Latrobe Family Medical Practice

REGION: North West
RACGP: All levels of Registrar Training
TYPE: General Practice
GPT3/4 Registrars - Expressions of Interest welcome here

practice details

RA Classification:
Accredited By:
Accreditation Level:
All levels of Registrar Training
Practice Hours:
Doors open @ 8 am - Tuesday & Thursday open till 8 pm - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Branch Practice:
Association Hospital:
Mersey Community Hospital 2km
Services offered by Hospital:
24hr ED, HDU, special care nursery, general surgery, oncology, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, ENT surgery, dental, day procedures, sleep studies, general medicine, cardiac rehab, O&G, radiology, pathology, specialist clinics, pharmacy, birthing suites, allied health services
VMO rights:
Aged care/beds nursing home:
High level of involvement with the local nursing home; some involvement with nursing homes in nearby Devonport
No. of acute beds:
After Hour Assistance:
GP Assist (triage service), shared oncall roster with 2 nearby practices
Practice Management Software:
Best Practice Management
Electronic data/hard data/both:
Internet Connection:
Billing Type:
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
40% bulk billed, 25% concession, 35% private
Practice protocols for billing:
Bulk bill aged pensioners and
Practice Amenities:
Purpose built premises (Nov 2007), shower, seperate male & female staff toilets, great staff room, coffee machine
Building features:
Spacious, well equipped, warm & inviting decor and fittings.
Parking available:
Medical students & other regs:
Steady stream of medical students
Population served:
7,300 'active' patients from a total of 22,000 on our books
Demographic of population:
What is Commonly seen:
A wide range of presenting problems, typical of rural general practice

staff details

Practice Manager:
Janine Harding
Number of Doctors:
Doctors Hours:
Ranging range from 3 sessions to 9 sessions per week.
Doctors Special Interests:
Paediatrics, asthma, aged care, diabetes, family planning, food intolerances, veterans' affairs, womens' health, obstetrics, palliative care, FRACGP, Dip Obs, DCH, DRACOG, FRACP
Dr John Gray, Dr Mirza Baig, Dr Krishantha Fernando & Dr Rebekah Webb
Principal Supervisors Profile:
2.3 Nursing Staff. Special qualifications and interest include nurse immuniser, diabetes, aged care assessments, wound management
What allied health available:
Physio, Diabetes Educator, Audiologist
How many reception staff:
5.1 FTE, plus a P/T Enhanced Primary Care Coordinator

registrar details

Own Room for registrar:
Probably not, however room changes are kept to a minimum. Trolley provided for registrar's exclusive use
Expected hours for registrar:
3.5 hour sessions commencing at 8.30am or 1.30pm
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays:
Sat - approx 1 morning session every 2 or 3 months, Sun - Nil, P/Hol - Nil
On call and frequency:
Approx 1 weeknight every month plus 1 weekend every 2 months
On call Support:
GP Assist triage all after hours calls, GP Supervisor available for advice
Is part-time work available?:
Number of patients per hour:
Generally 4 per hour
Practice training style:
Inclusive learning environment, with a variety of methods and learning opportunities
Method/forms of teaching:
For registrars, scheduled regular one-one-one tutorials plus opportunistic corridor teaching (includeing allied health) accompanying other doctors to nursing homes, workplaces etc For all doctors & nurses - regular discussion meetings and presentations
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Excision of skin lesions, insertion/removal of hormone implants, cryotherapy, joint injection/aspiration, wedge resection
Learning resources available:
Large and varied library of textbooks, numerous online resources grouped in a shared favourites folder
Safety features:
4 x portable panic buttons, monitored security system, medical emergency button on all phones, doctor positioned closer to door than patient, support staff always available
Registrar Accommodation:
We are happy to assist with finding suitable accommodation
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
Guaranteed minimum wages or % of patients fees, whichever is higher.
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
Calculated daily, paid fortnightly
Plus superannuation or including:
Super is paid in additon to the above


Yes, PC integrated
Slip Lamp:
Molemax or equivalent:

extra information

Practice ethos/philosophy:
Practice expectation of registrar:

Desire for learning and sharing; passion for general practice; respect for colleagues and patients; honesty and openness; strive for quality.

Information about town and facilities:

contact details

45b Gilbert Street, Latrobe 7307

Phone: 03 6426 1141
Fax: 03 6426 2629

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