PERMANENT GP JOB

General Practitioner Vacancy

Salisbury North

Adelaide, South Australia (SA)

WHITES ROAD MEDICAL CENTRE

Whites Road Medical Centre are looking for a full or part time General Practitioner for their clinic, for a period of 8 months until April 2019 with the option to extend the role into a permanent position if desired. Our medical centre has a strong patient following in our local community and a tight knit group of clinical staff who take the time each day to support each other.   

Whites Road Medical Centre

127 Whites Road

Salisbury North, SA 5108

POSITION:                         

Fulltime or part time, locum or permanent GP

COMMENCING:               

ASAP to April 2019

             

SURGERY WEBSITE:               

www.whitesroad.com.au

GOOGLE MAPS:             

Click here for a map overview of the surgery

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SURGERY OVERVIEW

Whites Road Medical Centre has been established in Salisbury North since 1990.  Originally a house with 2 doctors, the surgery has expanded to add an additional 6 consulting rooms, a treatment room and allied health consulting rooms. Our two principle doctors have been consulting from the surgery for over 30 years and we have established a strong following in the community for high standards of clinical care and also for our Obstetrics and Acupuncture services. We are a training practice and all of our doctors are Australian trained former registrars who have chosen to return to the surgery after obtaining their fellowship. Our Medical centre is conveniently located next door to a shopping centre with all the essential services available. 

 

SURGERY OWNERSHIP

The centre is privately owned by four of the doctors in the practice.

 

OUR DOCTORS

We currently have 7 doctors made up of four full time male doctors and three part time female doctors. As we are a training practice we currently have a full time GP Registrar. One of our doctor practices acupuncture, two of our doctors do obstetric shared care with Lyell McEwin Hospital.  

 

MEDICARE STATUS 

We are classed as a DWS practice and for training purposes are outer metropolitan.  

 

SURGERY LAYOUT

Whites Road Medical Centre has 8 consulting rooms for our doctors, an acupuncture room, a room for allied health consultations, a podiatry room, treatment room and nurses office (this allows two nurses to work at once).  Clinpath also are in the building. We have a staff kitchen and lunch room utilised every day between 1 and 2 pm for our doctors to hold lunches together.  

 

SURGERY ROUTINE

We consult from 8.30am each day. On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we remain open until 7.30pm and Wednesdays & Fridays we close at 5.30pm.  We are open on Saturday’s from 9am to 12pm.  We have an average of 6 doctors working each day and run on an average of 5 10 minute appointments per hour.  

 

TREATMENT ROOM

Our Treatment Room has two electric beds and has the ability to cater for skin excisions and other minor procedures including iron infusions and contraceptive insertion and removal.  We always have two nurses on at a time, (normally an RN and EN), both with appointments. 

 

ADMIN SETUP

Whites Road Medical Centre has a practice manager, office supervisor and 6 receptionists. We use Best Practice medical software for clinical and financial.  We are fully accredited, having just finished our accreditation in May this year. We try to be as paperless as possible.

 

NURSING SERVICES

Our nursing staff comprises of a Registered Nurse and two enrolled nurses.  We normally have two nurses working at a time with appointments. Our nurses do all our immunisations, diabetes education, Doppler, blood pressure monitoring, spirometry, ECG and home health assessments.

 

ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES

We have a Podiatrist here 3.5 days per week. Two Psychologists share a 5 day week between them. They bulk bill mental health care plan patients only for this surgery. We also have a Dietitian that visits once a fortnight to service our care plan patients.  

 

SPECIALIST SERVICES

We don’t have any visiting specialists at the surgery at present. Patients can be referred to Lyell McEwin Public Hospital or Calvary Central Districts Hospital, both of which are only 10 minutes from the surgery.

 

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

We have an inhouse pathology service – Clinpath. There are a number of radiology services within 10 minutes of our medical centre.

 

OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES

Acupuncture, Excisions, Iron Infusions,

PATIENT DEMOGRAPHICS

We are in an area of low socio economic demographics however as the doctors have been practicing here for 30 years they are very well respected.  Our patients’ ages extend from the elderly right down to babies. Two of our owner doctors do not take on new patients other than family members due to their high patient numbers, having seen these patients for 30 years or more. We do not have problems with drug seekers as we do not prescribe benzo’s and do not tolerate drug seekers. If doctors have suspicions of drug seeking the patient is either told that they will not be prescribed drugs of dependence at this surgery or are banned. We update our computer system with the DOD newsletter so we can be on top of seekers.

 

BILLING ARRANGEMENTS

We are not a bulk billing practice, however we do bulk bill card holders and children. We charge a $15 gap on the day, this gap is totally

 up to the discretion of the doctor. Approx 85% of our patients are bulk billed.

 

PATIENT DEMAND

Our average appt time is 10 mins, and the average number of patients seen per hour would be 5. This is totally up to the doctor to determine what they are comfortable with. We are normally booked up to 2 days in advance however we keep “on the day appts” for any patients that call on that day.  

 

TOWN/SUBURB FACILITIES

Salisbury North is a Northern Suburb approximately 15km from Adelaide CBD in South Australia. 

 

SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT

We would like a doctor with the same culture as our doctors – caring, well respected in the community and a sense of humour helps.

 

CIRCUMSTANCES

We have a doctor that is on extended leave for 9 months until the end of April 2019

 

CONTRACT TERMS

For independent doctors we pay 65% of fees worked out on a daily basis and paid fortnightly. We would like a full time doctor but happy to accommodate part time for the right person.

 

LOCUM TERMS

Whites Road Medical Centre welcome inquiries from doctors who may wish to offer temporary services through to April 2019. We are open to the option of extending the role into a permanent position if circumstances permit 

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

We are a family friendly centre that expects our patients get timely and comprehensive medical care. We encourage a team approach both doctors and all staff members. Lunch time is an hour of doctors and nurse interaction and the ability to debrief and discuss any issues or just social banter.

CONTACT:

 

Lesley Mullen 

Practice Manager

                

Whites Road Medical Centre        

127 Whites Road

Salisbury North SA 5108

Phone:  (08) 8258 8988

Email:                              

lesley.mullen@whitesroad.com.au

 

Posted: 22nd August 2018

Position Reference:  DY17082

Yeomans Medical - GP Locums QLD

Phone: (07) 5474 1660  

Email: danny@yeomansmedical.com

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