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Variety is the spice of life for VR GP in scenic Southern Flinders Ranges

A full time VR GP position in the historic township of Port Pirie, nestled between the Spencer Gulf and the spectacular Flinders Rangers, is now available for a GP passionate about rural healthcare.

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

The Role

This full time VR position offers an experienced GP the opportunity to practise a wide range of medicine at the practice, Central Clinic, and can also include after hours on-call emergency medical services to the Port Pirie Hospital.

As an accredited training practice, you will also have the chance to supervise registrars and medical students.

Standard work hours include up to 10 sessions per week during consulting hours, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5.30pm and Saturday 8am – 12pm.

If you wish to provide after hours on-call medical services to the Port Pirie Hospital for emergency presentations you can do so as part of a shared on call roster. The shared roster is generally 2-3 weekdays and 1 weekend day per month.

Essential Criteria

  • Vocationally Registered
  • MBBS or equivalent.
  • Ability to gain credentials as a Medical Practitioner in the clinical domain of GP Medicine

Experience in emergency medicine and postgraduate qualifications relevant to general practice (e.g. Diploma of Child Health) are desirable, but not essential.

The Practice

Working alongside the team of resident VR GPs and supported by a great practice team, you will enjoy a fully equipped facility which attracts a range of visiting specialist and allied health services, including:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietician
  • Occupation Therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Psychologist
  • Audiologist

Port Pirie Regional Health Service (Port Pirie Hospital), a 95 bed multipurpose service hospital, provides:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Renal dialysis
  • Surgical
  • Palliative Care
  • Diagnostic Radiology/ Xray/ CT
  • Pathology
  • 24-Hour accident and emergency

The Town

  • MMM4
  • DPA

Nestled between the Spencer Gulf and the spectacular Flinders Rangers, Port Pirie boasts fantastic swimming beaches, mountain views and outback adventures.

With an estimated population of 14,000 people, the historic township is the main retail hub of the Southern Flinders/ Mid North region of South Australia. Home of one of the world’s largest lead smelters, Port Pirie also produces refined silver, zinc, copper, and gold.

With its large population and location between the Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Ranges, Port Pirie is a fantastic base for anyone who likes to explore the natural beauty of the South Australian outback while living in a country community with all the amenities of a large city.

Port Pirie is home to a number of public and private schools catering to students from Reception to Year 12, as well as numerous kindergarten and child care options for pre-school aged children.


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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