Lead General Practitioner

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 17 Mar 2024

Job no:516661
Work type:part time
Categories:Student Administration / Support Services

  • World top 100 University.
  • Senior staff appointment on a part-time (0.6-0.8 FTE), three-year fixed term basis.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The University Medical Centre provides a range of professional, client-focussed services in support of the University strategic objective to improve the quality of the student experience and support student success.

The Medical Centre provides convenient, confidential and comprehensive medical care for UWA students and staff. Services are provided across a range of areas, including General Practitioner consultations; emergency medical care; adult immunisations; travel advice; vaccinations; sexual health and the management of mental health problems.

About the opportunity

As the Lead GP, you will provide leadership and clinical governance within the UWA Medical Centre. Your responsibilities include strategic planning, hands-on medical service provision, team management, and ensuring compliance with standards and policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage, and direct the operations of the general practice team.
  • Develop and implement strategies to achieve practice goals and enhance patient servicing.
  • Provide medical services to students, staff, and the wider community.
  • Liaise with the UWA Medical Centre Advisory Group to maintain contemporary services.
  • Participate in recruitment, induction, and performance management of Medical Centre staff.
  • Conduct regular clinical meetings to facilitate discussions.
  • Manage clinical risks through audits and evaluations.
  • Ensure compliance with accreditation standards, university policies, and legislative requirements.
  • Review significant events/incidents and contribute to necessary reporting.
  • Champion institutional efforts related to student well-being.

Note this position provides direct services to patients with a portion allocated to non-patient facing tasks. The position is defined by an agreed Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) level, with 0.2 FTE dedicated to non-patient facing tasks on average. The remaining balance will be spent delivering clinical services directly to patients.

About you

As Lead GP, you should be a recognised medical practitioner with current registration with the Medical Board of Western Australia. It's essential to hold a valid certification as a General Practitioner within the UWA Medical Centre, and having vocational registration status with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is desirable. Your role requires extensive experience as a general medical practitioner and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in computing skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet, and email, is crucial for efficient management. Your organisational skills should be top-notch, enabling you to set priorities and meet deadlines effectively. Additionally, you should demonstrate the ability to work independently, show initiative, problem-solve, and strategically lead and drive teams towards success.

Note: Provision of a Current National Police Clearance will be required for the successful applicant.

What we offer to you
The position offers competitive compensation, including a 17% superannuation contribution. Additionally, there's a globally competitive, gender-neutral parental leave policy providing up to 36 weeks of paid leave. The workplace emphasises work-life balance and being part of a supportive team. Professional development opportunities are encouraged, and the campus in Matilda Bay offers onsite amenities such as childcare facilities, a gym, aquatic centre, supermarket, medical centre, cultural activities, staff parking, and convenient transport options.

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position description - Lead GP (516661).pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria .

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 17 March 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Ian Fitzpatrick at [email protected]

Note: Interviews tentatively planned for the afternoon of Monday, 25 Match 2024.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.
We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.

  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Advertised:01 Mar 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:17 Mar 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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