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Warrnambool – Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative – TT 3-4

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

Gunditjmara Medical Clinic is located on the beautiful, world-renowned Great Ocean Road, in the thriving city of Warrnambool. The array of amenities on offer provides a wonderful lifestyle for people of all ages, from young professionals and families to older members of the community.

The practice prides itself on providing a complete wrap-around service to enact positive change for the community of South West Victoria, in a friendly, welcoming setting. The practice bulk-bills and offers a range of services and programs, with an on-site midwife, practice nurse, dedicated Aboriginal health practitioners and a psychologist, as well as visiting dentists, optometrists, audiologists and dietitians.

Primary Healthcare Manager, Tara Smith, said they are always looking to improve health outcomes and create a positive experience for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

“With a broad range of special interests on offer to GP trainees, including women and children’s health, dermatology, preventative health and of course Aboriginal health, there’s a learning experience for all trainees,” she said.

Dive in, with the world-renowned Great Ocean Road on your doorstep, flourishing regional centres like Warrnambool and cultural treats like the Port Fairy Folk Festival to discover.

Head just inland to survey the unique volcanic lakes region.

A bit of everything in Victoria’s coastal south west.

Supervisor, Dr Karoline Gunn, has been working at Gunditjmara health clinic since October 2018.

“Dr Gunn is involved with the Clontarf Foundation, performing health checks for young Aboriginal boys, undertaking women’s health screening days, including cervical screening, breast screening and bowel screening, alongside regular health checks specifically for Aboriginal people,” said Tara.

“Our staff are focused on always striving to make a difference. In recognition, we offer them a great range of benefits, including additional leave over Christmas, public holidays off and top salary packaging benefits,” she added.

Support to GP trainees includes flexible hours with no on-call or weekend work. They also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) service. A generous 20-minute appointment is allocated to GP trainees, who have access to a hugely-supportive team of health professionals, always willing to be a sounding board for keen trainees.

Ongoing employment is also an option for GP trainees, after fellowship. A career move ideal for GPs interested in a broad range of clinical presentations and delivering community-focussed, patient-centred care.

The clinic is also very proud of the many achievements of its healthcare professionals.

“We were thrilled that our supervisor, Dr Karoline Gunn, was recently awarded the 2021 Closing the Gap Award at the Victorian Rural Health Awards. This is a fantastic achievement and one which reflects the wonderful work our clinicians do in the community.”

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