Vacancy Details

Vacancy Info:

Attention Line
General Practitioners (VR or non-VR)
Vacancy Type
Position Title
General Practitioner
Hours Per Week
Full Time
Area of Need
Eligible 3GA placement?
Eligible OMPS placement?
Position From
31 Jan 2019
Ad Expiry Date
30 Apr 2019
Date Posted
31 Jan 2019
Date Updated
31 Jan 2019


Position Description

We are currently looking for the following;

  • Full time and Part time GPs (VR or non-VR), Rural doctors, Procedural GPs, and Specialists we can be flexible to suit your lifestyle (eg 3 days a week or only afternoons, school hours, 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off, one week a month, etc.) 
  • The clinic is mixed billing and offers a remuneration of 70/30 split for GPs and Allied Health, 80/20 for Specialists.
  • Potential to generate higher personal revenue flows through optional Involvement as a VMO in the GP-led district hospital located next door.
  • Optional after hours work includes participating in multidisciplinary Aged Care.
Description of Facilities

Mackellar Health is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary health care facility in the heart of Gunnedah, located in the GP Synergy subregion – New England / North West NSW.  The Centre provides patients in Gunnedah and a considerable geographical area surrounding the clinic with integrated health care by a range of GP’s, Specialists and Allied Health. Mackellar Health is owned by Mackellar Care, an award winning Not-for-Profit organisation and Registered Charity in the Aged Care sector. 

In line with our new management structure the facility is currently undergoing a restructuring that includes the addition of a fully equipped physical therapy centre and upgrading the current treatment wing to a licensed Day Hospital. We are also implementing considerable upgrades to all IT/Phone systems to optimise the processes of care. Additionally we have Teaching facilities including a large, state of the art videoconferencing room that can be used for group medical consultations and health education.

For practitioners interested in research, the centre offers numerous undergrad and postgrad research opportunities (clinical trials, health services research, evidence reviews and clinical guideline development). Our CMO is an internationally recognised academic GP (Sydney University and Western Sydney University) with both a Masters and PhD in Public Health and collaborates with the WHO. The centre is currently participating in a multicentre Healthy Weight Project and the national Health Care Homes trial.

Gunnedah is a rich agricultural region in the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales. You will have access to great local schools (Public & Private), major supermarkets (Woolworths, Coles & Aldi) and amazing local Organic produce, as well as numerous other amenities required for comfortable living. It is also only 40 minutes’ drive to Tamworth, one of NSW's largest regional cities; which includes a recently upgraded regional airport serviced by 3 airlines with regular direct flights to Sydney and Brisbane. 

You will marvel at the beauty of the district and enjoy the hospitality and comfort that only the local people can offer. The natural beauty of the landscape paints a picture of real country Australia. It is little wonder that this beautiful area inspired Dorothea Mackellar, author of "My Country", to write some of her amazing poetry and prose.

Description of Benefits

Clinic operation hours are Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5.30 pm and will soon be opening on Saturday 9am – 1pm.

Accommodation is on offer for the right candidate, free for an initial 3~6 month period depending on FT/PT and can be negotiated. This is a modern style, serviced semi-detached. 

Contact Details:

Practice Name
Mackellar Health
Contact Name
Stephanie Cox
Main Phone
Secondary Phone


27 Marquis Street
Gunnedah, NSW, 2380