GP locum jobs in Australia are diverse and interesting, ranging from positions in metropolitan GP clinics to positions for GPs with skills in Emergency (ALS or equivalent), Obstetrics (DRANZCOG) and Anaesthesia (JCCA) required in rural remote and outback locations.
As a GP providing comprehensive primary health care in Australia you have the opportunity to engage with clients across all sectors of society, provide continuity of care as a permanent GP, or crucial cover as a locum where your skills are truly appreciated. The GP locum job environment in Australia will utilise and extend your skills as a General Practitioner.
Doctors working in GP locum jobs have a clinical independence with reasonable appointment times and paper work levels. You’ll find you have the time to deliver an excellent level of care to your patients. There is a strong emphasis on supportive and collegial practice and dedication to ongoing education and upskilling. As a result there is an excellent standard of clinical practice and career advancement which plays a part in further improving health outcomes.
GPs don’t generally have any on-call or after hours work, although occasionally they may work on the weekends. They generally have two practice sessions per day, and they may or may not be the solo doctor within the medical practice. Practice billings can be bulk, private or mixed billing, and a GP will generally consult Cat 4 and Cat 5 patients, and will need the ability to stabilise patients if required. They may be supported by a practice nurse and allied health. Depending on the practice doctors are expected to see anywhere from 4-6 patients per hour. It’s a big advantage for a doctor working in a GP locum job to understand the Australian Medicare system, as well as Care Plans and the Specialist Referral System. Depending on the location, Emergency Department skills/knowledge may be required – e.g. if the work is in a remote or rural location and relies on RFDS for evacuation. Daily rates for GPs range from $1,000 – $1,500 per day worked. Often a percentage of billings will be offered if greater. Doctors can claim rural retention grant of $7,000 per year if a number of locum weeks are worked per annum in rural locations.
Hospital GPs are based in Medical Practices with generally two practice sessions a day. Depending upon location doctors may be solo, on-call or in a rotational roaster. They’re usually required to cover inpatients, outpatients and occasionally ward rounds, as well as consulting a full range of presentations from Cat 5 to Cat 1 (there are good evacuation procedures in place for rural locations). Hospital GPs may be supported by a practice nurse and allied health. Depending on the practice, doctors are expected to see minimum 4 patients per hour (up to 6 in some practices). It’s an advantage for a Hospital doctor working in a GP-Hospital locum job to understand the Australian Medicare system, as well as Care Plans and the Specialist Referral System. Most clients cover doctors’ medical indemnity in the hospital for public patients. Pay is typically on a ‘daily rate’ basis (practice billings can be bulk, private or mixed billing), with daily rates ranging from $1,500 – $2,000 per day. In addition hospital GPs can claim various rural retention grants each year, if a number of locum weeks are worked per annum in rural locations involving emergency work.
These GPs may be hospital based (working in shifts) or clinic based working as a solo on call or shared on call depending on the location. Depending on location presentations may be from Cat 1 to Cat 5 covering medicine practiced in family, chronic, acute, indigenous and walk-in care etc. These GPs may be supported by a practice nurse and allied health. Depending on the practice, doctors are expected to see minimum 4 patients per hour (up to 6 in some practices). It is preferable for a doctor working in a GP locum job to understand the Australian Medicare system, as well as Care Plans and the Specialist Referral System. Most clients cover doctors’ medical indemnity in the hospital for public patients. Pay is typically on a ‘daily rate’ basis (practice billings can be bulk, private or mixed billing – some hospital locations may accept refer and request provider numbers), with daily rates ranging from $2,000 – $2,300 per day. Various rural retention grants may be claimed each year, if a number of locum weeks are worked per annum in rural locations. For procedural Obstetrics DRANZCOG required, although Caesar is not always a requirement. An obstetrics logbook is desirable. JCCA is required for GP Anaesthetists, as clients typically have Anaesthetist theatre lists – logbooks desirable.
Locum VR GP - Far North Queensland Dates: Monday 9th December to Friday 20th December Rates: $1500 per day worked. All travel, accommodation and vehicle provided. The Position Our client is seeking a locum VR GP to provide primary health care in a remote A&TSI health clinic. Working Monday to Friday 0800-1700 with no on call or weekend work. During this locum you will be working alongside another experienced VR GP and a -disciplinary team including aboriginal support workers, RNs, midwife, child health nurse & allied health. The Location Located in North West Queensland you will experience hot temperatures year round. Enjoy coastal living in this rural community that is best known for prawning and fishing. Enjoy beautiful beaches, an abundance of and marine life and amazing sunrises/sunsets. Essential Criteria • FRACGP/FACRRM or VR qualifications • General or Specialist registration with AHPRA • Cultural awareness and prior experience working ... Read More
Locum VR GP – WA Aboriginal health service Dates: Tue 1 to Fri 25 October 2019 Rates: $1200/day + flights, car & accommodation The Position: Locum coverage from Tue 1 to Fri 25 October 2019 is needed in a busy, multi doctor Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS). You will enjoy excellent clinic support and a friendly atmosphere and this role will see you working with a variety of booked appointments; walk-ins, Chronic Disease Management, Maternal & Child Health presentations. No on call and no after hours commitments will enable you to also spend your weekends exploring this beautiful region. The Location: The Kimberley region of north western Australia is one of Australia’s hidden treasures with an immense and complex landscape that encompasses spectacular gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, pockets of lush rainforest and an astonishing variety of wildlife Essential Criteria: • FRACGP/FACRRM or VR Qualification • Specialist registration with AHPRA... Read More
Locum VR GP Date: 27 Jan – 7th Feb 2020 Rate: $150/hr or 70% of billings, whichever is greater. Flights, accommodation and car hire provided. The Position: Our client is seeking a Locum VR GP to provide for the above mentioned dates. You will be working with other GPs and supported by nursing staff. This clinic schedules 15 minute appointments and uses Medical Director software. The practice hours would be either 8am to 4pm or 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The clinic will provide flights, accommodation and car hire The Location: This town is the large urban centre of Townsville in Northern Queensland; the area is classed as dry tropics. With a population of around 200,000, the city expansion continues with housing estates and major urban developments. Join in the many fun activities; rowing, diving, sporting and cultural events and festivals, and many restaurants. Essential Criteria: • VR/FRACGP/FACRRM • Unrestricted AHPRA Registration • No Pr... Read More
Locum VR GP Dates: • 30th Sep – 25th Oct ($1300pd) • 4th Nov – 6th Dec ($1200pd) Rates: $1200-$1300 per day plus flights, car & accommodation provided The Position Our client is an established GP clinic with a multi-disciplinary team, seeking a Locum VR GP to cover for the above mentioned dates in the beautiful North West of Tasmania. The practice opening hours: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Thu: 8:30am - 9:00pm and Sat & Sun: 2pm-6pm. The Location This region of Tasmania is renowned for its cultural life, beautiful local produce and fantastic beachside restaurants and cafes. Make sure you take some time to explore the world heritage listed national parks that are only a short drive away! This location is NOT a district of work force shortage. Essential Criteria • VR/FRACGP or FACRRM • Specialist Registration with AHPRA • No provider number restrictions Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australas... Read More
Locum VR GP Dates: 19th – 26th September Rates: $150 per hour The Position: A Locum VR GP is required in this mixed billing practice from 19th – 26th September. Locum is required to work Mon – Fri, 09.00 – 18.00. The Location Situated in a great position in the hub of South Yarra, close to shops and restaurants, all day parking available free for staff and patients. Essential Qualifications: * VR/FACRRM/FRACGP qualifications * Unresticted AHPRA Registration Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia’s most established and trusted agencies. You’ll benefit from the service that matches you to positions that suit your current lifestyle needs and career goals. Apply today and let us take you to the next step in your medical career! (Quote Ref: A-38581) Read More
Locum VR GP – DWS location just 30mins from Perth CBD Dates: ASAP; 1 -2 + months Rates: $150 p/h or 75% billings The Position: This mixed billing, medical centre is a large, modern, family friendly practice, with a great team of doctors and support staff. Locum coverage required for Monday to Friday sessions only from 8.00am -5.00pm. Prefer local doctors, but travel assistance negotiable on a case by case basis. The Location Located approximately 30km south of Perth, the center also has an on-site podiatry, pharmacist, physiotherapist and pathology. * DWS Location * Essential Criteria: • FRACGP/FACRRM or VR Qualification • Specialist registration with AHPRA • Full Working Rights in Australia Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia’s most established and trusted agencies. You’ll benefit from the personalised service that matches you to positions that suit your current lifestyle needs and career goal... Read More
Locum GP Dates: 23rd – 29th September Mon – Fri, 08.00 – 17.00 and Sat – Sun, 08.00 – 13.00 (if possible) Rates: $150ph or 70% billings The Position Our client is currently seeking a Locum GP to provide coverage for the above mentioned dates. It has a large patient base in affluent suburb & excellent support staff including on site pathology. Full time RN support, computerized, accredited. The days are negotiable. The Location A very small isle located between Surfers Paradise and Bundall, this refreshingly relaxed suburb features and small street of shops and boutique restaurants. It’s mostly local residences, many of which enjoy the riverside lifestyle, but there are a few holiday accommodation options too. Essential Criteria • General or Specialist Registration with AHPRA • FRACGP, FACRRM or VR Qualifications Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia’s most established and trusted agencies. You’ll... Read More
General Practitioners enjoy great earning potential, support as well as sun, surf and sand! Benefits * Open and flexible contract arrangements * Attractive remuneration * Full clinical autonomy The opportunity: Join a busy, accredited, RACGP-award-winning Medical Centre. As Queensland's RACGP General Practice of the Year in 2016, this practice is dedicated to a high-quality approach to patient health and wellbeing, service scope and delivery. You'll find yourself busy from day one and with the high levels of patient demand you will be fully booked in no time. Enjoy the daily support of wonderful, dedicated reception staff as well as ten nurses who assist doctors with a range of services. Featuring 30 GP consultation rooms, four triage bays, two procedure rooms and the latest primary health technology and equipment, everything you need to provide excellent medical care is at your fingertips. With full suite of allied health services, including ... Read More
Summary info: * 70% of billings (initial $150 hourly guarantee) * Open 7 days with flexible roster options * Full nursing support * Fully accredited training practice The Position This practice opened its doors in 2017 with a modern fit-out and has already become extremely popular with the local community. With 4 existing GPs, exceptional support and nursing staff you will replace a very busy outgoing Doctor who is leaving the area. You'll be busy from day one but will have the peace of mind of $150 per hour guarantee. The practice runs to 15-minute appointments but also welcomes walk-ins so earning opportunities are excellent whilst you can also spend time with your patients to give the best possible service. This practice bulk-bills during the week and charges a gap payment on weekends. The Location Based in central Wollongong, this practice is next door to a pharmacy and close to the hospital and University. You'll be just minutes from the ... Read More
Locum VR GP - Remote Indigenous Community Dates: Mon 4 to Fri 22 Nov 2019 (3 weeks) Rates: $1500 per day worked plus flights, car & accommodation The Position: Seeking an experienced and independent VR GP to provide locum coverage in a primary health care facility, co-located with the local hospital. You will be working 0800-1700 Monday to Friday only, with no after hours or on call work required. With nursing and aboriginal health workers in the clinic for support the team utilizes Best Practice software and additional clinical support in head office located in Mt Isa. Ongoing opportunities exist for locums interested in a 3 or 4 week on/off roster during 2020. The Location: This town is found in the north western corner of Queensland only 150 km from the NT border. It has a population of just over 1,200 people. Essential Criteria: * Remote AMS experience & cultural awareness essential in this solo GP clinic. * FRACGP, FACRRM or VR qualificat... Read More
General Practitioners enjoy every opportunity for success in one of the closest DPA locations to Sydney. Features * High volume patient base waiting for you * All special interests and upskilling opportunities supported * Full flexibility roster to suit your lifestyle About the opportunity: A new practice is opening in a high demand DPA area, where most other clinics have their books closed, this clinic is looking to meet the communities needs efficiently. Offering an initial guarantee, marketing support, ongoing training and an opportunity for your special interest to thrive, this is the next step in your career. With all the administrative and nursing support you will require, onsite pathology, pharmacy and Allied Health professionals, as well as a unique sleep study rooms, your patient needs are well looked after. Eight GP consultation rooms, a three-bed treatment room and two procedure rooms allows this practice excellent room for growth o... Read More
General Practitioner (VR GP) - Bathurst, NSW General Practitioners can walk into a mixed billing practice with a large patient base in a DPA location and benefit from full administrative and nursing support Benefits * Leading medical group offering clinical autonomy and open contracts * Remuneration of over $300K per year * Up to $400 per week accommodation subsidy for the first 6 months The Opportunity: Join a dynamic team in a well established, state-of-the-art medical centre offering spacious custom-built facilities with teaching and training accreditation and a strong reputation for providing quality primary care. This practice will support your special interest and gives you the opportunity to be involved in its medical education programs. Located on the grounds of Charles Sturt University, this practice features modern consulting rooms, a large treatment room, a dedicated procedure room, onsite pathology and parking as well as a wide ran... Read More
Locum GP Required - DPA location 1 hours drive from Melbourne Dates: Mon 30 Sept to Fri 11 Oct 2019 Rates: $1200/day or 65% (whichever is highest) plus accommodation provided. The Position Our client is currently seeking a Locum VR GP to provide coverage in a mixed billing group practice in rural VIC. Hours are Monday to Friday 8.30-5.00pm, and Saturdays sessions also available by negotiation. No on call or hospital work required. The Location 70kms north of Melbourne and a short drive from the Calder or Hume Freeways. A quaint, charming town situated in a rolling agricultural landscape at the geographic centre of Victoria. Enjoy everything this Melbourne has to offer with many restaurants and cafes, art and culture and many sporting events at your doorstep. Essential: * FRACGP/FACRRM or VR Qualification * Specialist registration with AHPRA * Full Working Rights in Australia Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, on... Read More
Locum VR GP Dates: 11 Nov to 29 Nov Rates: $1200/day worked + travel & accommodation The Position A locum GP is required from 11 Nov to 29 Nov. Work is undertaken in a multi-disciplinary team delivering clinical and public health services to the residents of the community and surrounding outstations. An interesting mix of tourist, mining and A&TSI health. GP Sessions are from Mon to Fri. The Location Located approximately 250km from Darwin by sealed road east of Darwin in Kakadu National Park. As the main town of World Heritage Kakadu National Park, there is a considerable tourist population, especially during the dry season. Essential Criteria * FRACGP/FACRRM or VR Qualification * Specialist registration with AHPRA * Full Working Rights in Australia Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia's most established and trusted agencies. You'll benefit from the personalised service that matches you to posi... Read More
Fully booked General Practitioners earn up to $2000 per day, growing daily, you will be able to earn this in no time! Features * Earn up to 70% of billings * Progressive and innovative patient care * Close to Melbourne CBD About the opportunity: Provide the very best general healthcare at this growing practice located in a busy area with lots of foot traffic. Flexible and innovative, this medical centre aims to cater to all your needs as a General Practitioner, so you can practice with ease and dedication. Co-located with food outlets and one of the biggest Chemist Warehouse stores in the state, this practice will see you fully booked quickly, seeing an average of 30-40 patients a day, depending on your appointment preferences. Featuring eight fully stocked consultation rooms, a two-bed treatment room, onsite pathology and visiting allied health, your team is set up for success and accessibility. Being fully booked daily and supporting part-ti... Read More
General Practitioners love coming to work in this super-friendly practice every day, with long lasting community relationships, building a patient base won't take long Features * 70% of billings (with initial hourly guarantee) * Flexible hours - highly supportive environment * Fully accredited practice with a range of services The Opportunity: A well-established and friendly family practice is seeking an experienced permanent GP to join their busy team. You will practice in a welcoming environment, offering the highest standards of care. The team builds long-lasting relationships to preserve and enhance the wellbeing their patients. This practice provides a range of key services and specialties such as chronic disease management, skin work and travel vaccination. This practice is also close to other allied health specialists, including: a dietitian, physiotherapist and two psychologists. The practice has full-time nursing support. This practic... Read More
General Practitioners have been providing the highest quality health care or the past 15 years at this well-established and friendly family practice Features * DPA location * Predominantly Private Billing Practice * Flexible hours - high income opportunity The opportunity: You will practice in a welcoming supportive and professional environment. This is a well-established, but non-corporate Doctor-owned practice offering a range of key services and services to the community. In addition to the exceptional GPs practicing here, patients benefit from Dietitians, Audiologists, Psychologists and nurses with a wide range of skills - as well as visiting specialists. Enjoy exceptional nursing and allied health support as well as everyday job satisfaction! Location: Goulburn is an historic country town in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. Marvel at the colonial architecture of the area, delight the senses with top food and wine experiences and explore th... Read More
General Practitioners have an outstanding opportunity for in an environment where the best outcomes to the community is the number one priority. Highlights * 70% of billings with generous earnings guarantee * Brand new practice - premium spec fit-out * Technology enabled practice The opportunity: A brand new, state of the art clinic with 6 stylish consulting rooms and a modern, welcoming reception space including kids' area and kitchenette. This practice is located on the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney. Mixed patient base, visiting specialists, allied health, community outreach programs. Join this new and busy practice that offers great support and remuneration. Location: The ultimate Sydney lifestyle location! With pristine harbor and ocean beaches, café culture, fine restaurants, national parklands - all within easy reach of the City Essential: * FRACGP/FACRRM * Current specialist registration with AHPRA * Full Working Rights in Austra... Read More
General Practitioners can work in one of Sydney's closest DPA exemptions around! Highlights * RARE DPA exemption in a high demand area * Work within an hour of Sydney CBD * Highly innovative, well-run and popular practice About the opportunity: Put your patients first at this modern, welcoming facility, offering convenient medical services for patients and doctors alike. Long established, this medical practice has a deep understanding of the community's needs. This team remains dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive treatment with an online booking system that encourages continuity of care and support that allows you to focus on patients and their needs. Offering a team of eight efficient and professional nurses with varied interests such as Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes and Skin, your day to day operations will remain smooth and efficient. The practice management team and administrators work together to provide the day to day su... Read More
General Practitioners enjoy a convenient location with friendly and efficient support Highlights * Lovely coastal location close to Newcastle * 65 - 70% of billings * High-income opportunity About the opportunity: This friendly, privately-owned practice is situated in an area of population growth. With new subdivisions nearby and located adjacent to an over 55's village there is an increasing demand for quality medical services in the community. This practice has a large patient base of varying ages. The practice was built in 2014, very modern with excellent facilities. Practice currently opening hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. Offering a range of services, you will be given the opportunity to practice what you enjoy. Location: The perfect place for work and play. Surfing, fishing, bike riding, golf, four-wheel driving and bush walking are just a few of the local attractions right on your doorstep to enjoy. With the city of Newcastle ... Read More