Rural General Practitioner with ED (GP/ED) King Island, Tasmania

Job details

ID: JREF-102657
Type: Permanent
Salary: Salary on application
Location: TAS
Published: 06/05/2020
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  • Rare long-term opportunity in a bucket-list location
  • Exceptional income opportunity with accommodation and travel perks
  • High satisfaction, varied role supporting a lovely community

The opportunity

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Rural General Practitioner to join a unique rural practice on King Island, Tasmania.

Located in the island’s largest town, Currie, the practice serves a resident population of around 1,500 plus all of the visitors who regularly come to the island. The medical practice has been caring for the health and well-being of the King Island community for many years and also offers on-call support to the King Island Hospital.

This is a mixed-billing practice where you will take over an existing patient base, and can expect to see 25+ patients per day. You will be on call with the hospital 1 in 3 and receive an excellent allowance in return.

You will receive on and off-site operational and clinical management support. A range of fantastic Allied Health professionals regularly visit the island.

The location

Located in Bass Strait to the North-West of Tasmania, King Island is stunningly rugged and beautiful. The island’s three main towns of Currie, Grassy and Naracoopa are friendly and relaxed with a wide variety of excellent coffee shops and restaurants serving some of the Island’s world-famous produce, including gourmet cheese and the sumptuous local crayfish.

The rest of the island is a paradise of picture-postcard landscapes, diverse wildlife, pristine beaches and world-class surf breaks. King Island also boasts two exceptional golf courses, Ocean Dunes and Cape Wickham, both of which are consistently ranked in the top 5 in Australia, and it has a proudly independent community with a rich history. There are regular flights to and from the Island from Launceston and Wynyard in Tasmania as well as from Melbourne on the mainland. The package includes both accommodation and a generous annual flights allowance.

Essential criteria

You will need to be a Vocationally Registered General Practitioner (FRACGP or FACRRM) with prior experience in a rural setting. It is essential that you can help with the VMO roster at the local hospital, so recent ED experience along with a current emergency medication certificate is also required. Applications from GPs who are willing and able to help supervise / mentor junior Doctors are particularly welcomed.

This is a permanent / long-term opportunity (a fixed term 12 month minimum contract may be considered).

If this sounds like something you would be interested in contact Philip Dixon on and quote job reference number JREF-102657.

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