PERMANENT GP JOB
General Practitioner Vacancy
in Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches
Sydney, New South Wales (NSW)
MONA VALE MEDICAL CENTRE
Mona Vale Medical Centre is seeking the services of a General Practitioner to help with the strong and sustained growth in our patient base. We have a custom built medical practice which opened 12 months ago in Mona Vale, the vibrant hub of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We are seeking additional GP services on Saturdays and Sundays. This is a great opportunity to work in a vibrant practice and earn a high $$ income that weekends can offer.
Mona Vale Medical Centre
18-20 Park Street
Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Permanent Part Time FRACGP GP
Saturdays and/or Sundays.
Mona Vale Medical Centre opened in March 2017 to fill a large gap in GP services in the area. Located in the heart of Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the area has one of the highest population growth rates in Sydney with young families moving to the area.
Mona Vale is a beach side suburb, with Mona Vale Beach just over 1 kilometre from our surgery. It is also a thriving business and transport hub, providing services to the entire Pittwater area. Significant further development is planned for Mona Vale in the coming years. Located an easy 20-35mins from most of the upper and lower North Shore of Sydney, Mona Vale is an easy location to access against the flow of traffic.
Our practice sits in a retail environment, with many options for food, fashion and services, with light industrial only minutes away. We have built a fabulous reputation, which can be seen by the many glowing reviews on all forms of online media. This reputation is further demonstrated by the rapid growth in patients attending the practice.
The surgery is owned and operated by Peter Carr, who has over 15 years of experience owning and managing 3 medical centres (and still owns the first surgery he started in 2003). Peter operates in a fully supportive fashion, where the doctors’ working desires are the most important factor. “I am here to offer GPs value for the money that they pay for administration services. I am not here to tell them how they need to work, but I am here to offer them full support for how they want to work, and to facilitate any specific needs to do so. I have had great long term relationships with many GP’s, still having the very first GP that started with me in 2003”.
We see the working environment as the most important factor for doctors. Having pleasant and supportive receptionists, and having our doctors ‘backs’ at all times is how we work.
Mona Vale Medical Centre has 8 GP consulting rooms, a dedicated staff room & staff toilet, as well as secure underground parking for doctors.
The practice also has rooms set aside for: Douglas Hanley Moir Pathology, a full time physiotherapist, psychologist, audio clinic, and a large treatment room with full time RN support. We have the facilities to cater to specific clinical interests, such as skin cancer procedures, iron infusions, IUD, contraceptive implants etc.
The practice is open from 8am to 6pm on weekdays, 9am-3pm on Saturdays, and 9am-4pm on Sundays. We currently have between 3-6 GP’s working during weekdays and 1-2 GPs on weekends. Our standard appointment time is 15 minutes but doctors are welcome to set their own preferred appointment schedule. We use Best Practice Software.
Our treatment room has space for 3 beds. The end section is set up for patient privacy and is where all our procedures are performed.
An on-site steriliser, Electronic ECG and Spiro, ceiling mounted surgical light, hyfrecator and a pleasant, warm treatment room environment are all part of the package. If a doctor has any specific request for equipment, this is not a problem.
Nursing support is a key area where GP’s can be well supported, and this is an area that we consider very important.
Mona Vale Medical Centre is completely paperless, using Best Practice. Being just on 12 months old, the practice has almost completed Accreditation.
We have three reception staff on duty most weekdays and they are trained continually to help make our GP’s life as easy as possible. We see the little things as being most important, as there is nothing more frustrating for a GP when they can’t find a result, or they get a patient returning for results when the results are not back, or you get an 80yr old attending for the first time and want their drivers licence form filled out. We aim to catch these sort of situations so your time is not wasted.
Peter Carr, the owner, is on-site most days to ensure smooth running of the surgery and offer doctors any assistance they require.
Our full time RN has over 5 years experience in a General Practice, is Immunisation certified and has completed the ear syringe course. She has a very bubbly personality and covers all areas of support for our GP’s. Our nurse is a real asset to the practice.
As the practice grows, we will add more nursing support so that you are always supported when you need it.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
Our surgery has a fulltime Psychologist (Mon – Fri) and Physiotherapist (6 days per week) as well as an Audio clinic 3 days per week.
We have Douglas Hanley Moir Pathology onsite. PRP Diagnostics is also a short walking distance away, along with another private Radiology provider.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
Our doctors perform a range of additional services including skin cancer procedures, excisions, iron infusions, contraceptive insertion and removal. We can cater to any doctors’ desire to specialise in certain areas.
The patient base in this area is extremely varied but is predominately Caucasion, with an even mixture of all age groups. We cater to all facets of general practice, from immunisations every day, right up to palliative care.
Mona Vale Medical Centre is a mixed billing practice:
People who walk-in and wait are Bulk Billed,
Patients who book a fixed time appointment are charged a private fee.
At the current time this would be approx. 80% Bulk Billed, 20% Private. Every month the Private share is increasing as patients become more familiar with our doctors and happy with the service we are providing. Our aim is to continue the trend towards further private billing. But this needs to be done in conjunction with growing a new practice and building our patient base.
Our doctors normally work on 15min appointment schedules, although this is up to each individual GP. Most doctors are seeing between 30-40 patients over an 8hr day. This can vary somewhat depending on the doctor.
We get a large number of patients who ‘walk-in’ wanting to see a doctor, so there is always someone waiting. Our walk-in patients are often waiting up to an hour, and as the demand for booked appointments is growing, the wait for walk-ins is becoming longer (especially on Tuesdays, Fridays and weekends). Hence we definitely need an additional GP for these days, the GP will find a full day of patients to see.
Mona Vale is located in what could only be described as a fabulous area. A beachside suburb, with all the facilities you could
need. Only 45mins from Sydney, great access to schools, and a laid back attitude. This makes working in Mona Vale a very
rewarding experience. Many of our current GP’s who have practiced in other areas of Sydney, have remarked what a great
patient base the area provides.
Mona Vale is part of the Northern Beaches, best known for Palm Beach where Home and Away is filmed. The Northern Beaches spreads from Manly to Palm Beach, with Mona Vale sitting towards the Palm Beach end.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
We are a seeking GP to cover all facets of general practice.
A special interest in Skin Cancer would be a great benefit as the demand for these services are very high.
We can cater to any doctor’s needs for certain areas of interest. We will do whatever we can to support, grow and facilitate that interest.
The practice continues to grow as it comes up to our 1 year anniversary.
Each week we are averaging 185 new patients to the practice.
We work on a 70/30 split of billings (meaning you get paid straight away for workers comp billings etc)
The practice charges 30% plus GST for the services it provides (you claim this GST back in your BAS).
A long term minimum guarantee is provided, negotiable rate. Please contact us to discuss.
Extra incentives paid for weekend days worked.
The growth of the practice over the first 12 months has far exceeded our expectations. The practice just has a beautiful buzz about it, which can be felt by everyone as they enter. This is largely due to the great team we have, right through from reception to doctors.
Peter explains; “Our Christmas party ended after midnight only after the restaurant closed and asked us to leave. Everyone at the practice really enjoys the atmosphere and the people we all work with. It certainly makes going to work each day really enjoyable”.
Mona Vale Medical Centre
18-20 Park St, Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Phone BH: 02 8914 8080
Mobile: 0403 865 934
Posted: 23rd February 2018
Position Reference: DY17057