Our Medical Centre has doctors at all stages of their career. This has included young doctors in their first term of specialty general practice training to doctors in their late 70s providing valuable locum services as they transition to retirement. We have employed doctors of many nationalities including Australian, Iranian, Romanian, English, Indian, Philippines, Chinese, Canadian and USA.
Our practice is rich in interesting medical conditions and provides a true generalist Family Physician experience. We provide ongoing training within our practice and encourage all our doctors to attend conferences on a regular basis. Our doctors are expected to join our afterhours roster which involves some evening and weekend on call work which is divided evenly among our doctors.
Our practice is well supported by the local hospital and by specialists based in Townsville. We have a visiting cardiologist, renal physician and gynaecologist. We work in a team care model with nurses, diabetic educator, dietitian, and psychologist all working from our practice. Our doctors have varied work arrangements including full time, part time, and working one week each month. Should you wish to join our team please contact our practice manager.
Our practice is regularly looking for nurses to join our team. Nursing in general practice is varied and challenging. Our nurses manage acutely unwell patients within our emergency area before they are transferred by ambulance to the hospital. They assist with minor procedures and do the dressings for wounds and chronic ulcers. They are responsible for ECGs, spirometry, hearing tests, vision tests and minimental state examinations. The nurses are responsible for both giving and recording all childhood vaccinations. Our nurses assist the doctor in the care of chronic diseases including diabetes, asthma and kidney disease. Should you wish to join our team either as a full time or part time basis please contact our practice manager.
Our practice has a very busy reception area and our receptionists have a challenging job. We are periodically looking for new reception staff and will advertise these jobs in the Northern Miner.