GP vacancy Australia DWS - Queensland - large regional city - Australia

Head Medical
Queensland (AU)
Very competitive – contact Sarah for more information.
12 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We're recruiting for a General Practitioner to come and work in Townsville, located in the state of Queensland.

This busy, vibrant city is a great place to live..gateway to the Great Barrier will have endless opportunities to swim, sail and dive on the weekends or head to the hinterland and the stunning rain forest. Or just 'chillax' and catch a show at the theatre.

  • 65% of billings
  • Excellent opportunity for an outdoor lifestyle
  • Adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef

The Role

The practice strives to offer the perfect work/life balance. Hours are flexible, the practice would ideally like 40 hours per week over the following span of opening hours:

Mon-Thur: 7am-8pm

Fri: 7am-5pm

Sat: 7am-3pm

Sun and Public Hols 7am-1pm

You will be treating patients of all ages and backgrounds, with a wide variety of general practice type conditions, including medical, paediatric, dermatological, antenatal and postnatal care, surgical and work injuries.

Services on offer include:

• Annual health check-ups • Childhood immunisations • Indigenous health checks • Diabetes care • Mental Health care • Asthma care • Pap smears • Pregnancy tests • Hearing tests • Eye tests • ECG (heart testing) • Lung function testing • Emergency treatment • Fractures and plaster • Stitching wounds • Travel vaccinations • Skin checks • Sun spot removal • Work-place injuries • Pre-employment medicals

Thirteen doctors currently work at the practice along with a nurse practitioner. Visiting health practitioners include a psychiatrist, podiatrist, visiting mental health practitioner and a dietician.

Within the practice is a pharmacy, pathology, dentist and physiotherapist.

Billings are 65% for a VR doctor with a $100 p/hour guarantee (initially), whichever is the greater.

The Location

The recruiting medical practice is in a suburb approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Townsville. The bush plays ‘back garden’ to this suburb, with many opportunities to spot wildlife. Townsville itself is in the dry tropics area of Queensland and is adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. As well as the usual attractions of city life, Townsville is also home to beautiful parks and stunning beaches, this coupled with the year round sunny climate provides an excellent opportunity for an outdoor lifestyle.

Townsville is a vibrant, thriving community with a wonderful tropical climate. Townsville is the unofficial capital of North Queensland and is home to James Cook University (including Medical School and Teaching Hospital with a full complement of medical specialists), national sporting teams NQ Cowboys (NRL) and the Townsville Crocodiles (NBL). Townsville is a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island and a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef with some of the best diving sites in the world.

What Head Medical can do for you

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we know it can also be a complex and time-consuming process. We’re specialists in international medical recruitment and have helped many doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle, so we’ll talk through your plans and get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the medical registration and visa application processes, and support you (and any family members) with the relocation itself.

To find out more, or to apply, contact Sarah Spencer on +44 (0)131 240 5277 or email

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