Vacancy Details

Vacancy Info:

Attention Line
VR GP required for Integral Health
Vacancy Type
Position Title
Hours Per Week
Full Time
Area of Need
Eligible 3GA placement?
Eligible OMPS placement?
Position From
28 Feb 2019
Ad Expiry Date
28 May 2019
Date Posted
28 Feb 2019
Date Updated
28 Feb 2019


Position Description


Integral Health Armidale have an excellent opportunity for VR GP’s to join their great team. This centre is well established and provides widespread services to Armidale and surrounding districts. 

Enclosed is a full profile of the location, medical centre, doctors, job requirements and what Integral Health Armidale can offer you. The current General Practitioners give an excellent insight to the medical centre both from a doctor’s perspective and a patient’s perspective.

For a confidential discussion regarding the position, please email or telephone 0438 456 460.  

Essentials Description


·         Registration as a General Practitioner in Australia;

·         Vocational registration as a General Practitioner.


Essential skills required

·         Strong interpersonal communication;

·         Active listening;

·         Clinical competence with a commitment to life-long learning;

·         Comfort with computerised patient management systems;

·         A ‘cool head’ in emergency situations.

Desirables Description

Tasks and Responsibilities


To provide high level clinical care

·         Providing skilled health assessment, diagnosis and treatment services (including contraception) to patients both inpatient and outpatients;

·         Ordering diagnostic tests as needed, checking and following-up of results in a timely manner;

·         Referring patients appropriately to other providers if their needs exceed the range of care you are able to provide;

·         Consulting and collaborating with colleagues to provide optimal care;

·         Documenting all care provided and education/information given to patients within their medical health record, as per professional and practice standards/protocols; RACGP 5th Accreditation Standards


To maintain good medical practice

·         Maintaining professional knowledge and standards through fulfilling the requirements of the RACGP-administered Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program every triennium;

·         Involvement in peer review activities and registrar and medical student teaching;

·         Participating in annual performance appraisal and seeing work and personal goals for the coming year;

·         Having a working knowledge of legislation that affects medical practice.


Maintaining trust

·         Understanding and implementing the Australian Medical Council – Good Medical Practice guidelines; and other codes of conduct relative to your professional association/s (AMA, RACGP);

·         Providing services courteously and respectfully, with regard to the cultural beliefs and needs of patients;

·         Responding openly to complaints or feedback.


Protect all patients

·         Recognising when you are unwell or overburdened and taking action;

·         Reporting as required by legislation when you believe patients or their families or public are at significant risk;

·         Consulting, supporting and, if needed, reporting, colleagues who you feel are not competent

to practice;

·         Understanding and abiding by the Medical Board of Australia’s Guidelines for Mandatory Notifications;

·         Maintain professional indemnity insurance to cover up to $AUD20million in claims.


Working collaboratively with colleagues

·         Working constructively and harmoniously with other members of the practice’s team to ensure patients receive optimal care;

·         Leading or delegating appropriately within the team;

·         Collaborating in regard to roster development and providing cover to ensure patients’ needs are met. This includes collaborating with the Practice Manager to arrange annual leave.


Maintaining integrity in professional practice

·         Making honest claims for services provided to Medicare and other service funders;

·         Charging for consultations in line with the practice policy by annotating correctly on Medical Director;

·         Declaring vested interests in services that you may be referring to;

·         Returning phone calls and practice emails.


Providing certificates and other documents

·         Completing insurance and other reports within two (2) weeks of receipt;

·         Sending referral letters within one (1) week of receiving request;

·         Completing event/incident forms as per practice policy; i.e. Incident Reports

·         Clearing in-boxes daily and delegating this task if absent;

·         Participate in the Duty Doctor roster system in the attached Acute ward

·         Admitting rights to Integral Health Hospital



Using Integral Health systems

·         Using the patient information system Best Practice effectively;

·         Demonstrating a working knowledge of company policy with regard to clinical practice as described in the Integral Health Policy and Procedure Manual;

·         Using the practice intranet/messaging system;

·         Reporting events’ or untoward incidents as per professional standards and practice policy;

·         Practicing medicine in a way that reflects the practices values and mission.

Description of Facilities

Integral Health’s practitioners offer traditional GP services for patients of all ages. Many of our GP’s have areas of interest and expertise such as women’s health, children’s health, men’s health, ante-natal care, medical education, skin procedures and integrative health. Integrative health combines mainstream medical therapies with reliable evidence based complementary therapies focusing on all aspects of a patient’s health. Integrative health is a new way of understanding health and sickness that focuses on the whole person: the body, mind and spirit along with the environment and relationship with others. This centre has recently undergone an expansion with beautiful interior and furnishings. 

Integral Health also provides services with the following Allied Health professionals:

·         Nutritionist

·         Clinical Psychologist

·         Clinical Pharmacist

·         Dietician

Description of Benefits



·         Negotiable percentage of fees

·         Supportive and caring community and health staff

·         Large consulting rooms

·         Registered Nurses to help support your patients

·         Access to community allied health professionals

·         Best Practice software integrated with the latest patient technology i.e. Patient Audit Tools

·         Chronic Disease Management and Health Assessments are organised by the practice nurses

·         Practice accredited to the RACGP 5th Standards

·         A wonderful place to bring up children and become an integral part of the community

·         One of the best cities in Australia to educate your children

·         Access to great sightseeing including Wollomombi Falls, Oxley Wide Rivers National Park, Cathedral Rock National Park and more

·         Located 15 minutes from the airport

·         Situated in a District of Workforce Shortage

Contact Details:

Practice Name
Integral Health
Contact Name
Nicky Jardine
Main Phone
Secondary Phone


126 Barney Street
Armidale, NSW, 2350