Ochre Medical Scottsdale

ACRRM: Community - Primary Care, Hospital - Emergency Care, Hospital - In-Patient Care, Rural and remote context
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:
8:30am to 5:00pm – Close for Lunch Between 1pm & 2pm.
Branch Practice:
Ochre Medical Centre Bridport
Association Hospital:
North Eastern Soldiers Memorial Hospital, 28 Fosters Road Scottsdale
Services offered by Hospital:
Ochre Medical Centre is located adjacent the North Eastern Soldiers Memorial Hospital (NESMH). Our doctors & locums provide all inpatient and outpatient services to the NESMH. The NESMH is a 18 Bed Inpatient Facility, equipped with emergency department. The North Eastern Soldiers Memorial Hospital provides Scottsdale and the surrounding communities with access to quality health services including Accident and Emergency Department, onsite radiology, extended midwifery clinics, palliative care & community nursing. Visiting services to the NESM include: podiatry, dietetics, audiometry, physiotherapy, continence nurse, children’s dental, optometry & alcohol and drug service. The NESMH also provide antenatal midwifery & extended midwifery services in the home.
VMO rights:
Aged care/beds nursing home:
60 beds
No. of acute beds:
After Hour Assistance:
GP Assist
Practice Management Software:
Best Practice
Electronic data/hard data/both:
Internet Connection:
Billing Type:
Mixed billing
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
Approx 80% Bulk bill, 20% private
Practice protocols for billing:
Ochre Health supports private billing, with bulk billing available to some groups in line with Medicare guidelines. As a general guide, pensioners, health care cardholders and children under the age of 16 may be bulk billed in certain circumstances. s
Practice Amenities:
Toilets, Staff kitchen room and storage, practice court yard
Building features:
Purpose built new building , pathology onsite, 3 bay treatment room, seperate procedure room
Parking available:
Medical students & other regs:
Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale hosts medical student, residents, registrars and senior VMO locum General Practitioners. ( Vertical Integration ) Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale supports a unique model of supervision with team approach to learning.
Population served:
Demographic of population:
Aging population, chronic disease.
What is Commonly seen:

staff details

Practice Manager:
Jade Hassell
Number of Doctors:
Doctors Hours:
8am to approx. 5 – 5:30pm.
Doctors Special Interests:
Emergency Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Sports medicine and injuries, Preventative health, Palliative Care, Children’s and adolescent’s health
Dr Natalie Burch, Dr Miriam Tan and Dr Nicholas Stacey
Principal Supervisors Profile:
Dr Natalie Burch, Rural Generalist, Medical Educator at Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale, and inaugural recipient of the Tasmania Rural Doctor of the Year Award (RDAT). Dr Burch lived and worked in rural areas of Queensland prior to moving to Tasmania. She is our longest practicing GP, having worked at our surgery for 20 years. Dr Burch completed her training at the University of Queensland.. Dr Burch divides her time between clinical work and education and support work. She is the principal supervisor at our practice and is passionate about the training and education of our next generation of doctors. Natalie’s love of learning is ongoing. She is currently completing a Master's in Health Professional Education at the University of Glasgow, In her spare time, Natalie also belongs to an orchestra in Launceston where she plays the violin. “I picked up the violin in my 20s and if I had any advice for doctors who are perhaps getting a little tired of medicine, it would be to learn something completely new and weird like the violin. It helps your brain refocus in every other part of your life as well.” Specialty interest areas Chronic pain management Emergency medicine Medical education.
0.6 FTE – with 2 FTE Senior VMO GP’s
What allied health available:
How many reception staff:
3.5 FTE Admin, 0.8FTE 2IC, 1FTE Practice Manager, 3 FTE Practice Nurses

registrar details

Own Room for registrar:
Expected hours for registrar:
38 hours per week
Some – as agreed with the Practice Manager,
Some – as agreed with the Practice Manager,
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays:
Some – as agreed with the Practice Manager. Practice closed weekend and public holidays.
On call and frequency:
Usually 1 day per week, 1 weekend per month. Or as agreed with the Practice Manager
On call Support:
Is part-time work available?:
Number of patients per hour:
As agreed with your GP Supervisor
Practice training style:
Vertical Integration Learning, Team Approach.
Method/forms of teaching:
Vertical Integration Learning, Team Approach, One on One, Group Education, Peer Education
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Learning resources available:
Therapeutics Guidelines & medical journals etc
Safety features:
All rooms fitted with duress buttons
Registrar Accommodation:
Yes for registrars participating in the On Call Roster for the local hospital
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
Plus superannuation or including:
Including Super


Slip Lamp:
Molemax or equivalent:

extra information

Practice ethos/philosophy:

We empower, support and nurture our teams to make a difference

We invest in our team: we develop their skills and experience, support them, and offer them opportunities to advance their careers. Our ethos is to collaborate, to continually improve and to try new things. We encourage feedback: we accept that mistakes will happen, and we treat them as learning opportunities. We love to celebrate success and we love to promote from within – Ochre is a company where talented people can advance their skills and their careers!

Supporting doctors to improve the health of our patients and communities: This is why we exist, and why we show up to work each day at Ochre. ‘Supporting doctors to improve the health of patients and communities’ means we work with quality GPs, and employ quality nurses, administration and support staff to serve our patients. We are not about ‘seven-minute medicine’, quick diagnoses and referrals, or ‘churning and burning’ our doctor partners, our support team members or our patients.

Practice expectation of registrar:

Either a full time or part time, female or male, GPT 1 and above. Preference to Interested in Emergency Medicine.

Information about town and facilities:

Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale is a purpose-built facility with onsite pathology, 9 consulting rooms, a three bay treatment room, and separate procedure room.


Just an hour’s drive from Launceston, Scottsdale is a picturesque town located amidst rolling green hills and rich pasture land. Close to local wineries, Scottsdale is the quintessential Tasmanian farming town, located in the island’s verdant North East. With fertile soil and a mild climate, the region’s main industries are pine plantation logging, dairy and potato farming. Scottsdale and surrounding towns are home to 8000 people. Scottsdale is the largest populated town in the Dorset region with a population of 2500 people, it has a wide range of shops and services, as well as highly regarded schools.

Scottsdale and the surrounding area offer many world class attractions and a rich diversity of things to see and do. A short drive from Scottsdale is Blue Derby, Tasmania’s world-renowned mountain biking park located in temperate rainforest. The 100km network of Blue Derby Trails encompass some of the most stunning landscapes in the state.

The nearby coastal town of Bridport is home to Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm Golf Courses, both ranked in the world’s top 25 by Golf Digest magazine, with the Dunes course ahead of the iconic Pebble Beach course in California and Kingston Heath in Melbourne. Ruthless marram grass, wide open fairways and exquisite hole layouts in the dunes just behind the beach make for an unforgettable challenge.

Bridport is also a great spot for river or sea fishing, and the Bridport Wildflower Reserve is worth a visit for a spectacular display of colour.

Just outside Scottsdale is also the world’s largest lavender farm, the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. At 260 acres, the sprawl of gently curving lavender rows transform the entire landscape into a stunningly photogenic vista, a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, with tours, boutique gifts, and a cafe offering seasonal meals and great coffee.


contact details

2 Fosters Road, Scottsdale 7260

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