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Dover Medical Centre

REGION: South
ACRRM: Community - Primary Care
RACGP: All levels of Registrar Training
TYPE: General Practice
GPT3/4 Registrars - Expressions of Interest welcome here

practice details

RA Classification:
3
Accredited By:
RACGP/ACRRM
Accreditation Level:
All levels of Registrar Training
Practice Hours:
8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday
Branch Practice:
n/a
Association Hospital:
Royal Hobart Hospital 82km
Services offered by Hospital:
n/a
VMO rights:
Huon Eldercare, Franklin and Esperance Multi Purpose Health Cantre, (EMPHC) Dover
Aged care/beds nursing home:
90 bed Huon Eldercare and 16 beds EMPHC. Palliative Care Suite EMPHC
No. of acute beds:
6 Huon Eldercare and 2 EMPHC
After Hour Assistance:
On call roster between Geeveston and Dover Medical Centres- triaged through Health Direct
Practice Management Software:
Medical Director and Pracsoft
Electronic data/hard data/both:
electronic data
Internet Connection:
ADSL
Billing Type:
Mixed
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
Bulk Billed 88%, Private 12%
Practice protocols for billing:
Bulk billed pensioners, health care card holders and under 16 year olds
Practice Amenities:
Staff toilets, shower, lunch room, training room, storage, Tele health, health promotion display. Coastal views and close walking tracks and beach
Building features:
Attached to EMPHC, spacious consulting rooms
Parking available:
yes - free
Medical students & other regs:
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year medical students and John Flynn placements
Population served:
1431 (2752 active files)
Demographic of population:
Slightly higher number of females. Higher numbers 30-39, 40-49 and 60-69
What is Commonly seen:
Comprehensive Rural General Practice. Broad range of chronic and semi chronic disease management, acute trauma, medical emergency care, surgical procedures and admission rights to rural health beds at Franklin and Dover.

staff details

Practice Manager:
Julie Gordon and Luella Coulson
Number of Doctors:
2 with 1 RN Thursdays. EMPHC have RN on duty 24/7
Doctors Hours:
Full time mix
Doctors Special Interests:
Women's Health, Comprehensive Antenatal Care, Medical Education, Emergency Medicine, BMBS DRANZCOG FRACGP MBBS
Supervisor:
Dr Eve Merfield & Dr Patrick O'Sullivan
Principal Supervisors Profile:
Dr Eve Merfield Monday to Wednesday & Dr Patrick O'Sullivan Wednesday to Friday
Coverage:
Being processed
What allied health available:
Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist , Optometrist, Exercise programs, Diabetes Educator, DESMOND program
How many reception staff:
1 Team Leader and 3 Medical Receptionists

registrar details

Own Room for registrar:
yes
Expected hours for registrar:
8:30am to 5:30pm- lunch 12:30-1:30pm
Evenings:
closed
Nights:
closed
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays:
closed
On call and frequency:
1 in 5
On call Support:
yes
Is part-time work available?:
yes
Number of patients per hour:
4 per hour
Practice training style:
Mixture of informal/formal tutorials, weekly clinical meetings
Method/forms of teaching:
Mixture of informal/formal tutorials, weekly clinical meetings
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Registrar’s are encouraged to develop and exercise their procedural skills. Our supervisors have extended skills in these areas and are happy to supervise.
Learning resources available:
Full range of support and teaching resources, dedicated teaching room and library. Online versions of Theraputic Guidelines, electronic Australian Medicines Handbook.
Safety features:
duress alarms in all consulting rooms
Registrar Accommodation:
Yes
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
To be negotiated
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
-
Plus superannuation or including:
-

equipment

ECG:
yes
Slip Lamp:
-
Defibrillator:
yes
Spirometry:
yes
Molemax or equivalent:
no

extra information

Practice ethos/philosophy:
Practice expectation of registrar:

Interest in working in rural medicine, be part of a team and is keen to learn procedural skills

Information about town and facilities:
 

contact details

15 Chapman Avenue, Dover

Phone: 03 6298 1222
Fax: 03 6298 1010
Email:

huonvalley.tas.gov.au


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