Walgett: "An oasis in the desert"
On a sunny autumn morning in Walgett at an outdoor café on the main street, farmers, healthcare professionals, and tourists are having a chat, a coffee, and a bite to eat.
Living and working as a locum or permanent doctor in a small rural ‘outback’ town like Walgett is a lifestyle choice. It’s a place where you can leave the traffic, city smog, and hectic pace behind and embrace down to earth people within a landscape of splendid isolation.
If you enjoy the variety of Emergency Medicine, General Practice, and outreach work where every day is different, this locum could tick all your boxes. Book a one-off long term block or repeat FIFO arrangements in this fascinating town.
As part of the three-doctor roster you will provide GP consults, share ward rounds, and a 1:3 on-call roster for emergencies. Doctors also share the outreach roster and cover GP sessions for 3 days each week in the outreach clinic located within an easy 1 hour’s drive from the heart of town. Thanks to the supportive triage team, the weekends and after-hours rosters are very manageable with a four-hour session in the ED from 8 am - 12 noon then on call for emergencies
The eclectic mix of residents gives you the opportunity to experience a diverse scope of practice. The Medical Centre includes four modern consulting rooms and is adjacent to the hospital. The Walgett Multi-Purpose Hospital has two emergency & 11 acute care beds, as well as transitional aged care; residential aged care; X-ray; pathology, and renal facilities.
The Medical Centre operates Monday to Friday and the town also has a dedicated Aboriginal Medical Service to support the high proportion (43%) of Indigenous residents through culturally appropriate medical care.