This practice will accept applications from Training Term (TT) 1-4 registrars.
The Hamilton Medical Group services the town’s population of around 10,000, as well as the Western District’s population of around 25,000. The scenic rolling hills of the Hamilton area form a picturesque setting — from volcanic plains to flowing falls, the region is steeped in history and unique heritage.
Consulting rooms (The A.D Matheson Clinic) are located in the grounds of Western District Health Service (Hamilton Base Hospital). The close proximity to the hospital allows doctors to see in-patients more easily and provide anaesthetic and obstetric services. Fourteen general practitioners work at the clinic, including five GP supervisors, GP trainees, a consultant physician, neurologist and geriatrician. The recently renovated building provides a well-equipped, modern space and gives patients a calm, relaxing place to receive the best in quality healthcare.
The clinic offers a range of services and a number of visiting specialists. Services include neurology and nerve conduction studies, geriatrics, women’s/men’s health and family planning, mental health and psychotherapy, GP obstetrics, ECGs, echocardiograms, stroke rehabilitation, paediatrics, rheumatology, spirometries, anaesthetics, palliative care, podiatry, dieticians and diabetic educators. Telehealth consults save patients travelling to see other specialists and keeps the patient’s GP involved in their care.
The clinic works in partnership with Western District Health Services to deliver a one-stop shop for the treatment and management of chronic disease and other conditions. This has fostered important links with allied health professionals and allows seamless service delivery for patients.
GP trainees are well supported by this large team of highly-experienced doctors, practice staff and registered nurses who assist with GP management plans, health assessments and more. The practice has hosted a large number of GP trainees and medical students over the years, offering the opportunity to continue after fellowship at this busy, vibrant practice — as many before them have.
Additional learning opportunities for GP trainees include small group learning, clinical meetings, journal club, assisting with procedures and other additional learning opportunities including Q-Fever clinics.
The clinic is active in its involvement with projects such as diabetes prevention; sustained improvement in the prevention and management of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease; and projects improving patient safety in primary care. The clinic also participates in programs such as MD Care (diabetes), Life! Program (pre-diabetes), Active Script and Indigenous Health – Closing the Gap. Most recently the projects the clinic has been involved in are the Heart Foundation – Heart Health Check Recall Pilot, Smartscreen research project through The University of Melbourne which is designed to increase the amount of bowel screening for 50 – 60 year olds by encouraging them to return the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program kit sent to them every two years after the age of 50 and Beyond the C – Hepatitis C Elimination in Your Practice which is through ASHM.
The clinic offers a full after-hours service with patients having access to medical care 24/7. Doctors are rostered on to cover these services, with GP trainees being well supported by always working with a senior doctor to offer advice, mentorship and a friendly ear.
With the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, Coonawarra Wine Region and Grampians National Park on your doorstep, the historic city of Hamilton has much to offer.
It is host to one of Australia’s finest regional galleries boasting a vast collection of works. The renowned botanic gardens, one of the earliest in Australia, is the perfect place to relax, picnic or stroll amongst exotic foliage, water features and sweeping lawns.
A bit of everything in Victoria’s south west.
Five highly experienced supervisors are available to guide and support GP trainees, offering a broad scope of practice in an ideal learning environment. With a team of 14 experienced GPs who all have varied special interests and a consultant physician who has a special interest in cardiology, as well as a neurologist and geriatrician, GP trainees can explore a variety of specialties, improving their procedural and clinical skills.
All GP supervisors are accredited with both RACGP and ACRRM and have gained experience both in Australia and overseas. Senior GP supervisor, Dr Andrew McAllan has a special interest in opthalmology, Dr Mark Johnson has a special interest in mental health, Dr Jan Slabbert is a GP obstetrician, Dr Sue Robertson has a special interest in palliative care and Dr Amy Tai’s interests lie in obstetrics and paediatrics.
Dr McAllan was keen to point out the training opportunities the clinic provides and the warm welcome GP trainees can expect from the community.
“We offer cradle-to-grave care, with our supervisors having a broad range of experience from obstetrics and paediatrics to mental health and palliative care, giving GP trainees a fantastic educational experience.” said Dr McAllan.
“Our relationship with the local hospital gives patients continuity of care and together we offer the highest-quality in holistic healthcare.”
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