NEW ROLE – GP/Senior Medical Practitioner – AUSTRALIA – Visa Available

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CPL UK are assisting a superb organisation based in Australia who require a number of Senior Medical Practitioners to join them in providing healthcare services for public prison services in the Victoria region.

The client can help with visa sponsorship and offers an excellent relocation package, as well as a competitive salary. If you hold a GMC/IMC or a US/Canadian medical licence then this will be preferable.

Please get in touch ASAP if you wish to discuss further – [email protected] – 07584147653

Job Details are below;

Position Title – Senior Medical Practitioner

Position Reports To – Director, Medical Services

Positions Reporting To This Role – The Senior Medical Practitioner may assist the Director, Medical Services to coordinate the activities of a Medical Practitioner.


Work Location and Travel

The positions are located throughout the state and will be based at one of the clients locations in metropolitan Melbourne or regional Victoria. The post holder may be expected to travel to other client locations within Victoria.

Remuneration Details

The position offers up to AUD $350,000 per annum with an addition Super of $27,500. The client will offer to cover the cost of any required visa sponsorship and a relocation bonus of up to $10,000

Operating Environment

The Client operates in Victoria Public Prisons providing primary healthcare services to the prisoner population. They employ a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled healthcare professionals to ensure people in prison can access and receive the equivalent standard and range of healthcare services available in the broader community. The Cllient works in close partnership with public, private and not-for-profit providers to deliver the best possible healthcare outcomes for people in prison, with plans for ongoing post-release care and support in the community.

Position Summary

The Senior Medical Practitioner (SMP) will provide and supervise medical care to prisoners by delivering and evaluating medical programs and medical services required and/or provided. The SMP coordinates hours of service and on call responsibilities in consultation with the Health Services Manager and the Director, Medical Services. The SMP assists the Director, Medical Services with the research, preparation and development of new business opportunities.



Key Accountabilities

 Performs medical examinations on prisoners upon reception and when referred by the nursing staff under established guidelines

 Provides medical treatment and orders studies, tests and ancillary services that are required consistent with the provision of quality health care services.

 Documents all services provided in the prisoner’s medical record.

 Reviews/re-evaluates regularly those cases requiring ongoing medical / pharmaceutical attention.

 Instructs patients as required in relation to health promotion and healthy lifestyles.

 Reviews medical protocols, policies and procedures on an on-going basis in consultation with the Health Services Manager and the Director, Medical Services.

 May supervise a Medical Practitioner in the facilitation of health care in the Correctional Centre.

 Works with the Director, Medical Services to supervise the development of and application of health policies, procedures and protocols for the care of prisoners by Medical Staff.

 Meets with the Health Services Manager as needed for purposes of program evaluation and planning.

 Provides on-call coverage to advise nursing staff in the care of prisoners and for response to the Centre to deliver care in emergencies, as required.

 Designates continuing care in facilities with specialty physicians and initiates dental and psychiatric referrals.

 Make recommendations on the level of care to be performed in the centre and the equipment needed to perform this level of care.

 Supervises Nurses in providing prescribed medical treatment.

 Investigates cases of contagious diseases and takes necessary action to ensure disease is isolated.

 Initiates, interprets and evaluates diagnostic clinical tests.

 Assists with coordination of on call arrangements between Senior / Medical Practitioners; and arranges relief for absences created by professional development courses, holiday leave and sick leave.

 Adheres to established policies of the Client

 Regularly provides in-service education for Medical and Nursing staff.

 Functions as a liaison between the Client and other local health service and community agencies and professional organisations.

 Performs other related duties as assigned; including provision of medical reports, professional advice and information when requested by the Health Services Manager and/or the Director, Medical Services.

 Supports the Clients quality, safety, environmental, risk, asset and security management systems.

 Complies with Company policies, procedures, the Governance, Risk and Compliance Manual and the Code of Conduct.

 Contributes to the provision of healthcare with a focus on safety and quality to meet or exceed the National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards.


Key Selection Criteria

 Medical practitioner will be registered by the Medical Board of Australia (from 1 July 2010).

 Documentary evidence of medical indemnity insurance.

 A minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience.

 High written and verbal communication skills.

 Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.

 Experience in mental health, drug and alcohol and emergency care desirable.

 Demonstrated competence in provision of high-quality care.

 Willingness to undertake regular professional development relevant to the position.

 Computer skills relevant to the role.


Other Requirements Of the Role

 Valid and current Australian driver’s licence.

 Ability to work within a correctional setting, which will involve direct contact with prisoners associated with the delivery of healthcare.

 Satisfactory completion of a National Criminal History Check.

 Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

 Working outside of ordinary business hours may be required.

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