Wheatbelt - Wyalkatchem

Vacancy Number: 1270

Part time general practitioner required for this busy, one doctor practice in the heart of the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. The successful candidate will join a lovely town and community in a practice with excellent administration staff and a very supportive Principal. Four sessions per week will be required, on Mondays and Tuesdays with the option to add two more sessions per week if desirable, on Wednesdays. A generous percentage of billings is on offer with Government rural incentives available. The successful candidate will be required to service the outlying community of Koorda, and participate in on-call at the local Wyalkatchem District Hospital. Emergency Telehealth Service support is also available via the hospital, which has wonderful supportive staff that are second to none. This is a fully supported modern practice with podiatrist, child health nurse, optometrist, Australian hearing, physiotherapist and counsellor available.

The Practice Private, solo practice with admitting rights to the local hospital. Busy private practice locatied in a small Wheatbelt town. Attends once a week In another Wheatbelt town's Health Centre and provides services to the communities of both locations and surrounding areas.
The Requirements
  • Emergency: Essential
  • Other Skills: Service to nearby Koorda.
  • On call: On-call Required
The Package
  • Renumeration: Up to 70% of billings, $301,000 - $350,000 per annum on average.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation available
  • Vehicle: To be arranged with individual candidate
  • Agreement: Independent Contractor
Map of Wheatbelt

Wheatbelt

The Central Wheatbelt area covers an area of approximately 85,000 square kilometres. The population is widely dispersed across the region, with major service centres at Narrogin, Northam, Merredin and Moora, with an economy based largely on agriculture.

It is a charming region of small farming communities dotted over a landscape of wheat fields and sheep pasture. The environment of the Wheatbelt is quite varied. The Avon region close to Perth is known for its lush environment, thanks to its relatively high rainfall. The coastal region supports fishing and aquaculture, while the warm, dry inland areas are suited to agricultural industries such as wheat and sheep farming.

The region has extensive educational, health, recreational and cultural services and is home to the C Y O'Connor College of TAFE and Curtin University's Muresk Institute of Agriculture. The region also offers affordable housing and business premises.

More than 40 doctors work in the region, mostly in private practice.