Overview
The Corio Medical Clinic is part of the Northern Bay Health network operating across the northern suburbs of Geelong. We currently operate in three locations: our main clinic, Corio Medical Clinic, is located at 1 Bacchus Marsh Road in Corio. We have two smaller branch clinics, Plantation Medical Clinic, in Corio, and Bell Post Medical Centre, in Norlane. We also have a Diabetes Clinic, radiology, pathology and pharmacy located next to Corio Medical Clinic. These branch clinics are manned exclusively by doctors, nurses and receptionist from our main clinic and operate using a shared medical record with the main clinic.

The practice has been a fully accredited teaching practice for more than 20 years and takes medical students from two universities, nursing, dietetic, diabetes education and podiatry students as well as GP registrars in training. We have 6 accredited teaching supervisors for registrar training. We often also have research students doing primary care research in association with one of our partner universities. The practice is highly computerized with all clinical records, script writing, accounting and appointments via computer. The practice is actively involved as a lead agency in a range of primary care research projects.

We offer a wide range of services across our clinics. As well as general health issues, our doctors’ special interests include women’s health, sexual health, chronic disease management, palliative care, shared antenatal care, adolescent health and paediatrics. We offer a full-range of general practice care as well as more specialized general practice services such as Mirena and other IUD insertion, medical termination of pregnancy and Pipelle biopsy. We are committed to a multidisciplinary model of patient care and have a range of allied health service within the practice including diabetes education, dietitics, podiatry, physiotherapy, speech pathology and mental health services. We also have a cardiologist and endocrinologist that consult weekly at the practice. There is also pharmacy, pathology and radiology on site at the practice.

We are committed to ongoing professional development of doctors and staff and have a CPD program that involves 1-2 lunchtime lectures each week from a range of visiting and internal speakers as well as a monthly journal club meeting.

The doctors and staff come from a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Our patients extend across all ranges from young families to the elderly. The main practice is open from 8am until 7pm Mondays to Fridays and 9am to 3pm Saturdays and Sundays. Practice nurses provide coverage between 8am and 7pm weekdays and from 9am to 3pm and weekends and are actively involved in chronic disease management initiatives.

We aim to provide the highest possible quality care to patients attending our clinics, by ensuring excellence in all aspects of our practice. We endeavour to provide patients with the best and most current treatments, methods, materials and equipment within our resource capabilities to ensure that the patients receive the high quality of service they have come to expect. We believe that the patient comes first and encourage our patients to take control of their health by including them in the decision-making process.

 

College accreditation RACGP
Pathway General
Practice Information
Number of doctors 20
Number of supervisors 4
Number of visiting specialists 2
Number of rooms 15
Billing Mixed
Allied health professionals Diabetes Educator, Dietitian, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapist Exercise Physiologist
Nursing Staff

We have a number of Division one nurses with a range of additional skills including pap smear, women’s health and chronic disease. Our nurses provide coverage for all our hours of operation and are actively involved in delivery of our chronic disease management program within the practice and at the homes of our patients.

Additional learning opportunities
Small group learning
Clinical meetings
Journal club
Other
Mirena insertion and medical termination of pregnancy
Supervisor Special Interests

Diabetes and chronic disease management

Primary care research especially related to diabetes, chronic disease, health literacy and health inequity

Medico-legal medicine

Business management in medicine

Women’s health

Musculo-skeletal medicine

Skin cancer

 

 

 

 

General Facilities/ Services

The main clinic is situated on 11 house blocks and has a large 15 consulting room building with a treatment room designed for emergency triage and procedures. This building also has a large lecture room built in the most recent renovation which was assisted by infrastructure grants by the Federal Government and one of our partner universities and in-house pharmacy. The main site also has adjacent buildings housing our diabetes clinic, pathology and radiology services. Our two branch clinics are 3 and 5 consulting room practices with treatement room and in-house pathology services. All three clinics have ample off-road parking available in the practice car parks.

The practice is highly computerized with all clinical records, script writing, accounting and appointments via computer. The practice is actively involved as a lead agency in a range of primary care research projects.

We offer a wide range of services across our clinics. As well as general health issues, our doctors’ special interests include women’s health, sexual health, chronic disease management, palliative care, shared antenatal care, adolescent health and paediatrics. We offer a full-range of general practice care as well as more specialized general practice services such as Mirena and other IUD insertion, medical termination of pregnancy and Pipelle biopsy. We are committed to a multidisciplinary model of patient care and have a range of allied health service within the practice including diabetes education, dietitics, podiatry, physiotherapy, speech pathology and mental health services. We also have a cardiologist and endocrinologist that consult weekly at the practice. There is also pharmacy, pathology and radiology on site at the practice.

Training Expectations
Practice opening hours Monday to Friday - 8am to 7pm, Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday 9am -3pm
College Requirements Full time training requires 38 hrs per week employed averaged over 4 weeks. Less than 38 hours per week employed is part time training.
Evening roster 1 evening until 7pm per week
Saturday and Sunday work one 6 hour weekend shift every 4 weeks
Out of practice visits

Occasional home visits if required on registrar regular patients by negotiation. Frequency less than one visit per 6 month term

Public holiday work

By negotiation.

Key contact: Julie Duncan (business manager) and Assoc Professor Mark Kennedy (Principal Supervisr and Medical Director)
Address: 1 Bacchus Marsh Road CORIO
Telephone: 5274 9499
Fax: N/A
Email address for applications: julied@coriomedical.com.au
Website: http://www.northernbayhealth.com.au/

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Our Community

As one of Australia’s largest urban centres, Geelong provides the perfect environment to achieve work/life balance. Geelong is Victoria’s largest provincial city, located one-hour’s drive south west of Melbourne. There is road, rail, a new international airport and now a ferry service to Melbourne.

Geelong is famous as having a city feel without the congestion of a city like Melbourne but alongside stunning coast line and a diverse night life and food culture.. Getting around Geelong is simple with easy to navigate road networks and sporting facilities, shopping and café precincts within short easy low stress driving distance. Geelong is famous for sport and leisure options with its own very successful AFL team, a range of water based options including sailing, surfing, rowing on bay, beaches and river and many highly acclaimed golf courses.

Accommodation options allow suburban, inner city, coastal or rural all within a 5- 30 minute easy driving range. Housing within Geelong’s city itself is continuing to expand rapidly, but it is not the only metropolitan option. The Pakington Street precinct in Geelong West is buzzing with cafes, fine dining, bars, and boutique shopping. Pako, as it’s known by locals, is a 10 minutes from the practice and 5 minute drive from Geelong city.

Travel
Public transport Bus, Train, Air, Ferry
Nearest airport Avalon airport with domestic flights and with international flights also starting November 2018 is only 20 minutes drive from Corio Medical Clinic. Tullamarine airport is 45 minutes drive from Geelong accessible via ring roads that avoid the need to go through Melbourne.
Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns

Melbourne is 50 minutes from Corio by road and 1 hour from Ballarat and Colac.

The many beach towns are accessible from 30 minutes drive from Corio.

Schooling
Child care
Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Tertiary
Additional Information

There are a range of child care options, including one sharing a car park with one of our branch clinics and used by practice doctors. Geelong has a range of excellent private and public school options. One of Australia’s most highly regarded schools on the international stage, Geelong Grammar School, is actually located in Corio itself.

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