Ovens Medical Group
|Number of doctors||11|
|Number of supervisors||5|
|Number of visiting specialists||1|
|Number of rooms||15|
|Allied health professionals||Dietitian and Diabetic Educator, Psychiatrist|
We have eight part time nurses employed by the practice and usually three in the clinic at any time. Two of our nurses do the over 75 Home Health Assessments and one nurse runs a chronic disease clinic each Tuesday mainly dealing with diabetes.
The nurses always assist with minor procedures in our theatre. The nurses are very experienced and help with all immunisations.
Additional learning opportunities
Clinical meetings, Assisting with procedures
Supervisor special interests
We have five supervisors in our clinic, all have interests both inside and outside of the clinic. Several of our doctors assist our orthopaedic surgeons every week. Dr Bismire is heavily involved in teaching Melbourne University students and Dr Davey is a medical educator with MCCC. Dr Traill has an interest in palliative care and Dr Frawley has an interest in skin lesions.
General Facilities / Services
Our clinic has undergone an extensive renovation in 2010 and we now have 15 consulting rooms and two theatres and several smaller procedure rooms. We have car parking at the back of the clinic. We have a doctor on call 24/7 and our registrars will be included in this roster after an induction period.
|Practice opening hours||Mon - Fri 8.30am to 6pm Sat 9-12 noon|
|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||one night on call weekly|
|Saturday and Sunday work||1 in eight/nine weekends|
Public holiday work
Each doctor usually is only rostered on for one public holiday per year
Out of practice visits
Hospital visits, nursing home visits and home visits – a vehicle will be required.
We have an extensive orientation period over two weeks where you sit in with each supervisor for a session and the nurses do several tutorials as well to cover immunisations, dressings etc.
We are also heavily involved with the teaching of Medical students from Melbourne University.
Some of our doctors have special interests i.e. women’s health, palliative care, obstetrics. Several of our supervisors assist our orthopaedic surgeons each week as well.
North East Health – Wangaratta
Hospital admission rights/ privileges
The registrar will apply for admitting rights to both hospitals upon commencement at our clinic
Ovens Medical Group has a doctor on call 24/7. There is a roster system in place and presently the doctors do one in eight weekends on call.
|Public transport||Buses run Mon - Fri around the town, there is train travel to and from major cities|
|Nearest airport||Albury and Melbourne|
|Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns||
Wangaratta is situated about 3 hours from Melbourne and only 1 hour from Albury, NSW.