This practice will accept applications from Training Term (TT) 1-4 registrars.
Camperdown Clinic provides complete healthcare to around 3500 people living within the vibrant, attractive Camperdown township and another 4500 in surrounding rural communities.
The close working relationship of health professionals in small rural towns is unique and Camperdown is a great example. The town’s two medical practices support each other to provide medical care to the community, as well as training to both GP trainees and medical students. They also combine to provide GP services to the Camperdown Hospital, a campus of Warrnambool’s South West Health Care.
The clinic is family owned with four GPs, all of whom are GP supervisors, each with their own consulting room. The patient profile is everything from birth to the elderly. GPs are supported by practice nurses in both the treatment room and with chronic disease care. A pathology collection centre is located within the clinic and the pharmacy is a short two minute stroll.
GP supervisors are accredited with both RACGP and ACRRM and have the skills and knowledge to offer a complete training experience, with additional opportunities for CPD activities. The clinic’s relationship with Deakin University and their rural doctor training is extremely important to rural healthcare and creates a multi-dimensional education experience.
Camperdown is well equipped with amenities, including child-care, primary and secondary schooling. Explore the magnificent landscape, enjoy the great food and wine options around the district. Discover the Great Ocean Road, just half an hour away, or the Grampians and its wealth of outdoor activities within an easy drive. Warrnambool, Geelong and Ballarat are major regional cities, all within easy reach.
A close relationship between the local hospital and the practice means GPs not only manage their own patients, they care for patients from outside the district referred for surgery by visiting specialists. The hospital can support surgical theatre lists four days a week for visiting specialists. The town’s elderly population are well cared for with two residential aged care facilities, one attached to the hospital and the other community funded. An on-call service is shared between the town’s two GP clinics, with a senior GP always allocated as ‘second on call’ to support GP trainees.
The clinic creates an environment that fully supports the wellbeing of GP trainees. The surrounding community also offers a warm welcome, with a range of activities and wellbeing supports for newcomers, including a newly-established multi-purpose sporting and recreational centre with access to badminton, basketball, soccer, netball and more. Enjoy the local swimming pool, or swim in the beautiful local lakes or nearby beaches. If you are looking for cultural entertainment, the shire offers a range of virtual music events, online art classes, library facilities, mobile cinema and more.
GP trainees are encouraged to experience what rural life has to offer and really embed themselves in this wonderful community.
Dive in, with the world-renowned Great Ocean Road on your doorstep. Discover historic towns, magnificent views, charming countryside and the surrounding lakes.
Take the road less traveled from Camperdown to the coast. Discover hidden treasures on the way and delight in the unique landscape of the nearby national parks.
A bit of everything in Victoria’s coastal south west.
GP trainees will benefit from experiencing emergency patient care and learn from GPs, specialists and other health practitioners who are keen to share their knowledge.
The clinic’s four experienced procedural GP supervisors, together with the Robinson Street Clinic supervisor, are always keen to share their knowledge. GP trainees will have the benefit of a broad range of experience, learning from their supervisors, the practice team, visiting specialists and other health professionals.
Additional learning opportunities include small group learning and assisting with procedures. Supervisor interests include anaethestics, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as public health; there are also allied health professionals on hand offering psychology and audiology services.
“The shared GP on-call roster is a great way to work with experienced supervisors in a range of settings, such as emergency medicine.” said practice manager, Mark Leddy.
“We encourage GP trainees to really get involved in the Camperdown community and experience what is has to offer. We are close to so many great natural attractions. Have a picnic at one of our beautiful lakes, there’s so many to choose from, or experience wildlife in its natural environment at the nearby Lake Bookar Wildlife Reserve. There’s always something interesting to do on weekends.” he said.
GP trainees can feel confident they will receive the training and experience to equip them with the skills they need to practice a broad range of general practice within a rural community.
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