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General Practitioner (VR)


Reference: 4651178

Full-time, part-time, contract and drive in-drive out positions available

Are you a VR GP looking for a tree-change?

  • Multiple opportunities now available with a growing community health organisation in Ballarat
  • Charming and vibrant city, with great art, food, schools and affordable housing - just over an hour from Melbourne!

About Us

Ballarat Community Health is a values driven and independent organisation providing safe, high quality and affordable general practice and primary health care services in Ballarat across four sites including Sebastopol, Lucas, Smythesdale and Wendouree.

With a strong focus on improving health and wellbeing in the community, and working with a broad range of clients, BCH seeks to provide access to health services for the most disadvantaged in the community. The primary emphasis in all service delivery is health promotion and illness prevention and supporting clients to live well in the community. The organisation's mission is to support clients with managing a holistic approach to their personal health and well-being.

About the Opportunity

Ballarat Community Health (BCH) now has 3 exciting opportunities for VR General Practitioners to join their team based in Ballarat. Hours and days for these roles are extremely flexible. BCH can cater for all positions to be full-time, however the organisation is also open to discussing part-time, contract and drive-in, drive-out options for suitable applicants, if that is preferable.

These positions report to the Manager - Medical Services, and are well supported by a highly collaborative GP team, as well as a dedicated Registered Nursing Team, Administrative Team and Allied Health Specialists, who you will also work closely with in case management, with a lot of internal referral options making it easier to provide a holistic service for patients.

Whilst two of the available positions are true generalist roles, there is also the opportunity for one GP to be based within the Sexual Health Clinic providing specialised services relevant to this area of practice. Candidates interested in this particular position also have the option to work weekends and/or evening shifts, if this is of interest.

To be considered for one of these positions, you must be a Vocationally Registered GP with a solid understanding of Medicare items including enhanced primary care. Previous experience with accreditation standards is strongly preferred.

Importantly, you will have an understanding of, and commitment to, the social model of health and have a genuine desire to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to health care outcomes in regional Australia.

About the Benefits

If you are a VR GP who is passionate about community health and looking for a tree-change - this is the opportunity for you!!

You will be joining an existing team which is very connected and works collaboratively. The Team will support you as you settle into the role and/or the community, should you be relocating to the area. The clinics are also very well resourced with modern facilities and strong practice systems so you will have everything you need to ensure your success in this role.

In addition, BCH is proud to be a very progressive organisation, offering a number of services unique to the region including needle exchange and Hepatitis C outreach programs as well as Transgender focused services in the sexual health clinic.

Remuneration packages are competitive, with guaranteed income for the first 3 months and packages negotiated with you dependent on the number of hours and work arrangements you agree to on commencement. Salary packaging is available and Ballarat Community Health will also provide relocation assistance to the successful candidates should you be moving to Ballarat from another region.

For further enquiries about the positions, please contact Mary-Anne Gould, Manager Medical Services on 03 5338 4500.

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