General Practice

General Practice within GP Super Medical Centres, Medical Centres and some private practices are supported financially by the Government to improve efficiency, lowers hospital admissions and improves health outcomes.

GP Super Medical Clinics are a main focus of the Australian Government’s strategy to build a stronger primary health care system.

The Clinics bring together general practitioners, practice nurses, allied health professionals, visiting medical specialists  to deliver primary health care services for local communities.

Medical jobs Australia have work contracts with Medical Centres throughout Australia

GP's within GP Super Centres and medical centres have been supported financially by the Government over the past 5 years resulting in building a stronger primary health care system that is more efficient, lowers rates of avoidable hospital admissions, reduces health inequalities and improves health outcomes.

Working for a Medical Centre

Working for a Medical Centre that supplies a medical room and all necessary equipment, making all of your appointments, arranges patients on the day, billing and invoices Government funded work.

Doctors remuneration is based on a  percentage split by the medical centre, normally between 60% and 70% of their earnings.

Patients seen on an hourly basis often average eight averaging 7-8 minutes.

The following chart will give an indiction of the Base salaries for Hospital positions.

The types of health care services provided through a General Practice Super Clinic range

  • General practice (with practising GPs an essential element of each GP Super Clinic);
  • Physiotherapists, dieticians, podiatrists, occupational therapists, and specialist care for seniors;
  • Psychology services, mental health support, including drug and alcohol counselling;
  • Consulting rooms for visiting medical specialists;
  • Practise Nurses to provide comprehensive primary health care including early identification and intervention for chronic disease, risk modification counselling, self-management support, care planning and coordination;
  • Facilities for chronic disease management programs and community education like; incontinence, weight management and smoking cessation programs);
  • The provision of dental services – both public and private.
  • Linkages with the local health system such as hospitals, community health services, other health care services, health interpreting services, telephone triage services (such as the National Call Centre Network or similar).
  • Community health services funded by state and territory governments;
  • Co-located diagnostic services, with relevant pathology and diagnostic imaging legislation.

All of the GP Super Clinics announced as 2010-11 commitments will offer hours of opening that extend beyond 8am-6pm weekdays and 9am-12 noon Saturdays meaning addittional work for doctors and health practitioners within the practice. There is also the opportunity to complete home vists after hours to invalid patients.

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