GP Locum: Beechworth · RWAV

GP Locum: Beechworth

Position Description:

  • Beautiful location to work and explore!
  • Reasonable travel expenses covered and two-bedroom unit in town provided.
  • One day/night on-call per week
  • Very friendly and supportive rural practice

Required dates: Mon 28 June to Fri 9 July (2 weeks) 

Practice hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:45 pm, Saturday (9:00am – 12:30 pm) and ideally one night on-call at the urgent treatment room in hospital for managing emergency presentations to the clinic. Most are taken directly to ED in Wangaratta or Albury Wodonga.

Fees: $1,200 per day + GST or negotiable plus on-call fees.

Role: This mixed billing practice is well-established in the community and staffed by 11 part-time doctors who are supported by an experienced nurse and administration staff. Mixed population in terms of age and health issues.

Practice Details:

Beechworth Surgery is an accredited practice with 10 consultation rooms, 11 part-time doctors, three part-time nurses, administration staff, a practice manager and office manager. It is a very busy rural general practice treating approximately 30,000 patients per year. It is the only general medical practice in Beechworth and provides service to Beechworth Hospital (acute and extended care centres) and Beechworth Prison. Beechworth has an excellent ambulance service and a wide range of community services.

Services offered include:

  • Paediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric care
  • Acute medical and surgical emergency care
  • Counselling, relaxation therapy, medication and specialist treatment for nervous disorders
  • Women’s healthcare, family planning, pregnancy testing, sexual problems
  • Treatment for solar damage and skin cancers including cryotherapy and biopsy
  • Specialist referral to a wide range of expert consultants
  • Regular physiotherapy and podiatry services
  • On-site pathology specimen collection – at Beechworth, staff from Dorevitch attend every weekday, 8:30am – 12:30pm, and may carry out home visits where necessary

About Beechworth:

Beechworth is a fascinating town rich in history and blessed with great natural beauty. The town boasts many buildings dating from the Gold Rush and there are strong historical links to the bush ranger Ned Kelly.

The famous Beechworth Gaol reveals Beechworth’s less well known history, one that’s rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romance.

The region is geographically varied with towering mountains, snow-capped in winter, tree-covered ranges, lakes, rivers and tranquil fertile farmlands. Some of the best snowfields in Victoria are only 90 minutes away.

World famous wineries abound together with locally produced gourmet food – cheeses, fruit, vegetables, honey and nuts. A popular holiday destination, particularly in autumn when the rich colours of the trees are the attraction. Beechworth is renowned for its excellent bakery and plentiful gourmet cafes and restaurants.


Vacancy ID:
Dates of Placement:
28/06/2021 - 09/07/2021


Job Title:
GP Locum
Part Time/Full Time:
Full Time
Practice Hours:
9:00 am - 5:45 pm Monday - Friday and Saturday morning
After Hours/On-call:
Required 1-night/day
VMO Rights:
Not required
Computer Software:
Best Practice
Patient load:
standard 15 minute appointments
Solo or Group Practice:
Group Practice
Accommodation Provided:
Two-bedroom unit provided
Travel Costs Covered:
Reasonable travel costs

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