PERMANENT GP JOB
General Practitioner Vacancy
Coombabah, Near Biggera Waters
Gold Coast, Queensland (QLD)
COOMBABAH FAMILY PRACTICE
Coombabah Family Practice, on the Northern end of the Gold Coast is seeking a permanent doctor to help meet the needs of a rapidly growing patient base. The surgery maintains a strong emphasis on quality family medicine and provides exceptional clinical support.
Coombabah Family Practice
Suite 26/21 Hansford Road
Coombabah QLD 4216
Permanent Full or Part Time VR General Practitioner
Coombabah Family Practice is a traditional family practice based in Coombabah, nestled between Paradise Point and Runaway Bay on the Northern end of the Gold Coast. The practice opened in September 2016 and has since rapidly grown and now enjoys a steady patient base and healthy patient demand. The surgery is booked out for a week in advance, ensuring any incoming doctor will be busy from day one. We are founded on the ideals of improving patient outcomes by team delivery of care. If you are looking for a practice where you will feel valued and challenged, autonomous in your practice and work as a part of a strong team then we are the practice for you.
Privately owned – not corporate.
We have 3 fully equipped consulting rooms and a treatment room, complete with overhead light and hyfrecator. We also have a tea room with a leafy outlook. The practice is air-conditioned, with a beautiful open and calm feel to it. There is plenty of room for expansion as the practice grows. Onsite parking is available.
The practice is open from Monday to Friday only at this stage (8am-5pm) but with room to move to longer hours. Our appointments, whilst up to the individual GP, currently are 20 min appointments – which sets a nice pace - ensuring time for holistic and preventative care. The practice utilises Best Practice software for clinical and billing software. The practice is registered with Health Engine for online bookings and currently boasts a 100% - 5 star rating!
The treatment room is fully equipped with; hyfrecator, NaO2, overhead light, ECG and spirometry. Of course, all the essentials to support your practice and minor trauma are included.
We have a dedicated practice manager and an experienced receptionist. The practice is accredited, with AGPAL. We are a paperless practice – all incoming mail is scanned directly into your inbox.
Full time RN – who enjoys assisting with procedures, and supporting chronic disease management, by actively searching for and engaging with patients who are eligible for Chronic Disease Item numbers and Health Assessments. We have a VIP patient programme running to ensure care plans are individualised and reflective of care needs.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
A psychologist and dietitian also form part of our team with a physiotherapist and pharmacy in the same complex.
We are very lucky to have a visiting General Physician.
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is onsite. Radiology can be found 5 minutes away in either direction and is accessible by public transport.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
The practice is equipped with a hyfrecator and excision equipment to provide skin cancer medicine and cosmetic treatments would be considered if it was of interest to an incoming doctor.
The practice is a pleasant mix of young families and people aged over 50. People with chronic disease are the highest presenting conditions including COPD, CKD and CVD.
Currently the practice bulk bills patients aged under 21, health care and pension card holders, all DVA patients, and patients registered for close the gap initiative. Private fees are determined by the individual GP.
The current practitioner is booked out 1-2 weeks ahead. Any incoming GP can expect to see 4 patients per hour.
Coombabah is nestled between Paradise Point and Runaway Bay on the Northern end of the Gold Coast, close to both beaches and the M1. It is in a busy neighbourhood hub and enjoys excellent public transport services just outside the surgery door.
The Gold Coast is a fabulous place to live and work. The population forecast indicates an expected increase by 40% in the next three
years, mainly in the Northern Region. The closest private school topped NAPLAN for the region. Many GP’s and specialist children
go to the same school. The practice is supported by a tertiary hospital less than 10 mins away.
Living on the Northern end of the Gold Coast means you are only a 45-minute drive from both Brisbane and Gold Coast airports. You
are close to all the theme parks, the beautiful Broadwater, long sandy beaches and the Pacific Ocean. The heart of both Brisbane and
the Gold Coast entertainment precincts are easily accessible for some of the best fine dining, theatres and concerts available in
Queensland. With the practice closed on weekends you will have plenty of time to explore the area and all it has to offer.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
We are seeking a VR GP for full or part time work. We are a family friendly practice who do our best to accommodate the needs and clinical interests of our GP’s. Experience in Chronic disease management would be advantageous. A GP with skin experience would also be highly valued.
Rapid expansion of the patient base, word of mouth referrals and the recent departure of our doctor have created the strong need for a new doctor to come on board
We are offering 70% of billings with $150 p/h guarantee for the first 3 months (not that we expect this will be required!)
The practice owners would consider a Profit Sharing arrangement or a partnership after a qualifying period.
If you are looking for a practice where you will feel valued and challenged, autonomous in your practice and work as a part of a strong team then we are the practice for you.
Coombabah Family Practice
Mobile: 0439 495 827
Posted: 10th August 2018
Position Reference: DY17045 (171017)