Goldfields - Esperance

Vacancy Number: 6177

From 01/10/2019 to 04/10/2019

Locum GP (L-2548)

Position Description Group Practice. Monday to Friday. No Hospital, Nursing Home or Home visits required. No on call after hours required.
Practice Description We are a friendly family practice, comprising of Procedural General Practitioners who are active members of the Esperance community and long term residents of Esperance. We provide all aspects of primary medical care. We have recently expanded, and invested in a new purpose built medical centre in order to be able to improve our service to the community.
Benefits $1,100.00 per day or 60% of surgery billings (whichever is greater). Hospital billings: N/A
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.