Great Southern - Albany

Vacancy Number: 1342

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Full time GP required for this friendly practice that has been established for over 20 years. Cohesive and supportive team to work with which is reflected by the low staff turnover. Albany has the advantage of being a city with a country feel and has a great local community. GP obstetrics is desirable. There is an option to choose to be an employee or contractor. Practice hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm and Saturday morning is covered by rotation.

The Practice Private, group practice. General practice located 1.5 kilometres from the centre of Albany in Western Australia. Albany has a mixed socioeconomic/culturally diverse population of 36,500 people. The practice has full time and part time doctors, supported by a Practice Manager, Finance Manager, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurse and Administration/Receptionists. The practice also has an on-site Pathology collection centre and provides comprehensive general practice care with special interests in Chronic Disease Management, Aboriginal Health, Mental Health Children, Adolescent and Adult, Obstetrics, Skin Care, Women’s Health, Aged Care and Sports Medicine.
The Requirements
  • Obstetrics: Desirable
  • Emergency: Desirable
  • On call: Ward rounds 1:5 wkend, Townwide on call 1:3 months
The Package
  • Remuneration: Independent contract 65% of gross billings (08.00 – 18.00) and 85% bllings for afterhours. Tuesday A&E shift is 75% billings (done on a rostered rotation).
  • Leave: Employee - 4 weeks per year and 10 days sick leave pro rata. Contractor- unpaid leave.
Map of Great Southern

Great Southern

The Great Southern region, located south-east of Perth, covers an area of approximately 87,000 square kilometres and has a population of about 80,000 people.

The regional centre is the historic port town of Albany, which has one of the best natural anchorages in the southern hemisphere. Other centres include Denmark, a popular coastal holiday town, as well as the agricultural centres of Katanning and Mount Barker. The Great Southern is a burgeoning area of Western Australia, combining as it does a spectacular coastline that sweeps into quiet coves and protected inlets with a lush interior that has proved a perfect growth area for viticulture with a growing reputation in cool climate premium wine production. The oceans here provide food and protected waters for dolphins, seals and whales whilst the rural areas of the region have become a focus for two-legged lovers of gourmet foods.

There are over 70 doctors working across 24 practices throughout the region. Nine of these are solo practitioner practices.