GP Vacancy – Full or Part Time

General Practitioner

North East Victoria Alpine Region – Myrtleford

Distribution Priority Area (DPA) – Yes
Modified Monash – MM5

Standish Street Surgery is an Accredited Teaching Practice looking for a Full Time or Part Time GP to join our Team.
We are a friendly family orientated Practice located in the North East Victoria with a population of around 6000 including surrounding areas. Myrtleford is the largest town in the Alpine Shire and the Upper Ovens Valley.

The successful GP is preferred to have experience in rural communities and will need to be credentialed as a VMO at Alpine Health. Services in Myrtleford include a 15 bed Public Hospital that offers Urgent Care, Dialysis, District Nursing, Visiting Radiology and Allied Health. We have two Aged Care Facilities, Myrtleford Lodge (80 Beds) and Barwidgee Lodge (28 Beds, High Care).

We currently have 6 GP’s on site. Our Practice has 10 Consulting Rooms with a Procedure and Nursing Room. We house Dorevitch Pathology weekdays and varied Visiting Specialist weekly and monthly, including Endocrinologist, Paediatrician, Diabetes Educator, Dietitian, Private Psychologist and Hearing Services.

The Practice is well supported with 6 Practice Nurses, 1 Chronic Disease Nurse. We have 6 Reception Staff, 1 Office Manager and our Practice Manager.

We are a modern computerised, Accredited Teaching Practice with the Murray City Country Coast GP Training Program (MCCC). We have experience in Supervising and Training – Basic, Advanced and Subsequent Registrars who are working towards their Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice and or FACCRM. We also take medical students from Melbourne University on a regular basis. We have full Accreditation through AGPAL.

Our Practice hours are Monday – Friday 9am to 5:30pm and Saturday 9am to 12noon. The GP will be required to participate in a rotational After Hours Roster. The After Hours roster is shared with the Township of Bright. The GP will be required to participate in morning Hospital Ward rounds, and a weekly Evening On Call roster.

Myrtleford is 282 km’s northeast of Melbourne via the Hume Freeway. Wangaratta is the nearest larger town, 45km’s away and has the closest Public Emergency Department at Northeast Health. Albury-Wodonga (1 hour away) have most medical sub-specialties available as do Wangaratta.

Myrtleford is situated in Victoria’s Alpine Region, one the State’s most popular tourist destinations. Myrtleford is the hub of the Alpine Region being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Alpine Ranges with farming, tourism, wineries and rural industry being the major draw cards. There are lots of walking and bike tracks as well as good fishing spots. Other beautiful rural towns close by include Bright, Beechworth, Yackandandah, Milawa, the Ski Resorts of Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Dinner Plain having the natural beauty of the National Parks, Lake Buffalo surrounding Myrtleford.

Myrtleford is attractive and well landscaped which provides good shopping and sporting facilities. There is a strong Italian community and culture in Myrtleford, with mixed demographics, lots of young families and retirees.

Myrtleford has Government Primary and Secondary Schools, Catholic Primary and Secondary school, Day Care Centre and Kindergarten, 2 Supermarkets, a monthly Farmers Market and V-Line Coach Services.

We are a Private Practice, but do Bulk Bill Pensioners, ATSI & patients under 16.

Please contact Kerri Bray, Practice Manager for further information on the Package.