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Part-time GP Vacancy in Spectacular Coastal Township Close to Adelaide CBD

If you are a VR GP looking for work life balance in a quiet country town close to all the city amenities, this role with Goolwa Medical Centre could be the sea change you are looking for. Offering flexible working hours to ensure quality work-life balance and supported by the experienced team this could be your opportunity to practise rural medicine in a friendly coastal community close to the Adelaide CBD.

Offering a great beach side lifestyle in a renowned food and wine region, is this rare role in the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula the move you’ve been waiting for?

Goolwa is a Distribution Priority Area.

The Role

Providing full or part time GP services to Goolwa Medical Centre, this is your opportunity to practise a wide range of medicine unique to rural practice.  Adding diversity to your work day, you will also have the opportunity to supervise medical students and registrars in this accredited teaching practice.

With the option to work between 6 and 10 sessions per week across a flexible 4 day roster, this role can be varied to suit all your requirements. Practice consulting hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 6pm and Saturdays 9am – 12pm. There is no requirement for after hours or on call services.

Essential Criteria

  • Vocationally Registered
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Able to obtain credentials as a General Practitioner in the clinical domain of GP Medicine

A postgraduate qualification relevant to general practice (e.g. Diploma of Child Health, Diploma in Obstetrics) is desirable, but not essential.

The Practice

Working alongside the supportive and experienced team of local GPs and practice staff, you will enjoy the well equipped facilities and access to onsite and visiting specialist and allied health services, including:

  • Cardiologists
  • Pathology
  • Paediatricians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Geriatrician
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Urologist

Goolwa and nearby towns are home to a full complement of specialist and Allied Health Services.

South Coast District Hospital, a 50 bed facility providing medical and surgical services, is located in Victor Harbor 15 minutes from the practice.

Services provided at South Coast District Hospital include:

  • Accident & Emergency
  • Cardiology
  • Chemotherapy
  • General Dental
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Surgery – General and Orthopaedic
  • Urology

The Town

  • MMM3

Perched on the coast and surrounded by verdant farmland and rolling hills, sits one of SA’s best known getaway locations. A quiet fishing town with a strong sense of community, Goolwa is just one hour away from the Adelaide CBD and 20 minutes to the award winning wineries and restaurants of McLaren Vale. Goolwa offers the best of country living with all amenities of the city within easy reach.

One of the key locations in the iconic story and movie Storm Boy and the gateway to the Coorong, Goolwa boasts its own thriving food and arts scene. Home to the famous Cockle Train, with breath taking natural surrounds, an abundance of wildlife and surfing and swimming beaches literally at your doorstep, the region offers plenty to explore and do.

The local schools provide education for children from Reception through to year 12. Children living in and around Goolwa also have a selection of nearby child care, Kindergartens, and public and private schools offering education between the Reception and Year 12 to choose from. Tertiary education campuses are easily accessible.


For more information or to register your interest in this role please contact:
Angela Tridente, Director GP Recruitment
E: Recruitment@ruraldoc.com.au
PH: (08) 8234 8277

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