Summerdale Medical Centre

RACGP: All levels of Registrar Training
TYPE: General Practice
SKILLS: Extended Skills
GPT3/4 Registrars - Expressions of Interest welcome here

practice details

RA Classification:
Accredited By:
Accreditation Level:
All levels of Registrar Training
Practice Hours:
8am - 8pm Mon to Fri, 9am - 6pm Sat & Sun
Branch Practice:
Association Hospital:
Calvary St Lukes & St Vincents Private Hospital 5km
Services offered by Hospital:
Full public and teaching hospital
VMO rights:
Visiting rights to private hospital
Aged care/beds nursing home:
The doctors and the Practice service a number of nursing homes/retirement villages in our area. Sessions are scheduled into the consulting day to attend on a regular basis. You may be scheduled to attend one of these with your Supervisor.
No. of acute beds:
LGH & private variable
After Hour Assistance:
Offer our own A/H roster and switch to GP Assist after closure of after hour's clinic
Practice Management Software:
Pracsoft (billing) Best practice (medical software)
Electronic data/hard data/both:
Electronic data, Best Practice, Pracsoft
Internet Connection:
Billing Type:
Mix Bulk billing & Gap
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
Bulk billing = 31%, Gap = 65%, Private = 4%
Practice protocols for billing:
Allow the doctor to apply discretion, B/B r family consultation. Similarly doctor discretion to B/B on socio-economic grounds.
Practice Amenities:
Toilets, Shower, Staff room, Education/Meeting room, Staff outdoor atrium, Gardens, Parking, Tele-health, Webinar facilities available in the Education Room. Purpose built. Large consulting rooms with good ventilation, natural lighting/skylight, individual heat pumps, sinks and most with height adjustable electric beds. 1 large Procedural Room with height adjustable bed, 1 small Procedural Room, a large Nursing Unit with 5 nursing bays including resuscitation bay, Hearing Room, Interview Room and Co-located Pharmacy.
Building features:
Purpose built. Large consulting rooms with good ventilation & natural lighting. All have own heat pumps/sinks/beds. Large procedural room with height adjust bed and seperate nursing treatment room.
Parking available:
Ample parking both on and off site.
Medical students & other regs:
Med students, Nursing students (RN/EN) and registrars
Population served:
Family Based general population very low migrant component, full range of ages, suburban location
Demographic of population:
Practice location is urban/semi rural, middle class and draws from all ages and socio-economic groups
What is Commonly seen:
Broad spectrum of GP cases. Seasonal, chronic and acute

staff details

Practice Manager:
Nicole Turner
Number of Doctors:
17; Nursing Staff - 6RN, 2EN and 1 Child Health Nurse.
Doctors Hours:
9 F/T, 8 P/T = 13 FTE
Doctors Special Interests:
Dermatology, FRACGP, Dip Dermatology, Dip Education, DRANZCOG
Dr Neil Filgate, Dr Joe Tempone, Dr Diane Hintum, Dr Donald Rose and Dr Nathan Lucas
Principal Supervisors Profile:
Dr Neil Filgate M.B, B.S, B, Med.Sc., has been a full time GP since 1983. He has been actively involved in the training of medical students in general practice and examined for UTAS Medical School. He has a particular interest in IT and has been an active promoter of this in the area of general practice. He has been involved in liaising with ages care facilities and community to streamline and facilitate continuity of aged care. In practice he has engaged in a range of procedures including vasectomies, flexible sigmoidoscopies, wedge resections and skin flap rotations etc. Neil heads up a team of committed and experienced Supervisors who all bring to Registrars a diverse range of specialities - dermatology, sexual health, and chronic disease management. Registrars would have access and exposure to these differing skills whilst working at the practice. The mix of younger practitioners offers a good level of peer support and collegiality.
5 total, 3-4 8.00-5.00 Mon to Fri
What allied health available:
Dietician, Podiatrist, Pathology
How many reception staff:
1 Practice Manager, 1 Assistant Practice Manager, 1 Office Manager and 13 Receptionists

registrar details

Own Room for registrar:
Expected hours for registrar:
4 days per week (38 hrs/week)
6pm - 8pm on rotation
Switch to GP Assist on call
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays:
9am - 6pm on rotation
On call and frequency:
On rotation. Weekends approx 4 per year. Evenings approx 1 per fortnight.
On call Support:
GPT1 consults in tandem with Supervisor after hours. GPT2 is supported by Supervisor and is available by phone or in person if requested.
Is part-time work available?:
Number of patients per hour:
3-4 per hour
Practice training style:
Includes: Observed consultation, scheduled one on one daily review time, structured tutorials, informal corridor teaching, availability to sit in on consultations, video of consultations, access to the doctor in the Nurse Unit who is essentially floating therfore easily accessible. Al ldoctors in the practice are available for help during a consultation if requested
Method/forms of teaching:
Observational, professional clinical meeting every Tuesday 1pm - 2pm which all doctors attend - Visiting doctors/speakers attend regularly and/or presentations given. Weekly scheduled tutorials for Registrars provided by doctors in the practice or external visitors. See also Practice Teaching Style above
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Suturing, Plaster, ECG's, intra-articular injections, subcutaneous hormonal implants, removals, biopsies, ABI's, Infusions, Tympanometry, Spirometries, Audiometries, Cryotherapy, Diathermy, Sclerotherapy, Mirena, Immunisations including travel medicine, extensive wound management, basic procedures normal to a hospital resident, Ear wax Microsuction, Infusions (Aclasta, Iron).
Learning resources available:
Internet & medical text books including Murtaugh, considerable dermatology texts and others, Online E-Therapeutic Guidelines, Best Practice resources, various handbooks, Education Room
Safety features:
Emergency button may be worn, treatment room has emergency button and front desk always has a receptionist at A/H surgeries.
Registrar Accommodation:
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
As per Nat Min Terms & Conditions and some negotiation for GPT2 onwards
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
1/52 weekly payment
Plus superannuation or including:
As per Nat Min Terms & Conditions


Slip Lamp:
Molemax or equivalent:
No-basic camera available

extra information

Practice ethos/philosophy:
Practice expectation of registrar:

We would like committed, flexible, clinically competent, enthusiastic doctors prepared to be involced in all aspects of general practice. Someone who can work in a team

Information about town and facilities:

contact details

Peel St and Stanley St, Summerhill 7250

Phone: 03 6344 7177
Fax: 03 6343 0002

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