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Tight knit team looking for a VR or non-VR GP in invigorating regional city

With the support of a large and experienced team, this full time role in the flourishing regional city of Port Augusta is an exciting opportunity for a VR or non-VR GP passionate about rural, remote, and Aboriginal health. If you are looking for a job that is both personally and professionally rewarding, practising patient centred medicine in the tight knit team at Old Base Medical Centre could be the right move for you.

Port Augusta is a Distribution Priority Area.

The Role

Joining a large team of experienced local GPs, you will be supported by a full range of visiting specialists and experienced practice staff. With the ability to practice the full scope of rural medicine, as well as providing medical services to the recently redeveloped Port Augusta Hospital, this role gives you the opportunity to practise a wide range of medicine. 

As an accredited teaching practice, suitably qualified GPs can add diversity to the role by supervising registrars and medical students.

Standard work hours include up to 10 sessions per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5pm.

Emergency and after hours on call services to the Port Augusta Hospital is shared with the team. The shared roster is generally 1 day per week and 1 weekend per month.

Essential Criteria

  • Eligible for medical registration with AHPRA
  • MBBS or equivalent.
  • Emergency medicine experience, or willingness to upskill
  • Ability to gain credentials as a General Practitioner in the clinical domain of GP Medicine (emergency medicine) for the Port Lincoln Hospital.

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

The Practice

Old Base Medical Centre provides high quality health care to the patients of Port Augusta, and surrounding communities. The Practice is currently staffed by a highly experienced team of local 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, with arid and outback botanic parks established 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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