PERMANENT GP VACANCY
Robina, Gold Coast (QLD)
ROBINA BULK BILLING MEDICAL CENTRE
Robina Bulk Billing Medical Centre have a vacancy for a full time General Practitioner in our immaculately appointed medical practice on the Gold Coast. We are committed to a “whole person” approach to our patient's medical treatment, and review their physical, mental and emotional well-being to provide high-quality medical care and advice.
Robina Bulk Billing Medical Centre has been established in Robina for the past 14 years. The surgery originally opened on Laver Drive in May 2005 with one doctor and one receptionist. In March of 2009 we relocated to our existing premises which is three times larger and much more comfortable. The current owner took over the surgery in 2017 and it is now a modern, spacious facility with plenty of room for doctors and staff, and wheelchair access for patients. With a strong patient base and our capacity to provide a wide range of health services, our surgery is well positioned for strong and sustainable growth into the future.
Our practice is ideally located within a shopping strip, alongside a range of allied health services, a pharmacy and cafes and plenty of off-street parking for patients. We are located on Robina Parkway at the Southern end of the Gold Coast, within 5 minutes of Mermaid Waters, Burleigh Waters, Bond University and Miami Beach.
We are committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all of our patients. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care, and we aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect. Our staff enjoy a friendly and relaxed working environment and tend to stay longterm. As a result, we have a very low staff turnover.
The practice is jointly owned by our business manager
Robina Bulk Billing Medical Centre has five full time doctors.
Dr Veeramachineni (MBBS, MD(Gen.Medicine), MRCP, MRCGP, Dip Diabetes(UK), FRACGP)
Dr Veeramachineni specializes in the care and management of Diabetes and related conditions, Chronic disease and Musculoskeletal pain management and Child health.
Dr Pulivarthi (MBBS, RACGP, Dip. Derm)
Dr Pulivarthi’s special interests include: Chronic disease management, Women’s health, Mental health, Skin checks and removal of Skin lesions.
Dr Hong (MBBS, FRACGP)
Dr. Lin has special interests in Chronic disease management, Men’s health, Paediatrics, and Mental health.
Dr Kothuri (MRCGP, FRACGP, Dip. Diabetes & Endocrinology)
Dr Sri has a special interest in Chronic Disease Management and Diabetes.
Robina is classified as an RA1 location and is not a Distribution Priority Area
RBBMC has 6 consulting rooms, One large treatment room with three separate cubicles, a Vaccination Room, Drug & Alcohol Testing Room, Staff Room and a Large reception area. Our practice is fully air conditioned throughout and has wheelchair access and onsite parking for doctors.
Our surgery Consulting Hours are Monday to Friday: 7.00am – 6.00pm. A normal day is made up of two sessions: 7.00am – 12:30pm and 1.00pm-6.00pm. The practice is open on weekends as per doctor’s availability. Appointments are scheduled in 10 or 15 minute time-slots. We currently have an average of 3-4 GPs rostered on each day.
Our treatment room has 3 beds parted with curtain partitions. They are identically set up for emergencies, minor operations, dressings etc. We are fully computerised and equipped with ECG, Spirometry, ABI, Instrument cleaner & steriliser and Holter monitor.
RBBMC has 3 full time reception staff, a full-time practice manager and a full time business manager. Our surgery is AGPAL accredited and patient files are fully computerised. We use Best Practice and Medical Objects for our clinical and administrative functions.
Our nursing staff are comprised of 1 full time Registered Nurse and 1Part time Endorsed Enrolled Nurses (3-4 day’s week). We have two Nurses rostered on most days. They can assist with Care Plans, health assessments, diabetic reviews, asthma care plans & recalls.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
We have a Psychologist, Podiatrist, Dietitian and Diabetic Educator consulting from our medical centre. Our shopping complex also offers a: dentist, pharmacist, physiotherapist and chiropractor. The suburb of Robina offers a full range of allied health services within 5-10 minutes of our centre.
Robina Bulk Billing Medical Centre lies within 10 minutes of a number of public and private hospitals, along with a full range of associated specialist services.
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is located onsite and our doctors also routinely use QML Pathology. There are a number of radiology centres within 5 minutes of our practice.
OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES
Our doctors provide a wide range of clinical services such as Skin Checks, minor procedures & excisions, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, Cervical screening, Men’s Health, Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes and Asthma management, Ear Syringing, Family Medicine, Family Planning, Health Assessments, Mental Health, Minor Surgery, Contraceptive implants, Nutrition Advice, Shared antenatal & Postnatal care, Iron infusions, Vaccinations (Childhood, Preventative, Travel), Onsite Psychologist, Pre employment medicals, Driver’s Licence Forms, Urine Drug Test. Holter Monitor. We also complete a large number of Functional Capacity Evaluations as part of pre-employment health assessment/work capacity assessments.
The population of Robina and the Gold Coast in general, is represented by a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, age groups, professions and lifestyles. Our patient base comes from a fairly even mix of young families, working aged people, retirees and geriatric patients. We have a large number of retired and geriatric patients, many with chronic diseases. As a result, preventive care and chronic diseases management are primarily targeted. Our doctors come with a mix of language skills including: Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Chinese, Mandarin, Ukranian and Russian.
We are a fully bulk billed practice.
Robina is notable as one of the first communities in Australia to be a master planned residential community. In the 2016 census, Robina had a population of 23,106 people. The Robina Town Centre shopping centre, Bond University, Cbus Super Stadium and Robina Branch Library are located in Robina.
Robina offers the full range of schooling from Kindergarten right through to Grade 12. Primary education is provided by Robina State School (opened in 1990) and secondary education at Robina State High School (1996). Bond University has its main campus at Robina.
Robina is also home to one of the two public hospitals on the Gold Coast. The Robina Hospital was originally a private hospital and was purchased by Queensland Health in 2002. An Emergency Department was built in 2007 and a larger expansion opened in 2011 doubling the size of the hospital to 364 beds, making it the sixth largest in Queensland. The new development includes clinical teaching facilities for Bond University.
The Robina Health Precinct, which opened in 2012, is located on a nearby site to the Robina Hospital and houses community and sub-acute services. Ongoing development of health services in Robina has seen the creation of a healthcare hub in the suburb, with the Robina Health Precinct, Robina Hospital and additional community health services located at the Campus Alpha building all located within 350 metres of each other.
Robina Town Centre is the location for Cbus Super Stadium which was completed in early 2008. The stadium has a seating capacity of over 27,000, and is rectangular, meeting the requirements of rugby league, football and rugby union. The stadium is home to the Gold Coast Titans NRL team since 2008 and the Queensland Country NRC team since 2014. It was also the home to the now defunct Gold Coast United soccer team from 2009 to 2012. In 2011, the Australian Rugby Union announced that Australia's leg of the IRB Sevens World Series would move to Robina Stadium for at least the next four years and the tournament was rebranded as the Gold Coast Sevens. The rugby sevens tournament at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was held at the Robina Stadium.
SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT
We are seeking an experienced VR GP with a genuine desire to be a part of a team and who is as patient focused as we are.
One of our long term, full time GP’s has recently moved on to another role, but his patient base remains with us, creating a great opportunity for a full time GP to take over this patient base and meet ongoing local patient demand.
We have a need for a full time GP but would consider a part time role. Preferred hours would be Monday to Friday: 8am – 5pm.
There is no on call, after hours, or nursing home visits and no teaching responsibilities. A competitive percentage rate is offered, dependant on skills and experience.
Dr Ramana Panda
Robina Bulk Billing Medical Centre
1/100 Cheltenham Drive
Robina, QLD, 4226
Phone: 07 5578 8848