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General Practitioner

Murrumbidgee/Riverina, NSW

Locum/Temp/Casual, Permanent
From 24/06/2024






All Correspondence addressed to: PO Box 580 Lavington NSW 2641


JOB TITLE: General Practitioner
REPORTS TO: Practice Principal/Practice Manager

Purpose of position:
To provide competent patient-centred care that addresses health needs and promotes wellness. Such care is based on latest evidence and guidelines, and meets legislative requirements.

1. To provide good clinical care:
Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to patients.
Ordering diagnostic tests as needed, checking and informing patients of results as per clinics procedure.
Referring patients appropriately to other providers if their need exceeds 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 clinics procedure.
2. To maintain good medical practice:
Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through continuing medical education and personal professional development.
Having a working knowledge of legislation and standards of General Practice.
Maintaining a current resuscitation certificate.
Practicing medicine in a way that reflects the company's values and mission statement.
3 .Maintaining trust (professional relationships with patients)
Providing services courteously and respectfully, with regard to the cultural beliefs and needs of patients.
Responding openly and following up complaints or feedback.
4. Working collaboratively with colleagues
Collaborating in regard to rosters and providing cover to ensure patients' needs are met.
Working constructively and harmoniously with all staff to ensure patients receive optimal care.
Involvement in practice accreditation activities
Participating in centre-based audits and activities
5. Maintaining integrity in professional practice
Charging for consultations in line with the clinics policy.
Declare vested interests in services that you may be referring to.
Returning phone calls and responding to intramail in timely manner.
Completing documents i.e. medical reports in a timely manner
Clearing in-tray daily and delegating this task if absent
Demonstrating a working knowledge of company policy with regard to clinical practice as described in company manuals.
Reporting "events" or untoward incidents as per professional standards and clinics policy.
Using the computer effectively i.e. Recall systems, data input.
Keeping up to date with new item numbers, SIP's and incentive payments.
Ensuring immunisation status is kept up to date.
6. Develop and maintain relationships with:
Other Doctors & Associates
The Practice Manager
The Nurses
The Office Manager and reception staff
Community and secondary service providers
Local Hospitals, nursing Homes and Hostels

Expected behaviours and personal attributes:

Demonstrate a knowledge of and compliance with all relevant legislation and common law obligations.
Discharge of duty of care in the course of practice including meeting practice standards, and accountability.
Demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedural guidelines that have legal implications, for example, ensure documentation conforms to legal requirements.
Identify and respond to unsafe practice, for example, implement interventions to prevent unsafe practice and/or contravention of law.
Demonstrated patient-focused approach in service provision with genuine empathy and interest in their needs.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all ages and social groups.
Be always well-presented, friendly, courteous and obliging. Represent the practice in a confident and positive manner at all times.
Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity.
Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding patient and practice information.
Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy, being prepared to double check as necessary.
Ability to work cooperatively and independently & ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
Possession of current driver's licence

Education, Qualifications and Experience:
Registration as a medical practitioner with Medical Board
Vocation Registration with RACGP or working towards same.
Current Medical Indemnity

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Job Ad Reference TDAL
Date Listed 24 May 2024
ContactJennifer Shipard

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