GP Access is now recruiting fellowed GPs. Consider applying if you:
· Think that periodic, well remunerated after hours and week end shifts would work well around your other commitments. Choose a roster that suits you. Access salary packaging, providing $15,900 of tax-free income every FBT year.
· Would like to walk-in and walk-out. Work one-on-one with a RN and Administrative Officer and have investigations followed up by a Clinical Directorate team made up of a dedicated team of GPs and RNs.
· Would like well screened and appropriate patients booked in. All patients have been triaged and allocated an appointment appropriate for an urgent single episode of care in after hours.
· Have an interest in supporting your community by helping provide access to high quality General Practice in the after hours. For FY19-20, GP Access, has helped to save our health system over 14 million dollars, avoided over 50,000 ED presentations and directly support the EDs by seeing over 10,000 patients referred by them.
· Would like to join nearly 200 of your highly respected colleagues who work to provide day time General Practice care to our community and support the only after hours medical deputising service of its type in Australia.
Note: If you are in a practice that would like to have their after hours PIP requirements met by participating in the GP access roster please also reach out but we also welcome applications from GPs in non-participating practices.
General information: GP Access After Hours (GP Access) provides comprehensive after-hours primary care to the Maitland, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions of NSW. Established in Maitland in 1999, GP Access After Hours has grown to be the most recognised, quality provider of comprehensive after-hours care in the Hunter. GP Access operates in the after hours period out of five accredited clinics - 4 operating out of public hospitals (Calvary Mater, Belmont, Maitland and John Hunter) and one out of the Westlakes Community Centre in Toronto. Shifts 6pm-11pm week nights (10pm Toronto & Calvary), 1 -4pm & 4-11pm Saturday and 9am-4pm & 4-11pm Sunday and Public Holidays. The unsociable hours are covered by a Registered Nurse and shared with rostered on call GPs, with calls in the unsociable after hours period rare, and home visits even more rare. Each clinic is run by one GP and one RN supported by an administrative officer which are comprehensively equipped to meet the needs of typical care needs of the urgent after hours. We also have started a telehealth only clinic run out of the Hunter Primary Care offices in Warabrook to help meet the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.Many local practices are founding or long standing “participating” practices and meet their after hours accreditation requirements by sharing their roster commitments among their GPs. GP Access has a long established culture of GP collaboration to help meet service needs in the community.