GP Locum: Swan Hill Primary Health Centre

Position Description:

  • GP sessions , nursing home with VMO and on-call on roster
  • Self contained accommodation will provided and reasonable travel expenses covered
  • Supportive administration and nursing team
  • Mixed billing Group practice
  • So much to enjoy and explore along the Murray River this Summer!

Locum required to cover GP sessions for larger group practice Swan Hill Primary Health Centre – VMO admitting rights and rounds and on-call only 1:5. Support given from rural community and other GPs, nurses and practice manager. Accident & Emergency is staffed by medical officers and VMO’s are supported by Anaesthetist and Obstetrician on call.

Required dates: 21 Dec  – 4 Jan 2021  – welcome any expression of interest!

Practice Hours: Mon- Fri 9-5pm + Sat 8-12pm + Sun/Public Holidays 9-12pm

Offering:  $1600 per day + GST  OR  negotiable. $1800 per day with the VMO on call component.

Self contained accommodation will provided and reasonable travel expenses or local car provided.

Practice Details:

Swan Hill Primary Health Centre  – This mixed billing clinic supports a large rural community. Currently 4 GP’s 4 registrars will be well-supported by 3 Practice Nurses; and a strong team of highly experienced Administrative staff.  The clinic focuses on healthcare for all demographics though has a strong proportion of patients who present with cases that include Drug & Alcohol, Mental Health, Paediatrics, OBGYN, Aged Care and Palliative Care.  In providing a holistic approach with the clinic adjoined to the Health Service, provides quick access to a strong referral network of visiting Consultants.  Furthermore, in clinic, there is midwifery, counselling, psychologist, care plans and aged care.  With 12 consulting rooms and a treatment room for minor surgical procedures.

This AGPAL registered, teaching, computerized practice uses Best Practice software.  Open Monday to Friday from 08:30 – 5:00 pm, you will also participate in a shared 1:5 after-hours / on-call roster for Swan Hill District Health Service. There are two residential aged care homes in the township, one with 45 beds and the other with 30 beds.

About Swan Hill:

Swan Hill is located on the Murray River in northwest Victoria with a four per cent Indigenous population. In the early 1850s, Swan Hill became one of the region’s major inland river trading ports. The river trade declined with the expansion of the railway system and agriculture spearheaded the town’s prosperity.

The Murray River is lined with parks, barbecue facilities and walking tracks. The popular pioneer settlement recreates the atmosphere of a pioneer river port town and offers riverboat cruises.

The town is well provided with retail outlets and specialist stores selling local produce. Vast citrus farms and vineyards attract seasonal visitors and workers.


Vacancy ID:
Dates of Placement:
21/12/2020 - 04/01/2021


Swan Hill
Job Title:
GP Locum
Part Time/Full Time:
Full Time
Practice Hours:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, Saturday am
After Hours/On-call:
Yes required
VMO Rights:
Yes required
Registration Requirements:
Procedural Requirements:
Yes - as per standard GP
Computer Software:
Best Practice
Patient load:
standard 15 minute appointments
Solo or Group Practice:
Group Practice
Accommodation Provided:
Yes will be provided
Travel Costs Covered:
Reasonable travel costs covered

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