Pilbara - Tom Price

Vacancy Number: 6122

From 20/12/2019 to 05/01/2020

Locum GP (G-1370)

Position Description Solo Practice. Monday to Saturday; weekends and Public Holidays on call. No Home or Nursing home visits required. Hospital prefered, however not essential.
Practice Description GP practice in an affluent mining town. The practice is well organised and equipped, fully computerised using Pracsoft and Medical Director. There are three general practitioners and a practice nurse working hard in a happy team. The area is great for outdoor activities with a stunning National Park close by, and well maintained town facilities.
Desirable Skills WACHS credentialing is preferred, but not essential. Salary will reflect whether WACHS involvement or Practice only placement.
Benefits 65% Surgery billings plus hospital flat rate of $900 per week day and $1,500 per day on weekend/PH on call, plus 65% for all w/comp & private patients seen in the Hosptial. OR $9,000 per 7day week, $7,500 per 5day week. Whichever is greater. Hospital bil
Map of 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.