Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
- Solo practice in Ouyen, reliant on locum coverage on a fortnightly rotation x2 GP’s
- Ouyen clinic only, 1/45min south of Mildura
- Fleet vehicle offered during placement and travel covered to/from or flights can be arrived from Mildura (with pick up from airport)
- Accommodation provided by host practice , lovely recently refurbished very comfortable self contained 2-3 bedroom unit located near shopping center
- Meals also available at no charge
- General practitioner sessions and aged care, with VMO and on-call required usually including weekends.
- Explore the Murray region, Mildura and surrounding areas!
Required Dates: ASAP PLEASE ENQUIRE – 2 week fortnightly rotation.
(please enquire regarding dates)
7th to 18th June
5th to 16th July
2nd to 13th August
30th Aug to 10th September
27th Sept to 8th October
Practice Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fees: $1,600 + per week day (includes on-call), and weekends $500 for on-call. Will reimburse mileage/kms or flight ticket with pick up from Mildura airport and car provided. Meals and accommodation provided.
Role: Working alongside two part-time GPs , locum is required to provide GP care, and cover nursing home and hostels at Sea Lake with occasional cover at the Ouyen site as required. Typical rural practices supporting farming and mostly ageing communities, and well supported by excellent nursing and care staff. Locum can negotiate weekends off. Seeking regular 1- 2 week cover or permanent contract.
Mallee Track Ouyen is a well established clinic attached to the regional hospital which comprises of a small acute care centre, residential aged care and hostel (40 beds). After hours phone calls are triaged by a nurse at the local hospital. On call doctor only contacted only for urgent cases.
Mallee Track Sea Lake is situated within a newly built hospital facility, which is comprised of four acute beds and aged care beds (nine) and, has two consulting rooms and a treatment room. One part-time doctor is supported by a Division 1 nurse (Wednesdays to Fridays) who assists with minor surgery procedures and performs blood testing, suture removal and many other medical duties.
It is a computerised modern practice fully equipped with four consulting rooms, and the current GP is supported by practice nurse, practice manager, administration and reception staff.
The clinics are well supported by specialist and allied health services including visiting physiotherapist, dietitian, podiatrist and two psychologists.
About Ouyen/Sea lake:
The town of Ouyen is located just over 100 km south of Mildura in the far north-west of Victoria. Ouyen is situated within the Mallee grain belt and sheep grazing land. Grain loading facilities and massive grain silos are a feature of the town, located along the railway line. The Big Mallee Root, located on the Calder Highway, is the largest Mallee stump in Australia and serves as a tribute to early settlers who cleared the land of drought-resistant eucalyptus trees to make way for agricultural activities.
The commercial centre of Ouyen is located in Oke Street and includes the council offices, a variety of shops, and the local history research centre, which houses a collection of books and historical records in the old court house.
Ouyen is located in the heart of the vast national parks of the Mallee region. To the south-west is the Wyperfield National Park with its network of lake beds. In the north-west is the Murray-Sunset National Park, characterized by its wide open landscapes and isolation. And to the north is the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park is 34 km to the north and borders the Murray River. With its wildlife, bush trails and springtime wildflower displays is a favoured destination for bird watchers, bush walkers and campers to admire a variety of native fauna and the extraordinary mallee fowl.
Sea Lake is situated on the southern shores of Lake Tyrrell a unique salt lake and is host to Mallee reptiles, kangaroos, emus, white-faced chats, and an inland gulley.
Sea Lake is in the heart of Australia’s “wheat belt”, and is the main township for a number of wheat farms in the region. Sea Lake is located in fairly close proximity to several major national parks, including Wyperfeld National Park and Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. To the south of Sea Lake lies the fresh water lake – Green Lake. This lake has served the surrounding communities well over the years for water sports recreation and swimmers, boating, windsurfing and water skiing and is generous in offering a feed of fresh fish or yabbies.
The small rural township has all the basic amenities and bakery, supermarket and cafes.
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