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Robinvale District Medical Centre – TT 3-4

This practice will accept applications from Training Term (TT) 3-4 registrars.

Robinvale District Medical Centre is a private practice, owned and operated by local GP Dr Jane Neyland, providing high-quality care to the vibrant border town of Robinvale and surrounding community of around 8000 people. The practice is located in the busy Robinvale District Health Services precinct.

Picturesque Robinvale, set on the mighty Murray River with its established parklands, is surrounded by beautiful, natural bushland and large areas of protected parks. Bushwalk amongst unique native flora and an abundance of wildlife. The area offers a wealth of activities, particularly water-based — swimming, fishing, skiing — as well as playing host to a number of sporting and cultural events, together with great local food and wine options. The town has a unique connection with Villers-Bretonneux, France, as a twin-town.

The medical centre offers services including men’s, women’s, adolescent and children’s healthcare, acupuncture, INR testing, chronic disease management plans, diabetes management, skin checks, minor surgery, counselling, cancer screening, family planning, ante-natal care, ECG, mental health, wound management and Royal Flying Doctors Women’s Health GP. Home visits for those too sick/frail to attend are also available by arrangement. The practice is fully accredited and committed to ongoing AGPAL Accreditation.

Highly-experienced nurses assist in many aspects of service delivery including minor surgical procedures, ECGs, blood tests, collating the health requirements of elderly patients and paying particular attention to the monitoring of diabetic and other chronically ill patients. A diabetes educator visits weekly and patients have access to a range of services offered by the Robinvale and District Health Service.

The health service offers quality, sophisticated, modern medical treatment and has strong links to the community. It is leading the development of a gender equality action plan, a drop-in clinic supports the community’s mental health and wellbeing and the service supports numerous local families with a range of early years network programs interacting with over 100 children.  These include home-based early learning, a mobile visiting play program, various playgroups and after school and vacation care programs.

Other services include sub-acute, maternity, aged care, primary care, maternal and child health, Aboriginal health, dietetics, health promotion, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, social work and speech pathology. GPs have admission and VMO rights and the on-call roster system covers the aged care facilities, hospital inpatients and the Urgent Care Centre. Full nursing support is provided for these services.

GP trainees will find experienced, highly-qualified support from GP supervisor, Dr Neyland, as well as from the practice nurses, practice manager and administration staff. Trainees can enhance their skills in emergency medicine, aged care and mental health. Additional learning opportunities include small group learning, clinical meetings and assisting with procedures.

There’s a different pace to life by the water in Victoria’s north west.

Picturesque Robinvale, surrounded on three sides by the magnificent Murray River offers a fun, relaxed lifestyle set in the beauty of natural bushland.

Enjoy water sports, fishing or boating, indulge in a tour and tasting at local wineries, or explore nearby world-heritage national parks, teeming with wildlife and native flora and fauna.

Ripe for reflection along the magnificent Murray.

Supervisor Dr Jane Neyland’s special interests include acupuncture and women’s health. A rural generalist, Dr Neyland is accredited for GP training with both ACRRM and RACGP so GP trainees will be assured of a wide scope of practice and the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest.

Dr Philip Webster, an ACRRM fellow, from Ontario Medical Clinic in Mildura is also available to provide remote supervision.  Dr Webster has a strong passion for rural medicine and holds positions on a number of rural boards, both community and healthcare and has interests in anaesthetics, obstetrics and emergency medicine.

“My attitude is to invest in terms of the patients and good quality care, and also invest in training registrars and having students here to give them exposure to practise that is focussed on quality primary care,” said Dr Webster.

“Primary care begins in general practice and if we can keep people out of secondary care then we are doing a good job.”

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