Goldfields - Esperance

Vacancy Number: 1239

If you are looking for a true rural experience, this position is for you. A part-time, permanent general practitioner required for this brand new, purpose-built medical centre in one of the most spectacular locations on the coast of Western Australia. With seven consultation rooms and a procedure room, the friendly team are in need of a new practitioner to join their team. Experience an incredible variety of medicine that rural practice can offer. Enjoy this challenging and rewarding medicine while enjoying Western Australia’s most pristine beaches and outdoor lifestyle, making the most of the local water sports, surf, fishing, sailing and kitesurfing. This town has it all, from excellent sporting facilities to great schools for the children. The practice is very flexible about what sessions are worked and should you be interested, there is the option to participate in the emergency roster for the local hospital. All practitioners work as a team and are supported during their private practice and hospital work.

The Practice Private, group practice. Private practice that caters for all aspects of general medical care, including minor surgery-obstetrics care. Offers online appointments also.
The Requirements
  • Surgery: Desirable
  • Emergency: Desirable
  • Other Skills: Occasional home & nursing home visits required to cover colleagues on leave.
  • On call: Required.
The Package
  • Renumeration: 60% of received funds (equates to roughly $300,000 - $350,000pa). No superannuation. 80% of hospital received funds (if applicable).
  • Accommodation: No accommodation.
  • Vehicle: No vehicle.
  • Agreement: Independent Contractor agreement.
  • Other details: SIHI incentives are available. Additional incentives are negotiable after the completion of 12 months.
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.