GP Locum: Timboon

Position Description:

  • Rural community south-west of Melbourne not far from the Great Ocean Road.
  • Small group practice
  • Accommodation provided and reasonable travel expenses covered!
  • VMO and on-call optional

Required dates: 24 Aug – 4 Sept 

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

Fees: $ negotiable – approximately $160 per week day, plus 70% of billings, weekend on-call flat rate

Role: Locum required to assist in a small group practice. You will provide a mix of GP sessions at this mixed billing clinic and cover VMO/on-call one night per week and 1:3 weekends at Timboon District Health Hospital. The hospital has 14 flexible bed care, acute, surgery, aged care beds and six day stay bed. Supported by triage nurses and paramedics.

Practice Details:

The Timboon Clinic is the only medical centre located in the township, servicing a prosperous dairying district of 8,000 people offering cradle to grave care. Timboon and District Healthcare Service provides a 24-hour Urgent Care Centre (not emergency department) for urgent medical care and is triaged by experienced nursing staff and paramedics.  The local aged care/hospital facility comprises a 14 flexible-bed and six day-stay bed. Offering a range of surgical day procedures with rotating surgical lists from Warrnambool, assisted by a local GP Anaesthetist.

Support is provided from visiting medical specialists and regional allied health workers including general surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology, dietitian, physiotherapy and speech pathology.

Patient demographics include an aged population and chronic disease management including diabetes, cardiac, respiratory and neurological origin.

The practice is accredited and fully computerised. Three doctors are well supported by practice nurses, practice manger and experienced, enthusiastic staff.

About Timboon:

The beauty of the Great Ocean Road and its world famous surfing/swimming beaches are minutes away. Port Campbell, a ten-minute drive, is at the centre of the Shipwreck Coast and close to the magnificent Twelve Apostles.

Timboon Fine Ice-Cream, offers handmade ice-cream at the local factory and is very popular around tourist areas, as is Timboon Farmhouse Cheese which has recently re-opened and is developing a new range of specialist cheese products.

The railway station was renovated and reopened in 2008 as the town’s only restaurant (besides the local pub). Timboon also has a number of small businesses including an IGA Supermarket, hardware store, post office, chemist, newsagent, clothing stores, a baker, hairdresser, Commonwealth and National Australia banks, and a laundromat. There are great bike trails in town to explore the region. Town has outdoor swimming pool.


Vacancy ID:
Dates of Placement:
24/08/2020 - 04/09/2020


Job Title:
GP Locum
Part Time/Full Time:
Full Time
Practice Hours:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
After Hours/On-call:
Optional - 1:3 weekend and 1 night per week- negotiable
VMO Rights:
Registration Requirements:
Procedural Requirements:
Yes - as per standard GP
Computer Software:
Best Practice/Pracsoft
Patient load:
4 per hour
Solo or Group Practice:
Group Practice
Accommodation Provided:
Two-bedroom house provided
Travel Costs Covered:
Reaosnable travel costs covered

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