VR GP only - Ochre Health Lightning Ridge, Western NSW

Job details

ID: JREF-103285
Type: Locum
Salary: $1500 per day
Location: New South Wales
Start: 30/08/2021
End: 31/12/2022
Published: 02/09/2021
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  • $1500 per day + house + car + travel
  • Provide primary care support in the "wild west"
  • Mixture of clinics, covid vaccincations and out reach community

The role

Become an integral part of the clinical team providing essential healthcare services. As the GP only doctor you'll be working with two other GPs VMOs who support the town the Emergency Department. There is an excellent multi-disciplinary team you where will be very well supported by the friendly and collegiate team. The clinic its self is recently re-furbished, uses best practice as the software and 15 min appts to patients. The clinic is administering Covid Vaccinations of AZ and Pfizer which you a the GP will be apart of rolling out to the community.

The location

Lightning Ridge is a thriving opal mining town like no other. Meander down the main drag and you’ll find the street is sealed, curbed, gutted, and lined with regular shops. Attracting over 80,000 visitors a year, "The Ridge" has a number of good quality accommodation options and restaurants.

Venture out and about and you’ll come across the wildly eccentric and sometimes bizarre. There’s the house-made from bottles and the rough cement "castle" of the Astronomer's Monument; surrounded by a moonscape of mullock heaps under which literally hundreds of obsessed miners search and dig for the black opals which have made the town famous.

“The Ridge” is located 729 km northwest of Sydney via Mudgee and Dubbo and is 64 km south of the Queensland border. With a population of 2243 (22% Aboriginal) and an estimated additional 7500 people living off the grid (85% of which are Aboriginal), you’ll be exposed to a variety of presentations and have the opportunity to work with the Indigenous population


You must hold specialist registration with AHPRA as a VR GP with FRACGP or ACRRM

Complete mandatory Covid Vaccination training as set by NSW Health

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