West Tamar Health

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:
Mon – Fri 8:00am -6:00pm, Sat 8:30am – 12:30pm
Branch Practice:
Association Hospital:
Services offered by Hospital:
VMO rights:
Yes, but only some doctors
Aged care/beds nursing home:
Yes, we service nearby aged care facilities.
No. of acute beds:
After Hour Assistance:
GP Assist and L.A.H.M.S, mobile phone carried by roster for emergency contact
Practice Management Software:
Medical Director and Pracsoft, Pink Notes
Electronic data/hard data/both:
Internet Connection:
Yes, fully internal networked system, NBN and Wi-Fi
Billing Type:
Mixed Private/Bulk Billing
% bulk billed, %gap, %private:
Practice protocols for billing:
Discount offered to HCC and Pension card holders. Bulk bill DVA patients and patients in financial distress.
Practice Amenities:
The practice is a large modern multipurpose built facility offering staff toilets, showers, large staff room, large triage area, 2 treatment rooms, spacious doctors rooms with large window views and waiting room, coffee machine. The building is fully climate controlled with fresh air ventilation to all areas. Building features: Generous sized building with spacious cathedral height ceilings, light and airy working environment. Co-located with local Council amenities, pharmacy, pathology, café, gym and childcare centre.
Building features:
Parking available:
Medical students & other regs:
Medical Students, Registrars, occasional nursing students
Population served:
21,000 approx
Demographic of population:
All ages and socio-economic groups, mainly suburban population in Trevallyn and along the western side of the Tamar Valley.
What is Commonly seen:
All aspects of family medicine

staff details

Practice Manager:
Julie Clifford
Number of Doctors:
Doctors Hours:
8 F/T, 5 P/T, 6 nurses and 12 administration
Doctors Special Interests:
Please refer to our website for our doctor’s profiles –
Dr Boon Sie & Dr Helen Dixon (Educational Mentor: Dr CK Khong)
Principal Supervisors Profile:
Dr Boon Sie started as a registrar with us before joining as an Associate and Partner(designate). He is actively involved in teaching of medical students and examines for UTAS Medical School. He is also a local GP training organisation Medical Educator and well connected into the RACGP. He has a Masters degree in Medical Administration and together with Dr CK Khong design and co-ordinate the learning environment for Registrars and medical students. In 2021, WTH is introducing an enhanced learning strategy.
Full time
What allied health available:
Psychologist, Dietician, Paediatrician
How many reception staff:
11 administration; 6 Nurses

registrar details

Own Room for registrar:
Expected hours for registrar:
In line with National terms and conditions
As per roster (approx. 6:30pm finish)
As per roster (approx. 1/ week, triage by GP Assist
Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays:
Sat- Yes on rotation, Public Hols - No
On call and frequency:
Saturday Approx 1 in 9
On call Support:
Is part-time work available?:
Number of patients per hour:
Up to 4
Practice training style:
Our aim is to help you learn through a structured approach with weekly group learning sessions. All doctors run an ‘open-door’ policy with each other that extends to Registrars to capitalize on the extensive breadth and depth of knowledge and experience within our Practice. We believe that every Registrar has an individual and unique learning style. Within WTH, we have 4 doctors with additional qualifications in medical education including an Associate Professor in General Practice, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer and a GP Medical Educator. Informal learning takes place during lunch and corridors. Case analysis sessions are fun for the benefit of Registrars.
Method/forms of teaching:
We believe in the principles of experience based learning (ExBL) as adjunct to competency-based training.
Procedures reg will be able to undertake during placements:
Suturing, plaster, ECG’s, intra-articular injections, subcutaneous hormonal implants, removal, biopsies, infusions, spirometry, audiometries, cryotherapy, dithermy, mirena, immunisations including travel medicine, extensive wound management, basic procedures, ear wax, cannulation and infusions management.
Learning resources available:
A variety of on-line and textbooks
Safety features:
Duress alarms in all consulting rooms. Always at least two people in the building when the practice is open.
Registrar Accommodation:
Nat Min Terms & Conditions - % for each term:
According to National Minimum Terms and Conditions
Period calculated 3/12 or 2/52:
2/52 for all levels
Plus superannuation or including:
+ superannuation


Slip Lamp:
Molemax or equivalent:

extra information

Practice ethos/philosophy:
We as a Group of General Practitioners believe in:

  1. A collegiate atmosphere, one of mutual respect and support, a willingness to share and being supported by staff and colleagues.
  2. A sense of “mateship” encouraging good relationships between doctors, holding similar values and always maintaining good communications.
  3. Collaboration with regard to maintaining continuity of care such as a ‘buddy’ system. All doctors should engage in this.
  4. Sharing of the duty roster in an equitable and fair way.
  5. Sharing of annual leave arrangements in a way that is equitable within capacity constraints, mindful that each doctor has a duty of care for their patients, even when absent on leave.
  6. Sharing of teaching commitments of medical students and registrars. This applies also to registrars as we believe in the benefit of vertical teaching.
  7. Participation in practice meetings whether they be educational, social or administrative. Educational events should be regular and relevant.
  8. Encourage relational continuity of care where there is overwhelming evidence, such as patients with chronic illness staying with the same doctor, even if that doctor works part-time.
  9. Strong clinical governance such as aiming to provide evidence based medicine as opposed to promoting unproven ‘alternative’ practices or ad hoc clinical practices; participation in critical event analysis within a supportive environment.
  10. Leadership for Partner Principals but all stakeholders are encouraged to “put their hands up” if they wish to lead/contribute to practice development.
Practice expectation of registrar:

A clinically competent doctor who shares our values stated above and actively practices the five domains of general practice such as critical areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for competent unsupervised general practice. They are relevant to every general patient consultation.

Information about town and facilities:
West Tamar Health is located in the Launceston suburb of Riverside, within the state of the art Windsor community Precinct.

The Precinct includes: Pharmacy, Launceston Pathology, Child Care Centre, Fitness Centre, Riverside Dental, Massage therapy, Hearing Clinic and Café. There is also a community garden.

The Precinct is 20 km from the Launceston Airport and 6.5 km to the Launceston City Centre. Riverside itself has its own shopping centre with specialty shops located within walking distance. We also serve the suburb of Legana 6 Km away with a large number of shops.

The West Tamar is famous for the beauty of the Tamar river, the famous Tamar Valley vineyards and the beautiful beaches at the mouth of the Tamar. Launceston is within an hours drive of world class bushwalking, as well as snowfields in winter.


contact details

1 Windsor Drive, Riverside 7250

Phone: 03 6327 2947
Fax: 03 6327 1868

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