Goldfields - Leonora

Vacancy Number: 1465

General Practitioner

DPA/DWS location - Full-time, part-time or FIFO, GP required who needs to be WACHS credentialed for Leonora Hospital. Return flights from Perth to Leonora on a rotational basis will be supplied. Rostering to be negotiated. Generous package with house and car provided. Monday to Friday with on call is $1800. Saturday and Sunday and public holidays will be $1000 for on call

The Practice Private, solo practice with admitting rights to the local hospital. Situated 230km north-east of Kalgoorlie and shares hospital facilities.
The Requirements
  • Emergency: Essential
  • On call: Varies
The Package
  • Remuneration: The daily rate will be $1300 plus on call $500 Monday to Friday and Saturday and Sunday on call $1000
  • Accommodation: Four bedroom house with swimming pool provided
  • Vehicle: 4 WD vehicle provided
  • Leave: FIFO basis to be negotiated.
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.