Rural General Practitioner | Optional VMO | St. Helens, TAS (DWS)

Ochre Health
Australia (AU)
Salary Upon Request
20 Mar 2018
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Rural General Practitioner in Expanding Practice | Optional VMO 

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Rural General Practitioner to join our expanding practice in St Helens.

We excited to announce that our well established Medical Centre in St Helens will combine with another local practice, and will soon be moving to a larger premises. With this news, we are looking for an experienced GP to join our growing team.
The practice is lead by our Medical Coordinator for the east coast, Dr Molly Shorthouse.
Our practice is supported by visiting Allied Health, and Registered Nurses to assist with CDM, immunisations and women’s health.

About the Hospital:

The St Helens District Hospital has 10 acute/palliative care beds and 4 bay Outpatient and Emergency service. Other services include Allied Health, Radiology, Community Nursing, Visiting Public and Private providers.

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About the Town:

St Helens is a coastal town in Tasmania’s northeast region, famous for its fresh local seafood, aquatic activities, and beautiful oceanic scenery. Originally a whaling base in the early 1800s, and later a shipping port, the town today is the state’s second largest fishing port, and a Tasmanian tourism hotspot. St Helens’ mild temperate climate makes it a popular destination, as it is often warmer than the rest of the state.

Visitors and locals flock to St Helens to explore the quaint coastal township and its rich history, and to sample its delicious fresh local seafood (including its famous lobster, oysters, scallops and abalone), which are available at the many cafes and restaurants and the local fish punt. Visitors also enjoy exploring the Georges Bay with its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, kelp forests, underwater caves, and vibrant marine life. Popular activities include, fishing, swimming, surfing, sailing, diving, bushwalking, and just relaxing on the beach. A 1-hour return walk to St Helens point allows you to view the stunning Peron Dunes, as well as boats cruising offshore, beachgoers enjoying the surf, and sea-birds soaring above.

With a range of shops, galleries, and eateries, and local markets St Helens has all the comforts of a bigger town, with less of the hustle and bustle. Its laidback atmosphere makes it the perfect place to get away from big-city life. The town is also close to the famous Bay of Fires, a renowned Tasmanian holiday destination, which was listed as one of the top 10 regions in the world by popular travel agency, Lonely Planet. St Helens continues to grow as more and more people are drawn to its idyllic location, beautiful sea views, and warm community and climate.

St Helen’s is eligible for rural relocation and retention grants. It is a recognised District of Workforce Shortage (DWS), and practitioners are eligible for ROMPs payments. The location is also eligible for RLRP, RVTS and ACRRM Independent Pathway GP training programs.

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You will benefit from:

  • A location eligible for RLRP, RVTS and ACRRM independent pathway
  • Relocation, procedural, CPD and retention grants
  • 30% reduction in moratorium
  • Daily flights to Melbourne


  • General Registration or Vocational Registration with AHPRA
  • Proficient with common general practice conditions
  • Current emergency medicine certificate (APLS, ELS etc.)
  • Recent experience in an unsupervised if assisting with the VMO roster
  • Previous experience as a Rural General Practitioner is highly desirable

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For more information please contact:

Amanda Gallagher
Senior Recruitment Consultant
P: 0427 473 845
Or email using the application form below.

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