South West - Bunbury

Vacancy Number: 1408

General Practitioner

This practice attracts patients from the local Bunbury community. Bordered by the western coastline as well as national parks and world-renowned wineries to the east, the practice manages a large, diverse population with varied clinical presentations, providing quality family medical care to an average of 2,400 patients per week. Working alongside 15 General Practitioners, the practice features an in-house pharmacy, Western Diagnostic Pathology collection facility and multi-bed treatment room.

The Practice Private, group practice. General practice located in Bunbury, a coastal city approximately 180km south of Perth. The present practice was established in purpose built premises in 2004 as the result of the amalgamation of 3 long-established Bunbury practice and is owned by Healius. The modern building has 12 consulting rooms and a large treatment room as well as reception area, waiting room and meeting and staff rooms. A pathology collection centre and chemist are also on the premises and open in to the Practice. The practice is well-equipped for minor surgical procedures in a small procedures room and the Doctors also have admitting rights to the nearby hospital. There are 11 practice Doctors, 4 nursing staff and 13 administrative staff including a practice manager. The practice is busy, Bunbury being a relatively under-doctored area and the practice provides a full range of general practice and occupational services including minor surgery and mole scanning. The practice is fully computerised using practiX for all medical records and administrative activities, previous medical records from the 3 former practises having been seamlessly integrated into the current record system.
The Requirements
  • On call: No on call required.
The Package
  • Remuneration: Average GP salary $400,000 - no super.
  • Agreement: Independent contractor agreement.
Map of South West

South West

The South West region of Western Australia offers great diversity, with beautiful coastal environments adjacent to ancient forests.

The South West region includes the major cities of Mandurah (population 67,000), Bunbury (population 60,000) and Busselton (population 31,000), with other towns including Collie, Manjimup, Harvey, Bridgetown and the well-known wine-growing centre of Margaret River.

The region is well-serviced by doctors and specialists and includes the major health centres in Mandurah (Peel Health Campus) and Bunbury (South West Health Campus). 
 
The South West is popular as a holiday destination with coastal town populations swelling over the summer holiday periods and the inland areas being popular camping and adventure activity destinations.