Family Planning Tasmania – Burnie

REGION: North West
RACGP: Approved
TYPE: Specialty Practice
SKILLS: Extended Skills
DISCIPLINE: Sexual and Reproductive Health
GPT3/4 Registrars - Expressions of Interest welcome here

practice details

RA Classification:
Accredited By:
Accreditation Level:
Extended Skills
Practice Hours:
Mon, Wed & Thurs 9.00am -5.00pm
Branch Practice:
Launceston & Glenorchy
Association Hospital:
North West Regional
Services offered by Hospital:
VMO rights:
Aged care/beds nursing home:
No. of acute beds:
After Hour Assistance:
Practice Management Software:
Best Practice
Electronic data/hard data/both:
Internet Connection:
Billing Type:
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
70% BB, 30% Gap/Private
Practice protocols for billing:
BB Core Clients: Under 21s, Concession Card holders, Indigenous Australians, people living with a disability
Practice Amenities:
Staff room/toilet
Building features:
Parking available:
Medical students & other regs:
Population served:
North West Tasmania
Demographic of population:
Mainly women, over 12 years of age.
What is Commonly seen:
All aspects of women’s health and sexual and reproductive health. Predominantly STI testing and treatment, contraception, termination of pregnancy and gynaecology.

staff details

Practice Manager:
Kath Hinde
Number of Doctors:
Doctors Hours:
All doctors are part time, working at least one 3.5 hour session.
Doctors Special Interests:
Women’s health and sexual & reproductive health.
Dr Sue Mallett, Medical Director, Dr Lynda Aldridge and Dr Emma Beddows.
Principal Supervisors Profile:
Dr Sue Mallett, Medical Director
Onsite and remote from other sites
What allied health available:
None on site
How many reception staff:
1 recpetion and 1 nurse.

registrar details

Own Room for registrar:
Will share with another part time doctor.
Expected hours for registrar:
09.00-12.30 and/or 13.30-17.00.
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays:
On call and frequency:
On call Support:
Is part-time work available?:
Yes – all GPs are part time.
Number of patients per hour:
Bookings are made by telephone. The majority of appointments are 30 minutes.
Practice training style:
Collaborative, supportive, involving whole of practice.
Method/forms of teaching:
Face to face teaching case review, audit clinical teaching based on individual learning plan.
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Implanon insertion/removal. IUD insertion/removal. Medication termination of pregnancy. Pessary fitting.
Learning resources available:
TGE, STI management guidelines, FSRH guidelines, Journal subscription for journal of Sexual and reproductive health subscription
Safety features:
Duress alarm system. Dr is not alone in the practice.
Registrar Accommodation:
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
The Registrar is a casual employee of FPT on an hourly rate, with PAYG. Salary packaging is available as FPT is a not for profit organisation
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
Plus superannuation or including:
Plus superannuation


Slip Lamp:
Molemax or equivalent:

extra information

Practice ethos/philosophy:
Family Planning Tasmania believes that human sexuality is an integral part of life and that everyone has the right to express their sexuality (provided they don’t violate the rights of others) and the right to make informed choices about sexuality and take responsibility for their own sexual and reproductive health.

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health clinic and education services consistent with these beliefs and with commonly accepted principles of social justice.

Practice expectation of registrar:

Someone with a strong interest in women’s health and reproductive health who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of women, particularly those who are marginalized or disadvantaged. A non-judgmental attitude, keen to learn and someone who enjoys working as part of a very supportive team. Happy to learn and implement new skills. Interested in sociable working hours in a supportive and flexible environment. Interested in providing medication termination of pregnancy with the support of a state-wide medical director

Information about town and facilities:

Burnie is an affordable and picturesque small town on Tasmania’s North West Coast. The nearest airport is 17k away and provides daily 1 hour flights to Melbourne. Find out more:


contact details

199 Mount Street

Phone: 03 6431 7692
Fax: 03 6431 6743

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