Pilbara - Tom Price

Vacancy Number: 5578

From 26/03/2018 to 13/04/2018

Locum GP (G-1096)

Position Description Group practice. Monday to Friday. After hours and hospital visits required. No nursing home or home visits required.
Practice Description GP practice in an affluent mining town. The practice is well organised and equipped, fully computerised using Pracsoft and Medical Director. There are three general practitioners and a practice nurse working hard in a happy team. The area is great for outdoor activities with a stunning National Park close by, and well maintained town facilities.
Desirable Skills Accident and emergency skills essential. Occupational, antenatal, and mental health skills required.
Benefits 65% of billings plus hospital flat rate ($900 - $1,500 per day) Or the minimum: $9,000 per week with W/E on call; $7,500 per 5 day week, whichever is the greater, usually the minimum will be exceeded. Hospital billings: Listed above.
Map of Pilbara


The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.