This medical centre is a group practice located in the Gladstone Central Shopping Centre in West Gladstone. They has been open since 2001 and has developed a long standing patient base. We have 5 GPs (3FTE), 3 nurses, 3 receptionists and a practice manager. The practice prides itself on providing high quality family care from birth through to old age. They also operate a skin cancer clinic for diagnosis and management of malignant skin conditions. We are generally a private billing practice although exceptions can be made for those with genuine financial need. We have a QML pathology collection facility on site and have a pharmacy adjoining.
Gladstone is the industrial hub of QLD. located 600km north of Brisbane and 100km South of Rockhampton we are situated near the Tropic of Capricorn. You can expect a tropical environment with hot summers and mild winters. Gladstone has a public Marina and surrounding parklands which is great for families.
The appointment is for a full-time General practitioner in a multi-disciplined General Family Practice. It is envisioned the candidate will work 5 days per week (8am – 5.00pm) and alternate Saturday (9.00am to 12.00pm).
The following is a list of typical duties at the clinic the candidate would be expected to have qualifications to perform competently.
SERVICE REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION OUTLINE DETAILS INCLUDING:
PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS GENERAL PRACTICE
Semi-rural general family orientated medical practice
Knowledge of chronic disease management – diabetes, respiratory medicine, acute and chronic cardiovascular disease, geriatrics, paediatrics, ENT, dermatology, cancer diagnosis, management plans, joint disease, pain management / appropriate diagnosis referrals and management plans.
Minor surgical procedures within clinic only
excision skin lesion/repair of wounds/removal of foreign bodies in the eyes
treatment of warts-non-manipulative orthopaedics- removal of hormone implants
cortisone joint injections
minor skin cancer surgical procedures.
Contraceptive advice, STD management, antenatal care, no confinements or labour ward, pap smear tests, postnatal care, breast disease.
Local anaesthetics only, nerve blocks for minor regional procedures.
Acute respiratory medicine, asthma managements, cardiovascular medicine, stabilisation prior to evacuation to local hospital, ECG interpretation, IB access, airway management, IV fluids, drug knowledge for anaphylaxis, epilepsy, pulmonary oedema treatment.
Counselling skills, depression/anxiety/relationship skills, knowledge of psychiatric drugs, suicide intervention/prevention, situational crisis intervention, adolescent issues.
interpretation of ultrasounds and x-rays, in-patient care, attendance nursing home visits and home visits.
SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED
Diagnosis and management of skin cancer, dermoscopy would be useful but is learnt in clinic as well as skills for SolarScan equipment
After Hours: Yes, alternating shifts with other GPs for patients of our practice only.
Qualifications and Experience:
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Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.