Ochre Medical Centre – Smithton

REGION: North West
RACGP: GPT3 + stages 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:
M-F 9.00-12.30 & 2.00-5.30pm - Doctor on call work later (if required)Weekends/Public Holidays - emergency surgery held at 9.00am & 5,00pm each day & outside of these hours the On call doctor's details are available via our recorded message
Branch Practice:
Association Hospital:
Smithton District Hospital 2kms - Smithton District Hospital 84km - NW Regional Hospital Burnie
Services offered by Hospital:
Accident/Emergency, Midwife Clinical, Palliative Care, Oncology, General Medicine of minor nature, Xray
VMO rights:
Aged care/beds nursing home:
Emmerton Park Aged Care Facility
No. of acute beds:
After Hour Assistance:
Practice Management Software:
Medical Director & Pracsoft
Electronic data/hard data/both:
Internet Connection:
Billing Type:
Private/Bulk Billing
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
55.5% BB/ 44.5% Private
Practice protocols for billing:
Each associate sets their own fees, however a guideline to recommned fees is available for registrars
Practice Amenities:
7 consulting rooms, minor procedure room, nurses room, reception area, waiting room incorporating seperate children's play area, practice manager's office, staff room, storage room, toilets x 3 including a disabled
Building features:
Fully equipped consulting room with a window and heating/cooler
Parking available:
Available at rear of surgery
Medical students & other regs:
Med students, UTas, JCU, Registrars and the possibility of PGPPP in future
Population served:
Smithton and surrounding area approx 8,000
Demographic of population:
What is Commonly seen:
Full range of general and emergency medicine

staff details

Practice Manager:
Sue Burke
Number of Doctors:
Doctors Hours:
8-9 sessions per week, 1 day/night on call per week as per monthly roster, approx 1 weekend in 4 as per weekend roster
Doctors Special Interests:
Rural Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Health, Aged Care, Palliative Care, Emergency Medicine, Travel/Expedition/Wilderness Medicine, Sports Medicine FACRRM FRACGP.
Dr Daryl O'Connor, Dr Deidre McAlpine and Dr Anthony Popiel
Principal Supervisors Profile:
3 nurses equvalent to just over 1 F/T position
What allied health available:
Available in community: Physiotherapist, Optician, Dentist, Radiographer, Podiatrist. In Surgery: Psychiatrist, Respiratory Physician, Diabetes Educator. Annually: Endocrinologist, Dietician, Breast Screening Tasmania
How many reception staff:
3 perm/part time staff, 3 casual staff

registrar details

Own Room for registrar:
Expected hours for registrar:
As per practice hours - 8-9 sessions per week
As per opening hours
As per opening hours
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays:
As per opening hours
On call and frequency:
As per opening hours
On call Support:
Covered by a Dr at all times either by phone or in person whichever the situation requires
Is part-time work available?:
Maybe negotiable
Number of patients per hour:
Usually 3-5 per hour depending on ability and confidence
Practice training style:
Method/forms of teaching:
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Full range of general & emergency medicine
Learning resources available:
Full internet access is available. Up to date ETG are on desktop
Safety features:
Emergency response button connected to each workstation
Registrar Accommodation:
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
In accordance with National T&C. This would be discussed at time of practice visit with Associate Doctors
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
Calculated daily
Plus superannuation or including:


Slip Lamp:
Molemax or equivalent:

extra information

Practice ethos/philosophy:
Practice expectation of registrar:

Own car and current drivers license – stethoscope, diagnostic set and doctors bag (which can be stocked at surgery), current medical indemnity, adhere to our practice philosophy

Information about town and facilities:

contact details

14 King Street, Smithton 7330

Phone: 03 6452 2555
Fax: 03 6452 3345

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