Headspace – Launceston
TYPE: Specialty Practice
SKILLS: Extended Skills
DISCIPLINE: Adolescent and Youth Health, Mental Health
GPT3/4 Registrars - Expressions of Interest welcome here
Extended Skills only. Option to complete GP FPS training (level 2 MHST) via headspace National Office.
9am-5pm,Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. Multiple options available including single sessions.
Services offered by Hospital:
Aged care/beds nursing home:
After Hour Assistance:
13Sick, GP assist
Practice Management Software:
Electronic data/hard data/both:
100% bulk billing
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
100% bulk billing, no private billings or gap fees
Practice protocols for billing:
Age range 12 to 26 inclusive
Medical students & other regs:
4th Year UTAS medical students one day per week, registrars will have no responsibilities for these students.
Launceston and Northern Tasmania
Demographic of population:
Young people – headspace is a specialist health provider and services the needs of young people aged 12-25.
What is Commonly seen:
Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, General health needs specific to adolescent population.
Wayne Frost, Headspace Centre Manager
Number of Doctors:
2 (approx. FTE 1.0)
Part-time inc half and full-day clinics
Doctors Special Interests:
Mental health, adolescent medicine
Dr Sarah Shepherd
Principal Supervisors Profile:
7 sessions per week
What allied health available:
Team of mental health professionals available for consultation on mental health; also able to take referrals from the GP. Nurse available to support with sexual health testing (drop in clinic).
How many reception staff:
3 plus 1 Nurse at 5 days a week
Own Room for registrar:
Expected hours for registrar:
Variable – minimum one session at 3 hours
On call and frequency:
On call Support:
13Sick, GP Assist
Is part-time work available?:
Number of patients per hour:
3 per hour
Practice training style:
As arranged by registrar specific to needs
Method/forms of teaching:
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Implanon insertions and removals, basic skin lesion removals.
Learning resources available:
Duress alarms (portable)
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
100% of billings, or base rate of XX whichever is highest
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
Plus superannuation or including:
Salary packaging available
Molemax or equivalent:
Inclusive environment, youth friendly practice.
Practice expectation of registrar:
A passion for adolescent health.
Information about town and facilities:
We are located centrally in Launceston, so an easy walk to get a great lunch locally!
186 Brisbane Street
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