Full time permanent General Practitioner with an interest in Rural Medicine. There is the option for the candidate to work at the Chinchilla Hospital as well as the Practice if they desire. We have DWS and AON approval and are looking for either VR or NON VR GP.

Start Date:
January 23, 2017
RA Classification:
Outer Regional (RA3)
Area of Need Position:

About Chinchilla Medical Practice

Chinchilla Medical Practice is a busy mixed billing private practice and we are looking for someone new to join our team!

Town Details

Located just 3 1/2 hours northwest of Brisbane and 1 1/2 hours northwest of Toowoomba, Chinchilla is a vitally friendly town located in the Surat Basin development with its ever increasing number of energy resource projects. It is a vibrant, expanding town with a current population of around 7000 and boasts excellent educational, sporting, recreational and cultural facilities.

The Chinchilla region is a vibrant, friendly place in which to live, work and play, with a wide range of activities, events and attractions that are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. This thriving community has progressed from a rural-based economy reliant mainly on rai crops, to the progressive, dynamic region of today where coal and gas exploration and power station development projects go hand-in-hand with extensive feedlots, cotton growing and board-acre farming.
The town has the following:

2 local supermarkets
Local town centre with shops
Library and cinema
2 private schools, public primary and high schools
Many local sporting clubs and groups, local indoor and outdoor pool
2 gyms
RSL, Bowls Club, Pubs, Coffee Shops and variety of Takeaway options
The Weir for fishing and water sports

Practice Details

The practice moved to its present location opposite the water tower in May 1991, and expanded from 5 to 9 doctor's rooms in November 2009. The Church previously on the site was retained in the modern architect-designed Medical Centre, which also includes Chinchilla Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Sullivan and Nicolaides blood collection rooms.

The practice complies with the requirements of the Royal College of General Practitioners Standards for General Practices 4th Edition. Current accreditation status is displayed in the waiting/reception area.

We have a range of specialist who visit our practice each month:

Bloom Hearing
Australian Hearing
X-ray & Imaging
Rural Ultrasound Services
Quality Life Psychology
PHN Counsellor

Other facilities and services are listed below:

Ultra sound
ECG machine
Insurance Medicals
Wound care
Health assessments
Spirometry (lung function machine)
Telehealth Services
Comprehensive medical Assessments
Residential medication management reviews
GP management plans and team care arrangements
Pathology collection rooms on site
Employment related medicals including NMA sign off of coal board medicals
Computed Radiography
X-rays direct to the doctors computer terminal
Procedure Room
Removal of Foreign Objects
Skin lesions and Skin Cancer Excisions

We are a private practice with a fulltime Practice Manager, nursing and administration staff on daily.

After Hours

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm and a Wednesday night clinic until 7:30pm. Appointments are from 9:00am to 5:10pm daily. Weekend clinics on rotation. Saturday from 9am until 12pm approximately and Sunday from 11:30am until 12:30pm approx. Weekends consist of one Doctor and one admin and are for emergencies only.