PERMANENT GP JOB
General Practitioner Vacancy
Tamworth (North West Slopes)
North West New South Wales (NSW)
OXLEY HEALTH CARE
Oxley Health Care have a vacancy for a permanent General Practitioner at our Medical Practice in Tamworth in North West New South Wales. We are an innovative and dynamic, fully managed GP practice and are committed to facilitating the delivery of high quality health care in a friendly and modern environment. The practice promotes a team approach to good health, with our comprehensive team of professionals. GP registrars, medical and nursing students are taught by the practitioners in the practice. Oxley Health Care is a family friendly practice, promoting a team approach to patient care and encouraging a work-life balance.
Oxley Health Care
255-255A Goonoo Goonoo Road
South Tamworth NSW 2340
Full time General Practitioner
2019 Start Date
Oxley Health Care (Managed by Peel Health Care Ltd) is a private billing practice, which opened on 14 July 2014. Our parent surgery (Peel Health Care) is located approximately 5km away in Tamworth and our two medical practices share resources as required.
Peel Health Care (the practice) opened in August 2005 in an effort to address the chronic GP shortage in the area. Due to the need for expansion of their services in 2009, Peel Health Care moved into a purpose built facility at 103 Peel Street Tamworth. It didn’t take long before the 103 Peel Street facility was again running at capacity, by which time Oxley Health Care was well on its way to opening. In 2015 an additional 3 consultation rooms, a dedicated minor ops room and a larger Nursing area were added at Oxley Health Care. Both Peel and Oxley Health Care are managed by Peel Health Care Ltd practice management team. We are a training practice and have 3 GP Registrars as part of our team.
Oxley Health Care is only 5 minutes from the main street of Tamwoth which includes the railway station and shopping precincts. Tamworth is 3–3.5 hours from any beach, whether it is Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie or Newcastle.
Oxley Health Care is a not for profit organisation, managed by Peel Health Care Ltd Practice Management Team. Oxley Health Care operates under the same model as Peel Health Care (the practice), which has been in operation since August 2005. A Board of Directors governs Oxley Health Care.
Oxley Health Care has 3 FRACGP GPs and 1 GP who is fellowed with ACRRM. We also currently have 3 Registrars.
Oxley Health Care is a DWS. MMM3, RRMA3, RA2 Clinic. We are a training practice who can accommodate GP Registrars from GPT1 through to Fellowship.
Oxley Health Care has 9 consulting rooms, a minor ops room, and a Nursing area comprising of 4 rooms. There is also an Allied Health consulting room and common areas such as staff room and amenities. Oxley Health Care has 2 waiting rooms, onsite parking, and Laverty pathology within the same complex. All rooms have individually controlled reverse cycle air con/heating systems and all consultation rooms have natural light.
Surgery hours are Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm. Saturday sessions are held from our Peel Health Care premise from 8.30am – 11.30am. Standard appointment times are 15 minutes, however longer appointments are encouraged for complex issues and new patients.
Our Treatment room (minor ops room) has 1 examination bed and has the appropriate equipment for minor excisions, including an emergency trolley as required for Accreditation.
Oxley Health Care has an Office Manager who is responsible for managing the front and back reception areas, assists with the day to day operations of a busy practice and is the “go to” person for GP’s and Nursing team. Our Office Manager is supported in their role by our Peel Health Care Practice Management Team who are located in our Peel Street surgery. Oxley Health Care is fully accredited with AGPAL and also holds dual Accreditation with RACGP and ACRRM to enable Oxley Health Care to take on RACGP and ACRRM Registrars. Oxley Health Care uses Best Practice for patient management and is a paperless practice.
The Nursing Team at Oxley Health Care comprises 5 Registered Nurses including a Nurse Team Leader. Nursing team work closely with the GP’s and specialise in areas such as women’s health, childhood immunisations, family planning, respiratory medicine, chronic disease management and wound care. We are very fortunate to have an Aboriginal Nurse who has a special interest in Aboriginal Health and the ATSI health checks.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
Oxley Health Care has an in-house Dietitian and Haematologist. We routinely refer our patients to our sister practice, Peel Health Care, who have an in house Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, and Periodontist.
National Hearing visit Oxley Health Care on a monthly basis. Our Peel Health Care surgery has visiting Psychiatrists which are also available to Oxley Health Care patients.
Laverty pathology are within the same complex as Oxley Health Care. Radiology services are available at our sister practice, Peel Health Care, located 5 minutes away.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
Our GP’s provide additional services such as skin cancer screening, excisions and minor procedures.
Tamworth’s population has recently exceeded 62,000. It has a diverse multicultural demographic mix as well as an ageing population. The population is largely Australian born with a small percentage of residents from Norway, the Phillipines, Korea and Scotland. Occupations in Tamworth are fairly evenly divided amongst: the building trades, industrial workers, service industry, hospitality, administrative and professional services.
Oxley Health Care is a private billing practice. Standard consultation is $75.00
Standard appointment time for a GP holding fellowship (as opposed to a Registrar) is 15 minutes. Complex or new patients are encouraged to have 30 minutes. 4 patients per hour is standard practice. Appointments can be booked up to 3 weeks ahead but there are always “on the day” appointments for acute cases.
Tamworth is the largest regional city in NSW, situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Tamworth is a growing city with a current population of 62,000. Aviation has been a significant part of the local economy. Other industries include an even mix of: manufacturing, retail trade, education and training, public administration and safety, agriculture, forestry & fishing, accommodation and food services, and arts & recreation services.
Tamworth has a warm climate with hot summers and mild winters. Tamworth is probably most famous as the “Country Music Capital of Australia”, hosting the second biggest country music festival in the world.
Tamworth is a large Agricultural regional city. The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre is a draw card for many agricultural and horse loving people. The AELEC draws such events as the National Finals Rodeo, The ABHA National Finals, Cutting Horse championships etc to Tamworth. Tamworth is recognised nationally as the sporting horse capital of Australia. Tamworth is famous for the Country Music Festival and Golden Guitar Awards, as well as the iconic Golden Guitar. The Tamworth Region has many waterways which in the warmer months is fantastic for water skiing and fishing.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
An incoming GP would ideally have: good communication skills, chronic disease management and general medical skills including: children, workers compensation and insurance medicals, minor procedural work. Shared obstetric care would also be an advantage, along with pain management and palliative care.
We have a Senior GP at Oxley Health Care who will be retiring in 2019.
Oxley Health Care are committed to trying to accommodate the needs of an incoming doctors. Our ideal candidate would be a doctor willing to commit for a period of three years, is available for 9 sessions per week, able to do nursing home visits and commit to 1:14 oncall for surgery patients only. They would be a team player and ideally be able to assist in teaching and supervision of Registrars and Junior GPs. Our remuneration is 65% of billings, plus 90% of after hours, payable on billings, not receipts.
We would be happy to discuss possible locum engagements with doctors who are considering a move to Tamworth or have a view to a permanent position. Please get in touch if you would like to explore locum options with us further.
Oxley Health Care
255-255A Goonoo Goonoo Road
South Tamworth NSW 2340
Phone: (02) 6766 8288
Posted: 14th September 2018
Position Reference: DY17084