St Marys – GP VMO

St Marys: DPA - Yes | MMM5


The Opportunity

Ochre Medical Centre St Marys is looking for a GP/rural generalist to join its small and dedicated team to help cope with demand. Whilst full-time would be preferred, part-time will also be considered.

The practice is co-located with the St Marys District Hospital/Community Health Centre and operates Monday to Friday from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. The hospital is a Tier 2 facility with 8 acute/sub-acute beds and an emergency department. Medical support is provided to the hospital as “on call”; this includes weekends when the practice is closed. Outreach and part-time services are available to support patient-centred care.

Ideally you will work 8-10 sessions during the week, sharing the after hours and weekend on-call (currently with locums). As the medical officer on call, it is expected that you will be able to attend the hospital within 30 minutes or less and be able to manage acute and/or sub-acute presentations independently. During periods of on-call, a house is provided for those medical officers who do not meet the 30 minute requirement.

Ochre Health is one of Australia’s leading General Practice organisations. Founded in 2002 by Dr Hamish Meldrum and Dr Ross Lamplugh in the NSW outback town of Bourke, Ochre is the only General Practice organisation in all MMM areas, from metro to remote Australia. Ochre now supports over 450 doctors, including 90 registrars.

The Features

  • Competitive remuneration based on percentage of gross billings received: 65% for VR, 60% for non-VR
  • Rural Medical Practitioner payments for hospital work
  • Workforce Incentive Payments
  • Eligibility for Rural Procedural Grants Program
  • Eligible location for the HR+ Health Workforce Scholarship Program, which offers generous funding for health professionals looking to extend the skills and services they can offer their community.
  • Eligible location for the RVTS and ACRRM IP
  • Eligible location for the Five Year International Medical Graduate Recruitment Scheme – in this location, your 10 year moratorium can be reduced to 4 YEARS from the time of joining the Scheme.

Life in St Marys

The small town of St Marys (population 700) is situated beneath the rocky outcrop of St Patrick’s Head in Tasmania’s north-east. It is located about 1.5 hours from Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston, via the fertile Fingal Valley and just 10 kilometres from the beautiful east coast. A farming community where the locals are friendly, strong heritage from Tasmania’s colonial days is evident and in town you will find some great cafes, quaint shops and galleries and a grand old pub. The district school caters from kindergarten through to grade 12, with a local school bus available.

What to do in your spare time? A variety of excellent nature walks can be found close by. There are two national parks to choose from, tall peaks with panoramic views, waterfalls, coal mining heritage sites, beautiful beaches, fishing and mountain biking trails at St Helens and Derby.


  • General or specialist registration with AHPRA
  • Current emergency medicine certificate and recent relevant experience


To find out more about this opportunity contact Katitia Cortes on 0407 897 416