yrs (to facilitate adolescent access to healthcare), all concession card holders, DVA.
Standard consultation – item 23 - $74
Complex consultation – item 36 - $109
Extended consultation - item 44 - $144
We are currently booked out 2 weeks in advance and our books are currently closed to new patients.
At the moment we are receiving an average of 10+ calls a day from new patients requesting an appointment
Mowbray is part of Launceston, a regional city with extensive leisure, culinary and cultural facilities. With only a 5km drive to the city centre and a mere 10 min drive to the airport, what more could you ask for. It’s a great place to be. Launceston is a riverside city in northern Tasmania, Australia. It's famed for the Cataract Gorge, with panoramic views, walking trails, sculpted gardens and a chairlift. The Queen Victoria Museum, in a 19th-century railway workshop, has exhibitions on Tasmanian history. Its sister Art Gallery lies across the river, by sprawling Royal Park. The vineyards of the Tamar Valley stretch northwest along the Tamar River. The temperate, 4-season climate features mild summers and cool winters with morning fog; weather can be changeable at any time of year. Launceston hosts numerous outdoor concerts and food and wine tastings from local producers. It also showcases a number of independent and arthouse productions.
The state holds an abundance of beautiful sites and experiences no matter who you are. A 45 min drive east and you will be at Bridport. Beautiful beaches (you can swim in) world ranked golf courses, Barnbougle and the Lost Farm. Wineries, world renowned lavender farm, just to name a few.
There are lovely scenic drives, great camping, walks and food. Cateract Gorge is a must see.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
We are seeking a generalist GP but would love to find someone interested in being a supervisor and educator for future registrars. This will be a shared job with other practice doctors. Any incoming GPs should fit our practice culture and values and be willing to support us in maintaining a reliable service to our patients throughout the week.
Growing patient demand
Our preference would be for a full time GP who is available for our listed surgery hours, however we would be happy to accommodate a GP who can offer a minimum of 4 days per week (8 sessions).
We offer generous percentage based remuneration rates, and are happy to negotiate with interested GPs.
We are hoping you can be part of the teaching team – this is paid at 100% teaching component of registrar and medical student
There will be no on-call responsibilities and we currently do not offer nursing home care, due to lack of time. This, however, can be looked at, if a GP is interested.
Phone: (03) 6326 7555
Mob: 0448 202 448
Posted: 15th December 2018
Position Reference: DY17089