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GP Recruitment

RDWA is committed to working with SA’s rural practices and placing high quality doctors in rural and remote locations throughout South Australia.

Our recruitment service has supported the placement of hundreds of Fellowed GPs and experienced non-Fellowed GPs in rural SA for more than 20 years.

We are now able to expand our recruitment service to doctors with lesser general practice experience through the new More Doctors for Rural Australia Program

We continue to offer outstanding packages of benefits to attract and retain the right doctors to the right locations. 

We invite you to explore the benefits of working in rural South Australia below.    

Personal
We ensure the best fit between you and the rural community you move to.
Professional
Substantial retention support for placements in priority locations, in addition to Commonwealth supported initiatives
Family
Financial support to assist you and your family to move and settle into your new location
Business
A great range of business, training and education support.
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For further information, please talk to our Recruitment Team.

Phone: (08) 8234 8277
Email: recruitment@ruraldoc.com.au


Benefits of working in rural South Australia

 

Personal

  • Location matching aligned to your personal interests – We ensure the best fit between you and the rural community you move to
  • Site visit – The RDWA will escort you and your family to your potential new community, so you can explore the practice, the host town and meet key people prior to placement
  • Dr DOC – A confidential support program for rural GPs to ensure your own health and wellbeing is as cared for as your community’s
  • Doctors Health SA – An independent and confidential doctor led organisation dedicated to improving the health of doctors and medical students, offering a mix of training, education, counselling and medical appointments.

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Professional

  • Substantial retention bonuses for placements in priority locations, in addition to Commonwealth supported initiatives
  • Funded locum support
  • 2 weeks paid practice orientation
  • Opportunities for practice ownership – In some locations there are opportunities for you to own the practice outright
  • Fellowship support – Australia’s most comprehensive education, training and support to obtain Fellowship, in partnership with AOGP
  • Medical Professional Development - Funded professional development delivered locally
  • RESP – Rural Emergency Skills Program provided to all rural GPs to maintain emergency skills
  • SAVES – Providing after-hours relief for rural GPs, the South Australian Virtual Emergency Service assists rural locations with additional support via a telehealth platform.
  • CPD subsidy available for continuing professional development
  • GPRIP – a Commonwealth Government funded retention program that provides financial incentives for rural practice
  • HECS debt relief
  • Five-year scheme – significantly reduced moratorium for internationally trained doctors
  • Rural Locum Relief Program - enabling eligible medical practitioners affected by provider number restrictions to access Medicare payments in rural Australia
  • Supported RDWA conference held in Adelaide each year
  • Assistance to obtain provider number
  • Assistance to obtain AHPRA registration

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Family

  • School visit & location orientation - The RDWA will escort you and your family to the local school, shopping district and explore available housing options.
  • Relocation support – financial support to assist you and your family to move
  • Partner grants - grants specifically for GP partners to assist in professional and personal development
  • Childcare subsidy for primary caregiver GPs.

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Business

  • Business training grants
  • Business education workshops
  • Contract advice from local law firm, Piper Alderman

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