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General Practitioner - Cardwell

Health Workforce Queensland - Cardwell, QLD

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Role Type: General Practitioner - Cardwell

Town Information:

Cardwell is the southern gateway to the Cassowary Coast region. They are also the gateway to Hinchinbrook Island, the biggest island national park in Australia and home of the Thorsborne Walking Trail.
Cardwell is situated 165km north of Townsville. It has a warm tropical climate and is a very popular spot for fishing enthusiasts.
Cardwell offers a good range of services and shopping facilities. A variety of accommodation is available including caravan parks, hostels, motels and bed & breakfasts. A number of cafes and restaurants offer a range of options to visitors, and menus often include fresh locally-farmed prawns.
The Cardwell Country Club has a nine-hole golf course and club facilities, where visitors are very welcome.
Hinchinbrook Island is 5km offshore with 393sqkm of beaches, rainforest and wilderness walks. The Thorsborne Trail, a 32km wilderness trek, is on the eastern side and is recognised as one of the top wilderness walks in the world. Ferry trips to the island are from Cardwell and Lucinda.
Cardwell is surrounded by natural attractions including national parks, waterfalls and walking trails. The Cardwell Forest Drive is a 26km scenic drive from the town centre, taking in lookouts, freshwater swimming holes and picnic spots.
There is plenty to do and see in Cardwell. The revamped esplanade has a walkway along the beachfront, picnic spots, children's playgrounds and public artwork.
The Cardwell Bush Telegraph Centre is a step back in time, with an insight into North Qld history. There is also the Cardwell Art Gallery and the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.

Practice information:

Cardwell is a small rural seaside town with a population of 800 people. During the winter months the town swells with the influx of the Grey Nomads.
Situated half-way between Townsville and Cairns, Cardwell is the centre of a vast natural wonderland - world heritage rainforests, waterfalls, swimming holes wilderness tracks, crabbing, fishing and prawning.
Cardwell is serviced by a Solo GP. He is supported by our 2 Local Ambulance Officers and Local Hospitals situated in Ingham and Tully.
In 2002 the Cardwell Health Consumers Network was formed as money had been allocated to build a Community Health Centre.
Consultation is by appointment only and can be made by phoning
Urgent cases are seen on the day. Emergencies will always be given priority and our reception staff will attempt to contact you if there is any unforeseen delay, or your GP has been called away to an emergency. Every attempt will be made to allow patients to see their preferred GP and at a time convenient to you.
To help minimise long waiting times please inform reception staff if you are requiring a longer consultation. Please let reception know when you make the appointment.

Longer consults are needed for:
* Referral Letters
* Centrelink Forms
* Medicals
* Drivers Medicals
* Results
* Counselling
* Diabetes Complication Screen
* Immunisations

Our practice provides a health service that accommodates a diverse multicultural population including those with disabilities.

Patients who do not speak English or who are more proficient in another language, have the ability to choose a professional translating service of a translator who may be a family member, friend or bilingual staff member.
In addition to general medical consultations, our practice offers the following services:
Cardio-Respiratory Skin Cancer
Asthma Indigenous Health
Diabetes Geriatrics
Internal Medicine Men's Health
Mental Health Community Medicine
Musculoskeletal Emergency Medicine
Pallative Care Sexual Health
Travel Medicine Women's Health
Child/Maternal Health/Obstetrics (Shared Care)

Candidate Profile

  • AHPRA registration is required

Following successful placement eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives.

'This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development'

For further information please click on the below link Health-workforce-scholarship-program

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