Overview

An exciting opportunity exists for a VR/Non-VR General Practitioner to join our busy Practice located on beautiful Magnetic Island affectionately known as “Maggie”. This position would suit a GP with a young family who wants to escape city life and raise their family on a pristine island within a thriving community of more than 2,500 permanent residents. Maggie is a tourist destination in itself and has an amazing primary school facility and kindergarten with opportunities for your children to be involved in AFL, Surf Life Saving nippers and Dance. It is a caring and safe community offering quiet, secluded palm fringed beaches, rugged nature, abundant wildlife including koalas, hiking trails, snorkelling and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. The climate is typical of the dry tropics and the island is covered with eucalypt woodlands. All of this just a short 20-minute ferry ride from Townsville.

Well established, Latitude 19 Health is a privately owned, AGPAL accredited mixed billing practice and the only GP Practice operating on Maggie. Currently we have 2 full time Doctors and 2 part time Doctors and are looking for another GP to join our team. We have a friendly and motivated mix of female and male GPs, support from Practice Nurses, experienced administration staff and a Practice Manager who will see you transition smoothly into island life. The practice has onsite pathology and physiotherapy with other Allied Health support. Maggie is in the district of workforce shortage (DWS) and is zoned MMM5 – GPs may be eligible for the GP rural incentive program payment. Our Practice provides a diverse mix of services ranging from minor emergencies, general and family health including paediatrics, travel medicine, chronic disease management, health assessments, skin checks and various skin procedures. After hours and urgent care presentations are handled by Qld Health. There is a pharmacy across the road and Practice hours are from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturdays.

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Start Date:
Immediate Start/ASAP
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RA Classification:
Outer Regional (RA3)
Area of Need Position:
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