Walcha GP Practice and Walcha Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPS), together with the Walcha community are seeking a General Practitioner who is interested in working with friendly, cooperative and supportive Health Professionals in the delivery of quality health services to Walcha. This is a great opportunity for a general practitioner who is passionate about what they do and wants to make a difference in the local community.
Walcha is the gateway to some of the best adventure experiences in Australia with gorges, rainforests, waterfalls and wilderness. Activities include bushwalking, white water rafting, bike riding, fishing and horse riding. Enjoy helicopter flights, four-wheel-drive tours and fishing, as well as guided bushwalks in some of Australia’s most rugged terrain. The town itself is known for its historic buildings, cosy restaurants, cafes and quality accommodation. Walcha is the Gateway to the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and located only 90kms from Tamworth and 65 km from Armidale.
The Walcha MPS is a new Multi-Purpose Health Service opened in June 2007. It is a 24 bed rural facility providing a range of services for the community and surrounding area.
q Services include emergency, medical, post-surgical, aged care, post natal care, paediatric and palliative care.
q A total of 24 beds, including 9 acute beds, 15 Aged Care beds
q Co-located and integrated primary and community health services, including and additional consultation/treatment room
q NSW Ambulance Service Station
q Staff accommodation
Services currently provided from the Walcha Multi-Purpose Service Health and Community Health Service includes:
q 24 hour Accident and Emergency
q Acute Care
q Community Health Nursing
q Primary Health Care
q Aboriginal Health Services
q Aboriginal Liaison
q Early Childhood Services
q Diabetes Services
q Child and Family Health Services
q Hearing services
q Immunisation Clinic
q Palliative Care
q Foot Care
q X-Ray Services,
q Aged Care
q Asthma education
q Cardiac rehabilitation
q Visiting Dietician
q Visiting Drug and Alcohol services
q Visiting Mental Health services
q Visiting Occupational therapy
q Visiting Speech Pathologist
The Walcha GP Practice is a fully accredited General Practice. It is a modern, well equipped, general practice facility located on the grounds of the Walcha MPS.
q Collegiate Support – you will have ongoing access to support and advice from Specialists and Consultants from our larger hospitals
q A comprehensive aero-retrieval service
q A commitment to your Continuing Professional Development and Skills Training
q An Innovative Local Health District with a passion for excellence
q Walcha is a friendly, picturesque rural town with supportive business and local community – perfect for families
Hospital work is paid as per the RDA Settlement Package, Rural Fee for Service.