Welcome to Flinders Island
Located off the north-east coast of Tasmania, Flinders Island is the largest of the Furneaux Group of 52 islands, and offers a great variety of breathtaking experiences. From pristine coastlines with beautiful beaches, to the rugged pink and grey granite mountain ranges, Flinders is a popular destination for GP locum doctors.
Locals on the island enjoy the area's tranquillity and mild climate, as well as extensive opportunities for bushwalking, bird watching, boating, diving, rock and mountain climbing, fishing, camping, and even fossicking for gems. Flinders Island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, as it is home to many of Australia’s most treasured native species, including the mutton-bird, and several species of honeyeaters, wallabies, possums, and wombats. There are also many fascinating historic sights, where visitors can learn about the rich history of the area.
Flinders is as spectacularly wild and rugged as the people are warm and welcoming, and like her location, the experience is truly unique.
Can I locum as a GP on Flinders?
The GP Practice located in Whitemark is the sole medical practice on the Island. You will work in the practice which operates Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, and on-call at the Hospital. We have two permanent doctors and one locum.
The Flinders Island MPS comprises of 9 aged care beds, 5 acute beds, an outpatient and emergency service, physiotherapy, x-ray and visiting services.
You must have the following qualifications:
- FACRRM or FRACGP;
- Current emergency certification (ALS2 or equivalent) and recent Emergency experience.
If you are a VR GP with ED skills, you enjoy clinical autonomy and you like the thought of being surrounded by some of the most rugged and stunning coastlines in Australia, please contact Phil Dixon on 0424 550 378 for more information or register.
I find the cultural depth and diversity on Flinders Island and the surrounding Islands very appealing,
Dr Alex John
Because the population density is so low, I can walk my dog along the beach without bumping into hundreds of people. I have time to think and time to hang out with my family. And the commute to work is only 30 metres
Dr. Alex John