GP Locum: Corowa/Rutherglen ( URGENT)

Position Description:

  • GP sessions, VMO/on-call are optional but preferred
  • Working at a group clinic with some sessions at smaller Rutherglen practice
  • No weekends required, explore the beautiful wine region!

Required dates: ASAP start until 30 June 2021. Welcome any expressions of interest (min 2 week placements)

Practice hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fees: $1,400 per day, plus travel and accommodation included

Role: Experienced locum required to cover annual leave at a large group practice with a few days a week at their solo Rutherglen clinic. There is a fairly even spread of patients across all ages; the 45 – 79 years age group most prevalent. There are also quite a few paediatric patients. Corowa has a population of about 7,000 people and this is the main GP practice in town. 15 appointments.

Practice Details:

Large group practice situated in purpose-built rooms in the Corowa Hospital grounds. Contains 15 consulting rooms and a very modern procedural room, utility/sterilising room, ECG room; all are well equipped. The team of eight full- and part-time doctors are well supported by four nurses and practice staff.

Together, the team operate two practices; the main practice is in Corowa and a branch practice is in Rutherglen, which has two consulting rooms and a full-time nurse. Corowa Hospital has 15 beds in the acute ward, for acute medical and surgical patients. Also attached to the hospital is a 31 bed nursing home. Anaesthetics, surgery and orthopaedics are performed in the Corowa Hospital, by both the local VMOs and visiting consultants.

There is also a visiting pediatrician and orthopedic surgeon attending on a regular basis. There is an allied health department within the hospital which caters to both inpatients and outpatients. There are also a further six hospitals within a 60 km radius which can be used for more complex and specialist cases, as well as an air ambulance service for transfer to Melbourne and Sydney, as necessary.

About Corowa: Corowa is a prospering rural community centrally located on the majestic Murray River in New South Wales between Sydney and Melbourne. Corowa is home to Australia’s mightiest waterway, the Murray and Lake Mulwala. Other leisure choices at your doorstep include camping, bush walking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing and water skiing.

If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, how about a glider flight at the Australian Soaring Centre? Or perhaps a tandem skydive?  For those who prefer a more grounded experience, there’s ready access to lush lawn bowling greens, grass tennis courts and a magnificent 27-hole championship golf course. Only 10kms away is Rutherglen, which is fringed by the Victorian Alps to the south. It is home to some of Australia’s oldest vines, famous wines and big blue skies.


Vacancy ID:
Dates of Placement:
08/02/2021 - 30/06/2021


Corowa and Rutherglen
Job Title:
GP Locum
Part Time/Full Time:
Full Time
After Hours/On-call:
Optional - but preferred
VMO Rights:
Optional - but preferred
Registration Requirements:
Procedural Requirements:
Yes - as per standard GP
Computer Software:
Best Practice
Patient load:
4-5 per hour
Solo or Group Practice:
Group Practice
Accommodation Provided:
Yes, good standard accommodation provided.
Travel Costs Covered:
Travel costs covered

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