Pilbara - Port Hedland

Vacancy Number: 1552

General Practitioner

Two full time general practitioners required to join this Port Hedland general practice clinic which has a high patient demand and is supported by a friendly and efficient team. Independent contract agreement, you will receive recognition for your contribution to this role, competitive remuneration and expansion of your skills in primary and occupational health. Practice has three full time and two part time general practitioners as well as three nurses, onsite pathology and occupational technicians. Mix of family medicine and occupational health. Admin staff and small procedures carried out. Part time sleep scientist runs the sleep clinic. If you are looking for work life balance and an opportunity to progress your GP career, then this may be the right role for you!

The Practice Private, group practice. Medical centre providing occupational health and general and specialist medical services to support the health and wellbeing of the Pilbara community. We have a growing team of resident GPs, physiotherapists and visiting specialists to provide individuals, families and local industry with a broad range of health care services. We offer extensive treatment room facilities and on-site pathology.
The Package
  • Remuneration: 60% of billings or $10,000 per month whichever is the greater. Average GP salary $150,000 - $200,000.
  • Accommodation: Two bedroom unit in town provided.
Map of Pilbara

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.