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General Practitioner

Prime Medic Group - Australia,

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Position: General Practitioner

Reports To: The General Manager

Job Purpose: To provide competent patient-centered care that addresses health needs and promotes wellness. Such care is based on latest evidence and guidelines, and meets allrequirements.

Contract Type: Full Time and Part Time

Staff Responsibility: Peer support to other doctors and center staff

Functional Relationship with: 

• The General Manager
• The Nurse Manager and the primary health nurses.
• The administrator and the reception team.
• Community and secondary service providers.

Key Tasks and Duties

1. To Provide Good Clinical Care:

This will be achieved by:

• Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis and treatment services (including contraception) to patients.
• Ordering diagnostic tests as needed, checking and informing patients of results in a timely manner
• Referring patients appropriately to other providers if their needs exceed the range of care you are able to provide.
• Consulting and collaborating with colleagues to provide optimal care.
• Documenting all care provided and education/information given to patients within their health record, as per professional and company standards.
• Providing care off site (house calls) when this is in patient’s best interest or when this improves access for a group of patients.
2. To maintain good medical practice:

This will be achieved by:

• Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through continuing medical education, and more formal academic education and personal professionaldevelopment.
• Involvement in peer review activities and trainee teaching.
• Participating in an annual performance appraisal and setting work and personal goals for the coming year.
• Having a working knowledge of legislation that affects medical practice.
• Maintaining a current resuscitation certification at Level 5.
3. Maintaining Trust (Professional relationships with patients)

This will be achieved by:

• Understanding and implementing the Health and Disability Consumers Code of Rights, The Health Information Privacy Code, The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act and the NZMA Code of Ethics.
• Providing services courteously and respectfully, with regard to the cultural beliefs and needs of patients.
• Responding openly to complaints or feedbacks
4. Your duty to protect all patients

This will be achieved by:

• Recognizing when you are unwell or overburdened and taking action.
• Reporting as required by legislation when you believe patients or their families or the public is at significant risk.
• Consulting, supporting and if needed reporting colleagues who you feel are not competent to practice.
5. Working Collaboratively with colleagues

This will be achieved by:

• Working constructively and harmoniously with other members of the center’s team to ensure patients receive optimal care.
• Leading and delegating appropriately within the team.
• Collaborating in regard to rosters development and providing cover to ensure patient’s needs are met.
6. Maintaining integrity in professional practice

This will be achieved by:

• Making honest claims for services provided to ACC, HBL, PHO’s and other services funders.
• Charging for consultations in line with company and center policy by by annotating correctly on consultation slips.
• Complete time-sheets accurately.
• Declaring vested interests in services that you may be referring to.
• Returning phone calls
7. Providing certificates and other documents

This will be achieved by:

• Completing ACC, insurance and other reports within a week of receipt.
• Sending referral letters within one week.
• Completing event/ incident forms as per company policy.
• Clearing in-boxes daily and delegating this task if absent.
8. Undertaking research and quality improvement activities

This will be achieved by:

• Undertaking personal practice review activities or audits to enhance practice.
• Participating in center based audits.
• Involvement in practice accreditation activities.
9. Using Company and group systems

This will be achieved by:

• Using patient information system (MedTech 32) effectively e.g. Read codes, advanced forms and re-call systems.
• Issuing medical practitioner supply orders for pharmaceuticals used within the practice.
• Demonstrating a working knowledge of company policy with regard to clinical practice as described in company manuals.
• Using the company intranet and email facilities.
• Reporting events or untoward incidents as per professional standards and company policy.
• Practicing medicine in a way that reflects the company’s values and mission.

Qualifications/ Experience

• Registration as a Medical Practitioner in Australia.
• Vocational registration or practical experience as a general practitioner.
• Must hold ‘General’ registration with the AHPRA.
• Must be in Australia (Temporary or Permanent resident).
• Must hold a current Level 1 Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course Certificate
• Have at least two years post-graduate experience that includes pediatrics, accident and emergency medicine and surgery

Desired Criteria but not compulsory

In addition to above mentioned essential criteria, candidate must have a current AGPT placement.

Essential Skills Required

• Strong interpersonal communication.
• Active listening
• Clinical competence and a commitment to life-long learning.
• Comfort with computerized patient management systems.
• A ‘cool head” in emergency situations.

Personal Attributes

• Enjoys working in primary health care.
• A passion for improving and maintaining the health of all patients.
• An ability to be a positive, willing and enthusiastic team member.
• An ability to empathize and develop therapeutic relationships with people.

COVID 19 Precaution(s):

• Personal protective equipment provided or required.
• Social distancing guidelines in place.
• Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.