Our website is not displaying correctly on the web browser you are using as it is not the most current version. We suggest you update to the latest version of Internet Explorer or try using an alternative web browser (eg Chrome, Safari, Firefox).
Please contact information@ruraldoc.com.au for help with accessing our website.

VR GP vacancy on spectacular Kangaroo Island

A VR GP position is now available in Kingscote, working alongside an experienced team of resident VR GPs serving the local fishing, farming and surfing community on the pristine Kangaroo Island.

With a broad scope of practice and supported by a full range of visiting specialists and experienced practice staff, you’ll love the lifestyle, the people and the location.

Kingscote is a Distribution Priority Area and a location that is included in the Five-Year OTD Scheme, and is supported by the SAVES virtual emergency service network through the local hospital.

The Role

As an independent practitioner you will manage your own patients, as well as providing medical services to the Kangaroo Island Health Service and its emergency services on a shared roster basis. This diverse role gives you the opportunity to practise a wide range of medicine.

In addition to general practice and emergency medicine, KI Medical Clinic is an accredited teaching practice.

Standard work hours include 6 - 8 sessions per week during consulting hours, Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

As a member of an experienced team, this position also shares emergency on-call medical services to the Kangaroo Island Health Service after hours. The shared roster is generally 1 weekday per week and 1 in every 6 weekends.

GPs in Kingscote can use the SAVES virtual emergency service to support triage level 3, 4 and 5 presentations.

Essential Criteria

  • Vocationally Registered
  • Current emergency medicine experience

The Practice

Supported by an experienced practice team, you will enjoy the fully equipped facility which attracts a full range of visiting specialist and allied health services, including:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Peadiatrics
  • General surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Psychology
  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • Podiatry
  • Chiropractic
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapy

The KI Medical Clinic provides pathology services for the community. 

As well as providing an Accident & Emergency service, Kangaroo Island Health Service is a 15 bed acute and 35 bed aged care multiservice facility, including:

  • Acute medical
  • Operating theatre
  • Post-surgical
  • Post-natal
  • Transitional care
  • Palliative care
  • Radiography
  • Community Health Service

The Town

  • MMM7
  • DPA

Think white sandy beaches, untouched bushland, a thriving food and arts scene and an abundance of flora and fauna in this eco-tourism mecca. Only 35 minutes to Adelaide by air, and a short hop across the strait by ferry to the Fleurieu Peninsula, this rural retreat is home to a large farming and fishing community and hosts more than 150,000 visitors each year.

Quality education for children from Kindergarten through to Year 12 can be accessed at the Kingscote campus of Kangaroo Island Community Education.


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

Useful Links

For more information on the town and region visit: 

Interested in this job?

Please fill in your details and we will get in touch to discuss this position with you.

Back to GP Jobs