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.
Permanent VR GP Required - Northern Victoria Summary: * DWS location * 70%+ of billings (Negotiable) * 3 month guaranteed income * Welcoming and supportive community * Long Service Leave Incentives The Position Due to an expanding patient base our client has a highly profitable opportunity for a permanent full time VR GP to join their busy clinic. This rural clinic is integrated with the local community health service and offers a large multi-disciplinary team on site for support and 3 treatment rooms.This practice has a long history of service to the local community. Joining an experienced team of up to 5 GP's, with full time GP's earning up to $350 - 450K per annum, you will also receive full support from experienced nursing and clinic staff. Clinic hours are Monday - Friday 8:45am - 5:30pm, and they primarily need GP's to provide this service. Co-located with the community health services is a real benefit as there are good links to Allied ... Read More
Urgent Locum GP - Coastal QLD AMS Dates: Monday 3rd December - Friday 21st December 2018 Rates: $1200 per day plus travel and accommodation provided The Position Our client is currently seeking a locum General Practitioner to cover Monday to Friday sessions in their coastal primary health care service. Working 0900 - 1700, with no weekend or on call requirement you will have plenty of time to enjoy the sun and the sea. The Location This Health Care Centre is found on the stunning Queensland coast, about 3.5 hours' drive north of Brisbane and close to Fraser Island. The area experiences warm weather year round and has a nice community feel. Essential Criteria * FRACGP/FACRRM or VR qualifications * A&TSI experience essential * General or Specialist registration with AHPRA 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... Read More
VR GP for Modern 5 Star Facility in Moreton Bay, QLD Summary * $150 per hour guarantee for the first three months * DWS * Strong Marketing team The Position Currently looking for a GP to join this new forward-thinking team. Step into an already well established patient based to fill the space left by a departing GP. The Practice New and busy bulk billing practice with high volume foot traffic. Innovative technology including patient kiosks and ipads in waiting rooms. State of the art technology to ensure administrative efficiency with a patient concierge facility. There are 15 min startdard appointments with the option for more patients if you wish. The Location Located next to Coles supermarket and the Food Court, an excellent location for walk-by traffic with lots of parking. The town itself is 30 kms North of Brisbane and has a population of 15000 people. Easy access to the highway and train into the city, 30mins to beaches and rainforest, ... Read More
Locum AMS GP's needed! - Katherine NT Dates: Ongoing vacancies from January 2019. Contact us today with your availability! Rate: $1,300 per day with flights, car and self-contained accommodation included The Position Locum GP's are required throughout 2019 to provide much needed coverage in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory. This facility provides health care to a catchment area the size of Tassie with approximately 3,000 patients over 9 communities. You'll be one of four GP's travelling out to the communities from Monday to Thursday, returning back in Katherine on Friday. The GP's often get together on the Friday and converse regarding the challenges they've faced, offering support and a helping hand. There is a Rural Medical Practitioner on call based in Darwin for support & if any evacuations are required. Seven of the communities have full time nursing staff & Aboriginal Health workers. The other communities have outreach nurs... Read More
Locum GP / VMO Dates: Commencing Monday 24th or Monday 31st of December 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019 *any dates of coverage that you can offer during this period will be considered* Rates: Earn $9000 per week - comprising of $1600 per weekday worked & $500 per weekend day spent on call The Position Seeking a Locum GP / VMO to provide coverage commencing Monday 24th or Monday 31st of December 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019 *any dates of coverage that you can offer during this period will be considered*. GP sessions- Mon-Fri. 24/7 on call; however good ambulance cover & bypass available any time the doctor is fatigued. Friendly & supportive community; 3 bed family friendly refurbished accommodation provided. Hot & cold meals available. The Location The town is located in the heart of the vast national parks of the Mallee region. To the south-west is the Wyperfeld National Park with its network of lake beds. In the north-west is the Mur... Read More
Locum GP Only Dates: * 24th December 2018 - 6th January 2019 * 31st December 2018 - 6th January 2019 Rate: $1300 per day with travel, car and accommodation included The Position: A locum GP is required for a great practice in country Victoria. A very well run practice, the team in town really make you feel like part of the family. Would love a GP to help from Christmas Eve, even open to flying you home for Christmas and back if you can! The Location: The town is located in the heart of the vast national parks of the Mallee region. To the south-west is the Wyperfeld National Park with its network of lake beds. In the north-west is the Murray-Sunset National Park, characterized by its wide-open landscapes and isolation. And to the north is the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park which borders the Murray River and features native woodlands and lakes. Essential Criteria: * FRACGP, FACRRM or VR Qualifications * General or Specialist AHPRA registration Tak... Read More
Locum GP / ED with advanced skills in either OBS or ANS Dates: 26 November - 2 December 2018 Rates: $2000/day worked The Position Our client requires a Locum GP / ED with advanced skills in either OBS or ANS to provide coverage from 26 November - 2 December 2018 in a QLD hospital. The Location Located 210 kilometers north-west of Brisbane this friendly country town is host to many annual arts and music festivals and is only a short drive to the majestic Bunya Mountain ranges. Essential Criteria * FACRRM/ FRACGP + ALS essential * Unrestricted full registration with AHPRA 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 goals. Not the right job for you? Refer a colleague and be rewarded with a pre-paid Visa card up to the value of $2,000*! Apply ... Read More
Locum SMO ED Dates: 22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019 (inclusive) Rates: $2100/day worked + flights, car & accommodation The Position A QLD Hospital is currently seeking a Locum SMO/GP with ED to provide coverage from 22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019 (inclusive). Predominantly working on site in ED with on call roster. The Location This location is found in central east Queensland, approximately one hour's drive from the coastal town of Bowen and has a population of just over 2000. A quaint country town, far enough away from the tourist hubs to be a country retreat, but close enough to retain that same friendly and welcoming attitude of all the Whitsundays locals. Essential Criteria * FRACGP or VR qualifications preferred * Unrestricted full registration with AHPRA 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 positi... Read More
Locum GP/VMO Dates: 0800 Mon 24 Dec - 1700 Fri 11th Jan (Not working 25,26,29 & 30 Dec or 1 Jan) Rate: $1750 per day worked + flights, car and accommodation provided The Position Seeking a Locum GP/VMO to cover a North East Tasmanian clinic for the above dates. The locum is required to work 14 days during this placement. Mon-Fri GP with 1:2 on call roster for ED. The Location This position is based in the largest township on the East Coast of Tasmania. The town is considered the heart of the North East Coast, and is the gateway to the Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay. Located on the Tasman Highway (around 160km east of Launceston), it is one of the fastest growing areas of Tasmania with a population of 2,173 in 2011. It is well known for its clear waters, hospitable climate, world famous national parks and gourmet fresh produce, and is one of Tasmania's most popular tourist destinations. It is an excellent spot for anyone who enjoys fishing, boat... Read More
Locum AMS VR GP Dates: Monday 21st January 2019 - Friday 1st February 2019 Rates: $1,200 per day including flights and accommodation The Position A locum GP is required for 8am - 5pm coverage from the 21st January to the 2nd February 2018. Work is undertaken in a multi-disciplinary team delivering clinical and public health services to the residents of the community and surrounding outstations. 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 * FACRRM/FRACGP or VR qualification * Unconditional 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 personalised service that matches you to positions that suit your current l... Read More
VR or Non-VR GP opportunity in Far North Coastal Queensland Summary: * Private billing * DWS * RLRP eligible * Full patient list awaiting the new GP! The Position Looking for a GP to join our team that has a passion for chronic disease and has a holistic approach to health care. The new owner is also passionate about supporting GP's to deliver care in their area of passion and expertise. Currently have 2 FT GPs and a full patient list awaits the new third GP. The Practice Privately owned accredited practice with plans to develop into a chronic disease/ allied health hub for locals and surrounds. Established for over 30 years, with long standing staff and a strong client base. Allied services currently: visiting Psychologists, Podiatrist, Exercise Physiologist, Sonographer, Audiologist, Dietician and Diabetes Educator. Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Service Overview A modern and accredited General Practice Surgery with traditional values in... Read More
Locum GP VMO - ED/Wards & Clinics Dates: 17 December 2018 - 11 January 2019 Rate: $1800 per day plus car, travel, accommodation & meals The Position: A Locum GP VMO is required to provide coverage in ED/Ward & Clinics from 17 December 2018 - 11 January 2019. On call on public holidays and weekends, weekend 29th and 30th December off. Business days on call and clinic hours. The Location: An untouched, well-renowned historical district surrounded by spectacular bush lands. The main industries in the Tenterfield district are beef cattle breeding and superfine wool production through the breeding of Merino sheep. With a population of approximately 3000, this is a beautiful town with a relaxed setting. Essential Qualifications: * FRACGP, FACRRM Qualifications * Current ALS Certification * Unrestricted AHPRA Registration Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia's most established and trusted agencies. You... Read More
General Practitioner - Established DWS practice in Greater Canberra, ACT Summary * DWS practice in Greater Canberra * Private billing clinic with 65% of billings offered * Existing patient base The Position Our client is looking to appoint a FT VR to join their established group practice located in the ACT. The practice was the first practice to be opened in the area and now employs 4 GPs, but due to a recent departure, now requires a GP to service their enormous patient base. They are a boutique styled practice with a collegiate atmosphere. Predominantly private billing, however there is some mixed billing for certain patients. The remuneration on offer is 65% of billings and a guaranteed $150 per hour for the first 3 months. Service overview The area is serviced by two major hospitals for emergency and a number of medical practices that have been established in the surrounding suburb to fill the need. Mainly young families, the medical centr... Read More
Permanent VR/ Non VR GP - DWS Summary: * Newly opened practice * Full time GP or Part-time * Established family practice The Position An opportunity exists for Full time or Part-time GP in a newly opened practice in 2016 and 2018 Winner of the Local Business Awards. A busy practice with a supportive team. 70% + hourly rate guarantee of $120 to $140 for the first 2-3 months, depending on the doctor. The Practice Practice opened in 2016, currently with 6 general practitioners, team of Allied Health Professionals + 2018 Winner of the Local Business Awards, AGPAL Accredited DWS. Pharmacy, in or near shopping centre, childcare etc): Inside the shopping centre are Woolworths, pharmacy next door, café, free parking directly outside. New developing area (large patient base), young families, children, mental health, elderly. The Location The town in Northern NSW provides a lovely relaxed lifestyle with access to all services in larger nearby centres, b... Read More
Permanent VR GP - close to Hobart. Starting in 2019 Summary: * Established family 2 GP practice * Full patient base ready to go * Above average earnings capability with an excellent work life balance. The Position Due to the future retirement of one of the partner GP, an opportunity exists for a full time GP in an established family practice. Always busy, this practice is consistently booked out. 65% + hourly rate guarantee for the first 2-3 months. The Practice Great opportunity to join a two GP practice as one partner is retiring in July 2019. With only 30 hours expected the practice is open 8.30 to 5.00 week days, no W/Ends or On call. Session times are 8 hours daily. The practice employs 1 PT and FT receptionist, 2 PT nurses. The patient demographic is middle class, craddle to grave families mostly. A broad range of conditions are treated including skin, mental health, WC and Care plans. Free parking directly outside. Mixed billing/private... Read More
Permanent VR GP - Western Sydney Summary: * Family focused general practice * Fully accredited services to RACGP Standards * Bulk billing practice The Position An opportunity exists for Permanent VR GP to join in a medical centre in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. You'll be well supported by an experienced team of fellow doctors, nurses and reception staff. The Practice A family focused general practice which enables equal access to medical services by bulk billing all patients. Their committed and friendly team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff share a common passion in striving to provide the highest level of comprehensive health services to all members of the community. Open 7 days a week, 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 6pm all weekend. The Location A beautiful suburb in Sydney's west, located just 30 minutes from the CBD. It has sporting fields, tennis courts, barbecue areas and a swim centre which has several outdoor pools and... Read More
Locum VR GP - NSW Central Coast Dates: ASAP start - ongoing. Contact us today with your availability! Rates: $150 per hour or 65% of billings, whichever the greater. Car & Accommodation included, contribution toward flights negotiable on length of placement The Position A bulk billing practice on the NSW Central Coast is desperately seeking locum and permanent GP's to join their team. Working Monday to Friday 0830 - 1800 and optional Saturdays 0900 - 1400 alongside a multi-disciplinary team. There is nursing support available and pathology on site. GP's see 4 patients per hour. The Location In this beautiful region of the NSW Central Coast are magnificent national parks, sparkling waterways and golden sandy beaches. In the great outdoors you'll find lots of fun and adventure, including swimming, surfing, kayaking, diving, fishing, bushwalking, horseriding and mountain biking. Essential Criteria * FRACGP, FACRRM or VR Qualifications * Unrestric... Read More
Locum VR or non VR GPs Date: Today/ ASAP - propose your availability (permanent positions also available) Rate: 60-70% of billings - guaranteed income for first 3 months up to $125 per hour Position: Our client is seeking VR or non-VR GP's for their clinics in central Gippsland. These GP clinics are located in DWS locations and have the capacity to provide supervision of level 3-4 for IMG's. Practice: The Gippsland GP clinics are located within our Community Health Centres, which offers over 180 different services. Main services include Allied health, paediactric services, headspace, chronic disease management, Counselling, Alcohol and other drug service, family violence services, Dental, District Nursing, NDIS Local Area Coordination, Aged Care Services, home support services, specialist nurse consultants in wound management, lymphedema, continence, diabetes, respiratory, Stomal Therapy, Dementia, pharmacotherapy and Hepatitis C. AGPAL accred... Read More
Locum GP - FNQ Date: Monday 3 December 2018 - Friday 10 January 2019 Rate: Open for discussion. The Position: Our client is seeking a GP to provide locum coverage at their medical centre in Townsville. See 4 Patients per hour. Surgery hours are Monday- Friday 8am - 5pm and Sat 8am-12pm. You will be working with 3 other doctors and supported by a practice nurse. This clinic uses Best Practice software. The Location: This clinic is located in a semi-rural residential suburb on the north and ocean side of Townsville city. It is placed around the foothills of Mount Louisa rising from 15 m above sea level to the mountain's peak of 185 m ASL. Essential Criteria: * FRACGP 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 benefit from the personalised service that matches you to positions that suit your current lifestyle needs and career goals. Not... Read More
Locum VR GP - Cairns Date: 21 January - 1 March 2019 Rate: $150 per hour + Flights, Car & Accommodation The Position: Our client is looking for Locum VR GP to provide coverage at their clinic from 21 January - 1 March 2019. Hours are Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. The Practice: This surgery is a light and airy, architectually designed, purpose-built medical centre. They service a diverse community of over 7,000 patients of which approximately 1,200 are Indigenous. They also have many patients from the Atherton Tablelands and Northern Beaches, who appreciate their personalised friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. The Location: Located within the rainforest and just half an hour drive from the centre of Cairns, this is the perfect opportuntiy for GPs who are passionate about Indigenous Health and Closing the Gap to work from the practice as well as in remote clinics, which are run three times a fortnight to service the surround... Read More