Sippy Downs – UCC VR GP

Sippy Downs: DPA - No | MMM1


  • Purpose-designed urgent care clinic
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 5pm
  • Private Billing Model

The Opportunity

Urgent Care GP opportunity Sippy Downs – extended opening hours, weekdays 2pm – 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am – 5pm.

We are seeking expressions of interest for passionate and experienced Urgent Care GPs to be supported by Ochre and practice in the Urgent Care Clinic located at Sippy Downs on the Sunshine Coast.  Opportunities to cover the extended opening hours, weekdays 2pm – 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am – 5pm.

The facility is located in Ochre’s Health Hub at Sippy Downs and will be separate from the Ochre Medical Centre which operates in the same facility. The clinic is intended to provide short term, episodic care for urgent conditions that are not immediately life-threatening. Purpose-designed for Urgent Care, and will have the following features:

  • Dedicated Nursing and Administration support
  • Private urgent care triage room
  • Three dedicated treatment beds
  • Private GP consult room
  • Designed for ambulance and low-mobility access
  • After-hours security and duress alarm systems
  • A designated resuscitation area with defibrillator, airway management equipment8, ECG machine, mobile bed, IV fluid resuscitation equipment, and emergency medications
  • A dedicated area for treating fractures and plastering
  • On-site  parking
  • Shared facilities including meeting rooms and tea rooms.
  • Private Billing Model


The Sippy Downs UCC will be equipped to treat problems including:

  • Minor illnesses (including respiratory illness, gastrointestinal illness, urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections)
  • Minor injuries including closed fractures, simple lacerations, simple eye injuries and minor burns


The Sippy Downs UCC will be equipped to provide the following procedures:

  • Wound management including gluing, suturing and dressings (including for minor burns)
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Basic fracture management including application of backslabs and plasters
  • Intravenous cannula insertion to allow for IV antibiotics and IV rehydration fluids
  • Urinary catheter management and changes for males and females
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the ear and nose

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 Private Fee Rates to ensure appropriate Private Billing model.
  • Flexible working hours and shift scheduling options
  • Purpose built Urgent Care Clinic separate to the Medical Centre
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement
  • Collaborative, supportive work environment with a strong focus on patient care and safety
  • Access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and equipment
  • Supportive and engaged community of colleagues and peers

Life in Sippy Downs

The Sunshine Coast region is the jewel in Queensland’s tourism crown, with approximately 300,000 international visitors annually – to say nothing of the droves of Australians who visit for some down-time by the beach or just to thaw out during the winter months.

Sippy Downs is a serene, family-friendly suburb located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Settled between Mooloolah National Park and the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, the suburb is surrounded by lush subtropical greenery. Pristine, enticing blue lakes are dotted across the area, and provide the perfect setting for weekend picnics, and waterside activities. Kayaking, canoeing and boating down the tranquil Mooloolah River are also popular water-based pastimes, and Sippy Downs is just minutes away from Mooloolabah, a popular spot for swimming, surfing, and relaxing in the sun by the sea.

Sippy Downs is also home to Australia’s newest university: The University of the Sunshine Coast. The establishment of the university in 1996 has facilitated steady growth and development in the suburb, and today Sippy downs is considered to be a ‘university town’ – home to a vibrant, dynamic, and creative community. Sippy Downs is the ideal location for anyone looking for quiet, suburban comfort that doesn’t stray too far from the breath-taking beauty of Queensland’s native flora and fauna, and coastal charm.


The practitioner best suited to engage us will have a strong background in general practice, with a passion for providing high-quality, patient-centered care. You will hold a current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Specialist General Practitioner and have experience in urgent care or emergency medicine.

  • Advanced Skills Training in Emergency Medicine preferred
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or advanced life support (ALS) preferred
  • Available weekend Saturday and Sunday 8am – 5pm


If you are looking for a dynamic and rewarding Urgent Care practice opportunity in one of Australia’s most beautiful and welcoming Regions, we encourage you to express your interest today and contact Jurine Faber on 0477 966 210.