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The best of country practice just 35 minutes from the Adelaide CBD

Practising in the rapidly growing rural city of Mount Barker and the nearby historic farming township of Balhannah, this vacancy offers a rewarding move for a VR GP passionate about rural health but keen to stay close to the Adelaide CBD.

Supported by a great team with extensive experience, this unique position enables you to embrace patient centred medicine in both a family practice and hospital environment.

Mount Barker is a Distribution Priority Area

The Role

This part time VR GP role is a great opportunity to practice a wide scope of medicine on the city fringes. Splitting your work week across 2 clinics in the Adelaide Hills, one in the bustling city of Mount Barker and the other in the picturesque hamlet of Balhannah, you will love the diversity in your day to day practise.

Standard work hours include up to 8 sessions per week during clinic consulting hours. Clinic consulting hours are between Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5:30pm and Wednesday 8:30am – 7pm. Saturday mornings between 8.30am – 12pm are on a rostered basis of 1 Saturday day per month. Session rosters can be negotiated on commencement of the role.

No after hours or on call medical services are required in this role.

Essential Criteria

  • Vocationally Registered
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Emergency medicine experience
  • Ability to gain credentials as a Medical 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

Mount Barker & Balhannah Medical Clinics is a family practice that has provided high quality health care to the Adelaide Hills communities for more than 30 years. The Practices are staffed by a large team of highly experienced full time GPs and an extensive support team including Practice Manager, practice nurses and administrative staff.

A full complement of allied health specialists are widely available nearby, and services located within the practice includes:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Onsite Pathology

You will enjoy practising in the modern, fully equipped facilities. The Mount Barker practice is adjacent to the Mount Barker District Soldiers Memorial Hospital, which provides services including:

  • 24 Hour Accident & Emergency
  • Cardiology
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Opthalmology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopaedic
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Renal dialysis

The hospital has recently received significant funding for a new emergency department to be built, and to increase access to renal dialysis treatment for patients in the community.

The Town

  • MMM3 - Mount Barker
  • MMM2 - Balhannah
  • DPA - Mount Barker only

Traditionally a farming community, the city of Mount Barker is growing rapidly, with approximately 17,000 residents. Just a short 35 minute drive to the Adelaide CBD, the town attracts residents looking for a tree change with all the amenities of a large metropolitan city within reach.

Balhannah is a quiet little hamlet set among the fruit orchards of the Adelaide Hills and surrounded by vineyards and world famous wineries. The stunning little town boasts historic buildings and a quiet country lifestyle with the bush at your back door and the city at your fingertips.

Home to a number of public and private schools delivering superior education to children from Kindergarten through to year 12, students in Mount Barker also have the ability to travel to nearby towns or the Adelaide CBD for education at a school of their choice.


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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