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Booleroo

The Position

An opportunity is available at the Booleroo Medical Practice for General Practitioners, full-time and part time to provide services to rural communities within the District Council of Mount Remarkable. The Booleroo Medical Centre is a vibrant rural medical centre that has been established for over 20 years. The successful applicant will be experienced in family and emergency medicine and will provide services to the Booleroo on a shared on-call basis. GP’s are supported by SAVES (SA Virtual Emergency Service), a practice nurse and emergency trained Registered Nurses.  An excellent remuneration package is on offer including generous on-call allowances and subsidised housing. 

The Practice

Booleroo Medical Centre was purpose built in 1996; it is situated on the Hospital grounds adjacent to a 5 day Pharmacy. The Medical Practice provides high quality healthcare to the communities within the District Council of Mount Remarkable geographical area including the townships of Booleroo Centre, Melrose, Wirrabara and Wilmington. Although the GP is an independent practitioner there is scope to adapt this position to ensure work/life balance. Weekend on call is shared on a GP roster system.  The Practice Manager and experienced administration staff ensure the smooth running of the practice. Located on-site with the Booleroo Hospital, GP’s enjoy easy access to well-equipped hospital facilities. SAVES (South Australian Virtual Emergency Service) is available in the Accident and Emergency department.  The Booleroo Hospital is a 20 bed facility providing accident and emergency services, acute care, medical, aged and palliative care. Visiting allied health disciplines include podiatry, physiotherapy, dietetics, diabetic education and mental health.

The Community

Booleroo Centre is a small rural community located in the Southern Flinders Ranges, 260 kilometres north of Adelaide. Commerce is predominately agriculture and supporting industries but the region is also a popular tourist destination.  The Medical Practice serves a community of approximately 3000 people in a geographic area including the nearby townships of Wirrabara, Melrose and Wilmington.

Booleroo is well serviced with child care, highly reputable district school catering from kindergarten to year 12, local shops, hotel, and sporting clubs. The closest regional centre is Port Pirie, less than 1 hour drive from Booleroo, offering excellent retail business, entertainment and dining.

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Location Summary

Distance from Adelaide 260 kilometres north of Adelaide
Travelling by car 2.5 hours
Travelling by bus Once daily to Port Pirie 
Flights No flights. Unsealed air strip located at Booleroo
Weather Summer average maximum temperatures range: 28oC - 31oC
Winter average maximum temperatures range: 13oC - 14oC

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