Goldfields - Laverton

Vacancy Number: 1181

Laverton Doctors Rooms is a solo practitioner practice located in the heart of the Goldfields, and we are looking for a GP to either join us for FIFO GP work or as the permanent doctor for the practice. Any interested applicants are welcome to begin as a FIFO locum with the view to becoming permanent if the position appeals to them. The rooms are located within the local hospital grounds and are open every day from 8.00am to 6.00pm, and there is some after hours on call work for the hospital. Some evidence of recent CPR/ emergency training is required to gain hospital accreditation, and an interest in chronic disease management would be a bonus. Great remuneration, flights to and from Perth are provided, as well as a 4 wheel drive vehicle and fully equipped house.

The Practice Private, solo practice with admitting rights to the local hospital. Hospital based - private general practice Intele viewer enabled 4 Aboriginal specific clinics conducted per week
The Requirements
  • Emergency: Essential
  • Other Skills: After hours.
  • On call: Will be required.
The Package
  • Renumeration: As a FIFO locum you will receive $320 per any 24 hr day on call plus either $150 an hour (9 Hours per day) or 70% (VR)/ 65% (Non VR) of daily takings (whichever is greater). As the permanent doctor they would receive $550 per 24 on call period plus 70% (VR) or 65% (Non VR) of all billing plus GPRIP. 40 weeks a year only. Only petrol and food are overheads.
  • Accommodation: Provided.
  • Vehicle: Provided.
  • Leave: 12 weeks leave per year.
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.