Great Southern - Denmark

Vacancy Number: 1462

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Denmark is a beautiful seaside town 50 km west of the City of Albany, well known for pristine beaches, tourism, farming, vineyards, bushwalking, and arts. Denmark’s relaxed lifestyle offers so much to the individual seeking somewhere different to live and explore and it is the perfect place in which to raise a family. The position offers a great lifestyle choice in a beautiful environment with full scope of country general practice including inpatient management and emergency on call at the local hospital. The practice has an outlying clinic at Walpole and a car is provided for the drive to Walpole when you need to work there. Nursing home visits are also required.

The Practice Private, group practice. Established in 1995, this practice services Denmark, Walpole, Peaceful Bay and surrounds. There are currently seven (7) doctors working in the practice. We provide a broad range of services, including all aspects of general practice, minor surgery, paediatrics, antenatal care, aged care, preventive medicine and mental health care. Our GPs have admitting rights at the Denmark Health Service, and provide inpatient care, emergency department cover and nursing home care. There is a special emphasis on Medical Education within the practice and both undergraduates and postgraduates are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of experience available both through the clinical setting as well as the GP mentors in a very supportive environment. The practice employs two (2) Registered Nurses and has a fully equipped treatment room where minor procedures are carried out. Centrally located in the CBD, the practice is fully computerised and has skilled, supportive staff.
The Requirements
  • Emergency: Essential
  • On call: 1 in 8 roster
The Package
  • Remuneration: 60% of billings, average GP salary at the practice is between $251,000 - $300,000. Higher % paid for hospital on-call commitments.
  • Vehicle: Vehicle provided for visits to Walpole
  • Leave: Maximum 7 weeks /year including study leave
  • Other details: Our proprietary Rebate (Incentive) scheme
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.