PERMANENT GP JOB
General Practitioner Vacancy
in Long Jetty, Central Coast
New South Wales (NSW)
JETTY MEDICAL CENTRE
Jetty Medical Centre have a vacancy for a full time or part time permanent General Practitioner in our well-established medical practice near Tuggerah, on the Central Coast of NSW. Overwhelming patient demand and the pending retirement of one of our doctors has created this opportunity. Any incoming doctor can be assured of a full patient schedule in our medical centre that has been established for 30 years. We have a reputation in the community as a caring family owned holistic practice and would welcome a GP who wishes to sink their roots into our small community.
Jetty Medical Centre
338 The Entrance Road
Long Jetty, NSW 2261
Fulltime or part time VR/General Practitioner
With possible DWS/DPA on application
Located near the shores of Tuggerah Lake in the Central Coast of NSW, Jetty Medical Centre has been serving the local community for over 30 years. We have two medical practices in close proximity to each other: Berkeley Vale Medical Centre and Jetty Medical Centre. Both of our medical centres operate largely as one with full electronic integration and our doctors routinely consult from both practices, according to the needs of their patients. We have developed a strong reputation in the local community for our longevity (30 + years) and high standard of holistic family medical care.
Jetty Medical Centre is positioned on the main road of Long Jetty, a shopping/tourist precinct on an ocean front peninsula, which leads to The Entrance of Tuggerah Lake. The shores of Tuggerah Lake are just 100 metres in front of the surgery and only 1km to our rear is Shelly Beach and the Pacific Ocean. There is plenty of public transport nearby as well as two large shopping centres, beaches, hospitals and railway stations. We are an established training practice for registrars and medical students.
Our surgery is owned by a group of four doctors who have worked together for more than 25 years.
We currently have nine doctors working between our Berkeley Vale and Jetty Medical Centres. We have a great mix of female and male doctors. Their level of experience ranges from over 25 years to those recently Fellow’ed. We have a warm & friendly group of doctors, who often go for a lunchtime surf together.
We are located in a metropolitan, MMM level 1 region. Our Berkeley Vale Medical Centre holds current DPA status.
Our Jetty practice has 3 consulting rooms, treatment room and staff room. All consulting rooms are centrally airconditioned. Our staff room is equipped with amenities such as fridge, microwave, small appliances and tea/coffee. The medical centre has onsite parking for use by staff and patients.
Jetty Medical Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30-5.30pm. Saturdays always has one of our surgeries open with Doctors sharing a rotating roster of 1 Saturday in approx. 8. Jetty has 3 doctors on duty every morning and 1-2 in the afternoon. Appointments are scheduled in ten-minute timeslots with breaks negotiated with the doctor.
Our 1 bed treatment room is equipped with fully electronic hi-lo bed with electronic backrest. We are able to provide care for gynaecological procedures such as IUD insertion, excisions, laceration repairs, incision and drainage, ECG, ABI doppler. We are equipped with dermatoscopes, modern foetal dopplers, cryosurgery and can manage minor trauma in house.
Admin support is headed by a partnership of experienced Practice Manager and Office Managers, complemented by a team of experienced reception staff. We strive to be a paperless practice. All files are fully computerised since 2010 and both surgeries share the same database meaning that patients can be seen seamlessly at either of our sites. We are fully accredited until mid-2023. Our practice management software is Best Practice. Our staff are proficient in use of Medicare systems including HPOS, AIR and PRODA.
Both of our Practices are supported by a team of Registered Nurses. All our regular Registered Nurses hold Immunisation certification and have worked in General Practice for a minimum of 3 years. RNs are scheduled 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
We have no Allied Health Services currently onsite, but a full range of Allied Health Services are available in the Tuggerah area.
We currently have no specialist services onsite, but a full range of specialist services are available in the Tuggerah and Gosford area, along with Wyong Public Hospital approx. 20 minutes away and Gosford Public Hospital approx. 25 minutes away.
Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology has rooms directly next door to each of our practices providing easy access to pathology for patients. There are multiple imaging providers located within ten minutes of each practice providing plenty of options for doctors to choose to whom they refer.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
Our doctors offer skin cancer screening, ABI doppler, ECG. We have one doctor trained in the placement & removal of IUDs and contraceptive implants as well as medical termination of pregnancy.
We have an ageing population on the Central Coast with chronic and complex health needs. We have approximately 2.5% of patients identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander which is slightly higher than the Central Coast as a whole. We also have a large cohort of families with young children. Our doctors also visit local nursing homes and group homes.
We are a mixed billing practice charging $70 for a Standard Consult and $115 for a Long. We bulk bill children aged 18 and under if they are at school as well as bulk-billing pension or concession card holders.
Patient demand is high. Routine appointments are usually booked out a week in advance, with certain doctors booked for 3 weeks in advance. Usual time allocated is ten minutes per appointment. Doctors usually see between 4-6 patients/ hour. Our books are currently closed to new patients until mid-year.
Located half-way between Newcastle and Sydney, the Central Coast offers the convenience of a city and the laidback lifestyle of the coast.
We are located within 10 minutes of several large shopping centres including Westfield Tuggerah and Bateau Bay Square. Erina Fair, a large single level shopping centre is also only 25 minutes away. The area is serviced by public transit buses and Tuggerah Railway Station is located only 10 minutes away. There is a bus stop right next door to our surgery.
Tuggerah and Gosford are well known for our pristine beaches, beautiful national parks with walking trails, kilometres of dedicated bike and walking tracks and many great places to eat. Some of the more popular tourist attractions include The Australian Reptile Park, Treetops, Magenta Golf Course, local swimming pools and cinemas, Walkabout park, Somersby Falls and Kariong Parklands.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
We are looking for a very family-oriented GP who is passionate and caring about the members of their community. Our ideal doctor would have a broad range of clinical skills, but we are happy to cater for any specific clinical interests you wish to pursue.
We have a combination of growing patient demand in the area as well as a doctor looking to retire. Some of our other long term doctors are also wishing to slowly wind back their hours with a view to semi-retirement in the future.
We have the capacity to take on 2-3 new doctors. Any new doctors would ideally be available for 8-9 sessions/week between both sites as well as a share of our rotating (1:8) Saturday roster. Market competitive remuneration rates would be offered. Partnership opportunities may be available after a qualifying period. Whilst we are looking for a permanent doctor we would be happy to consider a locum provided they have a view to a permanent position.
Emma Hallett (Practice Manager)
Berkeley Vale Medical Centre
Phone: (02) 4388 3985
Mobile: 0403 927 063
Posted: 5th April 2022
Position Reference: DY17093