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Primary Care - The Backbone of Healthy Communities

General practitioners are anything but ‘general’. GPs are medical specialists—they’re often the first port of call, providing an invaluable service within the communities they serve. Ochre Recruitment provides GPs with a substantial range of locum opportunities in general practice (family medicine).

Doctors practicing as GPs in Australia require Fellowships through the Royal College of General Practitioners RACGP (FRACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine ACRRM (FACRRM); these Fellowships are maintained through CPD training including the Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP).

Doctors practicing as Family Medicine doctors in New Zealand must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). NZ doctors then have the option to gain Fellowship with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (FRNZCGP).

Working in general practice allows you to work wherever you want. As a doctor providing comprehensive primary health care in New Zealand and Australia, you have the opportunity to engage with people across all sectors of society, provide continuity of care as a permanent GP, or crucial cover as a locum where your skills are truly appreciated. 

With 15+ years of recruiting doctors in Australia, Steph, Melissa and Dajana, our Sydney-based GP Team, are dedicated to finding doctors GP roles that suit your mindset and career goals.

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Explore a selection of our current Locum GP Jobs

GP + ED Walgett NSW

Locum New South Wales $2500 per day

Dates 07/05/2024 - 03/01/2025

Welcoming locum opportunity for General Practitioners with Rural ED experience

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SMO GP/ED - Quilpie

Locum Queensland $2500 per day

Dates 23/08/2024 - 31/12/2024

Fantastic outback QLD locum opportunity for the coming months!

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Locum VR GP - Regional Victoria

Locum Victoria $1600 per day

Dates 08/07/2024 - 30/08/2024

Locum and explore the heart of Snowy River country

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Why Work as a GP in an Ochre Medical Centre?

Ochre Health supports independent doctors who share a clear purpose and take a proactive approach to creating healthier communities. Here is some of what we offer to doctors choosing to partner with us:

  • Flexible and open contract arrangements giving you a better chance of achieving your ideal work-life balance;
  • Attractive remuneration and control over how you bill your patients. Choose between private or bulk billings as you deem appropriate;
  • A commitment to education and training so you can easily continue your professional development;
  • Full clinical autonomy to practice your way, while benefiting from cutting-edge software systems and operational support;
  • Exceptional nursing support who work closely with doctors to deliver patient care and chronic disease management plans;
  • Excellent administrative support providing marketing, training, payroll, hiring and practice management services, allowing you to maximise time spent with patients;
  • Eligibility for GPRIPS to encourage medical practitioners to practice in regional and remote communities. The General Practice Relocation Incentive Program offers reductions in moratorium.

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Walk through our practice at St Helens in Tasmania

Working as a Locum GP beyond the Ochre Health Network

General Practitioners have many options when it comes to choosing the work environment right for them. At Ochre, we can offer you short-term, long term or on-going locum roles in private practices, corporate networks, Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS), Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services (ACCHS), Urgent Care, Fast Track Clinics, Correctional Centres and Defence.

Whether your interests lie in Indigenous Health, Womens Health, Family practice or Emergency Medicine, our team will work tirelessly to find you your ideal locum role.

Working as a GP in Indigenous Primary Care

Working as a GP in New Zealand

Our remarkable doctors
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  • Very helpful, understanding and supportive with getting the right position at the right time, and great assistance with getting all the administration done.

    Dr Madsen

    General Practitioner

  • Stephanie Nash has been great to deal with; finding me locums where I am that also provide dog and family friendly accomodation

    Dr Denshire

    General Practitioner

  • If you are thinking about biting the bullet and doing locums all around the country (beach, city or bush), I would definitely give Ochre Recruitment a call. All the staff there offer amazing support to set you up for short-term or long-term work, and there is always a variety of work on offer in general practice.

    Dr Essoms

    General Practitioner

  • We are impressed with the professional service provided by Ochre Recruitment. The timely and comprehensive communication, and provision of appropriate. documentation and Doctor-centric representation of Medical Practices is appreciated. Ochre has made practicing as a locum GP, and the subsequent bookkeeping functions less onerous.

    Dr Ivan

    General Practitioner

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