PERMANENT GP JOB
General Practitioner Vacancy
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
Fulltime or part time, locum or permanent GP
ASAP to April 2019
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.
The centre is privately owned by four of the doctors in the practice.
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.
We are classed as a DWS practice and for training purposes are outer metropolitan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have a doctor that is on extended leave for 9 months until the end of April 2019
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.
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
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.
Whites Road Medical Centre
127 Whites Road
Salisbury North SA 5108
Phone: (08) 8258 8988
Posted: 22nd August 2018
Position Reference: DY17082