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Experience life at the gateway to the outback

This full time role in the flourishing regional city of Port Augusta offers a rewarding move for a VR GP passionate about rural, remote and Aboriginal health.

This varied role provides the perfect opportunity to practise patient centred medicine in both a family practice and hospital environment, supported by a great team with extensive experience.

Port Augusta is a Distribution Priority Area and is a location included in the Five Year OTD Scheme

The Role

Working across both Ghan Medical Centre and the Port Augusta Hospital, this full time VR GP role is a great opportunity to practice a wide scope of medicine.

Supervising registrars and medical students adds diversity to the role in this accredited teaching practice.

Standard work hours include up to 10 sessions per week during consulting hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm. This position also shares emergency on-call medical services to the Port Augusta Hospital after hours. The shared roster is generally 1 to 2 weekdays per week and 1 weekend per month.

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
  • Cultural competence working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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

The Practice

Ghan Medical Centre provides high quality health care to the patients of Port Augusta, and surrounding communities. The Practice is currently staffed by 2 highly experienced full time VR GPs and an extensive support team including Practice Manager, practice nurses and administrative staff.

A full range of allied health specialists are available locally, including:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Dentist
  • Podiatrist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dietitian
  • Optometrist

The Port Augusta Hospital is a large modern facility with 82 acute beds, and services the residents of Port Augusta and the surrounding communities. It provides services including:

  • 24 hour Accident & Emergency
  • 2 operating Theatres
  • Specialist consulting rooms
  • Renal dialysis
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Paediatric and Neonatal
  • Obstetric and Gynaecology

The Town

  • MMM4
  • DPA

Port Augusta is a large rural city located at the head of the Spencer Gulf, only a short 1 hour flight to Adelaide. Home to approximately 14,000 residents, the city is a busy retail hub with a growing focus on eco-tourism, establishing arid and outback botanic parks on its outskirts. Historically, the region’s main industry has been power generation for South Australia.

Uniquely positioned on the Spencer Gulf the city acts as the cross roads to Australia with the Flinders Ranges to the East, the Nullarbor Plain to the West and a straight drive North to Alice Springs and Darwin. Port Augusta is a thriving regional city with the promise of adventure on your doorstep.

Port Augusta is home to a number of public and private schools, delivering superior education to children from Kindergarten through to year 12.


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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